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January 1st, 2012 51 comments

Artisan Master 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver

11th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver – Artisan Master Series

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The Real Deal From the Doctor Who Prop Maker

For devoted Doctor Who collectors who demand absolute authenticity, QMx is proud to offer an extremely limited edition of the 11th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver.

This is not a replica. As part of the QMx Artisan Master Series, this is a real hero prop.

This special edition of the Sonic Screwdriver has been handmade for QMx by Doctor Who Prop Maker Nick Robatto, who is based in Cardiff, Wales. Like the prop seen on-screen, our hero extends, opens and lights up.

Each 11th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver – Artisan Master Series:

*Is made entirely by hand by Mr. Robatto himself. None of the parts is machined or CNC’d; it is constructed exactly like the screen-used hero prop.
*Consists of 148 components, most of them made of aluminum, copper, brass, resin and leather.
*Takes two weeks to assemble.
*Contains no found objects, with the exception of screws and electronic components.
*Measure 8.5 inches in the closed position; 9.5 inches in the extended position.

Nick Robatto considers himself to be very lucky to have had the job of bringing the sonics to life for the Doctor Who series – he has been the prop maker for the show since it rebooted in 2005. The hard part was taking the artist’s concept and creating a working model that would actually extend, with jaws that would open.

“The best part is when you’ve made it and put all the pieces together and give it that first flick,” says Robatto. He advises owners of the hero props to handle them firmly but gently. Because they will tarnish with age, Mr. Robatto recommends polishing the metal parts with Brasso to restore their luster.

Each 11th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver – Artisan Master Series comes with a custom-built, lighted display stand that features text in the language of Gallifrey, Doctor Who’s home planet. The stand lists the edition number and is signed by Nick Robatto. The sonic and stand come packaged in a handmade wooden chest that features the Doctor Who logo.

Only 25 of these very special Master Series Sonic Screwdrivers made personally by Nick Robatto will be available for sale. It’s a rare opportunity to own this absolutely authentic piece of Gallifreyan technology. Offered at $3,999.95.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT the QMx replica. This is the real thing made by the same artisan who makes the prop used by Matt Smith (the 11th Doctor). QMx still plans to release a much larger edition replica of the 11th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver at a later date.

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  • 76 Totters Lane

    January 14th, 2014 - 8:41am

    i have one of these

    • Ogie

      February 21st, 2014 - 9:27pm

      Wanna sell it? :L

  • Attila

    April 17th, 2012 - 1:00pm

    This screwdriver is wonderful. It is not possible to can how does not want to sell it you are somebody how it is possible to obtain one like this from where yet? you are for BBC’s management his email address that to ask them about this?

  • doctorwhoaddict

    February 5th, 2012 - 6:58pm

    how much is it in pounds ❓

    • King of the Tenza

      February 5th, 2012 - 6:59pm

      Maybe half of it??? Lol 🙂

  • doctorwhoaddict

    February 4th, 2012 - 8:48pm

    you would have to be a billionaire to buy that ❗

  • doctorwhoaddict

    February 4th, 2012 - 8:40pm


  • doctorwhoaddict

    February 4th, 2012 - 8:39pm

    that looks so cool but it’s so expensive:sad:

  • Mels

    January 15th, 2012 - 9:48am

    For those who are interested, the preorder for these opens on January 16, 2012 at 9 a.m. PST (Pacific Standard Time).

    It will be interesting to see how long these take to sell out. (Too rich for me, unfortunately).

    • Mels

      January 17th, 2012 - 3:21am

      They’ve got 16 left atm.

    • doctorwhoaddict

      February 4th, 2012 - 8:49pm

      now they’ve got none

  • Anonymous

    January 8th, 2012 - 12:35pm

    that is a lot of money i what it sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo badly

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      January 9th, 2012 - 11:23am

      Don’t bother with it, only the millionares are going to get their hands on this one. 🙁

  • i wear a fez now

    January 7th, 2012 - 6:21pm

    3,999.95?:!: ❗ ❗ As much as I LOVE this, I keep thinking of how many toy replicas of this I could get with that amount of money…

  • David Morgan

    January 5th, 2012 - 1:28pm

    Does someone want to lend me $3999.99, please?

