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Doctor Who 12th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver

Doctor Who 12th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver

This is the same as the 11th Doctors Sonic Screwdriver but with Twelfth Doctor labelled packaging.

Available from

Also currently for sale by various sellers on

The Doctor’s multipurpose tool is a Gallifreyan device, with numerous settings, easily controlled at the press of his thumb. The Doctor has had many sonic screwdrivers of different designs throughout his life, and this one was created from within the TARDIS console itself after the previous one was destroyed during a confrontation with Prisoner Zero in the village of Leadworth.


This sonic is larger, with a luminous green light but continues to be an essential part of the Doctor’s equipment as he explores the universe.

This faithful copy of the Doctor’s trusty Sonic Device has spring loaded extending action. Pressing the button on the side of the handle activates the LED and Sound FX which operates in CLOSED mode. Flip open the cap at the end of the Screwdriver to reveal an additional button that activates the light and sound effects when it is in full extension OPEN mode.

For ages 5 years and over.


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  • Ian

    May 11th, 2016 - 8:32am

    Does anyone know when the new blue sonic screwdriver is released

    • booboo

      May 11th, 2016 - 8:54am

      I think we will know the answer to that tomorrow

  • Mechanoid Fan

    October 16th, 2014 - 9:44pm

    Will the single button version be released in the uk booboo?

    • Living Shadow

      October 16th, 2014 - 10:27pm

      I’m not booboo, but sadly it probably won’t be released in the uk, but I said probably, you might be able to find it somewhere in the uk eventually!

  • Charlie

    September 10th, 2014 - 3:26pm

    Does anyone know if the single button sonic will be released in the UK?

  • DoctorWHooo18

    August 20th, 2014 - 1:53pm

    I ordered the Touch Control Sonic on amazon and they sent me this one, the standard release. So I advise to avoid amazon until the Screwdriver is actually properly released :3

  • Seth

    June 28th, 2014 - 8:52am

    When they say “ages 5 and over” they really mean it…

  • gallifreyan

    June 25th, 2014 - 8:55pm

    you do know they’re releasing a Twelfth Doctor Touch Control Sonic Screwdriver in August? I’s like this one just with one button to extend it and then you grip the leather part to activate it, extended or un-extended so that’s good news.

  • anthony

    June 21st, 2014 - 11:02pm

    My mother after hearing he keeps 11’s , she said its an insult. I am a huge fan of 11. But my God this is shocking.

    • booboo

      June 21st, 2014 - 11:04pm

      why though, 10 kept 9th and who to say it wont change during the sseries

      also don’t forget we have 3 new “sonic devices” that might get made

  • DWS

    June 20th, 2014 - 11:58pm

    Guys, don’t complain! WHat’s the point of selling it as the 11th doctor’s sonic when he isn’t around anymore?

  • GallifreyanKnight

    June 20th, 2014 - 3:03pm

    Do you know what would’ve made this a “worth-it release”?

    If Character Toys had fixed the previous issues, instead of just slapping “Twetlth” on the packaging!

    I bet you anything that the handle button will still be in the wrong position, and that the handle button will STILL not work in extended mode without some sort of modification! >:-(

    I bet it won’t have updated light features either, as seen in the following episodes:
    “Cold War” = Red setting
    “Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS” = Blue setting

    Character Toys, STOP BEING LAZY!!!

    • Ryan Smith

      August 25th, 2014 - 3:15pm

      Theres a review on youtube of this sonic and the button works in extended and normal mode with no button on the bottom 😀

    • Angry Buyer

      August 29th, 2014 - 7:33pm

      I bought it… apparently this and the one button one are different. This is 11’s

    • GallifreyanKnight

      August 29th, 2014 - 7:48pm

      Ryan Smith, the review you watched is not of this version.

      There are quite a few different versions.
      4 as it happens.

      -Basic 11th/12th Doctor sonic (handle button does not work in extended mode)

      -Wave 2/3 version (does not have an extending mode)

      -One button version (the button on the handle works in closed and extended mode)

      -Touch control version (extension button only on the handle. The top and bottom of the black part need to be pressed at the same time to work)

      As said, the review you watched is of the one button version. Not this 1

  • Mumble5557 Online

    June 19th, 2014 - 4:08pm

    I read that this sonic won’t extend on a website somewhere

    • The Living Shadow

      June 19th, 2014 - 4:12pm

      It will, it will…… >:(

    • booboo

      June 19th, 2014 - 4:15pm

      i have one here and it extends fine

    • Mumble5557 Online

      June 19th, 2014 - 8:11pm

      No the actual one in the show, apparently

  • Pigbin Josh

    June 18th, 2014 - 10:31pm

    Do you have this booboo?

    • Dalek Just

      June 19th, 2014 - 6:52am

      isn’t this the same as the 11th’s

    • Pigbin Josh

      June 19th, 2014 - 6:54am

      Read the article and you’ll find out.

  • Dalek1234

    June 18th, 2014 - 9:15am

    I got this on holiday in Winchester back in 2011. I still have it but I think I need a new one

    • Dalek1234

      June 18th, 2014 - 9:16am

      I mean the 11th dr one!

