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October 16th, 2014 231 comments

Doctor Who 12th Doctor Touch Control Sonic Screwdriver

Doctor Who – 12th Doctor Touch Control Sonic Screwdriver

uk-flag-smallAvailable to order in the UK from www.bbcshop.com

uk-flag-smallAlso available to order in the UK from www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk

uk-flag-smallAlternatively available in the UK from www.forbiddenplanet.com

uk-flag-smallAlso available to order in the UK from www.amazon.co.uk

usa-flag-small Available to order in the USA from www.entertainmentearth.com

australian_flag_smallAvailable to order in the Australia from www.popcultcha.com

This faithful copy of the Doctor’s trusty Sonic Device has spring loaded extending action and unique touch activation.

Hold index finger against lower side of the Control Collar and touch thumb to the top surface to activate sound and light FX which operate in both closed and extended positions. Open the cap at the end of the Screwdriver to reveal the removable power core. Requires 3 x 1.5v L1154 batteries (included). For ages 5 years and over.

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Categorised under: General toys, Toys

231 comments

  • The Legend Doctor

    December 12th, 2014 - 2:51pm

    Booboo my sound chip broke in it πŸ™ how do i send character a email about it/

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    • booboo

      December 12th, 2014 - 2:58pm

      you need to contact whoever you bought it from

    • The Legend Doctor

      December 12th, 2014 - 4:26pm

      That was Toymaster Burnham-on-Sea

    • Dave

      January 7th, 2015 - 4:06am

      Mine broke too, it just stopped emiting any sound effects and only after 24 hours or minimum use! worst thing is, I can’t return it because it was a gift It was bought long ago I and dont even have the receipt, Does anyone knows a way to fix it?

    • Dave

      January 7th, 2015 - 4:26am

      okay update It still sounds but i have it has to be halfway extended and it stops when it’s fully extended or not extended at all, any suggestions on how to fix it? =(

    • The Legend Doctor

      January 24th, 2015 - 6:24pm

      I JUST GOT MY REPLACEMENT ONE!!! πŸ˜€ after months.

  • K9

    November 24th, 2014 - 12:58pm

    I purchased the Touch control Sonic only yesterday and the LED will no longer light up when used, any suggestions?

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    • Living Shadow

      December 5th, 2014 - 5:53pm

      Take it back to the store, and if that doesn’t work, you could try and unscrew the triangle screws, and take off the silver sections, this will reveal the LED, then you can see if there’s a problem with the wires

    • Living Shadow

      December 5th, 2014 - 5:55pm

      I tried doing a full disection of the toy, but I gave up as It’s hard to disect it beyond taking off the silver sections without breaking it, so be careful

    • What’s with the glasses ?

      February 15th, 2015 - 1:44pm

      Same here πŸ™

  • Sebatron

    November 11th, 2014 - 11:38pm

    Just got this for my birthday, and I love it
    I also got new headphones and a TARDIS Canvas bag

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  • The Living Shadow

    October 28th, 2014 - 8:09pm

    Finally got this from the BBC shop in Brighton… IT’S GREAT! I love the touch control gimmick, it’s not too sensitive, or not sensitive enough It’s a little tricky to get used to, especially when activating the hidden sounds, but I got used to it after a couple of goes! The paint apps are great! I love the dark bronze, and it really is very bronze, but I like it! The silver is also lighter, which is nice in contrast of the dark bronze. The lights and sounds are great, however the 3rd sound (Cybermat deactivation) is a little quiet..

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    • The Living Shadow

      October 28th, 2014 - 8:16pm

      (CONTINUED) …I really like the inclusion of the power core, it doesn’t have any features, e.g lights or sound, but has some nice paint apps, but it’s nice to have a simple little addition like the power core. Of course the spring-loaded extending feature is the same as usual, however in open mode, the claws do rattle a bit, but that doesn’t bother me too much! What does bother me is the battery compartment and copyright stuff. I thought the original 11th SSD was great at hiding these things, however sadly they’re both visible here….

    • The Living Shadow

      October 28th, 2014 - 8:19pm

      (CONTINUED) …It doesn’t bother me too much though, as if I’m holding it, my hand will be covering it. Also it’s on the back of the SD, and I don’t plan on displaying it from the back, so, again, it won’t show.

    • Doctorwhofan22

      November 4th, 2014 - 1:59am

      I have actually found one secret sound but can you tell me if there are more and how to activate them? I just got mine today and I thought it malfunctioned when i triggered the sound, so please respond.

    • Living Shadow

      December 5th, 2014 - 5:50pm

      Tap 3 times (quickly) and hold on the 3rd tap, and for the other one do the same but tap 4 times and hold on the 4th!

