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The Twelfth Doctor’s Second Sonic Screwdriver

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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334 comments

  • Anonymous

    May 13th, 2016 - 7:24am

    Nearest toys r us with stock, Cardiff when I’m in Bristol, Amazon says not released till June so I don’t want to pay toys r uses £5 postage so am waiting on forbidden planet

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    • booboo

      May 13th, 2016 - 7:28am

      maybe worth checking Bristol on the phone the online checker can be unreliable

  • thewardoctor

    May 12th, 2016 - 10:16pm

    The sonic in action! https://twitter.com/petepachal/status/730773475250589696

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    • AlexanderOP

      May 12th, 2016 - 11:40pm

      Oh my that is awesome, I love how flicking the dial either up or down changes the colour as opposed to having to manually change it like on River’s Sonic. Character really went all-out on this one.

    • The Living Shadow

      May 13th, 2016 - 6:39am

      Incredible!!

  • Anonymous

    May 12th, 2016 - 10:02pm

    The Doctor Who fan show will be doing a review type thing tomorrow.

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  • Part Gollum Part Time Lord

    May 12th, 2016 - 9:53pm

    My useless Toys R Us said that they will have to check if they will get it in within the next three weeks, and didnt even bother actually checking! Guess i’ll deal with fp instead. Absolutely love this though!

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  • EndlessTimelord

    May 12th, 2016 - 9:35pm

    This looks amazing and looks to be the best Sonic yet! 😀 My TRU have them in the Store Room for tomorrow so I’ll be picking that up!

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  • JC

    May 12th, 2016 - 9:00pm

    As soon as it’s up for order on the internet, assuming the price is reasonable, I’ll be adding this one to my collection.

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    • The Living Shadow

      May 12th, 2016 - 9:24pm

      I believe it’s around £15 in the UK and $29 Dollars in the US

    • sharon anne bell

      May 12th, 2016 - 9:43pm

      where in UK CAN I BUY PLEASE, does not say date or if out know. thank you.

    • booboo

      May 12th, 2016 - 10:22pm

      you will be able to buy it at most toys r us stores tomorrow or order it on-line

  • David

    May 12th, 2016 - 8:19pm

    It’s such a beautiful thing…can’t wait to own it

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  • Cw85x

    May 12th, 2016 - 7:41pm

    Is it just toys r us they are selling this in or are they selling this in forbidden planet too?

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    • booboo

      May 12th, 2016 - 8:06pm

      FP will have it up for order in the Morning, not sure on the stock position with them

  • whotoys

    May 12th, 2016 - 7:30pm

    Well I can tell you that my toys r us store will probably to be getting this in stock because they never stock new doctor who items but fingers crossed they will

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  • Jim

    May 12th, 2016 - 7:17pm

    I don’t suppose anyone would know how long delivery would take if I ordered it tomorrow morning?

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  • Doctor_Number 10

    May 12th, 2016 - 7:02pm

    http://shop.bbc.com/invt/20415

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    • Anonymous

      May 12th, 2016 - 9:33pm

      …and you get free a “one pack of three exclusive trading cards from the Twelfth Doctor’s limited edition” what? Where have these come from?

    • booboo

      May 12th, 2016 - 10:37pm

      are these from one of the USA sets? I have not see this style before, lost track of what’s going on

    • justyn

      May 13th, 2016 - 6:28am

      They look like a new collcection called Topps Timeless collection http://www.topps.com/blog/tag/2016-topps-doctor-who-timeless/ hope this helps

    • Anonymous

      May 13th, 2016 - 10:55am

      Cheers, that does help! That explains why it’s only available with the US/Can release of the Sonic.

  • AlexanderOP

    May 12th, 2016 - 6:49pm

    Oh my gosh I’m even more excited by the promotional pictures than I was before.
    It’s clear they’ve put a ton of effort into it, with two colour modes and three different settings.
    Does this mean the pulsate setting is likely the one 12 uses when he first catches the Sonic in the Xmas Special? Where the lights are circling round the sonic? I was so hoping the toy would be able to emulate that part of it.

