The Geek's Guide to the Coolest Holiday Gifts

Doctor Who Ride-in Dalek

It's never too early to start the small geeks in your life on the right path.

This motorized, inflatable Dalek has cool flashing lights and a selection of intimidating phrases, which are activated via the wheel.

From Think Geek: "A 6v battery powered motor gives 360 degree steering and a maximum speed of nearly 2 mph! It won't hover or fly up stairs, but hey, we'll put in that suggestion for version 2.0. A soft bumper around the edge of the Dalek will protect your walls and furniture. The steering wheel has buttons which trigger ten authentic Dalek phrases so your wee geek can let people know that their extermination is at hand."

Note that it comes from the UK and therefore requires a UK power adapter, but that just makes it that much more exotic to us. Note also that if you are reading this you probably won't fit in this Dalek, but we won't judge you for trying.

Currently retails for $299.

The season of gift-giving is well underway, and since we're sure most of you are not finished shopping, we thought we'd give you some of our ideas for the perfect holiday gifts. Enjoy!

Gift (thumbnail) photo via Shutterstock.


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thank you very much for offering this immeasurably
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Thanks for post update! It's another informative linux journal you post here. I'm kinda fan of it. Keep it up though!

I think So

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Especially the Roku 2 HD Streaming Player , I do not received it, instead I bought it for me. :)

@Mozai I also have this dout " why we can not read the article in one site"?

nine or more pages

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Is it possible to read this article all at once, instead of having to click and wait for eight additional pages to load? The "social networking" items that are included in each page is holding up the page rendering, causing a long pause between each of the pages, and I lost my patience before I reached the end.

I think I agree about the

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I think I agree about the social network stuff. They may be offed by morning. :)

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Anonymous's picture

This article seems like a gimmick, allowing you to advertise the LJ DVD Archive collection. As a linux user I read your magazine, but would hate it if someone bought me the archive. Who needs to read articles posted in 94'? They are all irrelevant I'm sure.

It's actually not. It is,

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It's actually not. It is, however, a ploy to get people to buy me cool stuff. The archive cd is there because *we* think it's awesome.

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Well I think you are awesome! I love the avatar. The person behind it could be a leper and I still think I would love you just as much! i love Linux chicks, they rock!

LOL! No Leprosy here,

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LOL! No Leprosy here, promise. :) I am sure I have plenty of other flaws to choose from though.

You can think our awesome Art Director, Garrick, for the avatar. I am quite fond of it myself.

Thanks for reading and thinking I am awesome. Now I'll have to go earn that. ;)

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