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A surprise hit!
on 5 July 2011
I've loved this summer. It's like 2006 all over again where I couldn't move for Doctor Who stuff I wanted to buy. Today I picked up the BYO Sonic Screwdriver and the 4th Doctor's sonic, which I've duly reviewed, but I also added this to my basket to sit alongside stuff like Jack's vortex manipulator and the Journal of Impossible things (i.e. not sonic stuff, but cool all the same).
As this one fell into the 'not-sonic-stuff' category, I was unsure whether to buy, but the feature set reads impressively from the box and it certainly looks the part.
It feels it too. Nice and chunky and sturdy even given that you have a moving trigger and back section of the nano gun. Lights abound, first for detail, second for you to recreate the 'underskin' effect seen in the Series 6 opener. The nano gun can be cocked and then 'fired' with an accompanying 'whoosh' sound.
What I liked most of all however is the big feature. Remember those quick memo pads in the 90s where you could record a message? Or how about those personalised audio greetings cards? This toy, to emulate the Doctor's hearing of the TARDIS crew's audio logs in the actual episode, can record and store up to 10 seconds of audio at a time. That in itself is cool, but especially impressive was the sound quality. Expectations of tinniness and distortion were blown out of the water.
This really is a sleeper hit and I doubt it'll get quite the attention it deserves in the face of other Who toys this summer, but definitely one to snap up and likely to be one of the rarer ones.