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November 17th, 2023 114 comments

The 14th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Standard Edition

Available for pre-order from (sold out Again)

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.

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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


  • Bobby Davros

    August 27th, 2023 - 3:28pm

    You could get this and pretend its Shin Hati’s lightsabre until Hasbro can release an official one.

  • David

    August 27th, 2023 - 6:28am

    I have both this and the online edition but can’t really decide which to favour…

    Which to me is a good sign..character clearly have done a great job on these.

    Bring on Doctor 15’s version

  • Gallifrey Falls No More

    August 26th, 2023 - 6:42pm

    Forbidden planet and worlds apart in Liverpool had these today.

  • Cymon

    August 26th, 2023 - 3:02pm

    The Who shop have these up for pre order, stock coming in in December pre order now for pre Christmas arrival. One per person according to Facebook

  • Gallifrey Falls No More

    August 25th, 2023 - 10:38pm

    Mine arrived today from forbidden planet. Have to say owning both I definitely prefer this one. Just wish it had the hidden lights and sounds

    • Anon

      August 26th, 2023 - 7:15pm

      Shipping note on Tuesday but still not delivered and now the Bank Holiday means no delivery til Tuesday ….. Aaaaargh!

    • Dave

      November 16th, 2023 - 9:10am

      Yeah I bought the original version and am generally disappointed; the standard version looks much nicer than the chrome. The additional settings are cool but because I use it more for display I’m not getting the benefit haha

  • Troughton’s Trousers

    August 25th, 2023 - 6:28pm

    I was in Forbidden Planet in London yesterday and there were loads on the shelves.

  • Judooning

    August 25th, 2023 - 11:26am

    Just recieved mine from Royal Mail.
    I prefer it to the special edition. The grey paint scheme just seems to fit better with everything else on the shelf.
    That’s not to lower the special edition, it’s still great looking.

    • Anon

      August 25th, 2023 - 12:20pm

      Still waiting for mine … It’s agonising

    • Jordan

      August 25th, 2023 - 2:30pm

      Hi I got mine today from forbidden planet in Southampton.

      And the grey looks alot better than the £30 one and it’s cheaper too.

      So I’ll be using this one at the Bournemouth and film comic con thus September at the BIC ..

    • Daz

      August 25th, 2023 - 4:17pm

      Just received mine today as well, I think the standard version is very cool. Very good quality, nice addition to the collection.

  • Andrew

    August 25th, 2023 - 10:11am

    Birmingham store – Forbidden Planet had a new case on display yesterday when my son went in for me. £18.99

  • David

    August 25th, 2023 - 8:46am

    Who shop will have some limited amounts this weekend at their signing event

    • Cymon

      August 26th, 2023 - 3:07pm

      The whoshop have them to pre order now on their website 1 per customer they are due to arrive in December

  • Michael

    August 24th, 2023 - 7:40pm

    I’m surprised B&M didn’t order some. Easy money

  • Gallifrey Falls No More

    August 24th, 2023 - 2:06pm

    Anyone got theirs from forbidden planet yet?

    • Anon

      August 24th, 2023 - 2:51pm

      I had a shipping email from GO on Tuesday so am hoping it will arrive tomorrow.

    • Anon

      August 24th, 2023 - 2:52pm

      Sorry FP not GO (spell check grrr)

    • Judooning

      August 24th, 2023 - 3:49pm

      Not yet. I thought it might turn up today but maybe it’ll be tomorrow. I know with FP, sometimes they can dispatch something and it can be upto a week before it arrives. Then other times it can be a couple of days.
      I think sometimes “dispatch” may mean something like waiting in the warehouse to be shipped. If they have lots of the same order etc.

    • Daniel Simmonds

      August 24th, 2023 - 6:23pm

      Got mine delivered today from Forbidden Planet via DPD very happy to get this version as I missed out on the chrome one

    • Loobop

      August 25th, 2023 - 12:14pm

      mine just arrived by royal mail 48 hours post.Which is bad news for my thirteenth doctor barbie doll she’ll have to move to a different shelf now.

  • demdike@Cult Labs

    August 22nd, 2023 - 6:15pm

    Are items like this actually making their way into high street shops or supermarkets do you know?

    It was brilliant when Tesco stocked all the classic Character Options figures and you could go in and see a Voc Robot or Sea Devil on the shelves.

    • booboo

      August 22nd, 2023 - 6:18pm

      no idea, i suspect CO might have them at £14.99 (+post) at some stage but not sure if there are enough to find their way to large retail oustlets.

    • GallfreyStands

      August 23rd, 2023 - 1:51pm

      They Are meant to be trying to convince main retailers to once more stock drwho stuff.

