One of the great things about growing up is that you — at least theoretically — have the money to buy some of the cool stuff you dreamed about owning when you were a kid. That’s especially true for geeks like ourselves, who tend to have shelves lined with toys, models, props, and the like. If you’re a die-hard Whovian who fits that description, start saving your bucks. Doctor Who propmaker Nick Robatto is launching a new company that will be crafting prop replicas based on the show’s many iconic elements.
Robatto is the chap who built Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith’s sonic screwdriver, so this is as close as you’ll get to owning a real part of the show, short of dropping major cash for screen-used items or breaking into the set and making off with some yourself. Here’s a bit from the official press release, and you can see a shot of River Song’s blaster below:
One of Doctor Who’s longest serving prop-makers, has announced that he will be launching a new company, Rubbertoe Replicas, which will be creating incredibly accurate and handcrafted replica props and memorabilia. Nick Robatto, the craftsman behind Matt Smith’s Sonic Screwdriver, along with many other iconic Doctor Who props, has struck a licensing deal with BBC Worldwide to become an official licensee.
Rubbertoe Replicas will be producing a range of prop-replicas from the BBC show Doctor Who, such as Dalek Death Ray Stalks, Captain Jack’s Sonic Blaster and River Song’s Squareness Gun. As well as this there will be memorabilia items based on screen used props, such as Gallifreyan symbol coasters, Gallifreyan paperweights based on the knob of Rassilon’s staff, and Sonic Screwdriver holders.