Published on May 8th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds
Is this Mechanoid the Real Thing?
You might be tempted to invest in what is described as being Doctor Who rare Mechanoid prop from the First Doctor serial The Chase – but the question on fandom’s lips right now is: “are you sure about that?”
The prop is described as being the only one still in existence, but debate about this and its heritage are currently casting doubt over these claims.
Made from fibreglass with only a few signs of wear and tear, you can sit in and observe what is going on outside thanks to the see through stripey perspex panels on its base.
Whether or not these were really replaced many years ago during restoration to repair damage caused by being ‘blown up’ on screen is therefore a matter for some debate.
Naturally, it doesn’t come with the flame thrower.
The Mechanoid is listed by Hollywood’s Finest, a business specialising in hiring out famous movie props, cars and characters in Hollywood Movie quality costumes which implies no one wants to hire out poor old Meccy (yes, I’ve named it).
I don’t know; I think it would be a hoot at weddings or bar mitzvahs.
If you want to celebrate your passage to manhood with your own Meccy, or plan on taking a look for yourself with a hope of unravelling the conundrum, then head over to eBay now!
Mazel tov! [Taxi for Mr. Reynolds, please... -Sub-Ed]