Doctor Who Cuttings Archive

Better Hide Your Wallet, Cause the Daleks are Coming

From The Doctor Who Cuttings Archive
Jump to navigationJump to search
Los Angeles Times, Nov. 24, 1964

1964-11-21 Pottstown Mercury.jpg

[edit]

LONDON (AP)—The Christmas outlook is horrific. All the kiddies want Daleks.

And what, pray, are Daleks? They are things or persons created for a children's television series called Dr. Who.

This is a space-time serial that for years has flitted unspectacularly from planet to planet without stirring up much comment.

Suddenly, however, Dr. Who has hit the jackpot with a story of an invasion by Daleks. Dalekitis may be as big an epidemic as Beatlemania.

A Dalek is an armor-plated cone topped by a sort of helmet with death-ray antennae. Inside is a once-human monster supposedly so revolting that even the tele-screens won't show it.

Dalek toys and outfits are on sale for the Christmas trade.

They come in two sizes.

One is a battery-powered job which wobbles across the floor emitting metallic noises.

The other is a child-powered model tailored to fit the average 8-year-old.

Even the dear old British Broadcasting Corp. already has issued instructions for making a do-it-yourself Dalek.

The advertising, pitch for the toys or outfits has a swell theme: "Superfun: Disintegrate Your Dad."

Disclaimer: These citations are created on-the-fly using primitive parsing techniques. You should double-check all citations. Send feedback to whovian@cuttingsarchive.org

  • APA 6th ed.: (1964-11-21). Better Hide Your Wallet, Cause the Daleks are Coming. The Pottstown Mercury p. 3.
  • MLA 7th ed.: "Better Hide Your Wallet, Cause the Daleks are Coming." The Pottstown Mercury [add city] 1964-11-21, 3. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: "Better Hide Your Wallet, Cause the Daleks are Coming." The Pottstown Mercury, edition, sec., 1964-11-21
  • Turabian: "Better Hide Your Wallet, Cause the Daleks are Coming." The Pottstown Mercury, 1964-11-21, section, 3 edition.
  • Wikipedia (this article): <ref>{{cite news| title=Better Hide Your Wallet, Cause the Daleks are Coming | url=http://cuttingsarchive.org/index.php/Better_Hide_Your_Wallet,_Cause_the_Daleks_are_Coming | work=The Pottstown Mercury | pages=3 | date=1964-11-21 | via=Doctor Who Cuttings Archive | accessdate=15 September 2019 }}</ref>
  • Wikipedia (this page): <ref>{{cite web | title=Better Hide Your Wallet, Cause the Daleks are Coming | url=http://cuttingsarchive.org/index.php/Better_Hide_Your_Wallet,_Cause_the_Daleks_are_Coming | work=Doctor Who Cuttings Archive | accessdate=15 September 2019}}</ref>
  • Title: Yule Toys Taken Over By Horrific Monster
  • Publication: Los Angeles Times
  • Date: 1964-11-24


  • Title: Horrific Yule in Store for Children with Daleks
  • Publication: Albuquerque Journal
  • Date: 1964-11-24