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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Coca Cola

    ** Videos contain spoiler footage **

    James Bond No Time To Die spilled 8,400 gallons of Coca-Cola


    No Time To Die producers spent
    £55,000 on Coca Cola for a car

    That’s 8,400 gallons, by the way
    Ben Welham | posted in Idiot's Car Reviews

    It's no surprise that the upcoming James Bond film has a big budget, but we didn't think it would be this large.

    Today we found out that the producers behind 'No Time To Die' have spent a whopping £55,000 on 8,400 gallons of Coca Cola. Now, this isn't to quench the thirst of the crew but actually to help film a car stunt.
    According to stunt boss Lee Morrison, Daniel Craig came up with this idea to allow his stunt double driver Paul Edwards hit a 25ft ramp at 60mph, clear a wall and land on cobbles with no problems.
    So, the film crew went and bought almost 9,000 gallons of the soft drink that, once dried, left a sticky residue on the stones so the vehicle wouldn't slide around the place. But to be fair to the team, once cleaned off, it should leave the cobblestones of Matera, Italy looking cleaner than ever.

    Unfortunately, you won't be able to see this stunt for a while as the film has been delayed yet again until April 2021 [later delayed], so fingers crossed everything goes to plan.
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    Heineken 0.0 (Worth the Wait)
    Good things are worth to wait
    Heineken® has collaborated with actor Daniel Craig
    to create the ‘Worth The Wait’ commercial
    15.09.2021/by Redaktion

    Heineken® today reveals a new commercial concepted in collaboration with Daniel Craig called ‘Worth The Wait’, which celebrates the highly anticipated release of the new James Bond film No Time To Die.

    The advert shows Daniel Craig waiting patiently for the first satisfying sip of an ice-cold Heineken® beer, an ode to fans who have eagerly awaited the next installment of the franchise and showing that the best things come to those who wait.

    No Time To Die will be released internationally in cinemas from September 30 2021 through Universal Pictures International and in the U.S. on October 8 from Metro Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) via their United Artist Releasing banner.

    Bram Westenbrink, Global Head Heineken® Brand, said: “Heineken® has been a proud partner of James Bond films since 1997. So, like all Bond fans, we also can’t wait for No Time To Die to hit cinemas. That said, we believe some things really are worth waiting for. And now we can prove it. Whether it’s an ice-cold Heineken® or an action-packed Blockbuster – the best things truly do come to those who wait.”
    Testing the truth behind the sentiment, Heineken® carried out a real-world social experiment to prove that good things are indeed worth the wait. In the experiment, 115 people were given cold Heineken® or Heineken® 0.0 beer at intervals between 0-30 minutes, showing that people who waited 20 minutes had the highest levels of satisfaction.

    Advertising Credits
    • Global Chief Creative Officer Publicis WW: Bruno Bertelli
    • Chief Creative Officer: Cristiana Boccassini
    • International Coordination Creative Director: Guy Lewis
    • Copywriter: Olga Alonso
    • Art Director: Alexia Vindret
    • Chief Creation Officer: Francesca Zazzera
    • Account Director: Francesca Baldrighi
    • Production Company: Smuggler
    • Director: Sam Gold
    • Eps: Patrick Milling-Smith & Alison Kunzman
    • Producer: Erin Wile
    • DP: Darren Lew
    • PD: Pete Zumba
    • Post Producer: Filip Ilic
    • Colorist: Tim Masick @ Co.3
    • Color Producer: Kevin Breheny
    • Editor: Guido Notari
    Experiment Findings
    Key findings included
    • Participants who waited 20 minutes showed the highest satisfaction levels with their beer (41%)
    • Participants who waited 30 minutes had the highest satisfaction scores with the taste of the beer (31%)
    • 4 in 10 participants attribute the anticipation of receiving their beer to their satisfaction.
    • More than half of the participants (56%) agree that they enjoy things more when they have to wait for them a little.
    • If participants could choose, they feel that a 6.4-minute wait would be the optimal time to have waited for their beer. However, our research found that satisfaction peaked in the 20 minutes wait group. Implying that instant, or at least quicker gratification, is not as satisfying as people might think.
    Daria A Bakina, PhD, Social Psychologist and Research Director at Edelman Data & Intelligence, said: “This research follows a long tradition of conducting experiments in the “real world”, under real circumstances, within the field of social psychology. The findings of this study show that waiting may not be a bad thing – in fact, there’s more enjoyment after needing to overcome an obstacle like a 20 minute wait for a refreshing “Perfect Pour.”