  • Jdog

    June 18th, 2014 - 7:52am

    Undoubtedly, the show is still going to have new fans both old and young and when they want to buy a Screwdriver they’d be familiar with the packaginging saying “Twelfth” and will comfortably match it with the Twelfth being their first Doctor. Obviously longer fans are not going to have a benefit with this but still enjoy the same toy, unless you are a strict in box collector.

    • booboo

      June 18th, 2014 - 9:05am

      yes i think some people forget that their are new fans each year who may not have bought the original

  • Jason Walker

    June 18th, 2014 - 7:44am

    I just bought the Eleventh screwdriver. It had the same packaging as this, but said Eleventh Doctor instead of Twelfth Doctor. I feel like I need this for display purpose.

  • CassiusX

    June 17th, 2014 - 10:07pm

    So let me get this straight. This is basically the Eleventh Doctor’s Screwdriver except somebody stuck a “Twelth” over where the Eleventh should be and that’s it? What’s the point?!

    • Sam Richard Bentley

      June 17th, 2014 - 10:16pm

      The same reason they released the Eleventh Doctors sonic screwdriver, and every other sonic screwdriver – this is simply replacing Eleven’s screwdriver. If Capaldi is going to use it, which he does, then they NEED to sell it as the Twelfth’s sonic as Eleven is no longer around.

      They would have done the same with Nine and Ten’s sonics, if the original toy sold as Nine’s was correct, which it wasn’t.

    • CassiusX

      June 17th, 2014 - 10:28pm

      Fair point. But fans are still going to look at this toy as the Eleventh Doctor’s screwdriver and even if this new release has some subtle tweaks like extra sound effects, fans are still going to call it the Eleventh Doctor’s sonic screwdriver. Just watching some videos on YouTube shows how angry some of the fans are about Capaldi not having a different sonic screwdriver. I’m not really that bothered by it but I can see how other people will feel as they were expecting a new screwdriver.

    • Sam Richard Bentley

      June 17th, 2014 - 11:19pm

      I don’t think it will matter. Three, Four and Five all had the same sonic, with minor paint alterations, and Nine and Ten has the same one.

      And yes, you are right, for some times they will call it ‘Eleven’s Sonic’ – until the next one comes along, or Capaldi gets a new one in Series 9.

      I think this re-release makes perfect sense, and I don’t see why everyone has problem with it.

      It’s almost like having the Series 8 opening titles sat ‘Matt Smith’ not ‘Peter Capaldi’ – it doesn’t make sense if they don’t change it!

    • CG

      June 18th, 2014 - 2:49pm

      9 and 10 had the same but was released many, many times (Still being released) 🙂 but I do like 10s sonic.

    • Kelvin

      June 19th, 2014 - 8:06pm

      Nine’s was not the same as Ten’s. 9’s was a Beige no crackle effect. 10′ s version one was Beige with a crackle effect. 10’s version two was Grey with a crackle effect. 10’s version three (Day of the Doctor) is a yellowish crackle version.

    • 100000BC

      June 19th, 2014 - 8:19pm

      People refer to 9 and 10’s TARDIS as the “10th doctor’s” rather than the “9th doctor’s” as they do with their screwdriver. If Capaldi doesn’t get a new screwdriver within his first couple of seasons, and if the 13th Doctor doesn’t keep it for the whole of his run, and particularly if he is generally more favoured than Smith was (like Tennant was generally favoured over Eccleston), it will probably end up becoming a “Twelfth Doctor” or “Peter Capaldi” sonic screwdriver. He will be the one we remember more clearly using it.

    • Sam Richard Bentley

      June 19th, 2014 - 8:20pm

      Kelvin, I think you are being unnecessarily pedantic; essentially they had the same screwdriver, didn’t they?

    • 100000BC

      June 19th, 2014 - 8:23pm

      And before you tell me that 9 and 10’s screwdrivers were different, they are basically the same shape and design, especially to the eye of the public/casual viewer/children/generally people who don’t pay as much attention as us, who also have an opinion and think they look the same.

    • 100000BC

      June 19th, 2014 - 8:23pm

      Haha, we both said essentially the same thing at the same time!

  • Aspire

    June 17th, 2014 - 9:45pm

    No chance of a new sonic for Capaldi then. 🙁

    • booboo

      June 17th, 2014 - 9:47pm

      could be later on in the series, we just don’t know

    • Kelvin

      June 19th, 2014 - 8:12pm

      I am curious when we will see The Doctor giving Riversong his Sonic Screwdriver. It did say that he actually gave her his Sonic Screwdriver but Riversongs Sonic looked more like David Tennant’s Sonic than Matt Smith’s.

    • Drewsko

      June 20th, 2014 - 4:53am

      There’s strong implication her NotD appearance has been River’s last (though that’s still up in the air, admitedly), and the Sonic scene may not happen since it appeared Moffat brushed over that final meeting of the Doctor and River in one of the Series 6 DVD shorts.