    Definitely ringing up my local Toysrus tommorow morning to see if they’re getting any in, and more importantly if I can reserve one 😀

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    • AlexanderOP

      May 12th, 2016 - 7:14pm

      Okay so I just rang ,my Toysrus because they haven’t closed yet, the lady said there is a 12th Doctors Sonic on the list of items to be delivered tommorow. She also said I need to ring back at 1:00 because that’s when they get their delivery in, so they’ll be able to tell me then if they’ve actually had it in stock and hopefully put one back for me.

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    May 12th, 2016 - 6:40pm

    Don’t mean to sound negative, but this looks like a plastic toy. The majority of other sonics looked more realistic.

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    • River

      May 12th, 2016 - 8:16pm

      It is a plastic toy lol. If you want a better version wait for the Wand Company Version of Rubbertoe

  • thewardoctor

    May 12th, 2016 - 6:28pm

    Will amazon stock this?

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  • Anonymous

    May 12th, 2016 - 5:34pm

    Do we think the who shop will have theirs to send out?

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    • booboo

      May 12th, 2016 - 5:36pm

      no idea, I only know most toys r us stores have stocks ready for tomorrow, some people are saying some stores have already have them out but not seen that myself

  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

    May 12th, 2016 - 5:31pm

    From someone who was hoping for at least some 5″ figure news alongside this I’m not that disappointed with the outcome as realistically I don’t think we will get any 5″ news until SDCC. Before this was announced I was skeptical about it as I didn’t want to waste my money on someone I thought that would be similar to the “non opening” Eleventh Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver but now I have changed my mind. From the images you can really tell Character put effort into making this item as screen-accurate as possible giving it enough features included to fit the £14.99 price tag. For that money I don’t think it’s that bad, compared to when “The Other Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver” was released at the end of 2013 for £19.99 if I’m not mistaken. I don’t really collect the sonics as much anymore and haven’t collected any since the War Doctor’s came out, but I am more than happy to pick this up as even though I’m not to keen on the over-complicated design I think it looks good as a toy and I can’t wait to test out the 4 light modes it comes with.

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    • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

      May 12th, 2016 - 5:32pm

      something, sorry about the incorrect spelling.

  • Exterminator

    May 12th, 2016 - 5:29pm

    The doctors sonic is getting more like a Star Wars lightsaber with every redesign.

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  • LastOfTheSonics

    May 12th, 2016 - 5:16pm

    Really loving this new sonic. However can’t help but notice that this sonic isn’t the first to feature four sound FX. The Eleventh / Twelfth Doctor’s did, and the trans-temporal sonic had something like eight.

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  • SherlockUK

    May 12th, 2016 - 5:16pm

    Will it be available in UK toys r us stores tomorrow in store and online?

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    • booboo

      May 12th, 2016 - 5:25pm

      yes should be, by 9.00 if not before

      other retailers should have it up for order as well

  • Owsi

    May 12th, 2016 - 5:15pm

    Awesome! Glad Peter Capaldi finally has his own screwdriver. I hope there will be more 5″ figures on the way too.

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  • The Legend Doctor

    May 12th, 2016 - 5:11pm

    Wait 4 light modes? Must be the 1 light per cylinder for Blue’s 2nd Mode, and The Upwards cycle of lights for the greens 2nd mode! Like the Sonic Screwdriver App?! 😀 Whats with the weeeeee oooooo oooooo? lol

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  • When The Doctor Was Me

    May 12th, 2016 - 5:01pm

    As much as this is great news. I still can’t help but dislike the design of the thing! But glad people that do can grab one. For me i’ll give it a miss.

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    • The Living Shadow

      May 12th, 2016 - 8:31pm

      I’m not a massive fan of the design either to be honest, but it seems that Character have done they can do with it! I’m still going to pick one up though, as I’m kind of warming to it!

  • bevanwho

    May 12th, 2016 - 4:37pm

    why cant i find this online

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    • booboo

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:38pm

      that’s because it isn’t yet, in the UK at least

  • Anonymous

    May 12th, 2016 - 4:25pm

    Booboo, will this actually be in stock on other online retailers tomorrow, or just in Toys R Us?

