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May 31st, 2016 335 comments

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The Twelfth Doctor’s Second Sonic Screwdriver

Twelfth Doctor’s Second Sonic Screwdriver Blasts into Character Options’ Collection

After months of speculation it is now official, the Twelfth Doctor’s Second Sonic Screwdriver is to be part of the Character Options’ toy collection.

The first images have been released with confirmation that the eagerly awaited Sonic will be on sale within weeks!


This new toy version is a faithful recreation of the current Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver which debuted in the Series 9 Episode ‘Hell Bent’.

This is the first Sonic to have 4 light modes and four sound FX. The model has been designed as a replica from the Series 9 Prop.


As all fans would know, the Doctor has carried many Sonic Screwdrivers of various designs throughout his lifetimes, ranging from a simple silver coloured tube to more complex illuminated and articulated versions.


This second Sonic for the Twelfth Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, was ‘gifted’ to him by the TARDIS itself after his previous version was lost.

Although we are yet to discover all of the new Sonic’s abilities, like the Doctor himself, it has become ever more complex and mysterious.


This multipurpose tool features numerous settings and can open most locks, detect all manner of deadly rays, read bio-signs and generate Sonic waves of great power.

Alasdair Dewar, Head of Product Development at Character Options commented:

“Since this Twelfth Doctor’s Second Sonic Screwdriver appeared at the end of series 9, we have been inundated by fan requests to produce a toy replica as part of our toy range. We are therefore very proud to finally be able to reveal it. The Sonic Screwdriver has historically been one of the most sought after toys for fans and collectors alike and we hope they will be as delighted with it as we are.”

The Character Options’ Twelfth Doctor’s Second Sonic Screwdriver costs just SRP £14.99

For a limited time only, exclusively on the Doctor Who Shop (USA and Canada), fans will receive a Gift with Purchase – one pack of three exclusive trading cards from the Twelfth Doctor’s limited edition set – with the new Sonic Screwdriver, while supplies last.


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  • Drwhofan12

    July 3rd, 2023 - 3:13pm

    I had one but it broke sadly
    Does anyone know where I can get one cheap?

  • Coolicle

    April 19th, 2017 - 5:22pm

    Argos are now selling this sonic catalogue number 5033890

    • The Living Shadow

      April 19th, 2017 - 11:53pm

      …for a slightly reduced price too!

  • Anonymous

    January 15th, 2017 - 2:08pm

    I live in Aus and ordered mine today. Can not wait to get it


    December 9th, 2016 - 6:31pm

    Are you or the BBC making a decent copy of the new offence about your plastic ones, but ive tried it on traffic wardens and doesnt disolve them!

  • The Living Shadow

    June 14th, 2016 - 7:43pm

    Finally picked one up today from toys r us! …and what an amazing toy it is!

  • Anonymous

    June 13th, 2016 - 10:26am

    Now being dispatched from Amazon

  • Gallifrey Falls No More

    June 5th, 2016 - 9:28pm

    Mine arrived from FP yesterday and what a beauty it is. I wasn’t too sure about the design of the prop but this has changed my mind. The blue design if it is amazing and I love how the LEDs are so bright


      December 9th, 2016 - 6:35pm

      is yours one of those plastic ones or a decent copy?

    • TigerMan1995

      May 18th, 2018 - 10:12pm

      WAYNE MARTINEZ, they’re all plastic. All past, current and future stock is plastic. You can get a prop replica from Rubbertoe Replicas. It is metal.

  • Tom

    June 4th, 2016 - 11:05am

    Mine arrived today it seems louder than other screwdrivers Its ashame there is no volume control haha

    • Cyberman Bill

      June 5th, 2016 - 7:35pm

      Why would you want volume control???

    • Tom

      June 8th, 2016 - 9:37am

      I have sensitive hearing and some of the sounds are a bit painful

    • Anonymous

      January 15th, 2017 - 2:10pm

      Finally a sonic you can hear

  • Monique

    June 4th, 2016 - 8:26am

    Who knows if it is possible to order items in England and to be send to Holland. Mij son is a BIG dr. Who fan and would like some artikels for his birthday.

