THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR'S SONIC SCREWDRIVER
By Rubbertoe Replicas
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Rubbertoe Replicas is pleased to be able to offer this stunning, screen accurate replica of the new 13th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver! Just like the 11th & 12th Doctor's Sonics, the original filming prop was made by our master prop-maker, Nick Robatto, right here in the Rubbertoe workshops (not a garage in Sheffield). And as with our other sonic replicas, this unique replica will be made using exactly the same techniques, materials, measurements and designs as the filming prop. This replica is the closest you can get to owning the original filming prop - there is no difference in the sonics we have made for the show, and the one we will make for you, giving your replica a provenance and rarity like no other.
This limited edition piece will come in a beautiful presentation box, with a numbered display stand and certificate of authenticity, both signed by Nick Robatto.
Your replica will have the same features as the filming props; the crystal emitter will spin, the middle jointed section can be twisted 180º so the end section either curves up or down, and it will light up. The replica, (as is the case with the filming prop), will not feature sound.
The 13th Doctor's Sonic was designed by Arwel Wyn Jones (Doctor Who Production Designer) and Darren Fereday (Doctor Who Concept Artist). We were very excited here at Rubbertoe when the design for this new screwdriver landed on Nick's desk. The curving, almost organic design and warm orange glow was a really different take on the look and feel of this iconic prop. When Nick and Arwel began to put their heads together to make his vision a reality, there was some discussion about what the final finish of sonic would be, and the materials that could be used to achieve the look that Arwel wanted. Nick suggested that the silver elements of the sonic could be made from real metal (rather than cold-cast resin or a painted finish), and mentioned that he had made a raygun of his own design a few years back that was cast from pewter, with an aged, pitted finish. Arwel liked the look of the raygun and decided that cast pewter was the way to go for the sonic.
The first sonic took about two weeks to make, and was comprised of over fifty different components from various materials. There were many different processes involved, including intricate hand sculpting, turning, shaping, hot metal casting, 3D printing, art-working, resin casting and electronics. After the first sonic was made, Nick then went on to make an additional four filming props, which can be seen in the picture gallery to the left (click on a picture to enlarge and for more info about each build stage).