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November 1st, 2023 131 comments

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The 14th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Standard Edition

Please check around for prices on this item. A seemingly lack of stock V demand has lead to highly inflated prices, even from established high street and online retailers.

The Doctor has regenerated, and he has a new Sonic screwdriver! Accompanying David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor in the 60th Anniversary specials, this sonic has a new but familiar form, just like the Doctor!

Character Options is proud to present the new Sonic screwdriver in toy form! It features light and sound FX as well as an opening and extending action – all operated from a single button on the handle.

The sonic comes beautifully presented in special anniversary packaging and is the perfect addition to any fans collection. Age: 5+

Battery Requirements: Requires 3 x 1.5V A76/AG13/LR44 Button Cell Batteries. (Demonstration Batteries Included).

Categorised under: General toys, Toys



  • Alan Coker

    December 24th, 2023 - 6:21am

    From the comments im gathering that rich people are purpously buying these sonics and reselling them to make more that what their worth. Greedy buggers. I wanted one so bad. Thought i ordered from Etsy but didnt see the fine print. Sonic does not come with stand. Aauuuuugghh!!!! $44.something for a stand and no screwdriver

    • daz

      December 24th, 2023 - 8:55am

      Not just scalpers, SciFi Collector is selling it at over double rrp too. Taking advantage of DW fans like they do with the majority of their stock.

      £18.99 is all you should pay if you can get one.

  • James

    December 7th, 2023 - 2:10pm

    Why is it so hard to get hold of one of these, especially at the 18-19 pound retail price as opposed the the 40-50 they seem to be going for most places. The Character and Forbidden Planet websites suggested there was stock due in early december (around the 6th) but haven’t seen anything, have been checking multiple times daily but no luck. The who shop also suggested this but they are also out of stock and even they have inflated the prices. Just so strange to me how the supposed ‘retail’ version is almost as hard to get hold of as the limited edition! It’s been harder to get than any previous sonics, and the fact it’s not readily available is so weird to me. All this money supposedly going into the new era of the show, you would think the sonic screwdriver (easily the most popular product) would have sufficient stock. booboo any ideas?

    • booboo

      December 7th, 2023 - 2:15pm

      FP restocks lasted a day and have already sold out because of their price , Character have a page for it (17.99) but its never been available to order.

      A lot of the stock seems to have ended up with ebay / amazon retailers who are selling at over twice RRP.

    • James

      December 7th, 2023 - 5:46pm

      Any ideas why the stock is so low? I cant understand it, you would think the fact its new sonic screwdriver alone would be incentive enough to have plenty of stock, but the fact its a 60th product and a Tennant one at that would surely leave no doubt of selling, very bizarre choice.

    • booboo

      December 7th, 2023 - 6:06pm

      overcautious maybe, clearly no interest in the likes of Argos etc

    • Peter

      December 9th, 2023 - 4:59pm

      Forbidden planets London store have had a restock – there were about 40 of them on the shelf today (this was at about 11.30 this morning)

    • Richie

      December 11th, 2023 - 6:25pm

      Peter’s tip was good. Had only 2 on the shelf when I went in this morning.

    • Paul

      December 12th, 2023 - 12:09pm

      Will there be another restock at a larger quantity maybe 1 per person to stop people from ordering several I would love to get just one of these

    • booboo

      December 12th, 2023 - 12:13pm

      there might be but most of the stock seems to have gone to multiple smaller retailers who are selling at highly inflated prices, there is actually lots of stock around.

      Character did have a page for it (£17.99) but never put it up for order

    • James

      December 14th, 2023 - 1:18pm

      UPDATE- So in my search for a 14th sonic at its actual retail price, I searched through most online retailers. Theres a shop called ‘Worlds Apart’ they have stores in Birmingham and Liverpool that I know of, they posted on twitter saying they had 14th sonics in stock and to contact them for an order, so I messaged them asking the price and was told they were selling them at £29.99 each, better than eBay/amazon I know, but still an absolutely stupid price. I then had product adverts coming up also on instagram for the 14th sonic at Sci-fi Collector, these were even worse at £39.99! but they had seemingly sold out anyway, my sympathies to anyone who payed £40 for the standard edition sonic, absolute joke! I then returned to Forbidden Planet, since I have no stores anywhere near me I checked with their individual store social media accounts, where I saw the Nottingham store had posted on theirs about 14 sonics being in stock and mail orders being available, I then contacted them to ask about pricing and to my delight they had few remaining in stock and were at 17.99 each! The staff were so nice, posted them on Monday and received my order yesterday, yes you heard it here folks! A 14th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver at its actual retail price of £17.99! Miracles do happen. But honestly, It really shouldnt be this difficult and require this much effort to get one! Hope this helps someone!

    • butterfly

      December 15th, 2023 - 9:57pm

      Galaxy 4 have them. Only £22.99

  • Tonks

    December 6th, 2023 - 7:25pm

    Dammit, the Forbidden Planet ones went out of stock in a day! Just checked my inbox and saw the website. Ffs

  • Harrison

    December 4th, 2023 - 2:55pm

    Mine order updated and now says the sonic will be in stock tomorrow 12/6. Fingers crossed!

