Wesco Doctor Who Toys
2008 Wesco Doctor Who Dalek Whizz Watch
Dalek Whizz Watch
Remote Control Dalek with LCD Watch
Dalek Whizz Watch Mini Interview
Q & A with Anna Whitehead, Product Manager for Wesco Ltd, August 2008
- Question: Did you design the Dalek Whizz Watch in house?
Answer: Yes, the Whizz Watch was created by the Wesco design team.
Which Dalek does the 4cm Whizz Watch Dalek represent?
The Dalek is based on the Black Dalek from the second series
- Was the dalek sculpted and by whom?
As a 3D item the Dalek was sculpted. We have access to a number of sculptors who specialize in toys and products.
- Are there plans for more Doctor Who Whizz Watches and more 4cm figures?
There are no immediate plans for further Dr Who Whizz Watches, but as with any successful product we take a watching brief on how we can develop them in future.
- What can the Dalek do?
The Dalek moves forwards and backwards. When going backwards he turns slightly to the left so he can be directed to some extent.
- How does the dalek move?
There are 3 small wheels underneath.
- What exactly is the beam and what is its range?
The beam is infrared and the range is roughly 5-6 meters depending on the battery strength.
- What were the challenges involved in making such a miniaturised dalek toy?
Accuracy of the models is always a challenge, along with fitting the workings inside such a small item.
Wesco make a range of Doctor Who themed watches and clocks including Dalek and Cyberman Wall Clocks, the Dalek Talking Alarm Clock and the new Master's Watch (2008).
The Wesco Dalek Whizz Watch features a 4cm black Dalek figure which clips on to the watch strap. The Dalek is controlled by an infrared beam activated by button controls on the watch. The watch itself is fully functional with LCD display, Gallifreyan face, Doctor Who logo and Dalek motif.
The Dalek Whizz Watch includes 8 LR44 batteries and mini screwdriver. The watch is out now.
In January 2010 Wesco was acquired by Zeon Ltd who carried on releasing Wesco Doctor Who merchandise under the Zeon name. See Zeon Doctor Who toys
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