Fan pays $31,100 for a Doctor Who Dalek, is exterminated

Not really, but somebody really did pay $31,100 for a prop Dalek from Doctor Who at a London auction yesterday, and someone else paid nearly $24,000 for another one. reports:

The black painted prop mutant used in the 1985 edition of the BBC science fiction show raised £20,400 [about $31,100 U.S.] when it went under the hammer at Bonham's auction house in London. Another Dalek, a white model from 1988, made £15,600 [$23,784].

The exterminating aliens were the highest-earning items up for sale that day, which also included clothing worn by the show's characters, including two sets of pajamas and a French maid's outfit, both worn by Billie Piper—who played the Doctor's assistant Rose Tyler in 2005 and 2006—which fetched £1,000 ($1,525) each and £3,600 ($5,489) respectively. Click over to find out what else sold and for how much.

Would you have paid that much for a Dalek? We would have paid twice as much, but not $1 million, which we're saving for that Action Comic number one. Also, we think they're a little dangerous to have around the house, don't you?

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