      So they need Argos to stock stuff basically otherwise all the specialist shops will SCALP price well.

  • booboo

    August 22nd, 2023 - 5:25pm

    some ebay sellers have a decent price (including post) at the moment

    • Anon

      August 22nd, 2023 - 5:54pm

      It’s also £24.99 on Amazon

    • booboo

      August 22nd, 2023 - 6:03pm

      £21.99 now

      Some retailers have been seriously taking advantage of the frenzy on this one

    • daz

      August 22nd, 2023 - 9:57pm

      Even Sci-fi Collector upped their price to £29.99 plus £5 delivery.

      Scalpers in disguise in my opinion.

  • Loobop

    August 22nd, 2023 - 4:23pm

    I got a email from forbidden planet this afternoon saying my 14th sonic screwdriver has been despatched i’ll leave this one in it’s box i think.

  • Gallifrey Falls No More

    August 21st, 2023 - 6:58pm

    Anyone know a great shop for doctor who in Manchester? Here for the 2 days.

    • Ryan

      August 21st, 2023 - 7:23pm

      There’s a guy in Affleck’s who sells a bunch of Doctor Who figures. He’s on the third floor.

    • Gallifrey Falls No More

      August 22nd, 2023 - 10:48pm

      Thank you so much! Got so many great figures and it was so cheap!!!

    • beef

      August 23rd, 2023 - 1:20am

      Star wars man, but that’s all older second hand stuff iirc. otherwise there’s forbidden planet

    • Reme

      August 23rd, 2023 - 10:09am

      I wouldn’t go afflecks the guy in there uncharges like crazy, he was charging 30 quid for the current (at the time) B&M sets without packaging

  • Doctorbendisco

    August 21st, 2023 - 2:08pm

    My sonic has just arrived from the whoshop it looks great.

  • Greg

    August 20th, 2023 - 12:52pm

    Mine arrived this afternoon from sci-fi collector. I’m very impressed. I think I prefer it to the chrome one.

    • Doctor What

      August 20th, 2023 - 7:33pm

      Any news on if it’s got the secret sounds and lights etc.? Only asking due to the confusion for everyone, both retailers and fans because some descriptions say it’s the same as the limited edition, some say it isn’t, even on this page a CO rep said it doesn’t, yet the item descriptions say it does

    • booboo

      August 20th, 2023 - 7:46pm

      Does not have secret sounds, some retailers used the Ltd edition description, some of which have amended already.

      This “confusion” should never have happed.

    • Greg

      August 21st, 2023 - 10:46pm

      No extra features on this version.

  • Lewis frisby

    August 16th, 2023 - 10:16am

    Is it me or is nothing on this website loading

    • booboo

      August 16th, 2023 - 11:11am

      Heavy traffic (i wonder why) sorted now

  • Sam

    August 16th, 2023 - 6:24am

    If Ncuti has a different one, Character Options should plan ahead for demand.

    • Anon

      August 16th, 2023 - 6:56pm

      They had better take the number they first thought of and multiply that by 1000

    • Sam

      August 17th, 2023 - 11:14pm

      Yes definitely by at least 1000. The newest magazine confirms Ncuti has his own & Russell describes it as ” something that every kid wants for Christmas.”

  • carlo

    August 16th, 2023 - 12:25am

    i really hope it has the secret sounds

    • Sam

      August 16th, 2023 - 6:23am

      Apparently no, look further down this thread.

  • Harrietjonesprimeminister-yesweknowwhoyouare

    August 16th, 2023 - 12:09am

    Just got the chrome version (which I absolutely adore) but I I have to agree I think this looks way more accurate to the prop. The prop isn’t chrome, its quite clearly a lightly polished metal, but not mirror finish. Dont get me wrong I genuinely think the chrome sonic is the finest product character have ever produced, it looks pure class, and when it catches the light it could easily pass as metal. But based on all we have seen, this has more accurate finish.

  • Aqua

    August 15th, 2023 - 8:02am

    When will this Sonic Scredriver release in Australia? And what will it be on?

    • Aqua

      August 15th, 2023 - 8:02am


    • booboo

      August 15th, 2023 - 8:04am

      Ikon have it for around January

    • Aqua

      August 15th, 2023 - 8:07am

      What world-wide shops do you think it will be available on?