    Source: HEINEKEN

    NO TIME TO DIE | Worth The Wait (0:37)


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    Funko POP! Figures of Bond, Safin, Paloma, Nomi
    James Bond Funko POP!s revealed for No
    Time to Die – how to buy
    Funko POP!s get suited and booted. | By Susannah Alexander

    James Bond's latest mission No Time to Die may have been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but a brand new Funko POP! range has just been revealed ready for the film's new November release.
    The collection of figures, which will also be released in November to tie in with the movie's arrival, features a ready-for-action Bond (Daniel Craig) wearing the blue jumper, combat trousers and boots he is seen sporting in the film's trailer and wielding a gun.

    You can also get your hands on a figure of villainous Safin (Rami Malek) in a hooded jacket and white face mask and carrying a rifle, while agent Nomi (Lashana Lynch) is also available in an all-black combat outfit.

    You can also get a Funko POP! figure of agent Paloma (Ana de Armas), who is looking stylish in a long ball gown and silver hoop earring.

    Also now available is a Roger Moore Moonraker figure, who wears a very fetching silver spacesuit.
    All of the new Funko POP!s can be pre-ordered at Pop in a Box UK now ahead of their release in November, with each figure costing £9.99. Or you could always grab two for £18.99 if you can't decide which is your favourite.

    No Time to Die will be Daniel Craig's final outing as Bond and will also see the returns of Léa Seydoux as Dr Madeleine Swann, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M and Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner.

    We still have a little while to wait until we get to see No Time to Die but the filmmakers have been keeping us going with occasional glimpses at the film through new photos.

    Director Cary Joji Fukunaga has revealed that he chose not to re-edit the movie at all once it had been delayed, explaining that he had "mentally finished the film" already.
    No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond movie, has a new release date [later delayed] of November 12 in the UK and November 20 in the US. All the previous Bond movies are available on DVD or Blu-ray.



  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Haven’t these been out for a long time?
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Yeah the article is a year old. We're basically just recapping everything that's been released since 2019.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    I’m so biased against pop vinyls. They’re profit margin manifest.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    I don't see the appeal, unless you're trying to get your small child into Bond.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Not sure what I would do with those, but they are pretty awesome I have to say. My pick would be the Tuxedo version.
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    Micro Scalextric James Bond Set 'No Time To Die'

    G1161M Micro Scalextric James Bond Set 'No Time To Die'
    Product Info
    The latest James Bond film, No Time To Die, is the 25th instalment of the franchise, and like previous James Bond films, No Time To Die features both classic and modern vehicles driven by the villain as well as 007 himself.

    This set features an Aston Martin DB5 taking on the Jaguar XF, and includes 4.08 metres of track, with 9 track layouts which includes a loop-the-loop and half pipe. With speed limiting hand controllers you can be sure the kids will always be having fun with this set as the cars will be less likely to fly off the track. This set is battery operated. Turn this into a mains powered set with the new Micro Scalextric Mains Powered Track Piece (UK) here.

    Aston Martin, the Aston Martin Wings Logo and the model names "Vantage", "DBS", "DB5" and "DB10" are trademarks owned licensed or used by Aston Martin Lagonda Limited. All rights reserved. Jaguar and the leaper device are trademarks owned and licensed by Jaguar Land Rover Limited. James Bond materials © 1962-2020 Danjaq and MGM. Related James Bond Trademarks are Trademarks of Danjaq, LLC. All Rights Reserved.




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    Joe & Seph's Popcorn James Bond 007 Dry Martini Popcorn
    Joe & Seph's Popcorn James Bond 007 Dry Martini Popcorn 70g

    Product information
    Air-popped popcorn coated in smooth caramel and infused with 5% real gin & vodka with a twist of lemon!
    Tear here and enjoy the aroma!
    The unique taste experience of our air-popped corn
    Start with... Smooth caramel
    Followed by... Boozy 5% gin & vodka
    And to finish... A twist of zesty lemon
    Handmade in England, "Popped not stirred", Gourmet Popcorn Chef & Connoisseur, No artificial flavours, colours or preservatives, Suitable for vegetarians

    Country of Origin
    United Kingdom

    V - Suitable for vegetarians
    Typical Values per 100g per Serving*
    Energy 2556kJ 447kJ
    612kcal 107kcal
    Fat 31g 5.4g
    of which saturates 19g 3.3g
    Carbohydrate 80g 14g
    of which sugars 49g 8.5g
    Fibre 5.1g 0.9g
    Protein 4.3g 0.8g
    Salt 1.0g 0.17g
    Serving size = 17.5g
    Corn, Sugar, Butter (Milk), Corn Syrup, Spirits (5%) {Gin, Vodka}, Juniper Natural Flavour, Gin Natural Flavour, Sea Salt
    Allergen Information
    Contains Milk, May Contain Nuts, May Contain Peanuts, May Contain Sesame
    Allergy Information
    May also contain Nuts, Peanuts and Sesame Seeds.
    Dietary Information
    Suitable for Vegetarians
    Package Type - Bag
    Other Information
    Full Product Name:

    Popcorn with caramel, gin & vodka

    Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Once opened consume within 5 days.

