The sonic screwdriver is the fictional tool of the Doctor from the BBC science fiction TV series "Doctor Who" and its various spin-offs. It is able to operate any lock, mechanical or electronic and is an endearing icon of the television show, like the police phone booth spaceship, The Tardis.
This is the latest version wielded by the eleventh and current incarnation of the Doctor, played by Matt Smith. Released by Character Options which holds the licence to release Doctor Who-related toys, this is a 1:1 scale version with extendable claws. Overall, it's an elegant design and looks more menacing than its predecessor. Three L1154 batteries are included to provide green light and sound effects as portrayed in the show.
There are three buttons available. One to release the catch and extend the screwdriver. The other two buttons activate the light and sound effects when retracted (on handle) and extended (at the end of handle under a cap) respectively. Two different sounds are activated alternately if you press these buttons. There are also 2 secret light and sound effects which are activated when you press these buttons 3 times or 4 times in quick succession.
This is a steal for only GBP 13. I wished Star Wars replica toys were as realistic for the same price range.
EDIT (26/6/13): This item has been sold. Thank you!
Out of packaging
Retracted (without and with effects activated respectively)
Fully extended (without and with effects activated respectively)
Look into the light