New Doctor Who Dalek set, the Jungles of Mechanus, has been announced by Character and contains two of the Movie Daleks used in the story The Chase (1965). The two movie Daleks had been hired by the BBC from the studio who had made the big screen Doctor Who
It is packed in the same style of box as the History of the Dalek 2-packs from B&M but not numbered as part of that line. The Daleks feature the larger bases and translucent red lights on the dome. While essentially identical, the Daleks can be differentiated by the white iris which is larger on one Dalek.
The set can only be ordered via Character. Preorders are open and the set will be dispatched on or after September the 7th release.
Way back in 1965, a six-part First Doctor story entitled ‘The Chase’ became famous in the eyes of Doctor Who fans for being special in many ways. It featured some unique ‘guest’ Daleks seen in Episode Three and Five. The exclusive Jungles of Mechanus Dalek Figure Set, has been created to offer something unique to delight fans and collectors and to pay homage to the unique Daleks seen on screen.
‘The Chase’ storyline follows The First Doctor and his companions Ian, Barbara and Vicky who are forced to flee through time in the TARDIS after they learn that a group of Daleks, with their own Time Ship are following them with orders to exterminate! An epic chase through space and time ensues, starting on the Planet Aridius and then continuing through locations including the Empire State Building, the ‘Marie Celeste’ ship, and even an old haunted house populated by classic horror characters. Heading to a final confrontation, the TARDIS lands on the Planet Mechanus, where the Daleks arrive shortly afterwards. Pursued by multiple Dalek patrols through the dense and aggressive Mechanus jungle, the travellers eventually come upon a strange metallic city suspended high in the sky which belongs to an equally evil robot species known as the Mechanoids.