Wanted: Loving Home for a Despot Killing Machine. Science fiction writer Grant Robinson is looking for a Van Statten to take his prize Dalek of his hands.
The black and gold, full-size replica was bought fifteen years ago from thisplanetearth.co.uk, the only company fully licensed by the BBC to sell replica Doctor Who props and monsters such as new series Daleks, Cybermen and full sized replicas of the Tardis, is on sale for Â£2,500.
“They are still selling them on the website now but the older ones are a lot more collectable,” said Mr Robinson.â€
A quick glance at eBay shows that the available full size replicas are on sale for at least Â£4,450 where as a replica model of the Russell T Davies-era Daleks on thisplanetearth.co.uk start at Â£2,895.
Mr. Robinson, who after suffering a debilitating stroke aged 11 immersed himself in all things Science Fiction, writes under the name Ronan Strobing has written three self published novels: To Avenge the Father, Terror Reigns Again and his first SF novel, Revenge of the Scimitar.
“I have always followed the programme and the Daleks, to me, seemed to stand out amongst the rest of the characters.”
So if anyone has a Dalek shaped hole in their lives head over to thisislincolnshire.co.uk for more details, or if you need a TARDIS at the bottom of your garden (and lets face it who doesnâ€™t?) head over to thisplanetearth.co.uk for their full catalogue. All three of Grant Robinson’s books are available on Amazon.