One of the main sources of merchandise is of course the Daleks. Dalekmania as it was called, has never really gone away but back in the sixties the BBC tried everything they feasibly could to sell Dalek branded goods, and one of the most unusual choices was the Dalek soap. Now, rather than taking a bar of soap and carving a Dalek in it, these are actual moulded soaps, which have little resemblance to a Dalek at all, looking more like little grenades - eyestalks and plungers are rather hard to mould in soap, so we are left with a limbless and blind Dalek to wash yourself with. Why the BBC would think marketing soap to young boys was going to be a moneymaker, Ill never know. Bizarre as it is, theses soaps are quite rare because over time they would crack and crumble, and a complete set can fetch triple figures at auction. Or could their scarcity be due to assault with the next item?
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