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Essential for Dastardly Deeds!
on December 10, 2007
I admit it: I kind of like the new master better than any of the older ones. Why he dumped his trademark Tissue Compression Eliminator is a matter for speculation, but the Laser Screwdriver is a worthy successor...one that's now available to mere earthlings everywhere as a spiffy toy.
This is certainly one of the better television replica toys I've seen. It's made of plastic, but the resemblance to the TV prop is more than adequate. It's the same size, has great detail, and even duplicates the pop-out barrel, which you can trigger with a button on the side.
The toy can make two noises-tap the button, and you get the laser noise. Hold it down, and you get the "lazarus technology" noise. The first noise is fairly loud, but the second can be hard to hear. The end has orange lights that turn on in time with the noise.
It requires three button batteries, which can be a challenge to install-the barrel rotates out, which reveals a battery door with a screw that has to be removed. I really wish it took a standard triple-a cell, which would be easier to replace.
But that's a minor complaint. It's a superb toy, one sure to delight any fan of the series.