heard that the Weta
team were turning their hands to a brand new range of Doctor Who
statues, we were literally brimming with excitement - especially after
the recent success of their Lord of the Rings range of products.
The 12 inch Dalek statue is a faithful representation of
the new series style Dalek. From the high quality paintwork right down
to the intricate detailing on the Dalek creature within, it is clear to
see just how much time and effort has gone into the making of this
Even parts which are not directly on display such as the inner flaps of
the Dalek attack systems, are given just as much attention to detail.
Also worthy of note is the Dalek skirting panels, which give an
authentic war-weathered appearance whilst the shading on the bumps help
to add fantastic depth.
With a weight of over 10 lbs, the statue is by no means light, but this
works to its advantage making the Dalek both robust whilst also feeling
like you're getting more for your money.
Each statue also comes with a stand which the Dalek neatly slots into.
The reverse of the stand is hand-signed by Weta
sculptors, David Tremont
and Daniel Cockersell
and is individually numbered out of a Limited run of 900.
Very little assembly is needed, just the eyestalk, plunger and gun,
which all slot into place with ease. The statue is packaged neatly and
intelligently, with little room to move during transit, and the striking
box design makes the buyer want to delve right in, regardless of age.
The guide price of £160.00 is extremely good value for money considering
all the detail, love and care that has gone into the product. With so
many Doctor Who related items on the market, the Weta Dalek
definitely stands out, making it a must-have item for any fan of the