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December 20th, 2012 30 comments

River Song’s Sonic Screwdriver Artisan Master Series

River Song’s Sonic Screwdriver – Artisan Master Series

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For Doctor Who collectors who demand absolute authenticity, QMx is proud to offer a very limited edition of River Song’s Sonic Screwdriver, as part of the QMx Artisan Master Series.

This special edition of the Sonic Screwdriver has been handmade for QMx by Doctor Who Prop Maker Nick Robatto, who is based in Cardiff, Wales. Like the prop seen on-screen, this sonic screwdriver lights up at the tip. And behind a removable cover there’s the neural relay which flashes to indicate the life force left in River Song.

River claims this antique-looking sonic screwdriver was a gift from the Doctor in an encounter he has no memory of, because her timeline runs contrary to his. Wibbly wobbly, timey-wimey stuff, indeed!

Each River Song’s Sonic Screwdriver – Artisan Master Series:

  • Is made entirely by hand by Mr. Robatto himself. Most of the parts were machined by hand — none were CNC’d; it is constructed exactly like the screen-used hero prop.
  • Consists of approximately 70 components, most of them made of aluminum, brass, resin, nylon and polymethyl methacrylate.
  • Features a crackle paint similar to that used on the 10th’s Doctor’s Sonic. However, the crackle is a bit larger and the color deeper and darker to reflect the age of River Song’s Sonic.
  • Takes two weeks to assemble.
  • Contains no found objects, with the exception of screws and electronic components. All other parts are handmade.
  • Measures about 6.89 inches (175 mm) long.

“The River Song Sonic is probably my favorite sonic to make,” says Nick. He considers himself very lucky to have had the job of bringing the sonics to life for the Doctor Who series, where he has been the prop maker since the show rebooted in 2005.

“It’s an enjoyable piece to make and the overall finish of this sonic is very pleasing,” Nick adds. He credits Doctor Who Concept Artist Peter Mckinstry for the “great design” down to the little details.

“I especially like the added verdigris which gives the sonic a life and history behind it,” says Nick. He advises owners of this hero prop to handle it firmly but gently, and to clean it with a soft, dry cloth.

Each River Song’s Sonic Screwdriver – Artisan Master Series comes nestled in a River Song diary prop replica. On the inside cover is a certificate of authenticity with the edition number and Nick Robatto’s signature. The sonic and diary come packaged in a handmade wooden chest that features the Doctor Who logo.

Only 15 of these very special Master Series River Song Sonic Screwdrivers made personally by Nick Robatto will be available for sale. It’s a rare opportunity to own this absolutely authentic piece of Gallifreyan technology. Offered at $3,499.95.


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  • Baba

    January 4th, 2013 - 1:55pm

    I want one! How much can I get it for! Where can I get one! WOW!

  • Mooneye63

    December 27th, 2012 - 4:07pm

    If you buy the S6 Boxset you see part of their last meeting in the extra mini eps.

    Yep this is a great Sonic but will it have sound?? That’s a silly amount to pay I’ll be waiting for another release of this elsewhere at a much more realistic cost

  • roloboy97

    December 26th, 2012 - 5:26pm

    Hi booboo do you know when QMX are making that 11th doctors screwdriver replica we talk about ages ago? it also said on there website they are making one at a later date?

  • The Driver

    December 25th, 2012 - 3:24pm

    You have to make it?! Or is it already done for you?

  • Trenzalore 64

    December 25th, 2012 - 1:42pm

    I love the way the screwdriver is presented in the box with the straw, but i dont think price wise it is a very good buy, it looks very expensive.

  • The Driver

    December 22nd, 2012 - 12:11pm

    This is ridiculously expensive! I mean, whod get it? What if it breaks? Well, anyway, thats just my opinion. Im sure most of you have different opinions.

  • The TARDIS

    December 22nd, 2012 - 7:29am

    I would have loved to have gotten this, but it was so expensive and I wouldn’t have dared to touch it. At that price, I’d rather get a life size Dalek…

    • dd

      December 22nd, 2012 - 11:25am

      got one

    • dr who 1999

      December 22nd, 2012 - 11:54am


  • Imaginethatnodoor

    December 21st, 2012 - 9:40pm

    Sorry but unless any whovian has ever one the lottery I doubt they will be buying this

    • booboo

      December 21st, 2012 - 9:49pm

      last one sold out in days

  • The Driver

    December 21st, 2012 - 8:16pm

    This is so cool! Such a shame its so expensive

  • The Driver

    December 21st, 2012 - 3:57pm

    It’s a trap! I cannot handle money of this magnitude! Too expensive!

  • cyberman2

    December 21st, 2012 - 1:39pm

    I WANT ONE! my precious

    • The Driver

      December 27th, 2012 - 4:44pm

      Well, if you have $3500, then it is yours!

  • Liason Ice

    December 21st, 2012 - 2:30am

    At that price I’d be to scared to touch it

    • The Driver

      December 21st, 2012 - 4:24pm

      I get what you mean.

    • Sebatron

      December 21st, 2012 - 10:03pm


    • Droney

      December 24th, 2012 - 7:13am

      Me to and then you will not play with it

  • dr who 1999

    December 20th, 2012 - 10:04pm

    I’d rather spend this amount of money on a life size dalek, although i admit this looks pretty sweet

  • Sebatron

    December 20th, 2012 - 10:02pm

    I’d love this!!!

  • Radburn

    December 20th, 2012 - 9:09pm

    Expensive (As it would be for the sheer quality behind it) & as much as I would like one it’s for rich Whovians only. At 15 pieces this is a true collectable!

  • duckter who

    December 20th, 2012 - 8:47pm

    would buy it for that price if it worked 🙂

  • Droney

    December 20th, 2012 - 8:39pm

    I would love this but it is a lot of money

  • The TARDIS

    December 20th, 2012 - 8:26pm

    I really would like this… such a shame about the price, and the (very) limited number…

  • SamBentleyUK

    December 20th, 2012 - 8:24pm

    I like how the box is her book. I really want to see how she get’s the screwdriver, and how the Doctor get’s it actually. I ever understood that bit.

    • Mr Sec

      December 21st, 2012 - 8:19am

      she gets it at the singing towers of dellirium, she says the Doctor was crying for a lost love. he then handed her the screwdriver and said, “you can keep it, just put micro dampners on it”

    • booboo the third

      December 21st, 2012 - 12:31pm

      crying for a lost love could that be amy because it could be in series 7 part two because i know he gets over them whe he meets “osra” clara oswin but it might be like their wedding or some thing.

    • SamBentleyUK

      December 21st, 2012 - 2:17pm

      I know how she get’s it, I want to SEE it, on the TV.

    • GallifreyRules

      December 21st, 2012 - 6:35pm

      @ Mr Sec – how did you know he was crying for a lost love and said that line? That was never mentioned in Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead?

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