    Safety Warning:

    May contain unpopped kernels.

    4 Servings

    Produced in the UK at Joe & Seph's Kitchen

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    Perth Mint James Bond No Time To Die 2020 1oz Silver Proof Coin

    James Bond No Time To Die 2020 1oz Silver
    Proof Coin
    Struck to The Perth Mint’s highest quality finish, this officially licensed silver coin marks the release of the 25th James Bond movie, No Time To Die.

    Key features:
    • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
    • Official James Bond collectable
    • Limited mintage – 5,000
    • Depicts iconic movie scene

  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    1 oz British James Bond No Time to Die Silver Bar 1oz 999.9 Silver
    1 oz British James Bond No Time to Die Silver
    Bar (New)
    Currently Out of Stock
    As low as: $276.60
    2020 1 oz Tuvalu James Bond Series 007 Silver Coin (High Relief, Box + CoA)
    As low as: $NaN

    Product Details
    There are few fictional characters as well known to the modern world than James Bond. Debuting in a 1952 novel from British author Ian Fleming, Bond lives on to this day through 12 original novels, 2 original short-story collections, and 25 films from Eon Productions. With an upcoming 25th feature film in 2020, mints around the world have collectible and investment-grade pieces out to buyers already. Right now, 1 oz British James Bond No Time To Die Silver Bars are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
    Bar Highlights:
    • Arrives inside of protective plastic sleeves!
    • Honors the upcoming 25th James Bond film!
    • Limited mintage of only 70,000 bars!
    • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
    • The obverse features the Royal Mint Logo and 007 emblem.
    • On the reverse is the name of the upcoming film in large, block text.
    • Artwork from Daniel Thorne.

    Each 1 oz British James Bond No Time To Die Silver Bar is available to you inside of a sealed plastic sleeve. The bars are all available to you in brand-new condition.
    There have been a total of 27 James Bond films produced when you take into account the 25 from Eon Productions and two additional feature films produced. The first of those non-Eon Productions films was Casino Royale in 1967 with David Niven as James Bond, and the second was Never Say Never Again in 1983 with Sean Connery reviving his depiction of James Bond for the seventh time and the first time in 12 years. Connery is tied with Roger Moore as having played Bond seven times, and is the only actor to have done so on three separate, non-consecutive occasions across three separate decades.

    The obverse side of 1 oz British James Bond No Time To Die Silver Bars comes with a depiction of the Royal Mint of England logo and the 007 emblems. The 007 emblem has featured prominently in all of the feature films in the franchise and the emblem uses the 7 as the handle and grip for a pistol.

    On the reverse face of British James Bond No Time To Die Silver Bars is an image of large block letters reading NO TIME TO DIE. Behind this foreground design, you will find inscriptions of the names of other memorable films from the James Bond franchise.
    JMB ID 3196440
    Mint Mark Not Shown
    Purity .9999
    Manufacturer Royal Mint
    Thickness 2.2 mm
    Condition New
    Obverse Designer Daniel Thorne
    Reverse Designer Daniel Thorne
    Edge Design Smooth
    Series James Bond
    CoA No
    Mintage 70,000
    Packaging Type Sealed Plastic
    Package Dimensions 1.8 x 1.1 x 0.1
    Metal Weight 1 Troy Ounce
    Shipping Free Shipping on Orders Over $199
    Dimensions 28.98 x 49.96 x 2.2

