March 26, 2006

The Celestial Toymaker

The deserved success of the 2005 series made Doctor Who fashionable again and introduced the Daleks to a new generation socialized by PlayStation philosophy. From LCD games to a 12" radio controlled masterpiece from Character Options, fans and general consumers were spoilt for choice.

Last Christmas the 12" Dalek was in short supply (low production run?) and invariably eBay sellers were profiting with bids in excess of £60 (before P&P)!

I ordered a Mini Radio Control Dalek Battle Pack (includes both Doctor Who and Rose figures), and pre-ordered a 12" Dalek from Forbidden Planet International. These are a far cry from the Palitoy and Marx Toys incarnations that reside in the darkest recesses of my attic.

Character Options' 2006 line will include K-9, the new Doctor, Rose and Cyberman! How about a Sarah Jane Smith figure?