  • The four Doctors

    October 23rd, 2014 - 8:31pm

    To do anything with the triangular screws on this, I used a very small star screwdriver, it fits snulgly.

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    • GallifreyanKnight

      October 24th, 2014 - 12:31am

      I wish they hadn’t used triangular screws.

      Having to buy a specialist screwdriver set for just one job is annoying.

    • JellyBaby100

      January 4th, 2015 - 11:20pm

      Right? You’ve spent Β£10 quid on a specialist screwdriver already so it is a pain.

    • Dave

      January 11th, 2015 - 1:07am

      Mine doesn’t not make sounds anymore, it just broke after a day I extended it and It just stopped making noises did this happened to any of you? were you able to fix it?

    • Drew Spicer

      March 25th, 2016 - 9:42am

      Well I did the same . But if you didn’t. Have a triangle screwdriver wat I did was I took a file and filed a star hed screwdriver oh and yes I had my sound gone plus it has a crack
      How to take the 12th doctors touch controlled sonic screwdriver path to take the speaker YouTube?

  • Sam Richard Bentley

    October 21st, 2014 - 2:02pm

    Mine arrived today, like just five minutes ago. What do I think?

    It’s amazing. The paint colours are just so superior to the original release, the sound is quieter, which is a good thing, and the touch control is amazing.

    I only have two issues with it. The claws are… so loose. They rattle when extended, the whole silver component does, actually. I am tempted to try and even replace them with the claws on the original release, as surprisingly, though not perfect, they WERE better.

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    • Sam Richard Bentley

      October 21st, 2014 - 2:04pm

      Cont.

      Also – when holding down on the touch control, I am sometimes able to extend it and have the light and sound on as it extends, like in the show. I love this. BUT the reason this is an issue is because that’s not how it works every time. Usually the lights and sounds cut off for a few seconds before coming back again. Which is a shame. It looks amazing when it extends and the lights stay one.

      Oh, and the power core is nice, well hidden and just a nice addition that isn’t obvious at all.

    • Sam Richard Bentley

      October 21st, 2014 - 2:06pm

      Oh also -the dreaded battery compartment? It’s tiny. Hardly a problem. I get that images and videos online back things look bigger, but honestly I was surprised with how small it really was.

    • Sam Richard Bentley

      October 21st, 2014 - 2:08pm

      If anyone is interested – to make the lights stay on when extending, you need to keep your thumb as still as you can whilst pressing the button with the tip of your thumb.

    • GallifreyanKnight

      October 21st, 2014 - 6:01pm

      So yours rattles too then?
      If you do manage to fix it, can you tell me how?

      Thanks. πŸ™‚

    • Sam Richard Bentley

      October 21st, 2014 - 6:06pm

      I’ve been playing around for a while, trying to take it apart and replace it with the original claws, but I don’t think it’s actually possible. The only think I can think of now is trying to tighten the small metal bolts that hold the claws in place. But it seems unlikely that that will be easy to do.

    • The four Doctors

      October 23rd, 2014 - 8:30pm

      If you tighten the triangular screws the silver part stops ratling, this is what I did.

    • Sam Richard Bentley

      October 23rd, 2014 - 8:59pm

      How did you go about that? Do you have a screwdriver that fits? I have tonnes, but not one that fits.

    • The four Doctors

      October 23rd, 2014 - 9:41pm

      I used a very small star screwdriver

    • Sam Richard Bentley

      October 24th, 2014 - 12:50am

      Hmm… will have to keep looking and see what else I have, as I tried six different screwdrivers earlier and none worked.

    • Chaos

      September 1st, 2015 - 12:37am

      I find that when holding down the top of the screwdriver, the claws tighten up. So if there was a way to make it stay closer to the bottom where it connects, the claws would be way tighter. And for the rattling, I heard that it’s because the screwdriver is all one piece and not two like the younger versions. I can deal with the rattling because it honestly isn’t to big of a deal. BUT THE CLAWS, now that’s a different story. I need them to be tight and even together, because of my ocd, and because it looks better. I am going to try and find a way to upgrade it a little. If not I think I might try to make one myself. And yes that means what you think it means. I am going to try and make a sonic screwdriver… replica.

  • GallifreyanKnight

    October 20th, 2014 - 7:35pm

    I got the “Touch Control” version from Winter London Film And Comic Con” yesterday, and I actually like it much more than I thought I would.

    Even the obvious battery compartment doesn’t really bother me, and it’s a great upgrade from the 11th/12th “Basic” version. πŸ™‚

    The only issue with mine, is that the green core and the claws are very loose, and rattle when in extended mode. Has anyone else had those issues?