    Also the Gold Bar.
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    James Bond '007' Limited Edition Series Gold Coins - Bond, James Bond/Pay Attention 007/Shaken Not Stirred
    James Bond '007' Limited Edition Series Gold Coins
    See the complete article here:
    The Royal Mint has announced the launch of its James Bond commemorative coin and gold bar collection ahead of the release of the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die. The collection includes a number of Royal Mint firsts – a 7 kilo gold coin, which is the largest coin with the highest face value to be produced in the Mint’s 1,100-year history and the world’s first James Bond bar in gold and silver, featuring all of the 25 official James Bond film titles.
    The release of 'No Time to Die' may have been delayed further, now scheduled to release next April, but that has not stopped the Royal Mint from announcing the 3rd and final coin in this much sought after series. Following on from the fantastic first 2 issues, 'Bond James Bond' and 'Pay Attention 007' the final coin features James Bond in his tuxedo along with a famous quote from the films 'Shaken not Stirred[/b]' Sean Connery was the first Bond actor to make the quote in the 3rd film 'Goldfinger' (1964). The quote refers to how James Bond prefers his vodka martini to be prepared, and appeared in many of the Bond films with the exception of 'You Only Live Twice' (1967) when Bond is asked "stirred, not shaken" and in Casino Royale (2006) he is asked if he wants his martini shaken or stirred and snaps, "Do I look like I give a damn?"
    'James Bond', created by Ian Fleming in a series of books starting with 'Casino Royale' in 1953 has gone on to be one of the worlds leading film franchises with the 25th film 'No Time To Die' due in our cinemas soon. James Bond, a very British secret agent has become an iconic figure in his own right, being played on screen by Sean Connery in the very first 1962 release 'Dr No' to Roger Moore in 'The Spy who loved me, from which the second coin in this special series takes 'Bonds' famous Lotus Esprit specially adapted as a submarine, to Daniel Craig as Bond in the latest and film 'No Time To Die'.
    The first coin in the series depicting James Bond's iconic Aston Martin DB5 which featured in the 1964 release 'Goldfinger' starring Sean Connery. The are coins available in a range of sizes starting from 1/4 ounce silver to a whopping 7 kilo gold coin, Each coin in the series will be released in succession leading up to the release of No Time To Die.
    This special series contains 3 designs released between August and October 2020. The coins above are in issue order, The Quarter Ounce Gold proof has a mintage of just 1007, the One Ounce '360' and the 2 Ounce a tiny 260 pieces. The Proof Silver range includes the Half Ounce '£1' denominated coin, the £2 One Ounce, £5 Two Ounce and different design £10, a whopping 5 ounce coin of which there are only 440 pieces being produced. As you can imagine these are extremely sought after coins with many in the range selling out very quickly.
    You can view all our Royal Mint UK Special Issue coins in our online store : 2020 'BOND, JAMES BOND' 999.9 Gold Proof Coin Series : Very Limited Availability : SPECIAL ISSUES AND ON THE DAY STRIKES

  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I didn't know about the Blackbox Toys one, this image is a lot of fun! :D

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    Royal Mail James Bond No Time To Die Framed Collector's Sheet
    Royal Mail
    James Bond No Time To Die Framed Collector's Sheet
    Catalogue code N3243
    Framed No Time To Die Collector’s Sheet that includes ten First Class James Bond stamps and labels featuring scenes and characters from the film.
    In stock
    Delivered in 3 - 5 working days
    A fantastic framed souvenir for Bond fans and collectors to display and treasure.

    The No Time To Die Collector’s Sheet mounted in a black ash-effect frame.

    Ten First Class stamps from the original Q Branch Miniature Sheet feature alongside new labels containing scenes and characters from the upcoming Bond movie.

    The stamps and labels appear below the official film title and the iconic 007 logo alongside an image of Bond’s Aston Martin as featured in No Time To Die.
    Handmade in the UK for Royal Mail.
    Dimensions: 33.5x43.5cm




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    Swatch ²Q for No Time to Die

    Swatch Introduces the ²Q for ‘No Time to Die’
    The affordable James Bond watch.
    Date 2020.10.7 | Written By Sheng Lee | Filed under New Watches 2020, News, Swatch

    Earlier this year Swatch released the [v]Swatch x 007[/b] collection made up of six watches, each inspired by a James Bond movie from 1962 to 2006, in the lead-up to the premiere of the latest Bond flick, No Time to Die. Then the watchmaker worked with the movie’s design team to imagine a watch suitable for Q, the MI6 gadget chief who outfits Bond in every film, resulting in the ²Q.

    It was originally launched in March 2020 as a limited edition with red accents – Ben Whishaw as Q in the film will be wearing one – but now the blue version has been unveiled to coincide with the film’s release. But because No Time to Die has been delayed yet again, to April 2021, the watch is going it alone.

    Initial thoughts
    Unlike Swatch x 007 watches from earlier in the year that were elaborate in style and colour, the ²Q is pared-back and slightly mechanical in style, but avoids being boring thanks to an open dial and red accents. It is surprisingly interesting to see the insides of a quartz watch, which is not often revealed since mechanical movements are more commonly exposed.

    The design is simple but executed well. For instance, the red flange slopes downwards to the brushed chapter ring for the hours, adding some depth to the face.

    At 42 mm in diameter, the ²Q is larger than earlier 007 editions. That also holds true for the price, which at US$220 is also steeper than usual, but still eminently affordable compared to Omega’s 007 Seamaster.

    Q details
    Based on the Skin Irony model – which means an extra-thin steel case – the overall look of the watch is quite solemn and mechanical, consisting mainly of silver and blue, along with a splash of red and the exposed quartz movement – all in all rather fitting for Q, and conceived with the help of Suttirat Anne Larlarb, the costume designer for No Time To Die.

    The special packaging
    Several details are specific to the character, most obviously “Q” for the six o’clock marker. And the coil around the stepper motor at 10 o’clock is also coated blue, instead of its usual natural-copper colour. In the original edition, the coil was copper and the hands were red.

