Through hovering speculation that Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor may not be long for time and space past 2017’s tenth season of “Doctor Who”, we can at last revel in the collectible milestone in every Doctor’s tenure that doesn’t so much flood the BBC with nerdy, sexy money as launch it toward the UK at escape velocity.
At last, Whovians the world over can own the Second Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver which appeared in the season 9 episode called “Hell Bent”..
Five months after making its brief debut in the 2015 Christmas special “The Husbands Of River Song”, we’re pleased to make room alongside the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors’ versions of a Gallifreyan’s true most trusted companion for this slim and sexy blue beauty.
Hey, the Twelfth Doctor couldn’t cling to the handsome green-and-gold beauty wielded for three seasons by Matt Smith forever. Nor, thankfully, were the Sonic Sunglasses meant to stand in indefinitely. Fortunately, with four light settings and sound effect modes, Capaldi’s Sonic Screwdriver stands up in fine style alongside its immediate predecessor. At the very least, apropos as William Hurt’s Sonic Screwdriver might have been, it’s still several times more cool than the War Doctor’s stubby, worn model and even more attractive than River’s stylish “future” Screwdriver.
The Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver is now available from the BBC Shop for $29.98, with a limited quantity being accompanied by a set of collectible trading cards honoring Capaldi’s two years in the TARDIS.