Daleks have for the past half a millions years or so been hell bent on universal conquest and destruction, which seems slightly counter-intuitive, but there you go. Fortunately for everyone else in the universe, a mutant Kaled pottering about in a dustbin with an egg whisk and a sink plunger stuck onto it has not aided their progress much. Of course that old chestnut, the invention of the stairs, rather scuppered their plans. This is of course just as well, seeing as someone has, possibly inadvisably, invented a Dalek that is considerably more adept, interactive and powerful than Dr Who’s original nemesis.
The Voice Controlled Dalek is a new generation of galactic evil. Standing a mighty foot and a half high, he’s able to track moving objects, and as well as you being able to direct him by radio control, he responds to over 30 voice commands. Complete with sound, movement and heat sensors, he’s festooned with sound and light effects, and his memory banks store over 50 Dalek phrases (helpfully translated into gargled English). His ‘Eye’ and ‘Exterminator’ arm light up, and his head can rotate through 270 degrees – which steals the thunder from owls somewhat. He has a bevy of special operational modes, such as ‘Seek Locate’, ‘Follow Me’ and ‘Guard Room’, making him a handy sentinel to have round the house.