    Key Facts and Price
    Swatch ²Q for ‘No Time to Die’

    Ref. SS07Z102
    Diameter: 42 mm
    Height: 6.7 mm
    Material: Stainless steel
    Crystal: Unavailable
    Water resistance: 30 m

    Movement: Quartz
    Functions: Hours and minutes
    Strap: Brown leather

    Limited edition: No
    Availability: At Swatch stores and online boutique
    Price: US$220, or 335 Singapore dollars

    For more, visit
    NO TIME TO DIE | Swatch ²Q

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    Jack the bulldog by Royal Doulton No Time To Die Edition, 2020
    Jack the Bulldog - No
    Time To Die Edition


    Strong, handsome and determined – Jack the bulldog returns in "No Time To Die". We're so thrilled to announce that Jack is back. Do you know the history of Jack the bulldog? Famous for his cameo roles in "Skyfall" and "Spectre", Jack returns to the screen once more. Having survived a traumatic explosion with little more than a few cracks, along with some charring to the Union Jack flag draped over his back, Jack was bequeathed to Bond by 'M'; and he makes an appearance in the new James Bond film for 2020 – "No Time To Die". Our popular Royal Doulton Jack, the bulldog figurine is hand decorated by skilled ceramic artists. The new edition of Jack has been updated in high quality porcelain, lovingly recreated with his chips and cracks. With a new reference number 'DD 007 B', Jack is presented in a "No Time To Die" gift box, along with a certificate of authenticity. Now in safe hands, the latest Jack the bulldog is a must-have collectable for any James Bond fan...
    NEW Jack the bulldog by Royal Doulton
    "No Time To Die" Edition, 2020
    Hand decorated by skilled ceramic artists
    Crafted from high-quality porcelain
    Royal Doulton and James Bond back stamp
    New reference number 'DD 007 B'
    Presented in a "No Time To Die" gift box
    Includes certificate of authenticity
    Product Article Number 1056125
    International Article Number 701587439442
    Weight 8.8 oz







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    John Brown 4x4 Bond Edition Land Rover
    EXCLUSIVE: How John Brown 4x4 Built A 'Bond
    Edition' Land Rover Inspired By 'No Time To Die'
    By Michael Van Runkle | Published Sep 05, 2021

    John Brown Sr and John Brown Jr spoke with HotCars about a new Land Rover Series III build currently live at Sotheby's Bond on Bond Street auction.

    The latest James Bond film No Time to Die debuts next month in American theaters, marking Daniel Craig's fifth outing as the iconic British spy navigating a maelstrom of massive explosions, inexplicable plot points, gorgeously expendable female costars, and, of course, amazing automobiles. After the surprising BMW hiatus during part of Pierce Brosnan's run as Bond, Craig's turn sticks more solidly to the original Aston Martin aesthetic, with a bit of Jaguar thrown in for good measure—though in this latest installment directed by True Detective and Jane Eyre auteur Cary Joji Fukunaga, at least a couple of Land Rovers also make an appearance (as revealed in various trailers and spy shots from the set).
    To celebrate the new film, as well as the newly revived Defender 90 and 110, Land Rover just unveiled a limited run of 300 Bond Edition Defenders complete with a supercharged V8, blacked-out exterior, and plenty of exclusive badging. But spy shots circulating the web also showed Craig behind the wheel of a classic Series III while filming No Time to Die, which led the UK-based firm John Brown 4x4 to build a vintage Bond Edition truck, one of which currently features as a headliner of Sotheby's Life is Beautiful: London auction. Curious to learn more about the build in advance of the film's September 28 UK debut, I spoke with both John Brown Sr and John Brown Jr about developing a classic Landie worthy of James Bond himself.
    Brown Sr founded his eponymously named company back in 2004, after a Land Rover-obsessed friend critiqued his current car, the diminutive Freelander SUV.

    "He just looked at it and shook his head and said, 'That’s not a Land Rover,'" Brown Sr laughed. "He showed me a picture of a Land Rover Lightweight, and I looked at it and thought, 'Yeah, that’s nice, I’d like one of those.'"
    Eventually, Brown Sr found a Series III for sale locally, then set about fixing and refurbishing it to his exacting standards. The company came about after a man working on his house offered to buy the truck for twice the money he'd spent bringing it back to life.

    "My wife said, 'What are you doing, you love that car!' Brown Sr recalled. "And I said, 'No, I’m gonna get two and I’ll do one up and keep it, and I’ll do another one to sell.' And that just went from two to three to four to five to a dozen, and over time, it happened in quite an organic way. Here we are now, probably the largest dealers in the country."

