Twelfth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote to Debut at Comic-Con

The Wand Company has revealed full details on their upcoming Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote and have announced where you can be among the first to buy one.

The new Sonic remotes will go on sale to the general public starting on September 9 at But, a limited run of 168 Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remotes will be available at the BBC America booth (#4129) at San Diego Comic-Con, July 8-12. These limited edition versions are laser-etched and numbered to distinguish them from the upcoming standard production model.

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The Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote is a fully-functioning universal remote that uses gestures to control your television and other home entertainment devices. The Wand Company has previously made versions of the remote that resemble the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors’ Sonic Screwdrivers, but the new Twelfth Doctor version is in respond to fans’ requests. As you know, Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor is technically still using the same model Sonic as his predecessor, Matt Smith. However, The Wand Company’s Eleventh Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote didn’t extend the way the actual on-screen model did.

The Wand Company’s co-founder, Chris Barnardo said:

Since our Eleventh Doctor’s Sonic went on sale, we have had a constant stream of requests from fans of all ages asking us to make an extending version. It wasn’t easy to engineer a solidly reliable device that can withstand being repeatedly flicked to extend it, but we’ve been able to do it, and I’m certain that any fan of Doctor Who is going to love it.”

The Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote boasts a range of authentic Doctor Who features.
(Credit: BBC Shop)

Jason Easy, Senior Licensing Manager at BBC Worldwide added:

The Wand Company continually exceed expectations with their range of Sonic Screwdrivers, and the Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic is no exception. The Sonics are not just technologically sophisticated, but also beautifully made and have exciting features that delight fans.

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Here’s the full list of official product details for the new remote:

  • 1:1 scale replica of the Series 8 Sonic Screwdriver hero prop
  • Highly authentic flick-to-extend action
  • Grip-mounted action button
  • Press and hold button to make Sonic buzz and tip light in FX Mode
  • Any-TV-off function that turns off any television at the press of a button, without having to program the Sonic first
  • An up-close look at the Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote
    (Credit: BBC Shop)

    Stores up to 39 remote control commands

  • Customisable personal lock code
  • Ivory-coloured handle with subtle fleck
  • Redesigned copper-plated handle end
  • Gallifreyan stand for vertical presentation
  • 12 new secret Morse-coded Twelfth Doctor phrases
  • 12 different sonic screwdriver sound effects

These look insanely cool and well-crafted; they’d be incredible models even without the universal remote functionality. If you’re lucky enough to be in attendance at San Diego Comic-Con next week, I’d make a beeline for the BBC America booth ASAP. The con may run for three days, but I have a feeling these are going to sell out in minutes.

What do you think? Will you be picking up the Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote either at Comic-Con or when they go on sale in September? Sound off in the comments below!

[Via Doctor Who News]