The Twelfth Doctor’s second sonic screwdriver will join Character Options’ range of the Doctor’s favourite gadget, and will be on sale imminently.
This new toy version is a faithful recreation of the current Doctor’s sonic screwdriver which debuted in the Series 9 finale, Hell Bent. This is the first sonic to have four light modes and four sound FX, and has been designed as a replica from the actual prop used by Peter Capaldi.
This version of the sonic replaced a previous one, thrown to Davros in The Magician’s Apprentice/ The Witch’s Familiar, with the sonic sunglasses acting as a sort of “interim sonic.” (The sunglasses proved controversial, perhaps because they were used largely in the same way the screwdriver was; the shades work beautifully in Under the Lake/ Before the Flood, however.)
The TARDIS threw this new sonic screwdriver at the Doctor as he departed the desert, and he went on to use it in the 2015 Christmas special, The Husbands of River Song.
Alasdair Dewar, Head of Product Development at Character Options, said:
“Since this Twelfth Doctor’s Second Sonic Screwdriver appeared at the end of Series 9, we have been inundated by fan requests to produce a toy replica as part of our toy range. We are therefore very proud to finally be able to reveal it.
“The Sonic Screwdriver has historically been one of the most sought after toys for fans and collectors alike and we hope they will be as delighted with it as we are.”
How soon will you be able to get your grubby mitts on the new sonic? It should be available nationwide within weeks, but rumour has it that Toys ‘R’ Us stores across the UK will start selling them today!
The Twelfth Doctor’s Second Sonic Screwdriver will cost SRP £14.99.