    A decade and a half after ignoring his wife's advice and founding John Brown 4x4, Brown Sr clearly learned his lesson—so when she spotted a classic Land Rover among the many trailers advertising the delayed release of No Time to Die, he got to work (albeit hesitantly, at first).

    "My wife’s into films, she spotted that there’s a Bond film," he revealed, "And she said, 'Did you know there’s a Series III that does a road chase, why don’t we do one and it can be a Bond edition?' And I said, 'No, I think that’s a bad idea. I don’t like the flared arches, really, I’m a bit of a purist, I’m not sure this is going to work.' Anyway, it proved to be popular and we’ve been busy doing Bond builds for quite some time now. Because the film was delayed, it gave us some time."
    At this point in our conversation, John Brown Jr, who personally oversaw the project, jumped in to clarify just how much detail John Brown 4x4 gleaned from spy shots to ensure their trucks look just like the one in the movie—which, to be very clear, nobody at the firm has yet seen.
    "The Land Rover, we believe, is used in a chase scene in Jamaica," Brown Jr explained. "Not only was the Land Rover in the background, but there’s also photos of Daniel Craig driving it with the Russian Army in front and with an entire camera rig on the side of it for the tracking shots. So that’s kind of where it came to our attention."

    A series of trucks built up by John Brown 4x4 to mimic the movie cars captured the attention of Sotheby's, fitting nicely into the auction house's Bond on Bond Street lineup of James Bond-inspired goods like movie posters, watches, books, memorabilia, and more. But with only two weeks until the auction began, the time crunch required a little bit of fortuity for the Browns to pull through.
    "We had a vehicle that had already been rebuilt onto a galvanized chassis quite recently," Brown Sr revealed. "But just needed cosmetic refurbishment throughout. And then it needed to be compared to the movie car and replicated."

    "When this came in, obviously, we were very aware that it was going to Sotheby’s," Brown Jr added, "And they didn’t give us a huge amount of lead time. But we also wanted it to be as good a product as possible in the short space of time... However, we really spoiled it when we did the build."

    Given the time crunch, I asked how much mechanical work other than the galvanized chassis the Land Rover received at the hands of John Brown 4x4.

    "Obviously, these things get rebuilt," Brown Sr replied, "And they can be a little like Trigger’s Broom sometimes. But we acquired the vehicle pretty much in the mechanical state it’s in now. And it goes through all our various tests, compression, road tests, check the gearbox is okay because they’re always an Achilles Heel for this series. It had a load of work to ancillaries."

    Those checks revealed a transmission that Brown Jr described as "just a little bit grumbly in third gear," so a new one entered the frame.

    "We put a reconditioned gearbox in it," Brown Jr said, "We put brand-new shock absorbers on it, it has brand-new springs fitted to it. We gave it things like a new alternator and a new water pump. It has things like a new overdrive for an additional gear."

    Other additions included a brand-new carburetor atop the 2.25-liter inline-four (gasoline, not diesel, to be clear), plus replacement of the distributor and radiator with new units. Compared to the V8 swaps and immensely customized builds coming out of both the UK and the US, this one remains somewhat low-key in the power department.

    "They only are officially rated at 54 horsepower," Brown Jr admitted, "But the cars themselves are not particularly heavy. That means that they feel more sprightly than those figures would suggest."

    "Those petrol engines are largely unburstable," Brown Sr jumped in. "It’s extremely rare to find a total failure engine. You sometimes find a head gasket’s blown or amateurs fit the wrong head gaskets or they fit it upside down or something like that, we get quite a lot of that. But those engines, particularly the block, they’re just over-machined and tend to last indefinitely."

    On the interior, the Browns made a few changes to both modernize and bring the Rover more in line with what the spy shots showed Craig driving in Jamaica. The non-original wood steering wheel above and deluxe front seats look similar enough to the grainy images, while adding a bit more creature comfort thanks to more substantial bolsters.

    Out back, Brown Jr continued, "We’ve added additional rear benches and made all those seats belted, including a seatbelt bar so you can over-the-shoulder, modern safety belts. So you’ve got seven seats in there, all with seat belts attached."

    The exterior of this 1982 short-wheelbase also received fender flares, a number plate, a spare wheel on the hood, color-coded trim, and 16-inch wheels shod in new tires. In classic Land Rover style, the windshield can tilt down and the ragtop removed, helping to maintain a bit of the funky allure that made these classic trucks a staple worldwide.

    “This is like the next room after a complete nut-and-bolt," he said, "But a complete nut-and-bolt is significantly more expensive."

    "There’s actually no reserve price," Brown Jr said, almost proudly. "The guide is actually lower than the market value of the car and that was done intentionally to attract more bidders, buyers, and prospective customers. It’s been live for just under a day and as of this moment in time, we’re at £12,000."

