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Control Time and Space (or Just Your TV) with this SDCC Exclusive: Twelve’s Sonic Screwdriver

Has someone already made the "don't blink, or they'll be gone" joke yet?


Going to nerd out here for a bit but holy geez this Sonic Screwdriver looks so rad. And it controls your TV! And other electronics! But not wood! Still. Huh. You’d think they’d fix that or something, no?

This Sonic Screwdriver is modeled after the Twelfth Doctor’s, which isn’t too far off from Eleven’s, except for some small differences. The main difference is that you don’t need to push the button to have it extend. You just flick your wrist and bam, extended device for you. Apparently it also has a… uh… “press to buzz” action. Yeah.

Anyway. For now, this bit is exclusive to SDCC, and will be sold at the BBC America booth (4129), then “at select retailers” soon after.

If you’re at SDCC (please say you are), and if you can score one of these babies (please get me one too), you can show it off at the officially official Doctor Who fan meetup. For reference, here’s the details:

WHEN: Saturday, July 11th from 2:30 to 4:30pm PT.

WHERE: House of Blues, 1056 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. (This address is a different entrance from what comes up if you just search House of Blues!)

WHO: Everybody! Anyone is invited to the meetup, you don’t even need a Comic Con badge to attend, and it’s first come, first served. Also, we encourage cosplay, so get your attack eyebrows ready.

WHAT: Activities include a Whovian dance party with music mixed by DJ Eclectic Method, a Weeping Angel photo booth, a DW (temporary) tattoo station, a live game show, and surprise SPECIAL GUESTS.

Or, maybe you can just raise your device at the Doctor Who panel which is slated to return with a panel in Hall H this year.

Either way, it’s dance party time.


(via Official Doctor Who Tumblr)

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