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November 28th, 2023 614 comments

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The 14th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Chrome Edition

Please be aware that counterfeit Sonic Screwdrivers are being sold on online market places.

The Fourteenth Doctor’s essential accessory is available now as an online exclusive!

Character Options is delighted to announce a brand-new exclusive for its iconic Doctor Who Collection, as the Fourteenth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver.

Heading into the 60th Year of Doctor Who it seemed entirely fitting that the Fourteenth Doctors Sonic Screwdriver was given an exciting exclusive unveiling to fans on the Doctor Who Booth at the San Deigo Show!

The limited-edition version boasts an exclusive ‘electro plated’ finish making it look like real polished steel and brass. It also boasts two modes of operation, Open and Closed, as well as five brand new and totally unique sound and light effects, with each accessed by a different button sequence. The Sonic comes in Regeneration style packaging with a sturdy mailer box.

Ensuring all fans have the chance to own this special piece, Character Options is delighted to confirm the latest Online Exclusive and for this Anniversary year, is this very same Special Edition of the Fourteenth Doctor’s new sonic device and is available for sale and immediate delivery now.

Al Dewar, Head of Product Development, commented: “Since the announcement of David Tennant’s return as the Fourteenth Doctor, I think it’s safe to say fans have been a wee bit keen to know much more about this as yet unseen iteration of the Sonic. Its look and function have been (rightly) entirely shrouded in mystery, and now with this Doctor’s essential accessory is officially unveiled, it’s a pure delight for us to confirm that in partnership with the BBC and Wolf Studios, we have been able to produce a really different and special version of this absolutely beautiful sonic.

“Having it ready for the start of the new series, I think is a genuine first in our history with the Doctor Who Brand and once again it’s with huge thanks to all involved that we’ve been able to achieve this.”

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  • Anon

    May 10th, 2024 - 4:33pm

    A bit of a silly question but how much stock does Character have for this screwdriver, in it’s third re-release?

    I’m hoping to place an order tomorrow this time round, as I’ve missed out on the other releases previously!

    I really like this screwdriver

    • booboo

      May 10th, 2024 - 4:48pm

      they dont put a figure on it but i think it will be around for a while

    • Anon

      May 10th, 2024 - 7:47pm

      Gotcha, ‘hoping I’m able to place an order tomorrow!

    • Anon

      May 11th, 2024 - 1:02pm

      Thanks Booboo, managed to place an order this afternoon!

    • booboo

      May 11th, 2024 - 1:12pm


  • Bruno Billion

    May 8th, 2024 - 3:48pm

    There’s also a GOLD electroplated exclusive version from Forbidden Planet

  • FH

    May 8th, 2024 - 1:10pm

    Again? So much for limited edition haha. I was thinking just yesterday that this might happen as I noticed the old page for it was taken down the day before. Interesting that the rumours that this would go up again were true. I wonder how well it’ll do this time. Doesn’t seem like there’s much interest in it anymore, you can pick them up for this much on eBay and I mean the genuine ones (you can tell by the pictures, the counterfeits have noticeable changes to the packaging, I believe).

  • Nathan

    May 8th, 2024 - 10:58am

    Finally managed to order one!

    • Mr Greel

      May 8th, 2024 - 11:11am

      Me too.
      (No problems with website again as with Ruins of Skaro set so seems previous problems with ordering over). So pleased to be finally getting one of these.

    • Nathan

      May 8th, 2024 - 11:32am

      Same here no problems very happy

    • FH

      May 8th, 2024 - 1:13pm

      Might primarily just be due to lack of pre-announcement and lack of interest. There’s been two lots of these already so a lot of people that wanted one have likely already done so or got one from eBay (they kind of should’ve announced that these would be going back in stock tbh for those people). They’re not selling for as much as they once were on eBay so I can’t imagine scalpers would be that keen to increase their stock too.

    • Anon

      May 13th, 2024 - 1:14pm

      Same here, wasn’t able to order it when it was re-released previously due to the website issues & such…I’m quite glad that CO have restocked it again!

      ‘Ordered on Saturday and I got a shipping email today, ‘can’t wait to get it this week! 😀

  • Ineffable-Force

    January 8th, 2024 - 11:39am

    Be careful, there are now knock-off’s hitting the market!

    Best way to tell is the crackle blurry, thicker and not as detailed.
    Heard there’s issues with a delay in the light/sound and poor build quality too!

    • booboo

      January 8th, 2024 - 11:43am

      there is a lot of 10th and 12th Doctors sonics hitting ebay all of sudden which look suspect as well

  • Don charters

    January 1st, 2024 - 10:36am

    Sadly I purchased one for my son two days ago and it’s already stopped working (yes I have tried changing the batteries). Disappointed considering the price I paid for it.

  • G Wilson

    December 1st, 2023 - 7:59pm

    Looking to purchase this on eBay. Do we know if there’s any difference on the packaging between the 2 releases? Like does it say “2nd edition” for example?