    Bidding currently sits at £16,000 with three days remaining and Sotheby's site provides a final gavel estimate of £20-25,000. I asked what happens if an American Bond fan decides to get in on the action.

    "We do a lot of exports to America," Brown Sr responded, "We’re quite aware of all the limitations and restrictions. Where a lot of people maybe worry that they’re going to import a vehicle that’s not going to pass legislation, that’s going to be crushed, you hear this kind of horror story, 'I bought a Land Rover that got crushed,' that’s never happened with us because we know the rules."

    "We have a 100% export success rate," Brown Jr added, "We do send a lot out to the States. It’s not just these Bond Editions that we do, we do a lot of to-order refurbishment work and we also do rebuilding."

    The auction closes on Friday, September 9, and both the Browns plan to watch No Time to Die when it finally hits theaters later this month after such an extended pandemic-related delay. But I had to ask what else fits into the future for John Brown 4x4 when the hype for James Bond starts fading—until the eternal arguments about who should play the next Bond begin bubbling anew, that is.

    "As you know, the new revolution is electric," Brown Sr replied, "And so we are in the process of..."

    "We’re not going to reveal too many details!" Brown Jr cut him off, "But we do have an electric prototype coming very soon. And we’ve already kind of engineered that..."

    "That’s one of our branches for the future," Brown Sr clarified. "We’re still going to stick with the two-and-a-quarter petrol, but there are people who want electric for low-electric zones or if you want to save the world and be an eco-warrior, that’s very admirable. There are other people who are in this market but we hope to dominate the market because our vehicles are going to be more attractive to the general public."

    John Brown 4x4 Ltd



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    No Time To Die theater beverage and popcorn cups



  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Smirnoff Duluth Studio Movie Grill No Time To Die promotion - The 007
    smirnoff SMG October Culinary Special
    The 007
    Inspired by NO TIME TO DIE
    Only In theaters
    See the complete article here:
    Duluth SMG Menu
    In-theater Dining

    The 007™
    Inspired by 'No Time to Die', in theaters October 8
    A sweet and tart cocktail fit for a secret agent – Smirnoff Vodka, Lemon Juice, and Grenadine, Garnished with Mint 10
    *Available for dine-in through October 31 at participating locations. Restricted where prohibited by law, must be 21 years of age or older to buy and consume alcohol at SMG. Please drink responsibly.


    Soft Pretzel Bites, Corn Tortilla Chips and Fire-roasted Salsa, Small Popcorn, 1/2 Cheese Fries, or 1/2 Nachos
    Crispy Chicken Tenders or Bites, or Any Salad, Pizza, or Flatbread
    ADD A DESSERT +$5:
    Brownie Sundae, Chocolate Chip Cookies, or Theater Treats

  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Corgi CC04314 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 'No Time To Die'
    CC04314 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 'No Time To Die'

    Product Info
    Rebuilt by Q by the conclusion of Spectre, the iconic Aston Martin DB5 returns again in No Time To Die. This DB5 features a brand-new Italian registration plate and a pair of miniguns behind the front headlights, useful aids for 007 as he finds himself in a raging car chase through the streets of southern Italy. This classic is never far away from the inevitable action that follows James Bond wherever he goes.

    One of the most famous cars in the world thanks to its association with James Bond, the Aston Martin DB5 was first released in 1963. A luxury grand tourer built for long distance yet high speed driving, the car was evolved from the Aston Martin DB4 Series V with the addition of a new and more powerful engine constructed entirely from aluminium.

    Featuring a now modest top speed of 145mph, the DB5 boasted a luxurious interior including wool pile carpets, leather reclining seats and even a fire extinguisher. Over one thousand cars were originally produced between 1963 and 1965, with an additional twenty-five going into production in 2020 as special edition James Bond releases, each costing £2.75m.

    Tech Specs
    Item Scale 1:36 Scale
    Finish Painted
    Colour Silver
    Corgi Toys James Bond 007 Film Car Collection ~ Vintage Diecast Corgi Cars


  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Aston Martin No Time To Die campaign giant Corgi box DB5
    Aston Martin launch No Time To
    Die campaign and unveil giant
    Corgi box complete with iconic
    • Aston Martin launch No Time To Die campaign with exclusive reveal of global TV spot featuring the iconic Aston Martin DB5
    • Celebration marked with unveil of giant replica of original 1965 Corgi DB5 model toy box in central London.
    • The launch marks the one-month countdown until the release of No Time To Die.
    • The Corgi box and car will be on display to the public at The Coaling Jetty, Battersea Power Station until 1 October 2021.

    31 August 2021, London, UK: With only a month until the release of the 25th Bond movie, Aston Martin launched its No Time To Die campaign today with an exclusive screening of its No Time To Die TV spot, against the backdrop of London’s Battersea Power Station.

