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November 10th, 2018 277 comments

Character 13th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Version 1

Available to order from www.amazon.co.uk

Also available to order from www.forbiddenplanet.com, www.character-online.com and www.argos.co.uk

Thirteenth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver collectible unveiled by Character Options

The must-have fan collectible is revealed at Comic-Con.

Following its unveiling at San Diego Comic-Con, Character Options is delighted to release further details about its brand new Thirteenth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver.

The Sonic Screwdriver is the ever present accessory of the legendary Time Lord, and since the regeneration at the end of 2017, Doctor Who fans across the globe have been awaiting the announcement of a replica collectible Sonic Screwdriver by Character Options.

The new electronic 8” piece from Character Options is the perfect replica of the Doctor’s most trusted device; fully lighting up when activated and featuring brand new diagnostic sound FX.

Prop designer Arwel Wyn Jones talked through the new sonic; “It’s a privilege to have been asked to redesign the iconic sonic screwdriver for the Thirteenth Doctor and a new generation of audiences. I can’t wait for people to see how the Doctor acquires it!”

Alasdair Dewar, Character Options’ Director of Product Development commented: “The new Sonic Screwdriver collectible is a radical departure in look but still retains the classic Sonic abilities and getting access to the prop images early on really helped the development of this toy.”


Categorised under: General toys, Toys

277 comments

  • Tyler Prescott

    July 20th, 2018 - 5:33pm

    I’m really not a fan of the ‘stacked’ version of the new logo used here. I don’t think it should be stacked at all, but it’s done in such a way that there’s a massive gap between the two words, like they’re completely separate.

    DOCTOR

    WHO

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  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2018 - 4:54pm

    Just watched a YouTube review. The emitter rotates!

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    • booboo

      July 20th, 2018 - 4:56pm

      a review of the character one?

    • Anonymous

      July 20th, 2018 - 5:09pm

      Not sure.

    • Anonymous

      July 20th, 2018 - 5:10pm

      https://youtu.be/vj3D65CNtfE

    • booboo

      July 20th, 2018 - 5:11pm

      thats the seven20 one

    • Anonymous

      July 20th, 2018 - 5:32pm

      Will the character version have the rotating feature?

    • booboo

      July 20th, 2018 - 5:32pm

      good question, we just don’t know

    • James

      July 20th, 2018 - 6:00pm

      We have two buttons so I’m guessing so

  • Timelord librarian

    July 20th, 2018 - 4:02pm

    I actually really like this as it breaks away from the norm of sonics previous, kind of like Jodie herself. I like this to the point where I may use it as my sonic for my oc cosplay.

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  • Mad Psientist

    July 20th, 2018 - 1:29pm

    I’m sorry, but… that looks like something K9 might leave on the pavement : o

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    • ottoalexander

      July 20th, 2018 - 2:50pm

      …or something other obscene…
      But no screwdriver…

    • Anonymous

      July 20th, 2018 - 4:00pm

      …and my wife, knowing the former screwdrivers, ment it looks like some gynecological tool…

  • James

    July 20th, 2018 - 8:36am

    Does our rotate?

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    • booboo

      July 20th, 2018 - 8:40am

      how do mean?

    • Who Knows

      July 20th, 2018 - 8:42am

      The seven 20 light swivels around – there’s a video on YouTube

    • booboo

      July 20th, 2018 - 8:46am

      oh right yes seen the video, we dont know yet on the character one, hopefully there will be a more detailed press release soon

    • Pjd94

      July 20th, 2018 - 12:13pm

      It would be rather pointless for the CO version to have the 2nd button if the rotary function wasn’t included.

    • James

      July 20th, 2018 - 2:04pm

      Yeah that was what I was thinking

    • Anonymous

      July 21st, 2018 - 12:35am

      Looking at the crew placements I think it’ll spin.

    • James

      July 21st, 2018 - 8:53am

      Good cause if it doesn’t I think I’ll stop the order because it already look worse then the seven 20 version

  • TARDISGuy

    July 20th, 2018 - 7:27am

    I like this design. I’d hoped for a design simpler than the previous two (I love them but they’re very show-offey) so I’m very happy.

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  • ottoalexander

    July 20th, 2018 - 6:28am

    I’m sorry! This looks more like a weapon from the Stargate Universe than a scientific device! It seems Doctor Who is moving in an unfortunate direction…

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    • SERINA

      July 20th, 2018 - 7:15am

      It could be a narrative reason. Just because one prop is a little different you think all hope is lost?

