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The remote controlled Dalek is perhaps the best peice of doctor who mechandise available to buy currently.
i got mine for christmas last year and it is a black one and not the golden version seen in the pictures. The daleks look great and they are very deatiled and stand at just over 11" high. The remote control is fun too, with not just directional controls available but the option to make your dalek say one of their iconic phrases at the press of a button. It was the bane of my cat's life for a good 3 months.
The dalek is suprisingly fast over a smooth surface and is alot of fun to use. As it moves the head moves from side to side which is a nice touch. The movement here is quite robotic and jittery because well, its a dalek. they move realistically which coupled with the voice makes for a great remote controlled toy. They look great when they arn't moving too!
There isn't much to complain about really its just a top notch toy. It does need batteries though!
This is a must have toy for any Doctor Who fan and especially fans of the Daleks. I bought this for my partner last Christmas. He is a huge fan of Doctor Who and like a child his eye lit up when he saw the Dalek.
The Dalek stands at 1 inches high and is sprayed a dark metallic gold just like the ones in the show, the Dalek also has all it usual features such as the projected energy weapon, multi function sucker and its eye piece. The eye piece and speech lights even light up when it is fully functional so it is very similar to a real Dalek although slightly smaller.
Although this Dalek looks like any other remote control Dalek it has a unique feature in the fact you don't have to use the remote control at all, all you have to do is set it to ON instead of R/C and the Dalek will power it self up and check its weapons and eye piece is intact and that all systems are fully functional if they are not it will soon let you know and get angry and agitated until you fix the problem and then it will work and move on its own.
To make the Dalek move on its own you first have to press one of the buttons on his front and give it commands which are listed in the instruction book which is provided with it.
There are many commands such as Seek, Locate and Destroy, Follow me and many others, once one of the commands is given the Dalek will reply its own unique way and will start to move around the room carrying out its mission.
The Dalek moves around the room on the three wheels on the base and it also uses a sensor built into it to locate walls other objects and people and will stop it from bumping in to things and enables it to exterminate people in its path. There is also an option where you can give set battle instructions yourself to the Dalek and it will carry them out and will not stop until they are fulfilled.
If you are not satisfied with trying to take over the universe with your Dalek there is also an in built game which involves many people sitting around and the Dalek will exterminate any one who he dislikes (a good way to destroy your enemies).
If you want to use the remote control you first set the Dalek to R/C and then use the remote to move around and press the voice button on the control and the Dalek will say set phrases, this is an easy way to get used to your Dalek but not as much fun as letting it go on its own.
The Dalek unit runs on 4 D size batteries and 4 AA size batteries and the remote control uses 4 AA size batteries, the Dalek also comes in a Doctor Who decorative box and comes with an instruction book which should be read first to get the most out of your Dalek.
I would highly recommend this unique toy to anyone of any age but for younger people its best to have an adult around as some parts are removable and can be easily choked on.
There is only one fault with this toy and that as all Fans of the Daleks know that the Daleks can levitate and this one can't but if they ever make one that can do everything and float I will definitely be buying one.
But to all Doctor Who fans this is a must have toy and is an ideal present for Christmas, I purchased this one for my partner last year at a hefty price of £52. There are few out there with different features ranging in price this one however does seem to surpass the quality of those - due to it being voice activated, remote controlled and it moves better on carpet than the cheaper versions. My partner does have the £39.99 and £19.99 versions and likes them all, I have now put my foot down and said one has to go, this will be the one that stays and it's the biggest too!
To see how this works, take a look at this video I found on ---you tube--- http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=MYqvb63TL7k&feature=related
One of the great things about the resurgence of interest in DOCTOR WHO over the last few years has been the development of the merchandise available relating to the programme. When I used to watch the programme as a child I always wished for really exciting toys, like Daleks that could move, and indeed that I could move myself. Now that day is here, and I am able to pretend that I have my own real Dalek.
This remote control Dalek is a joy to behold and my entire family have enjoyed playing with it, ranging from my 4 year old nephew, right up to my 86 year old aunt. It is great to see people smiling when using it.
The materials used in the production of the toy are of excellent quality, and it certainly seems that the item will last many years of regular play. It has even survived being attacked by my cat when she went for it when it was trying to terrorise her (without being under my own control of course, I wouldn't really do that to my cat).
Anyway, this is an essential purchase for anyone who loves DOCTOR WHO and has always wished that they had their own personal Dalek to control.
Dooyoo have left this category a bit open because you can in fact buy radio controlled Daleks in many different sizes. The one I am reviewing is the 12 inch version!
As Christmas was approaching my son had a list as long as his arm which I guess most kids did. This list was mainly made up of doctor who paraphernalia of one sort or another including a radio controlled Dalek.
Much of the doctor who stuff he got for Christmas was fairly good quality but I felt a bit let down by this particular item. I purchased it from Woolworths where at the time it cost me £39.99 it can now be found as low as £19.99 which is closer to its true value.
It has many functions such as 7 phrases, Flashing lights, Automated Head & Eye movement, Pose-able gun & arm, Pose-able rotating centre section for 'combat mode' and much more. They sound more exciting than they actually are however.
My main problem with this toy was and still is how flimsy it feels, it is made of very brittle plastic and is easy to snap. Luckily my son takes great care of his doctor who toys because if he treated it like he does his other toys I fear it would have been binned by now.
Most of its functions are very basic although they do work properly unlike some other radio controlled toys we own. It will get around quite well on tiled or laminated floor but struggles badly on carpets (even short pile carpets).
It requires a 9v square battery for the remote control and 4x AA batteries for the figure itself. We have not had to replace the remote controls battery yet but we are on our third set of AA`s. My son plays with it regularly but even so I feel its battery life is very poor.
My son is 5 years old and that is the age the manufacturers reckon this toy would suit 5 years and above. My son enjoys it now but I feel older children would be left fairly bored with this toy after a short period of time. I think maybe 3 years + would be more realistic.
Over all I would give the doctor who range of toys that we purchased at Christmas 7/10 but this particular toy would only get 4/10 from me. I would recommend the range of toys in general but the Dalek is pretty poor.
Thanks for reading.