    • booboo

      June 4th, 2016 - 9:03am

      character ship worldwide

  • Monique

    June 4th, 2016 - 8:24am

    Who knows if it is possible to order these items for mij son in England and to get them send over to Holland?

  • Doctorfan

    June 3rd, 2016 - 5:31pm

    finally got mine looks awesome so much better in person i highly recommend you get one (if you can find one, i especially ordered one in and i went to get it today)

  • Where In Time And Space

    June 2nd, 2016 - 6:44pm

    Got mine today from Forbidden Planet London. Love it

    • The Living Shadow

      June 4th, 2016 - 9:47am

      In store or online?

    • Where In Time And Space

      June 9th, 2016 - 8:23am

      In store

  • prototype dalek

    June 2nd, 2016 - 2:09pm

    In stock on the character website now

  • Anonymous

    June 1st, 2016 - 10:37pm

    May I just ask is it to scale from the prop ?

    • Cyberman Bill

      June 1st, 2016 - 11:18pm

      Yes. They were sent a couple of original props to look at as they made there’s.

  • Gallifrey Falls No More

    June 1st, 2016 - 11:58am

    Booboo do you know how long forbidden planets delivery will take in the UK?

    • booboo

      June 1st, 2016 - 12:00pm

      once despatched 2 – 3 working days

      I can see some are being sent out from .com today

  • Gallifrey Falls No More

    June 1st, 2016 - 11:27am

    I finally ordered mine today from forbidden planet. Can’t wait

  • Anonymous

    May 26th, 2016 - 1:08pm

    Why has forbidden planet changed my order to June the first?

    • booboo

      May 26th, 2016 - 1:11pm

      delayed delivery by the looks of it

      They were due yesterday as far as i can see no one has had them (expect toys r us)

  • Kalel1985

    May 26th, 2016 - 11:16am

    Southampton toys r us has a good number of these in stock at the moment, quite surprised by the number as well as a good quantity of the 5inch collectors range! Far better than the joke which is Portsmouth!!

    • Chris

      May 27th, 2016 - 6:37am

      Agreed my friend!

  • Weeping Angel

    May 25th, 2016 - 10:01am

    looks good but i dont kow if i will buy it as it is 15 pound – what would you guys rate it (i mean the people who got it)

    • prototype dalek

      May 25th, 2016 - 2:43pm

      Very good, I have 2 and it is worth the money especially for the amount it costs

    • prototype dalek

      May 25th, 2016 - 2:44pm

      Overall I would recommend it 🙂
      (above comment still me)

    • Timelord96

      May 26th, 2016 - 12:49pm

      It is worth its price. The detail on it really is exceptional

  • JC

    May 24th, 2016 - 9:34pm

    Amazon UK are listing these for pre-order again (At £14.99 + delivery, as opposed to the top offer of £38.99 + £4.05 delivery from one of their sellers)

  • Andy

    May 23rd, 2016 - 6:53pm

    In stock at Toys R Us in Bradford! Just as well I checked after work, cos still showing as out of stock on their website, and never received a notification that they’d got them in!

    • 7thwhovlogs

      June 1st, 2016 - 2:23pm

      WHAT? Toys R Us Bradford actually have something NEW in stock? It’s a miracle ahaha
      What else did they have?

  • Doctor_Number 10

    May 22nd, 2016 - 12:18am

    I hope it works on wood. Lol

  • Anonymous

    May 21st, 2016 - 1:41pm

    The new sonic suits 12 really well and i can’t wait to see all its functions.BTW if anyone likes the twelfth doctor check out my new vid on WHOVIAN63 youtube

  • Nathan

    May 21st, 2016 - 10:34am

    Mine has just arrived. I love it 🙂

    • Chris

      May 22nd, 2016 - 6:44pm

      Really annoyed at the Toys R Us in Portsmouth. Sending an email to me early this morning, saying they’re in stock. Went there earlier what a surprise, they were not there, customer service is terrible as per usual..

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