    • the astronaut of death

      January 6th, 2012 - 10:11pm

      get i job and wait about 15 years

  • the astronaut of death

    January 3rd, 2012 - 4:51pm

    this looks awesome but to much money

  • the TARDIS

    January 3rd, 2012 - 3:35pm

    I would love one of these, but where on Earth am I going to get my hands on that sort of money? That’s a FORTUNE!!! And why is the price in dollars?…

    • booboo

      January 3rd, 2012 - 3:40pm

      because it is an American company selling it

    • dr hugh

      January 3rd, 2012 - 4:39pm

      Its a fortune

    • luke kelly

      January 4th, 2012 - 10:12am

      booboo are you going to be getting one?

    • booboo

      January 4th, 2012 - 10:17am

      bit beyond my reach

    • Mels

      January 6th, 2012 - 3:35am

      A bit beyond most of us I’d imagine. 😮 I’ll be waiting for the ‘mass-produced’ wave too… though if I had unlimited disposable income I’d definitely get one of these though. 😉

    • 76 Totters Lane

      January 14th, 2014 - 8:40am

      it is precisely 6554.78 dollars.

      I have one

  • whofan4ever

    January 3rd, 2012 - 8:48am

    i will never have enough for this but it is so cool how they give you tips on how to make it look prestine

  • SomeonE

    January 2nd, 2012 - 9:25pm

    Ooooo lovely I have put myself down for priority pre-order. Gives me something to spend the £5000 of xmas money I got!

  • The Doctor

    January 2nd, 2012 - 9:03pm

    does it work like the actual one? ooo! so shiny 😯

    • Mels

      January 3rd, 2012 - 4:59am

      I can’t guarantee it will open locked doors or diffuse bombs, but…

      Like the prop seen on-screen, our hero extends, opens and lights up.

    • Mels

      January 3rd, 2012 - 5:04am

      I have no idea if these make any sound though… I’m pretty sure the actual on set sonic screwdrivers (plural since Matt tends to break them lol) don’t make any noise… the SFX are added into the series post-production I think.

      So… I don’t know if they’ve added SFX into these replicas or not.

    • thedoctor903

      January 5th, 2012 - 6:40pm

      If they are the actual thing then they will not make any noise.

  • The new years merchandise man

    January 2nd, 2012 - 7:36pm

    Wow brilliant but I’ve only got £1,000 & I would save for next (large) QMX wave.

  • craig

    January 2nd, 2012 - 7:09pm

    FOUR THOUSAND POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • booboo

      January 2nd, 2012 - 7:14pm

      no dollars

    • Nicholas

      January 2nd, 2012 - 9:00pm

      it is £2,578,80

    • Space Fish

      January 3rd, 2012 - 1:08pm

      now it’s $3,999.95

    • doctorwhoaddict

      March 16th, 2012 - 8:47pm

      No space fish, £2,578,80.00 is the price of it here in England.

  • silence is cool

    January 2nd, 2012 - 4:48pm

    i want it arghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😈 hmph not gonna work is it?

  • Doctors Little Companion

    January 2nd, 2012 - 3:43pm



    January 2nd, 2012 - 3:35pm

    😯 its beautiful I WANT IT ARGHHHHH 👿 👿

  • superdalek

    January 2nd, 2012 - 12:40pm

    Erm, okay. 🙂

  • Mels

    January 2nd, 2012 - 3:54am


    Wow… I’d *love* one of these, but doubt I could come up with the cash on such short notice (announcing this after Christmas, really!) Esecially since I have the Big Chief 11th Doctor on preorder too.

    *Sigh* *Drool*

  • King Ninja

    January 1st, 2012 - 10:47pm

    If only MFX warehouse went back to making cyberman head replicas!

  • Anthony

    January 1st, 2012 - 9:41pm

    or cant get it sorry i wanted that aswell never get out rare or never be able to to dear

  • luke kelly

    January 1st, 2012 - 9:18pm

    booboo can i have a link to your collection or as i once found it where you work from

    • booboo

      January 1st, 2012 - 9:39pm

      i haven’t got those pics now, i will do some more soon

  • thedoctor903

    January 1st, 2012 - 8:31pm

    If they are releasing a larger wave then I will wait until then. not gonna spend that much on one if a larger wave is coming at a later date.

    • Anonymous

      January 2nd, 2012 - 8:51am

      I don’t think they would release a wave of £2,500 products. It wouldn’t sell well

    • thedoctor903

      January 2nd, 2012 - 3:14pm

      I guessed that would be the case which is why I am waiting for them.

  • Nicholas

    January 1st, 2012 - 8:11pm


  • The Wooden Prince

    January 1st, 2012 - 7:46pm


  • the astronaut of death

    January 1st, 2012 - 7:37pm

    this looks awsome


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