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