    • Anonymous

      July 20th, 2018 - 9:48pm

      I feel like the screwdriver is going to change. The screwdrivers have been changing comparing 12s final screwdriver to 9s. Jodie is a different Doctor to anything we have had before and I think that it will be brilliant in that respect

  • Harold Saxon

    July 20th, 2018 - 12:43am

    I like it , the silvery look is cool and it looks sleek !

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  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2018 - 12:23am

    What happened to the 10″ 13th Doctor page?

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  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2018 - 12:11am

    Wow the character version looks awful compared to seven20s version

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    • James

      July 20th, 2018 - 6:16pm

      The seven 20 version has 6 screw holes

  • The Outcast

    July 20th, 2018 - 12:05am

    So are the CO and Seven20 Sonics exactly the same product?

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    • GallifreyanKnight

      July 20th, 2018 - 7:00am

      No.

    • larry

      July 23rd, 2018 - 2:27am

      yes other than package, same designer , same item.

  • Anonymous

    July 19th, 2018 - 11:51pm

    I wonder if character options will actually revitalise the Doctor who merchandise with the launch of this new series. It’d seem wise to do so especially with the series entering a new era and bringing in a new audience.

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    • booboo

      July 19th, 2018 - 11:56pm

      there is more to come, but i don’t know what and how much

    • Anonymous

      July 20th, 2018 - 2:10am

      At the moment, I’m preparing for dissappointment, as if it is indeed just one 5.5″ action figure of Jodie, exclusive online, with different options either side of the pond, and NO new companions or even worse, NO new monsters… come on… CO/seven20/BBC worldwide, you can do better…

    • The Outcast

      July 20th, 2018 - 12:25pm

      There’s definitely more than just a 13th Doctor figure coming from CO’s side of things, there was a 13th Doctor Electronic TARDIS listed alongside the 10 inch 13 and this Sonic toy a while back, before they were officially announced, so that’s definitely coming alongside the other CO made figures.

    • Anonymous

      July 20th, 2018 - 2:17pm

      Really looking forward to seeing the new TARDIS and Jodie figure from CO. Hopefully they don’t disappoint.

  • Mat

    July 19th, 2018 - 11:49pm

    Do you know when/if this will be available to order from Amazon UK? Gotta make the most of that Prime membership y’allllll!

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    • booboo

      July 19th, 2018 - 11:55pm

      the doll was supposed to be on amazon, so this maybe but amazon are not very on the ball as far as doctor who is concerned it seems, if i see it will add a link so just keep an eye out

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    July 19th, 2018 - 11:11pm

    Love the homemade scrap metal look and design. Far superior to Capaldi’s horrendous one. Pre-ordered to! Cannot wait!

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  • Anonymous

    July 19th, 2018 - 11:03pm

    Does anyone know why there are two versions?

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    • Exterminator

      July 19th, 2018 - 11:07pm

      This on made by Character Options is for the uk market, the other one made by Seven20 is for the USA.

    • booboo

      July 19th, 2018 - 11:09pm

      yes, seven20 have the license to produce products for the USA and Character have the license to produce products for the UK, there appears to be no connection between them now.

    • Cyberman Bill

      July 20th, 2018 - 2:52am

      Seven20 IS formerly Underground Toys US! The owners felt UT was becoming stale so they wanted a fresh take on things. You can read about it on their website:
      https://www.seven20life.com
      My friend worked for Underground Toys US and now he is working at Seven20, working in the same building that used to be UT, and doing the same job he did at UT.

  • Zenofy

    July 19th, 2018 - 10:53pm

    Update: The Sonic is available to pre-order on Forbiddenplanet.co.uk

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    • Exterminator

      July 19th, 2018 - 10:55pm

      Priced at £14.99

  • Anonymous

    July 19th, 2018 - 10:04pm

    UK and USA have different versions? One is wood grain?

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    • James

      July 23rd, 2018 - 4:56am

      Its not suppose to be wood

  • Anonymous

    July 19th, 2018 - 9:38pm

    When is this out?

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  • Euan Bird

    July 19th, 2018 - 9:28pm

    Really is the all. I really hope not.

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  • Judooning

    July 19th, 2018 - 9:23pm

    Well I’ll be getting which ever one is more easily accessible. Which will more than likely be this one.
    I just want a representation of it. We often get multiple companies producing their own versions of the Sonics.

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  • Anonymous

    July 19th, 2018 - 9:14pm

    Is there still more to come from sdcc?

