Cadet Candy Cigarettes Cards

Released in 1964 on what is considered the ‘eve of Dalekmania’ was not a toy. The intent of Cavenham Confectionery (Cadet) who produced candy cigarettes in colourful boxes for two shillings (2d) was to market them around the growing popularity of the Daleks. Richard Jennings had received acclaim for his artwork in the 1964 Souvenir…

Plastoid Dalek Badges

Leicester based firm Plastoid were hot onto the popularity of the Daleks and in 1964 produced Dalek badges in two sizes. Manufactured in sturdy black plastic with gold embellishments the larger badge cost one shilling and threpence  (1/3d) and the smaller nine pence (9d). Originally marketed on a cardboard backing board, finding unused versions still…

Berwick Dalek Playsuit

In 1963 and 64 it was commonplace for children to imitate Daleks. After their first appearance in full on television, producer Verity Lambert had seen children imitating Daleks on her way to work. More imaginative children wore cardboard boxes and commandeered their mother’s sink plunger to become Daleks. In 1965, The Berwick Toy Co released…

Push Along Dalek

Probably one of the best Dalek toys ever produced was the Push Along Dalek made by Herts Plastic Moulders and sold exclusively through the F.W Woolworth chain of shops. Cast in tough polyurethane it’s motive power was three small wheels in the skirt base. Three separate attachments were pushed in place and moved in a…

Marx Friction Dalek (4.5″)

As well as the 6.5 ” Friction Dalek, Louis Marx and Co released a smaller version standing 4.5″. Released as all other Marx Daleks in the1960’s in silver and black with gold shoulder bands the motive power was pull back and release friction. These toys were an entirely individual cast and mimicked the design inaccuracies…