Merchandise Sonic Screwdriver Day of the Doctor

Published on June 11th, 2014 | by Rebecca Crockett

New 10th Doctor “Day Of The Doctor” Sonic Screwdriver at Forbidden Planet

While the official 50th anniversary of  Doctor Who was back in November, it seems we are still seeing new products coming to market based on The Day Of The Doctor.

Character Options, well know to Whovians as makers of various collectibles including mini-figs and various action figures and collectible figures, also produce the officially licensed Sonic Screwdrivers for various Doctors.

This July, the company is set to release a new version of the 10th Doctor’s screwdriver, based off  the one David Tennant used in The Day Of The Doctor.

So what’s different?

Aside from some new packaging, it looks like we have some slight differences in color.

Here’s the regular 10th Screwdriver (which of course is also considered the 9th Doctor’s as well) -

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And here’s the new “10th Day Of  The Doctor” version -
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The differences really seem to be cosmetic ones – the inner coil of the new version is yellow, not blue, and the handle color is a cream crackled look instead of gray. To me it also seems there might be a slight difference to the blue tip of the screwdriver.
Both look to be the solid state version, unlike the kind with the interchangeable pen tip (which is the kind this writer has…)
Take a gander at the new packaging -
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Both versions have the light and sound effects to make the screwdriver feel as close to the Doctor’s own as a human can get (unless you have the cash for that fancy remote control…)
This new 10th screwdriver is currently available from Forbidden Planet for a pre-order price of £10.99 and is set to be released on 7th July 2014.<
And in case I haven’t done my job selling this lovely new Sonic, here’s the official blurb from the folks at Forbidden Planet to entice you further!

New version of the Tenth Doctor’s sonic screwdriver from the 50th anniversary special, presented in a foil embellished gift pack.
This special set makes a handsome companion piece to ‘The Other Doctor action figure’ and ‘Other Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver’ also from the 50th.

Hmm…a foil embellished gift pack no less!

So what do we think K readers? Is this new Sonic worth it? Do you own any of the Screwdrivers? I rather like having the pen version as I carry it around with me and use it as an actual pen, not just a prop. I love the looks I get – some people wonder why I have such a weird looking pen and others just give me a knowing smile.

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About the Author

Rebecca is new to the Who world, having only recently watched the entire new series in a span of 8 days. She is no stranger to sci-fi though, being a life long Trekkie and has vague memories of seeing the 4th Doctor on US television as a child. When not watching, reading, blogging, or talking about Doctor Who, she is a fan of pop culture and loves movies and books so much she has to keep a list of both so she doesn't forget any of them. She also likes to make attempts at various forms of art including photography and painting. Rebecca is currently working her way through as many classic serials and as many books related to the show that she can find and wishes she could have been with the Doctor and Amy when they met Van Gogh.




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