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May 31st, 2016 334 comments

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!


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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  • The Living Shadow

    May 14th, 2016 - 8:31am

    My local Toys R Us has recently been really good in terms of Dpctor Who stuff, and restocking it. I might be in luck…

  • The N’th Doctor

    May 14th, 2016 - 12:07am

    They seem to have forgotten to stock them in most Toys r Us’s, specifically the North West, very odd…

    • Mumble5557 Online

      May 14th, 2016 - 8:23am

      Luckily one of the few happened to be my local one 🙂

    • Oliver Crabtree

      May 14th, 2016 - 9:13am

      Oh No, I’m going there today, which one did you go to Mumble?

  • Jacob

    May 13th, 2016 - 8:45pm

    Not happy at all it said it was in stock at my local store,even let me click and collect it but when I get there they didn’t have it I’m very very disappointed

    • Greg

      May 14th, 2016 - 12:20am

      The Toys r us website is a joke! – Don’t rely on it for accurate information.

      The same thing, as you describe, happened to me last year with the black shirt 12th doctor. I ended up buying it from forbidden planet instead.

  • The super whovian

    May 13th, 2016 - 8:43pm

    The sound of the cosplayers is ringing

  • The super whovian

    May 13th, 2016 - 8:41pm

    Very pleased with this announcement it looks great

  • Dalekparadigm2

    May 13th, 2016 - 7:59pm

    Oh yes! I got one! Delivery to me next week!!!

  • Baxter

    May 13th, 2016 - 6:57pm

    Vote Saxon has a review up on YouTube

    • The super whovian

      May 13th, 2016 - 8:44pm

      I instantly thought when I first saw this votesaxon will be happy

  • Anonymous

    May 13th, 2016 - 6:45pm

    Booboo do you think Argos will get it?

    • booboo

      May 13th, 2016 - 6:54pm

      dont know maybe later they seem to have much Doctor Who now

  • 11th_Doctor

    May 13th, 2016 - 6:43pm

    I hope USA Amazon gets this as I would love to add it to my collection

    • Cyberman Bill

      May 14th, 2016 - 1:39am

      Get it from the BBC America site

  • Part Gollum Part Time Lord

    May 13th, 2016 - 4:25pm

    I cant even reserve this to collect in store! Really frustrated

  • Anonymous

    May 13th, 2016 - 4:12pm

    My sonic is amazing! Got mine as soon as TRU opened. My dad went out to get it when I was at school

  • Anonymous

    May 13th, 2016 - 4:10pm

    Batteries included?

    • Anonymous

      May 13th, 2016 - 4:12pm


  • thedoctor1104

    May 13th, 2016 - 3:20pm

    Got mine just this second!! Even though it said sold out on Toys R Us for my store they had like 4 of them!

    • Jamie mcrimmon

      May 13th, 2016 - 3:26pm

      All the stores near me say that their sold out too, maybe they nee to update it

  • Mechanoid Fan

    May 13th, 2016 - 2:45pm

    Got mine this morning!! Very impressed! 🙂

    • Anonymous

      May 13th, 2016 - 5:58pm

      is it worth it because might get one

    • Anonymous

      May 13th, 2016 - 6:32pm


    • Nikan islami

      May 13th, 2016 - 7:38pm

      dose it work well as it says do and dose it look cool

    • Gallifrey Falls No More

      May 13th, 2016 - 10:28pm

      It really does. Mechanoid Fan is my brother and it look amazing and the features are outstanding

  • The Legend Doctor

    May 13th, 2016 - 2:16pm

    Sorry, Toys R Us i hate you right now, I tried to order one earlier and it said 404 Error?! 🙁 Now its gone out of stock? Its probubly those people who buy 10 of them and bulk them on there ebay 🙁

    • The Legend Doctor

      May 13th, 2016 - 2:41pm

      Booboo, Do you think they will be getting more stock today? 🙂

    • booboo

      May 13th, 2016 - 3:26pm

      they might they tend to put stuff on in batches

    • The Legend Doctor

      May 13th, 2016 - 3:35pm

      If not then ill have to wait till monday to grab it.. Even though i know i wont get it till Tuesday/Wednesday if i order it lol

    • The Legend Doctor

      May 13th, 2016 - 4:59pm

      Update: In Stock! Mines ordered! 😀

    • booboo

      May 13th, 2016 - 5:00pm

      All good things….

