In 2013 Character Options (and as a result Underground Toys) changed the scale of their main line of Doctor Who figures to 3 3/4″ – much to the disappointment of fans. One thing that has not been argued is that the Dalek sculpt being used in the line is fantastic. In 2014, Walgreens stores in the US had an exclusive classic Dalek, one from Genesis of the Daleks. I’ve picked up 10 of those…now here’s the next classic 3 3/4″ Dalek available in the states – the Gold Supreme Dalek from ‘Day of the Daleks’.
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Thoughts: I’ll be the first to admit, I have a problem when it comes to these Daleks. When they’re $10 each (Walgreens, Barnes and Noble) I’ll just buy it. That’s how I ended up with 10 of the Genesis Dalek. I found the Gold Supreme Dalek just before Christmas – and I’ve already got four of them.
The Gold Supreme Dalek is a repaint of the Genesis of the Dalek sculpt – replacing all of the grey with a nice matte gold color. This is not surprising as there are no significant differences between the Daleks in these stories, save for the coloring. Fortunately the mold is spot on and the paint deco is A+.
Articulation on this mold includes the eye stalk (moves up and down), the dome rotates, and both gun and plunger are on ball joints. The Dalek is wheeled, with two wheels fixed and the front wheel is free to turn. Short of the top lifting up to hold an operator (or mutant) – this is a rare example where the toy can recreate all the movements of the real prop.
Summary: I’ll be the first to admit that I have a Dalek problem, but since I have already bought 4 of the Gold Supreme Dalek, I’m going to try to show some restraint and at least make an effort to not pick up more. If you’re a fan of Doctor Who and haven’t jumped into the 3 3/4″ figures yet, I cannot give the Daleks a stronger recommendation…they really are essentially perfect. Readers in the UK have a few more choices than we do in the states where they can get a Dalek with a mutant in a scoop or sets based on ‘Children of the Revolution’. ‘Evil of the Daleks’ and ‘Dalek Invasion of Earth’. Hopefully Toy Fair will bring news of these sets being available in the states. In the meantime get online or head to Barnes & Noble and buy yourself a Gold Supreme.