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As a Doctor Who fan from the time I could walk, Daleks... Read more.
As a Doctor Who fan from the time I could walk, Daleks have always been my favourite creature. When I first saw this model on the Wetanz website I was completely awestruck. The pictures were amazingâ€¦and the longing began. Convinced that owning one would be outside my reach, and like a cat on the wrong side of the door, I watched as the availability dwindled.
A recent visit to the Weta Cave meant a chance to view this model up close - far more beautiful in the flesh (so to speak). Daniel Cockersellâ€™s depiction of the writhing creature within looking so real I almost expected it to move! When it comes to the casing, David Tremont (a mega Doctor Who fan) has out-done himself. Meticulously detailed with an accuracy thatâ€™s second to none. Cant wait for it to arrive....
I had to haves itâ€¦my precious!
& Now I haves it....
He's Beautiful !! Hide.
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Thany you Weta for devaluing my "collectible"
So I own this dalek, apparently it;s a "collectible". Now it's not... Read more.
So I own this dalek, apparently it;s a "collectible". Now it's not nearly as valuable as it was because Weta have decided to spit in my eye and place clearing their backlog over their relationship with true enthusiasts. Well done. Appreciated. NOT. BTW please refund half my purchase price. Hide.
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This is THE Whollectible out there
The Dalek statue from Weta captures the sinister, evil alien from the... Read more.
The Dalek statue from Weta captures the sinister, evil alien from the 46 year old tv series Doctor Who. Although, this Dalek is from the 2005 season, it is THE collectible from Doctor Who to own, no matter if you're a new or old fan. I could go on and on about how wonderful the sculpt, paint and design is, but I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. Buy it or get EXTERMINATED! Hide.
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This a fantastic statues, detail is amazing. It is one of the crowning... Read more.
This a fantastic statues, detail
is amazing. It is one of the
crowning statues of my science
fiction collection. Hide.
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As if created by Davros himself
Very nice, very accurately detailed statue with a surprisingly solid, heavy build.... Read more.
Very nice, very accurately detailed statue with a surprisingly solid, heavy build. Adds a bit of class to your Dalek collection. A must for Dalek fans or fans of the Doctor Who series in general. Hide.
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As a statue not only gets examined up close, it is usually... Read more.
As a statue not only gets examined up close, it is usually significantly smaller then its real life counter part and in the case of the Dalek, 1/6th the size.
As such, the Weta Dalek is a masterpiece in miniature sculpting. When you start to look up close, what hits you most is the amazing detail in all the components surrounding the Kaled mutant. Then, when you look even closer you're hit with even more detail. Every fine grill line and tiny rivet is there in sharp definition. Not only does this reflect the initial attention to detail, but also the care in mass production and the often stated reason for using polystone, its ability to maintain a well defined and sharp edge.
The sculpting goes so far as to not only include some of the â€œorganic webbingâ€ material behind the mutant, but its also present on the inside of all the opened out sections. Then on top of that, you have various pipes and components around and under the mutant.
Overall the paint job is very good, from the brushed metal appearance of the Dalekâ€™s base to the overall bronze and gold appearance of the new series Dalekâ€™s and the pinkish â€œsquidâ€ in the middle. While there is no doubt that the main painting would take some time and much care, what distracts you most is the look of the Kaled mutant. As soon as you open the package, you see this slimly, gooey glistening alien who you expect to drip all over you at any moment. Its much more then just a glossy look, it really appears as if its a wet sticky liquid, just like the open Dalek in the episode.
Not sure if itâ€™s the painting or the material, but the Eye Stalk, especially the blue part of the eye just looks like it could come alive at any moment. The Gun does look a little plastic when compared to the silver struts on either side of the mutant, it just doesnâ€™t have a real shiny metallic look like the rest. Maybe an adjustment to the paint finish would have been enough or the use of a real chrome painted metal gun would have been even cooler.
This Dalek is what many other statues claim to be, a faithful, museum quality, limited edition, reproduction Dalek. Every time one takes a glancing look, you expect the eye to start glowing, a tentacle to move and to hear the screeching of â€˜Exterminateâ€™, as the statue comes to life. It is truly like a single frozen frame of time, captured in painstaking detail for all to observe. Hide.
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