    • booboo

      August 15th, 2023 - 8:09am

      character should have it soon

    • toby

      August 15th, 2023 - 7:23pm

      this store I have ordered 3 of them form them its £20 each at they had they will get them in stock at the 17/8/23 then post them and they have a lot of doctor who as well if you spend more than £50 its free posting so I got 3 of them 1 for me and 2 to save if broken

    • Anon

      August 15th, 2023 - 9:37pm

      Google search is showing lots of per orders for Australia & NZ – titanpopculture, ozziecollectables, mightyape, popstop to make a few – estimated delivery Jan 2024 – Hope this helps those down under

    • Aqua

      August 17th, 2023 - 1:30pm

      Do you think Amazon will have it at some point?

    • booboo

      August 17th, 2023 - 1:33pm

      not sure but i think CO site will

    • Aqua

      August 27th, 2023 - 7:44am

      What is happening with these at the moment on release date? Because I see so many reviews and unboxing from people in the UK on YouTube and Australian fans have to wait till Feb 2024 possibly.

  • booboo

    August 14th, 2023 - 8:01pm

    And now to the next retailer, whoever that might might be…

    • Anon

      August 14th, 2023 - 8:31pm

      Looks like.pre-order is still available at and . Prices are £21 and £19.99 respectively.

    • FH

      August 14th, 2023 - 8:54pm

      they’re back in at forbiddenplanet.

    • booboo

      August 14th, 2023 - 9:05pm

      gone again, some one cancelled it no doubt, what is going on with these.

    • Anon

      August 14th, 2023 - 9:13pm

      And they are also appearing for pre-order on a well known auction site. Prices definitely vary!

    • When The Doctor Was Me

      August 15th, 2023 - 4:46pm

      I’d love to see Smyths pick up the brand! Walking i to a toy shop and seeing all of these in hand would be great!

    • Loobop

      August 15th, 2023 - 9:29pm

      forbidden planet sent me a email today saying release date now changed to 23rd august wonder why suddenly two days more.

  • Jesse

    August 14th, 2023 - 7:34pm

    What’s the difference between the standard edition and the limited edition?

    • booboo

      August 14th, 2023 - 7:45pm

      Matt finish prongs, no secret sounds or colours (according to CO representative )

    • Mr Greel

      August 14th, 2023 - 8:40pm

      According to product description on Sci fi Collector website:
      “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.”
      Remains to be seen what these are. Thankfully managed to order one from Forbidden Planet before they went.

    • booboo

      August 14th, 2023 - 8:57pm

      conflicting info as usual. PR did not include a product description, each retailer seems to be putting up different wording but scifi’s is from the LTD edition description.

      Never used to be like this, so misleading and uncertain to the consumer

    • Jordan Symmons

      August 15th, 2023 - 4:42pm

      Hi do you know what other retailers will be stocking them at all..

      Many thanks

      Jordan Symmons

  • Loobop

    August 14th, 2023 - 7:33pm

    Although i was lucky enough to get the first version i ordered this version too off forbidden planet i got tenths mug and coaster while at it to justify the postage price. I thought forbidden planet would have got the fourteenth doctor comic con titan figures in by now i still live in hope seen none on ebay either.

    • booboo

      August 14th, 2023 - 7:46pm

      looking out for those myself, hardly any on ebay (US)

    • Mr Greel

      August 14th, 2023 - 8:45pm

      Want the 14th Titans too. Wondering if Forbidden Planet have them and holding them back until they release their new 14th Doctor range.

    • Moodbeam

      August 15th, 2023 - 2:53pm

      Have the first version but ordered this too for the collection. Added three of the 2.99 Titan Vinyls on also to justify postage… plus at that price I couldn’t refuse.

  • FH

    August 14th, 2023 - 7:19pm

    got mine. 🙂 are these gonna get sold out too do you think?

    • booboo

      August 14th, 2023 - 7:23pm

      I think there will be many retailers but they will only be sent so many, its a question of take your pick when you can.

      Also Suspect the 2nd batch of exclusives will hang about as the buzz will have died down by then

  • Judooning

    August 14th, 2023 - 4:55pm

    Not messing about with this. Ordered one
    I prefere the packaging on this one to the limited one

  • Anon

    August 14th, 2023 - 4:29pm

    Jusy ordered mine from FP – don’t want to miss out on this one as well.

  • Daniel Simmonds

    August 14th, 2023 - 4:14pm

    Just ordered one from Forbidden planet, really surprised these are not available direct from Character.

    • booboo

      August 14th, 2023 - 4:51pm

      think it will be, uneven retailer listings is a bit odd

    • Judooning

      August 14th, 2023 - 4:57pm

      Wonder if they’re giving each retailer their own few days slots to get maximum orders in?

  • Doctorbendisco

    August 14th, 2023 - 4:04pm

    I ordered mine from the whoshop as it is cheap cause it is 17.99 on the whoshop

    • booboo

      August 14th, 2023 - 4:08pm

      sold out, get them from where you can when you can.

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