This year's must-have Christmas toy in the U.K.? An inflatable, battery-powered Dalek you can actually sit in!!! Dear Santa...

Last Christmas, my nieces gave me what at that time seemed like the best present a Doctor Who fan like myself could ever receive. That’s right, I’m talking about an inflatable Dalek! In fact, the sucker has been sitting outside my office door all year, prompting envious remarks from my co-workers like “What is that ugly thing?” and “Seriously, are you, like, 12?” and “This is definitely represents a massive fire hazard.”

Unfortunately for my air-filled plastic buddy, there’s a new inflatable Dalek in town, or at least there will be by the next holiday season. Yesterday, the UK Guardian reported that British toy store Hamleys had released its list of must-have Christmas presents, and No. 1 was a battery-powered inflatable Dalek you can…

…wait for it…

…sit in!!!

True, judging by the photo above, it might be a cozy fit for a grown man. But, hey, maybe that’s not a child at all but a really youthful-looking basketball player!

Now, I’m not saying the people behind this amazing advance in inflatable cyborg technology should send PopWatch a sample just because we wrote a blog about it. That would be corrupt and wrong! But if they wanted to put one in the mail, then we would consider road testing that bad boy, Top Gear-style, as a service to our readers. Otherwise, my nieces should seriously starting saving now, because the things cost about $300 each.

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  • sam

    Love, love, love it!!

  • Dicazi

    I’d rather have a TARDIS.

  • Maureen

    I want one but a 5’9″ womean it may be a tight fit!!! Where was this when I was petite?

  • Jenny

    I want one!

  • AuntieMM

    I once kept a 6 foot inflatable Godzilla in my office….great coat rack!

  • Exterminate


  • Jeni

    Forget the kids, I want one! I must have one!! Where do I order? I’ll wedge myself in there somehow.

    • Victor

      Hello???? Try heart disease, heart atcatk, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, just to name a few. Your mother needs to get her **** to the ER tonight. Lumps in the Breast will not cause shortness of breath, but everything that I mentioned will along with the chest pain. Women don’t show heart atcatk symptoms the same way men do. Sometimes all we get is jaw pain or a stomach ache. Lung cancer also won’t show up as chest pain, but will present as a cough. Her problems sound heart related to me, but she needs to see a doctor who can examine her and she really should see one now, not later on in the week. Time wasted is tissue killed.

  • Cricket

    That inflatable bad boy is DEFINITELY the superior being!!

  • tamuchi


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    • prince

      Thanks for stopping by my blog. How did you find me? I live in the East Bay, and know Richmond prttey well through my work in my professional capacity. How long have you lived in Richmond?

  • klynb

    If you get this, next year, they’ll come out with a motorized version 8)

  • Melody

    Most of my life I’m pretty glum about being 4’10 while my friends are at least five and a half feel tall. This is not one of those moments.

    • Melody

      *feet. My bad.

  • jen

    Does it move? They got to know the need for an adult size….i mean it’s almost as cool as bowties

  • ks

    Love this!!!

    • Luiz

      After additional rearsech, I’m pretty damn positive he’s sold his soul to the devil (Big Ag, Montsanto, CAFO’s). A vegan supporting factory farming, the industrialized food system, GMO’s (LIVESTOCK!!!)????? Another one seeking the all mighty dollar. That’s my take on him.

  • ikagirl

    Ohhhh, I so need to get one. What they need to do next is make one that you can sit in, with wheels or tracks. For $300, you would think they would have done that anyway. Exterminate! Exterminate!

  • I ♥ the Doctor

    now they need an inflateable Dr. Who!

    Doctor Doctor, gimme the news I got a
    Bad case of lovin’ you
    No pill’s gonna cure my ill I got a
    Bad case of lovin’ you

    • Zhinga

      kai Posted on Hey Darralyn!Thanks for checking out the show. We’re wroikng on season two as I write this. New episodes some time next year. Will check out your site. Thanks!

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