2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A classic piece of kit,
This review is from: Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver: 4th Doctor (with Sound FX) (Toy)
I have wanted one of these most of my life and at 41 I finally own my own 4th Doctor sonic screwdriver.
The product looks very good and being made out of what seems to be reasonably sturdy plastic should stand up to being played with well. Very rough play may possibly result in the emitter head (the circular top section) breaking off but I think it would last a good while. That doesn't matter to me as I will only really use it with my fancy dress costume.
The price is very good too. I have seen other replicas of this kind priced much higher and that has always put me off buying one before now.
To be honest it would have received the full 5 stars but for one thing. As has been said on this site and other review sites the 2 sound effects it makes are completely wrong. The instruction leaflet says the sounds are "taken directly from the TV series". This is true but they are the sounds applicable to the prop used by David Tennant as the 10th Doctor.
As this toy is obviously endorsed by the BBC (BBC and Doctor Who logos are on the packaging along with a photo of Tom Baker as the 4th Doctor) it seems strange that the sounds are not correct (I understand all the toys in this range make the same sounds) particularly as this has been commented on many times over the past few years. By now I would have thought the problem could have been fixed.
However I knew of this problem before I bought it but as you can't get one with the correct sounds I decided to buy it anyway and I am still very pleased with it. I think any fan of the show will be happy with it.