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    • booboo

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:26pm

      dont know, all retailer have been given a global release date of the 13th, toys r us def have stock waiting to go out tomorrow cant speak for the rest

    • the doctor

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:28pm

      phone your local toys r us see if they have it on the shelves, mine does (Northampton)

    • booboo

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:29pm

      they should not have it out for sale until tomorrow, i can tell you that now

    • the doctor

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:30pm

      their number is: 01604 230 820

  • Anonymous

    May 12th, 2016 - 4:24pm

    My toys r us has it in stock available now

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  • Anonymous

    May 12th, 2016 - 4:22pm

    So was the entire announcement just for this? I wanted figures, not this! 🙁

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  • Cyberman Bill

    May 12th, 2016 - 4:21pm

    I don’t understand all the people who are let down by the announcement. Booboo even said that it most likely was going to be about the Sonic when this was first announced. It was everyone else who started saying I bet it’s about figures or something else. This announcement is a big deal. Just because you don’t like it doesn’t make it underwhelming. Whovians should know better. At this moment in time we Whovians should be happy with any news we get. Don’t worry, there are more figures coming, when we don’t know, but they are coming. Remember that San Diego Comic Con is coming up and there might be new figures there like last year. Anyway, enough of me rattling on. Continue with what you were doing.

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    • The Living Shadow

      May 12th, 2016 - 8:08pm

      Totally agree! I think people kinda blew the announcement out of preparation. A new Sonic Screwdriver is definitely worthy of an announcement in my opinion, but like you said, people started saying things about a new line of figures, which has now made the announcement look smaller! A new Sonic is enough! (Not that I’d mind a few new figures in the near future though!)

  • The Living Shadow

    May 12th, 2016 - 4:13pm

    This looks amazing! It looks like it’s gonna have plenty of features.. Blue and Green modes, multiple sounds! Oh, and it actually looks like the screwdriver, of course! All the right preparations seen to be there. I, personally, can’t wait to grab one of these! I might even pop to my local-ish Toys R Us tomorrow, if I can get the funds! I would have loved to have gotten a video showing off the features and everything, but maybe I’m asking for too much!

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  • Ginger Winger

    May 12th, 2016 - 4:11pm

    I really want this but I’ll be honest, I was hoping for figures…

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    • The Legend Doctor

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:25pm

      What a funny name, Ginger Winger lol (No offence)

  • booboo

    May 12th, 2016 - 3:55pm

    Just been told the majority of toys r us stores will have this for sale tomorrow

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    • The Legend Doctor

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:00pm

      WHAT?! OMG I CAN GRAB IT MONDAY THEN!! YAY!!!

    • Bronzewolf

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:08pm

      Wait wait wait. Just UK?

    • booboo

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:09pm

      not sure on the USA situation

    • The Legend Doctor

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:10pm

      USA can wait tbh as they dont come first, as Doctor Who is a UK show! Let us first for once gosh

    • booboo

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:11pm

      apparently UK has stock but you cant buy until tomorrow

    • Cyberman Bill

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:12pm

      It’s already in stock here in the US. I saw it at my local TRU and its in stock at the BBC America shop. So, foiled you, once again….! Lol

    • booboo

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:20pm

      For you info stock is here in the UK, but at the monet UK sites are sticking to global stock release date of the 13th

    • The Legend Doctor

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:22pm

      Getting sick and tired of US and Au people getting it first, also Cyberman Bill that doesn’t sound very nice saying “Foiled You” sounds like your saying pfft to the brits! 🙁

    • booboo

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:25pm

      they dont have it first, they just put the info out to early!!

    • Cyberman Bill

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:23pm

      I was just trying my attempt at humor.

    • Cyberman Bill

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:24pm

      I Apolagize if I hurt someone’s feelings

    • The Legend Doctor

      May 12th, 2016 - 4:27pm

      You hurt mine slightly by saying “foiled us” :/ But its ok i dont wanna fight 🙂

      Ok i can shut up now as i know its coming tomorrow

    • The Living Shadow

      May 12th, 2016 - 8:13pm

      Haha! I laughed, Bill! But then I remembered that I payed about £35 ($51) for the vortex manipulator in order to get it to the UK…. (Still a good buy though)!

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