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    • davidLaverty

      October 20th, 2014 - 8:19pm

      Mine rattles too in extended mode but the cores alright

    • Owen

      October 20th, 2014 - 8:43pm

      Same here mine rattles.

    • Anonymous

      October 21st, 2014 - 11:04am

      I think every touch control sonic does that

    • Owen

      October 21st, 2014 - 11:56am

      Used wrong email) Yeah i know

    • GallifreyanKnight

      October 21st, 2014 - 4:20pm

      I wish they didn’t.

    • TheWhovianVortex

      October 24th, 2014 - 1:27am

      I think I saw you! It was brilliant wasn’t it?

    • GallifreyanKnight

      October 26th, 2014 - 7:44pm

      It was, if a little tiring. πŸ™‚

      What were you dressed as?

  • davidLaverty

    October 19th, 2014 - 3:45pm

    just received mine (yes very odd I got a delivery on a Sunday from Amazon). Extremely impressed with the new paint applications on this. The power core is class. The new packaging impresses me more than other versions.
    The battery compartment doesn’t really bother me to be honest. The overall look and feel of the Sonic is far better than any of the others. Totally impressed with this

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  • Sam Richard Bentley

    October 18th, 2014 - 5:40pm

    Mine was dispatched yesterday morning and was hoping that it would arrive today, sadly not so far. I suppose it will come Monday instead. Annoyingly I’ll be at college all day meaning I won’t be able to collect it when it comes.

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  • The four Doctors

    October 18th, 2014 - 5:11pm

    Just ordered it from BBC shop, can’t wait for it’s arival πŸ˜€

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  • The Twelfth Doctor

    October 18th, 2014 - 2:28pm

    Got this from Amazon today. I love it!

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  • Doctor 909

    October 18th, 2014 - 10:20am

    Just ordered this along with The Time of the Doctor DVD(for Β£5!) from Amazon for a total of Β£20!! Should be here tomorrow, can’t wait!!!

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    • EndlessTimelord

      October 18th, 2014 - 7:32pm

      DON’T! It’s the wrong item

    • booboo

      October 18th, 2014 - 7:49pm

      its not now

    • The Twelfth Doctor

      October 18th, 2014 - 8:03pm

      Yep, booboo is right. I received mine this morning, and it’d the new Touch Control version (card back).

    • EndlessTimelord

      October 19th, 2014 - 1:11pm

      Oh that’s good news! Is it the same seller?

  • doctorrivertardis

    October 17th, 2014 - 9:33pm

    out of stock at the bbc shop

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    • doctorrivertardis

      October 17th, 2014 - 9:35pm

      also out of stock at forbidden planet.com

    • Balakin

      October 18th, 2014 - 11:54am

      back in stock at bbc shop

  • theta sigma

    October 17th, 2014 - 7:15pm

    Mine arrived this morning from forbidden planet int. touch control is an awesome feature but the removable power core looks a bit cheep and the bronze colour is much darker than on the previous releases.

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  • The Living Shadow

    October 17th, 2014 - 4:38pm

    Fingers crossed they’ll have this on sunday when I go to Forbidden planet!

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  • Anthony

    October 17th, 2014 - 1:52pm

    Might most deffernetly purchase this if not now nearer Christmas.

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  • The Twelfth Doctor

    October 17th, 2014 - 12:30pm

    Ordered this from Amazon, so should get it tomorrow πŸ™‚

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  • EndlessTimelord

    October 17th, 2014 - 11:03am

    Fpi have them in stock online and at my local store they had a lot of doctor who merchandise. The 12th doctor figure is there as well it was like 2 whole stocks

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    • The Living Shadow

      October 17th, 2014 - 4:36pm

      Do they have this?

    • Charlie

      October 17th, 2014 - 4:39pm

      Really? My local FP said that it won’t be in stock until a few weeks time?

    • The Living Shadow

      October 17th, 2014 - 5:04pm

      Mine too

    • The Living Shadow

      October 17th, 2014 - 5:04pm

      I’m thinking of going to the London FP this weekend, so I’ll check if I go!

  • Doctor number 10

    October 17th, 2014 - 4:55am

    I have both single button version and touch control. Single button is nothing but the fixed version of the 11th Doctor’s Sonic (which i also have). The Touch Control is a improved version of single button. Touch Control is a whole new design. You don’t twist the top off to get to batteries like 11s Sonic and single button. Another thing i should say is that i was worried about the sonic crystal falling out kinda like the cap on the bottom of 11s Sonic. Not a problem at all. The sonic crystal on the touch control fits in nice and snug.

