The Daleks become one of the most popular villains in science fiction television when they showed up in the Dr. Who show.
The mutants are completely insane cyborgs that seek to destroy all life forms, and seek only to keep other Dalek alive. Sine their inception they have been the most popular piece of the show, aside from the Doctor.
It’s interesting to note that there is even a documentary chronicling the creation and popularity of the aliens. With so much attention placed on the villains, it’s no wonder that people are looking to find all sorts of Dalek toys to purchase.
There are currently 3 different types to invest in, and no matter what your plan is for the toys, you’ll want to look at each one with care, as they might be your next purchase.
- 1960’s Classic Dalek Figures – Since they were introduced, fans have clamored to get their hands on replicas, and with modern toy options you can get the original design style in your hands with relative ease. You’ll notice that the original is relatively archaic in comparison to the new styles, and can really set a collection apart.
- The 2010 Daleks – The modern times have really shifted the way people design things, and the show started to redesign elements of the show to coincide with the changing of the Doctor. The latest change came to these villains and there was a slight outcry at first. However, long time fans embraced the new modern designs as they are now made. Dalek toys of this type are quite popular.
- Scale Models – There are toys, and then there are scale models that are intricately carved, molded and created for the diehard fans of the show. These are usually priced higher than other options, are completely scale, and come with certificate of authenticity to prove that they aren’t mass-produced. This type of option is not so much a toy as it is a collectible.
Amongst the stories from Dr. Who, these crazy villainous robotic options continue to have a life of their own, complete with full fan fare that you would see from fanatics of cult hit science fiction programs. When you see the variations available to the consumer, it’s going to be hard not to pick up all 3 elements and types. If you’re concerned with budget, a quick piece of advice is simply to set aside a budget specifically for the purchase of collectibles of this type. You’ll be glad you did.