The definitive replica of the infamous Sonic Screwdriver as used by our favourite Time Traveller to get himself out of all manner of scrapes. This is one of the mostly hotly anticipated prop replicas ever and for good reason. Our New Series Sonic Screwdriver is based on that used by David Tennant in Season 3 onwards and modified slightly for Matt Smith in The Eleventh Hour.
BUT NOW WE HAVE MADE IT BETTER!
We have taken our legendary sonic screwdriver replica and clad it in a near indestructible yet screen accurate jacket of secret recipe industrial paint.
Ever since we discovered the secret to the unique paint finish of the original filming props last summer, we have been working tirelessly to recreate this finish consistently and durably. It has not been easy, but the coolest things to own never are. Rules were broken, everything we knew about paint and finishing was thrown out of the window as we worked from first principles to create a coating that was identical to that seen on screen but with the durability and hardness of real ceramic. Those sleepless nights, hundreds of man hours and substantial R&D dollars came together in an almost alchemic way to result in what we are presenting to you today: a totally unique, proprietory, custom coating that blends state of the art industrial coating know-how with exceptional durability, consistency in finish and aesthetic perfection. 10 different coats and a 20 stage process that results in a staggering 90% rejection rate combines to bring you the ultimate in screen accuracy and then some.
On his infamous blog, CT tipped the secret of the screen used paint including a set-by-step tutorial on how to achieve this at home. But that was not enough. Reference pictures of our one-off paint prototype were posted and the response was extraordinary. We knew we had to share this paint and the process by making a special limited run of our sonic screwdrivers for the loyal customers who want something both exclusive and collectible. We have therefore used up all the remaining paint we developed and produced a small, strictly limited run of sonic screwdrivers, 20 per model, in this industrial screen accurate paint. Many have already been pre-sold so the remainder that are now offered are few. These are first come, first served.
The specifications are identical to our regular powder coated sonics:
- Accurately coloured and shaped lens cap. Note the straight sides below the dome and accurate Pantone matched blue.
Digital sound chip sampled with the original production sound file and working LED light
Hardware has been 100% CNC machined from 303 stainless steel, perspex, brass and 2218 Duralloy using an industry leading Mikron 5 axis water cooled CNC mill
Fully strippable construction using screw threads with tight tolerances throughout
Machined solid perspex internal rod
Correct ridge thickness and shape
Corrected the emitter windows with the correct radial curves on the corners
Serial numbered on the internal battery compartment with a unique number seperate from the regular powder coat sonic screwdrivers.
Strictly limited edition of 20 per model.
Here is a sample of what our customers have said about our sonics:
"I've nothing against the MFX sonic, and in isolation it's a good piece. However, when compared directly "hand in hand", the Celestial Toystores version is in a league of its own."
"I've seen the MFX and Celestial Toystore versions in person and firmly believe that the Celestial Toystore sonic is the all-around best out there"
"This sonic screwdriver, the one that I can't stop looking at and picking up just to hold, is absolutely fantastic. Utterly, utterly brilliant (to use a few Doctorisms). I've seen lots of prop replicas in my time and bar a scant few they've all had to make compromises either in their build quality, their colouring, their accuracy... However you have done it, this is without doubt the finest reproduction I've seen for many a year."
"I received my screwdriver today and it is stunning! The workmanship on this is simply the very best I’ve ever seen in my 30 years of collecting replica props. The competition will be utterly embarrassed with their product compared to this one. I can’t put into words how happy I am with this prop. This is absolutely the best Doctor Who collectible ever made!"
"This is an absolutely stunning piece of work. I can't pretend to be knowledgeable about the accuracy of the Sonic, but if someone had told me it was an original prop I wouldn't have been at all surprised. Not only does it look the part, it is so incredibly tactile and just "feels" right. If you are looking at this page, chances are you want a replica sonic, and if you want a replica sonic, you *need* this one!"
"This screwdriver is awesome; if it was any more accurate it would actually turn screws! The detail on this is amazing, it’s very solid and well built, and of course comes with sound which really brings the prop to life, and comes in a nice sturdy storage case to keep it safe! "
"Beautiful sonic arrived today. It is stunning. Many thanks for your hard work and devotion."
"Kick yourself if you didn't order one before they sold out."
*Whilst every effort has been taken to make sure that our paint finish is as durable as possible, we cannot warranty against damage caused by wear and tear, deliberate abuse and/or human stupidity. As such the paint finish is not covered by any warranty express or implied .
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 14 May, 2011.