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    • GallifreyanKnight

      October 17th, 2014 - 11:24pm

      Personally, I think the “Single Button” version is better, as it doesn’t have an ugly exposed battery compartment, or a cheap bit of molded plastic that doesn’t do anything and is just shoved into the bottom end of it.

      I’ll quite happily buy the “Single Button” version off you if you don’t want it though, as it never got released in England, meaning that it’ll cost alot to import it. πŸ™

    • Doctor number 10

      October 20th, 2014 - 10:41pm

      I like both but I agree, I don’t really like the exposed battery compartment on the touch control. I can easily get the single button. I also sell stuff on ebay. If you want I can do my best to help you get one. πŸ™‚

  • Jamie

    October 16th, 2014 - 2:08pm

    Saw this today.

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    • The Living Shadow

      October 17th, 2014 - 5:06pm

      Where?

  • GallifreyanKnight

    October 16th, 2014 - 1:53pm

    I wish they’d get the “Single Button” version released in the UK. :CRY:

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  • Thedoctor24

    October 16th, 2014 - 2:59am

    Available at local bbc shops now πŸ™‚

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  • The five doctors

    October 14th, 2014 - 10:46pm

    Got it today and it is awesome the touch activation is an inspired choice and you can extend it and close it while you activate it the hidden sounds don’t always respond but that’s ok as I don’t tend to use the often . The power core is a welcome addition as a new feature. So in a sentence BUY IT IF YOU SEE IT.

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    • The Living Shadow

      October 16th, 2014 - 7:56am

      Where did you get it from?

    • The five doctors

      October 17th, 2014 - 2:39am

      From a A1 Comics store in Glasgow

    • The Tardis and The Docto

      October 20th, 2014 - 5:35pm

      I’m from Scotland

    • The five doctors

      October 20th, 2014 - 5:59pm

      Good to hear there’s another scottish doctor who fan

  • Living Shadow

    October 13th, 2014 - 6:26pm

    Me wantzz

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  • The living shadow

    September 30th, 2014 - 10:51pm

    Is that actually in stock in stores? Could I walk into Forbidden Planet this weekend and pick it up?

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    • The living shadow

      September 30th, 2014 - 10:52pm

      In England, London?

    • Balakin

      October 1st, 2014 - 12:17pm

      According to the FP website, it isn’t (the lack of UK ebay listings for this product only proves it I think).
      The FP International site says that it will be in stock everywhere on the 7th of October.
      If you can’t wait, you can order it from popcultcha, for around 21-22 pounds, which is around the same price as FP’s (including shipping).

    • Charlie

      October 10th, 2014 - 8:04pm

      If you look on FB it sez that it will be available. For all retailers on October 15th

    • Living Shadow

      October 10th, 2014 - 8:13pm

      Ok. Thanks!

  • Hello Rusty

    September 24th, 2014 - 2:29am

    Booboo can you use it accurately with button or sensor on copper sections ?

    Reply
  • Hello Rusty

    September 24th, 2014 - 2:27am

    Booboo what do you think touch control or single button

    Reply
  • Doctorwhofan561

    September 22nd, 2014 - 10:13pm

    Booboo where can I get the single button version

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    • booboo

      September 22nd, 2014 - 10:14pm

      as far as i know no one in the UK has had them yet – been out in the states and Aus for a while now

    • Doctorwhofan561

      September 23rd, 2014 - 4:45pm

      Ok thanks

  • Where In Time And Space

    September 16th, 2014 - 11:52am

    Votesaxon07 is going to review this soon

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    • The four Doctors

      October 16th, 2014 - 7:52pm

      he already has

  • CG

    September 13th, 2014 - 7:30am

    I just picked up the touch control sonic screwdriver, ITS A MUST BUY!!!!
    The sound is quieter, its about 1-2cm shorter, the power core is awesome and clicks on really securely, it will work anywhere along the spring (eg if you pull it down slightly it will still light up), the touch control is superb working at the most minor of movements and the light is brighter. the whole design is less likely to spring out because the battery compartment is no longer in the take out bit but on the handle.

    I can’t say how awesome this is!!! πŸ™‚

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    • rycbar123

      September 13th, 2014 - 8:35am

      does the power core light up

    • CG

      September 13th, 2014 - 10:30am

      No but its extremely, extremely, extremely detailed. πŸ™‚

    • The Master

      September 15th, 2014 - 3:13pm

      Where did you manage to get yours from because everywhere I have looked they are all showing as “stock arriving soon” or not in stock.

      I really wanna get this, I thought I bought one from amazon but turned out to just be the 12th doctor (11th re-issue)

    • CG

      September 21st, 2014 - 11:42am

      Australia, sorry.
      In Australia its available at Popcultcha and ABC Shops.

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