Thursday, 5 March 2015
LOUIS MARX BUMP 'N' GO DALEKS...
You're looking at two LOUIS MARX bump 'n' go DALEKS
from the early '60s, which I acquired recently. Both come with
the original boxes, although the one belonging to the second Dalek
is a little bit battered, but not beyond improvement. I already have
the DAPOL re-releases from the early '90s, but they were replicas of
later versions, which had narrower waists and smaller, slightly more
accurately shaped eye-stalks. Even amongst the early versions there
were slight differences, because I've seen silver ones with blue bases
and silver appendages, and heard that modern 1.5 'C' batteries don't
fit the compartments properly, if at all. However, I haven't found
that to be any kind of a problem, and the batteries fit perfectly,
with absolutely no squeezing, straining or pushing involved.
(Perhaps it depends on what make the batteries are.)
Anyway, thought you might like to see them - and they're
both in perfect working condition. Not bad for over 50 years
old. Did you have a Marx Dalek when you were a lad? Then
tell us all about it in the comments section right away.
Posted by Kid at Thursday, March 05, 2015