where does he get those wonderful toys
A fair number of us geeks are more than willing (if not necessarily able) to spend large amounts of money on accurate, high-quality replica props. You know it. I know it. The BBC knows it. That last has just licensed Doctor Who
propmaker Nick Robatto
to sell his own line of Doctor Who
replica props and memorabilia. No sonic screwdriver, sadly—the FAQ for Robatto's RubberToe Replicas
says they have no plans to make them in the near future (what with another company owning the license and all). But the replicas RubberToe is selling, among them River Song's Squareness Blaster and the Dalek Death Ray Projector (a.k.a. the whisk), look quite neat themselves.
As part of the QMx Artisan Master Series, Doctor Who prop maker extraordinaire Nick Robatto has made an offered up a replica of the 11th Doctor's sonic screwdriver -- you know, the green one. Robatto has been the prop maker for the show since the reboot in 2005, back when the Doctor was a cool guy wearing a leather jacket saving blonde girls from mannequins. Each sonic screwdriver takes around two weeks to make, and contains 148 aluminum, brass, copper, leather, and resin components. And yes, it extends and lights up just like the one in the show, but how much, you ask?