    • Tonks

      December 6th, 2023 - 7:26pm

      Already gone

  • Boothby

    December 1st, 2023 - 10:59am

    Out of stock on the CO website

    • booboo

      December 1st, 2023 - 11:00am

      they did have it available

  • Aqua

    November 30th, 2023 - 9:34am

    Hi, do we know whether character will create a version to fit the Australian button battery regulations?

    If not, how will Australians require this limited and awesome sonic screwdriver?

  • Dan

    November 24th, 2023 - 11:09pm

    I preordered this with it due to be released yesterday but it’s still not been released? Weird

    • Dan

      November 24th, 2023 - 11:10pm

      From Forbidden Planet btw

    • Benjii

      November 25th, 2023 - 3:37pm

      Same here!

    • Harrison

      November 27th, 2023 - 2:16pm

      I reached out to FB and this was their reply: “We are currently awaiting a restock of Doctor Who: Sonic Screwdriver Roleplay Toy: Fourteenth Doctor from our suppliers we are hoping this will be in the coming weeks.”

      Hopefully its sooner than later.

    • Harrison

      November 27th, 2023 - 2:28pm

      I reached out to FP and this was their reply: “We are currently awaiting a restock of Doctor Who: Sonic Screwdriver Roleplay Toy: Fourteenth Doctor from our suppliers we are hoping this will be in the coming weeks.”

      Hopefully its sooner than later.

    • Harrison

      November 27th, 2023 - 2:28pm


    • booboo

      November 27th, 2023 - 2:41pm

      strange as others have clearly had stock and are happily selling it at over 2.5x retail

    • Harrison

      November 27th, 2023 - 2:30pm

      Forbidden Planet*

  • anon

    November 20th, 2023 - 2:09pm

    Will Forbidden Planet restock the retail ver. Of the sonic bc its out of stock there atm..

  • daz

    November 16th, 2023 - 3:01pm

    According to Facebook the chrome version is back in stock at Character from Monday.

  • Tom Baker

    November 15th, 2023 - 6:45pm

    Back in stock in forbidden planet fyi

  • Young J

    September 7th, 2023 - 2:33pm

    I received my order of the retail version of the 14th doctor sonic screwdriver from a seller on ebay so now I have the online version and the retail version

  • Star Lord

    September 5th, 2023 - 10:56am

    For anyone in ROI, plenty of these available in FPDublin at the moment.

    • River

      September 10th, 2023 - 9:14pm

      What’s FP?

    • Star Lord

      September 18th, 2023 - 9:13am

      Forbidden Planet 🙂

  • Andy

    September 5th, 2023 - 10:14am

    Managed to get hold of a few of the Standard edition. One for display (got all the sonics), one for my son to play with (yes, buying the toy for actual PLAY) and one to keep mint in box. However, is it just me, or with the limited release of Doctor Who toys, its just getting harder and harder to get hold of things?

    I had to order a TARDIS on ebay for the inflated price (I have a complete Character Options TARDIS collection), and I was looking for the 5 doctors/white daleks sets in a B&M, but nothing.

    • beef

      November 15th, 2023 - 10:46pm

      maybe its because people keep buying three of them

  • Bob James

    September 2nd, 2023 - 6:58pm

    Also available for pre-order at

  • James

    September 1st, 2023 - 8:59pm

    I looked on eBay for the screwdriver and I saw on listed for £999.99 (and no I didn’t mess the price up) £999.99! Why in earth would someone charge so much for a toy

    • booboo

      September 2nd, 2023 - 3:10am

      default price which leaves the post live whilst awaiting more stock, i see this quite a lot on many items.

  • Young J

    September 1st, 2023 - 9:40am

    I also order the 14th doctor sonic screwdriver retail Edition off ebay and I will have two visions of this 14th doctor sonic screwdriver

  • Darren

    August 31st, 2023 - 4:34pm

    Forbidden Planet on Shaftsbury Ave, London put a fresh box of sonics out when I was there this afternoon.
    Still £18.99

  • Ewan

    August 31st, 2023 - 10:15am

    I pre-ordered mine on Mighty Ape and it says it won’t release until next year and won’t arrive until February.

    • HS

      August 31st, 2023 - 4:50pm

      Maybe New Zealand hasn’t received their shipments yet.

  • Anon

    August 29th, 2023 - 8:44pm

    Mine finally arrived from Forbidden Planet…..very happy

    • Bro

      November 22nd, 2023 - 5:52pm

      Bit late buy does it have all the different colours

  • Loobop

    August 29th, 2023 - 4:19pm

    be careful if buying on ebay looks like there are now some fakes doing the rounds on ebay as some have hong kong location or no feedback which is never good.

  • Aqua

    August 28th, 2023 - 7:28am

    What is happening with the stock of these and when they will come out across the globe?

    • Andrew

      August 28th, 2023 - 7:08pm

      Doctor who

  • Aqua

    August 28th, 2023 - 7:27am

    What is happening with the release dates with these? And what places will they be sold in Australia.


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