Are you a fan of Doctor Who? I know A LOT of people who are.
I used to watch Doctor Who more when I was younger.
I’m showing my age a bit but I remember when Patrick Troughton played Doctor Who (I watched the series in repeats in the mid-70’s – he was Doctor Who in the late 60’s). I vaguely remember Tom Baker too.
There has been a dozen Doctor Who actors since the show began in the early 60’s.
As any avid Doctor Who fan knows, the Season 9 opener of Doctor Who marked entry into unfamiliar territory: It left the Twelfth Doctor sonic screwdriver-less after he lost the iconic tool to the creator of the Daleks, Davros. Much to fans’ delight, the season finale of that season finally rectified the situation.
Underground Toys is doing the same for Doctor Who fans, unveiling its officially licensed Twelfth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver toy replica.
Underground Toys’ newly redesigned sonic screwdriver toy is just like the Twelfth Doctor is now carrying, staying true to its exciting design features, with both blue and green light modes. Plus, it’s brighter and more complex than before. In addition, it features numerous settings, just like the real deal. It can open most locks, detect all manner of deadly rays, read bio-signs and generate sonic waves of great power. OK… I can’t REALLY detect deadly rays, read bio signs and generate sonic waves – that is more for the users imagination (if it could do those things that would be awesome!).
The toy sonic screwdriver does have the blue and green lights (static, pulse and chase modes) as well as four authentic sounds.
I was sent one to review.
It does take a little figuring out. There is only one “switch” that you mean back and forth depending on what you want the sonic screwdriver to do.
I haven’t been able to get the lights to pulse or chase as of yet. I follow the directions but it’s not working for me. I can get it to change light color and make some zapping-like sounds. Maybe it’s just me. I tend to be “technologically challenged” at times.
I think this could work as both a toy for young Doctor Who fans or a collectible for die hard adults fans (it looks identical to the real thing).
It’s a nice size and made exceptionally well. It even came with batteries.
Look for Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver from Underground Toys at many retail locations (both online and in stores). The suggested retail price is $18.00.
For more information about Underground Toys visit Underground-Toys.com. They carry a lot of other cool toys like Star Wars and Funko Pop.
The brand can also be found on social media. All of the links are found at the bottom of their website.
Are you a Doctor Who fan?
*I received a free product to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.