    • The Legend Doctor

      May 13th, 2016 - 6:16pm

      Have you got your one yet Booboo?

    • booboo

      May 13th, 2016 - 6:29pm

      yes we had one from Character

    • The Legend Doctor

      May 13th, 2016 - 7:22pm

      Ahh good! 😀

  • Dave

    May 13th, 2016 - 12:50pm

    For everyone that is saying Toys R Us has them… are we talking about only UK TRU or also US TRU? It is my day off today and I want to hunt this down, but I need to know if US TRU have them or not.

    My local TRU opens at 10, so I can’t call right now.

    • booboo

      May 13th, 2016 - 1:19pm

      toys r us UK, not sure what happening in the USA

  • Chris

    May 13th, 2016 - 12:30pm

    Just pre ordered mine from forbidden planet uk to deliver to Australia can’t wait for it to arrive

  • Hordriss

    May 13th, 2016 - 11:58am

    Meadowhall Retail Park, Sheffield – Not in Stock.

    Don’t know about Meadowhall itself.

    Lakeside, Doncaster – In stock.

  • bournetimelord89

    May 13th, 2016 - 11:07am

    got mine reserved at local toysrus and just had the email to say its ready for collection so off I go only downside I gotta wait till my birthday next Thursday to have it 🙁

    • booboo

      May 13th, 2016 - 11:42am

      just got ours

  • MickeySmith07

    May 13th, 2016 - 9:55am

    I reserved one at Portsmouth. They said they have them due in a delivery at 11 so they will call me back when it’s unloaded to collect later on

  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

    May 13th, 2016 - 9:52am

    Just managed to pick this up from my local Toys R Us. Must admit it definitely looks much better than I was expecting and am a bit surprised my store even had it in as this is only the second time they’ve actually managed to get a piece of Doctor Who merchandise out on the exact date day it’s due to be released. Mind you though, my store still doesn’t have the collector’s series in but it does have wave 4 of the 3.75″ figures.

    • booboo

      May 13th, 2016 - 10:03am

      I always thought it would be the plan on this to have stock available at the time of the press release only problem is they seem to have forgot to tell anyone

    • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

      May 13th, 2016 - 1:27pm

      I’m just happy I managed to get this today as it’s not often that I manage to get a piece of Doctor Who merchandise, like a figure on the day it hits Toys R Us stores as my local store isn’t very good. However, I was surprised to find 6 of these on the shelves in there today because I didn’t even ring to check if it was in stock because when I ring to ask if a figure or set is in stock the person on the phone never knows what I’m talking about or tells me they don’t have the item.

  • Exterminator

    May 13th, 2016 - 9:49am

    I think these are going to sell out fast in toys r us. My nearest store with it in stock is miles away.

  • GallifreyanKnight

    May 13th, 2016 - 9:14am

    I initially hated the look of this sonic, but it’s grown on me a little.

    Ordered it now, instead of wanting it later after it sells out and the price skyrockets.

  • JC

    May 13th, 2016 - 9:09am

    I pre-ordered one from Amazon as that’s my only choice at the moment, despite having to wait more than a month. I’ll keep an eye on other stores and cancel the pre-order if I can get one sooner/cheaper.

  • Dalekparadigm2

    May 13th, 2016 - 8:40am

    Amazon says its a pre-order

  • prototype dalek

    May 13th, 2016 - 8:18am

    Just bought 2 of these from my Toys R us (Leicester)

  • Jacky 97

    May 13th, 2016 - 8:09am

    Ordered mine on Amazon, can’t wait to get it. Is it just me or has my opinion changed on this sonic? I hated the look of it to start with but now I think it’s my favorite sonic.

  • Cyberman Bill

    May 13th, 2016 - 7:47am

    Ordered mine. Paid for the 2 day shipping so it Will be here in 2 days!! Yeah. Cant wait to add it to my collection.

  • Skaldak456

    May 13th, 2016 - 7:46am

    How come ToysRUs are getting this today yet amazon’s isn’t coming out till June?

    • booboo

      May 13th, 2016 - 7:50am

      as i suspected they had an advanced delivery

  • whotoys

    May 13th, 2016 - 7:32am

    What a surprise my nearest toys r us store doesnt have it in stock so seems like I will have to pay £5 for postage 🙁

    • booboo

      May 13th, 2016 - 7:34am

      give them a ring first i would

    • whotoys

      May 13th, 2016 - 7:50am

      Ok I will thanks booboo

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