  • The Holographic Doctor

    June 17th, 2014 - 8:27pm

    Wrong logo to be the Twelfth Doctors , Character Options have become so cheap !

    • booboo

      June 17th, 2014 - 8:37pm

      no doubt this will appear in series 8 packaging at some stage

  • The Living Shadow

    June 17th, 2014 - 6:30pm

    Hopefully this will have a fixed soundchip, less powerful spring and £12 or under. I’m kinda disappointed that there’s no new box art or anything, just 1 new word. :/

    • Sam Richard Bentley

      June 17th, 2014 - 6:32pm

      They fixed the sound chip back when they released it for the second time. But I hoping too that it might have a less powerful spring – it ruins the clasps at the top and looks wrong.

    • Docta Who Fan

      July 25th, 2014 - 10:20am

      the new release of the screwdriver incorporates a new button, which both works when the sonic is in its extended position and when its closed. They have removed the red button at the bottom making the sonic more accurate to the show. Now all cosplayers will be able to work the sonic easier, so I guess character options have made a good change to a annoying problem, but Im not buying a new sonic screwdriver that is pretty much the same as the one I have and I would rather have it with the red button.

  • obey the whispermen

    June 17th, 2014 - 6:10pm

    whats the point of this

    • Doctorwhorules1234

      June 17th, 2014 - 6:15pm

      No idea

    • Radburn

      June 17th, 2014 - 6:17pm

      To make cash…

    • the astronaut of death

      June 17th, 2014 - 6:23pm

      Yes to make money

    • Sam Richard Bentley

      June 17th, 2014 - 6:28pm

      And so people can buy this screwdriver, if they don’t have it already. All this is doing is simple replacing the Eleventh Doctor sonic toy. That’s all. They aren’t selling both at the same time as different products.

    • cyberman2

      June 23rd, 2014 - 4:55pm

      People have had 4 damn years to get 11’s screwdriver. Character is just after money (a bit like apple nowadays.)

  • The Who Shop

    June 17th, 2014 - 5:46pm

    Available at The Who Shop now!

    • Doctor Hugh

      June 18th, 2014 - 1:20pm

      Already? Cool. I’m going there in August 😀

  • AlphaOmega

    June 17th, 2014 - 5:11pm

    Anyone else get the feeling that they’re getting desperate?

    • Sam Richard Bentley

      June 17th, 2014 - 5:21pm

      Why? This makes perfect sense. Now, people can buy the 11/12th Doctors sonic screwdriver, if they missed out the first time, and didn’t want to buy the one from the Wave 2 of the Sonic Screwdriver range.

    • Doctorwhorules1234

      June 17th, 2014 - 6:07pm

      I do

    • madmanwithabox

      June 17th, 2014 - 9:38pm

      Tbh no, it’s just a replacement for the previous sonic to go with Tje new doctor

  • dalekguy

    June 17th, 2014 - 5:10pm

    So no new sonic for capaldi for first season then stuck with stupid green oversized one then. this should be only for matt not capildi. It does not suit him.


      June 17th, 2014 - 6:00pm

      mmm… kind of agree

    • Anonymous

      June 17th, 2014 - 9:14pm

      Cous it’s not like 4,5 also 7 and 8 in the TV movie used 3s or 10 using 9s
      No they each got there own !

    • booboo

      June 17th, 2014 - 9:15pm

      well you have 3 new sonic devices to look forward to if the get made by CO

      Strax and co all have their own

  • TheWarDoctor

    June 17th, 2014 - 5:02pm

    They have been shipped so will be in stores within 3-4 weeks. Details Coming soon.

  • the astronaut of death

    June 17th, 2014 - 4:56pm

    should be very very soon

  • Sam Richard Bentley

    June 17th, 2014 - 4:49pm

    The only reason I MAY buy one of these is because my Eleventh Doctor sonic is a bit worn-out now, the clasps at the top are too out and it just doesn’t look right.

    Alternatively I’ll just keep the one I have as these are the most expensive of all the sonics, well – apart from the War Doctors.

  • Anonymous

    June 17th, 2014 - 4:45pm

    is it the exact same toy?


      June 17th, 2014 - 5:01pm

      As stated above –

      This is the same as the 11th Doctors Sonic Screwdriver but with Twelfth Doctor labelled packaging.

    • Anonymous

      June 17th, 2014 - 5:02pm

      oh alright didn’t see it thanks

    • Trenzalore

      June 17th, 2014 - 5:04pm

      Quite smart when you think about it, basically making lot’s more money by changing the packaging slightly…

    • the astronaut of death

      June 17th, 2014 - 5:06pm

      yeah I know

      rather cunning

    • Docta Who Fan

      July 25th, 2014 - 10:23am

      the new release of the screwdriver incorporates a new button, which both works when the sonic is in its extended position and when its closed. They have removed the red button at the bottom making the sonic more accurate to the show. Now all cosplayers will be able to work the sonic easier, so I guess character options have made a good change to a annoying problem, but Im not buying a new sonic screwdriver that is pretty much the same as the one I have and I would rather have it with the red button.

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