Sink plungers aren't scary, pepper pots aren't scary and as such Daleks aren't scary. Everyone likes to pretend they are but they really are not. What they are, however, is awesome!
No matter how much I wanted one growing up, I never had a life-size Dalek. So I had to make do - I seriously doubt that I was the only kid back in the 80's to pinch their parent's big linen basket, slide it down over their head and shoulders, throw a sheet over the whole thing, hold a petrol can funnel in one hand, a punger in the other and trundle about rasping out "Exterminate" to random folk and wildlife (the eye-stalk was always the hard part).
Then again, maybe I was the only child doing that, and as such I'm very fortunate not to have been put in care.
All those years on, I'm still no closer to owning a life-size Dalek. I do however have a little green one on my desk at home. Well, if I somehow manage to conjure up a spare £3k then that childhood dream of mine may just come true.
Yes, you can finally own an officially licensed life-size Dalek Replica, handmade to the exact specifications of their TV incarnations! Though to be honest, I think I'd skip the newest "fisher price" versions featured in the current series and stick with that gorgeous 2005 bronze redesign.
But you don't care about that - I know exactly what you're thinking, and no - you can't ride in it. If you're on the small side and on the lower end of the claustrophobic spectrum then you could probably squeeze inside (as it's an exact replica of the originals) but it's not recommended. It does however come on small casters so you could gently roll it about if you wanted to.
Absolutely no practical use, but come on - you know you want one. God knows I do!
"Why is it pointless?"
Probably won't be able to fit through the front door, cant ride in it and £3k would probably be better spent on rent or a mortgage
"Why is it cool?"
It's a lifesize, completely authentic, real, tangible Dalek - Omg!!!!!
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