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    • booboo

      July 19th, 2018 - 9:16pm

      wondered if we might see the 5.5″13th from seven20.

    • Roswin

      July 19th, 2018 - 9:35pm

      Hopefully we’ll see a 5.5 before SDCC finishes! They’re really pushing the friends thing so hoping we see a Yaz, Graham and Ryan too!

  • Pjd94

    July 19th, 2018 - 9:13pm

    I like this, but why two buttons?

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    • James

      July 19th, 2018 - 9:23pm

      Where’s the 2nd button

    • Pjd94

      July 19th, 2018 - 9:27pm

      You can see it better on the seven20 version.

    • James

      July 19th, 2018 - 9:31pm

      Oh yeah I see it now

    • Trafford Anderson

      July 19th, 2018 - 10:37pm

      The button on top activates sound and lights, the button on the bottom rotates the crystal emitter

      https://twitter.com/denofgeekus/status/1020035887185289216?s=21

    • Exterminator

      July 19th, 2018 - 10:57pm

      It’s the Seven20 version shown in the denofgeeksus twitter video. The spinning crystal looks pretty cool, no idea if the CO version spins?

    • Exterminator

      July 19th, 2018 - 10:59pm

      The CO versions packaging doesn’t mention a rotating crystal emitter, so I think the USA market Seven20 version really is superior now.

  • Judooning

    July 19th, 2018 - 8:58pm

    Aghh. Looks good but why does the packaging have to hide the emitter! Didn’t they do that with another screwdriver once?
    But I do love the new packaging design.

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  • Arcadia

    July 19th, 2018 - 8:57pm

    Character Options have really let themselves down. The 12th Doctor’s sonic was a near-perfect toy. This looks cheap, plasticky and just plain rubbish. If that split down the middle is visible on the PROMO shots, what will it be like on the actual toys?!

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    • Doctor Stu

      July 19th, 2018 - 9:05pm

      Looks like something from doctor who adventures magazine

  • Anonymous

    July 19th, 2018 - 8:49pm

    Anyone know the price or release date?

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    • booboo

      July 19th, 2018 - 8:51pm

      very soon, should no tomorrow if not sooner

  • Anonymous

    July 19th, 2018 - 8:46pm

    It looks Like a Cybermet was melted onto the Second Doctors Sonic.
    I just don’t like it much
    But I like the orange glow
    So will buy

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  • Anonymous

    July 19th, 2018 - 8:42pm

    When will we be able to order???

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  • Exterminator

    July 19th, 2018 - 8:42pm

    I like it. Shame about the screws ruining the organic and alien look.

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    • Exterminator

      July 19th, 2018 - 8:46pm

      Screws ruin the look of a screwdriver, ironic that. Lol

    • Exterminator

      July 19th, 2018 - 9:00pm

      Now why didn’t you know who at Character say “yep it’s good but we need to hide the screws!” It’s really annoying.

    • Exterminator

      July 20th, 2018 - 1:25pm

      Given that most people are right handed, CO should’ve put the screws on the other side of the sonic just like Seven20 did.

    • Exterminator

      July 20th, 2018 - 1:28pm

      Looking at the promo image of the hand holding this, it may actually be a left handed person holding the sonic and the image has been reversed. That’s why the screw holes are visible?

    • Exterminator

      July 20th, 2018 - 1:37pm

      Scrap my last comment, if the pointy bit (that looks like a Cyberman’s finger) is supposed to point downwards when held, that makes the promo image a right hand and the screws will definitely be visible.

  • Zenofy

    July 19th, 2018 - 8:41pm

    Any idea of a pre-order date on this or is it yet to be announced? Actually looks really nice!

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  • LastOfTheSonics

    July 19th, 2018 - 8:38pm

    So Seven20 is basically the new UT then. If they are linked with CO in this regional way, surely that means we can expect a 5.5″ 13th doctor from CO too?

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    • booboo

      July 19th, 2018 - 8:39pm

      no idea whats going on now to be honest

    • LastOfTheSonics

      July 19th, 2018 - 8:40pm

      It also looks like it could have multiple uses…

      …We’re all thinking it, c’mon…

    • DannyTheNerd

      July 19th, 2018 - 8:43pm

      Well, she is a timelady now. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    • James

      July 19th, 2018 - 9:18pm

      Hopefully they show that new setting

    • Anonymous

      July 19th, 2018 - 9:31pm

      Omg this is a children’s toy xD

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