The Doctor Is Now The Chef With The Sonic Screwdriver Barbecue Tongs


I’m not really a big fan of Doctor Who, but I do love the sonic screwdriver. I mean, how can you not adore an iconic multi-tool that can do everything from picking locks to disarming weapons to destroying those creepy Weeping Angels that kill people by sending them back into time? Seriously, if it was real, it would have been number one in our list of the best multi-tools. It’s such a powerful multi-tool, you can even use it to turn burgers on the grill. At least, that’s the case with the Sonic Screwdriver Barbecue Tongs.

Made by Underground Toys, the officially-licensed kitchen tool won’t quite display the same versatile functions as the original sonic screwdriver. It won’t burn through objects, conduct teleportation, or track alien life, but it will let you turn burgers on the grill with the prowess of a centuries-old alien who travels through space and time. Or something like that.

When closed up, the Sonic Screwdriver Barbecue Tongs look exactly like its namesake weapon from the long-running sci-fi franchise, complete with the green light at the end and non-functioning metal claws. The upper half of the tool, though, is actually a storage case that you pull out to reveal a pair of barbecue tongs. Features include metal construction for the tongs, a heatproof handle, and onboard sound effects (requires two AAs) that mimic those from the actual tool in the show. It measures 22.5 inches long.

Slated for release in September, the Sonic Screwdriver Barbecue Tongs are priced at $35.99.

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4 Responses

  1. William

    This is really neat, especially for any serious Dr. Who fans! I love how it lights up, and it looks very durable. The fact that it can be minimized in size for accessibility and portability is awesome. I love multitool products, and this looks like a really genuinely made one. I don’t know how well the metals will hold up against extreme heat from a BBQ, but it looks like it’s made out of a aluminum and or special ceramic probably designed with such temperatures in mind. If anything, I’d just keep this in mint condition and add it to my already present Dr. Who memorabilia collection! It’s OK that the claws don’t work, but definitely would have found a few uses for those too. The price is really reasonable, and it’s nice to see that such a cool product is affordable.

  2. kirsten

    dr who is the best! these look pretty big, but definitely we come in handy for an old-fashioned outback BBQ with some friends. i like how it folds up too, very authentic! will they make other parts and tools from other characters from the series?

  3. I am a robot

    To the OP, what do you mean you never were into DR WHO. Shame! Shame! lol – These bbq tongs are lovely, but you know what happens to me every time I bring something like this out into the backyard with a big group of people and the two grills fired up? It disappears!

    Now tell me, who goes to somebody’s backyard barbeque and spies some awesome grilling tools, and then steals them!

    Swiper no swiping. It was probably one of the kids, cant imagine a grown up being so trivial, right? But I will never find out.

    If I’m lucky enough to receive a pair of these as a gift, I’m going to put a tracking device on them! Love Dr Who, natch. 😉

  4. smith

    haha well said^ gotta get some sort of tracking device on these babies! lol. maybe that will be the next app. anyone who is a REAL Dr. Who fan enjoys the old-school original shows too on WHYY late at night (like 3:30AM). his robot was the bomb. plus, Dr. Who got all the ladies.


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