    • anon

      December 2nd, 2023 - 10:59am

      From what I can see it’s exactly the same

    • daz

      December 2nd, 2023 - 11:13am

      There’s no difference. You never know CO might do a third run of these.

    • booboo

      December 2nd, 2023 - 12:18pm

      The printed code is different but bar code and even production date is the same and no version 2 etc.

      Nothing that would tell the 2 apart

  • Anthony Fagn

    November 26th, 2023 - 5:29pm

    So a THIRD batch of this item coming then? Or some stock left over for the ones that had thier orders cancelled last Monday?

    • Matt Y

      November 28th, 2023 - 12:50am

      Where did you see/hear this?

  • Nath

    November 25th, 2023 - 7:12am

    So apparently I’m not receiving till Monday… bought it the same time as everyone else and Royal Mail says it’s 48 hours yet it will be in transit 3-4 days so yeah that’s great I won’t receive it like everyone else did before the 60th a bit disappointed

    • Matt Y

      November 28th, 2023 - 12:50am

      Same here. CO sent them out with Royal Mail 48 when it was dispatched on Wednesday. It should have therefore arrived Friday. Nope. Saturday. Nope. By 3pm today (Monday) as the email stated..Nope. It has been received at Gatwick sorting office 5 times! And was sent to Brighton this morning. I don’t live in Brighton. I live 90 miles away from Brighton! After the trying to buy this item debacle (two and half hours wait in queue which then became four hours and then when I got to the end of the queue I got thrown out and had to start again) this isn’t a great surprise.

    • Matt Y

      November 28th, 2023 - 10:41am

      Have just checked details of delivery and they are using my old postcode!

  • James

    November 23rd, 2023 - 6:39pm

    Got mine today. Good day for the 60th anniversary. Can’t believe it arrived so soon.

  • Anonymouse

    November 23rd, 2023 - 6:26pm

    Mine arrived this afternoon according to RM, and that’s after being told it wouldn’t be until tomorrow.

    Getting online and ordering this was a nightmare for a lot of us, but I’m *really* impressed with Character’s turnaround on this occasion. It’s as if they’re making a concerted effort to get the domestic orders fulfilled before the specials air.

  • pupbenny

    November 23rd, 2023 - 4:19pm

    Mine arrived this morning.

  • H

    November 23rd, 2023 - 2:51pm

    Just got mine today. Bring on Saturday!!

  • IheartMelissaBenoist

    November 23rd, 2023 - 1:43pm

    No personal offense to any of you intended, but… Wasn’t I in line before a lot of you Monday morning? And I just got an email from Character that my order cannot be fulfilled due to “unforeseen issues” with their shipment. Grrrrrrr…

    • mb

      November 23rd, 2023 - 2:00pm

      Same here. Gutted 🙁

  • DAVEross

    November 23rd, 2023 - 12:05am

    I just received both emails from character options at 1:14pm informing me that my orders with tracking for the website exclusive screwdriver have been shipped and are being delivered by royal mail 48hrs fingers crossed for thursday but most likely friday is when they will be delivered I’m so excited to finally explore all the sounds and features of this beauty of a sonic screwdriver I’m especially excited to see how the different colours look

  • anon

    November 22nd, 2023 - 3:27pm

    Mine has already been posted out by Royal Mail no less, with Tracking. Wasn’t expecting dispatch so soon?

  • Jordan Symmons

    November 22nd, 2023 - 3:21pm

    Hiya All mine has been shipped today so hopefully I’ll get it tomorrow or Friday at the latest.

    Bring on the 60th Anniversary Specials With David Tennant and Catherine Tate thi²s Saturday at 18:30pm On BBC One.

  • FH

    November 20th, 2023 - 11:53pm

    It’s interesting how cheap these actually going for on eBay right now. £50-60. Not too bad tbf. I bet the guy that paid over £200 for one yesterday feels silly.

    • Loobop

      November 21st, 2023 - 4:17pm

      Well it’s not quite so “limited edition” with it now having 2 production runs.If character see more money in it they’ll probably be a third run too.

  • Simon Cantlow

    November 20th, 2023 - 11:37pm

    Went on to today, all sold out again.
    Does anyone know if they will be back in stock of is this the last run. But I think they should of had some in store its not fair that people wait for hours on a website that doesn’t end up working very well.

    • Anon

      November 21st, 2023 - 12:00pm

      It was confirmed on Character Options’ instagram that they sold out.

  • Spooky

    November 20th, 2023 - 9:22pm

    Do we know if anything will differentiate this one from the original 1st Edition, even just on the packaging to show its a 2nd Edition or 2nd release?

    • Anthony Fagn

      November 26th, 2023 - 5:42pm

      As its issued a third time it won’t make any difference

    • anon

      November 26th, 2023 - 11:27pm

      Production Number/Date look’s the same as well on the 2nd. issue box?

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