    No Time To Die, to be released globally from September 2021, features four iconic Aston Martin models from past, present and future. James Bond’s highly-anticipated return to cinema marks the first time four different models have appeared in a 007 film: the DB5, the classic Aston Martin V8, the brand’s super GT – DBS and the exceptional Aston Martin Valhalla – the forthcoming mid-engined hypercar.

    To celebrate the return of 007’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 to the big screen, Aston Martin and Corgi also unveiled a full-size replica of the original 1965 Corgi DB5 model. Located at The Coaling Jetty, outside Battersea Power Station, the life size model which measures 5.66 metres long, 2.7 metres tall and 2.7 metres deep, replicates the original Corgi design and houses an Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation car. The DB5 is complete with a broad selection of working gadgets that fans will recognise from the classic James Bond film: rotating number plates, a retractable bullet proof rear shield, extending front over-riders and of course pop out machine guns.

    Just 25 DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars are being produced, more than 55 years after the last new DB5 rolled off the line at Aston Martin’s then global manufacturing base in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. All new cars are authentic reproductions of the DB5 seen on screen, available in one exterior colour specification – Silver Birch (just like the original) – with only some sympathetic modifications and enhancements to ensure the highest levels of quality and reliability.

    Corgi is the original home of diecast scale modelling. What were once simply toys are now highly sought after in the expanding collectables market and the most famous Corgi release of all time is indisputably James Bond's Aston Martin DB5, first released in 1965. Replicating the action features of the vehicle seen on-screen in Goldfinger, it was an instant success earning the UK ‘Toy of the Year’ and ‘Best Boys Toy’ titles at the National Association of Toy Retailers Awards in the same year. Priced originally at around 10/- (50p), the model has proven so popular over the years it has had to be retooled numerous times, allowing it to sell over 20 million units worldwide. It is still being produced to this day.

    The grand unveil was carried out by Marek Reichman, EVP & Chief Creative Officer, Aston Martin Lagonda. Reichman was joined by Chris Corbould OBE, Special Effects Co-Ordinator, who is not only responsible for some of the most iconic James Bond action scenes from the past 14 films but was also heavily involved in the engineering of the eight DB5 stunt replicas produced for the movie and the working gadgets on the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars.

    Marek Reichman said “We are really honored to be marking the start of the No Time To Die campaign today with this exciting unveil. Aston Martin’s relationship with James Bond spans decades and the DB5 is, without question, the most famous car in the world by virtue of its 50-plus year association. Working with EON Productions and Chris Corbould to build 25 of the DB5 Goldfinger Continuations was a truly unique project for everyone involved at Aston Martin. Now, to work with Corgi - another quintessential British brand - and to see James Bond’s most cherished car sitting inside a to-scale toy box in central London is quite outstanding”.

    Chris Corbould said, “Having worked closely with Aston Martin over the years to bring to life some of the most ambitious Bond scenes, and most recently on No Time To Die I can genuinely say it is a privilege to be here today to help unveil this incredible display for such an iconic car that truly holds a special place in Bond history”.

    The full-size replica Corgi DB5 box will be on display at Battersea Power Station for the general public to see until 1 October 2021.


  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    The Little Car Company Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die Edition
    DB5 Junior Meets Bond.
    The No Time To Die Edition Is Here.

    From Goldfinger to No Time To Die, Bond has never been far from his Aston Martin DB5. This car has arguably been part of his DNA for over 50 years. Now, an exclusive partnership between Aston Martin, EON Productions, and The Little Car Company brings you the Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die Edition.

    A gadget-laden collector’s item like no other, hand-built to 66 percent scale of the original, with a fully electric powertrain, the Aston Martin DB5 Junior has been reimagined for Bond fans worldwide.

    Gadget Briefing:
    No Bond car would be complete without futuristic gadgets, and the Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die Edition is no exception. Chris Corbould OBE, the Oscar®-winning special effects supervisor who has worked on some fifteen James Bond films since the early 1980s, consulted on the development of the movie car’s complex gadgets in miniature; “When I saw the DB5 Junior in the flesh, I was amazed at how identical it is to the full-sized car – it’s stunning. It’s an amazing feat of engineering.”

    To discover the full suite of Q inspired gadgets, please visit our new 007 homepage for a full mission briefing:

    In The Press:
    In a joint press release with Aston Martin and EON Productions (the production company behind the James Bond films), The DB5 Junior No Time To Die Edition was released to the world on the 21st of September 2021, a week ahead of the No Time To Die world premiere.

    Both 007 and Aston Martin coveted the DB5 Junior across social, attracting huge attention from Bond and DB5 fans alike:
    • We desperately want this teeny No Time To Die DB5 | Top Gear
    • This $120,000 Mini Aston Martin Lets Kids Live The Super Spy Life (
    • This $125,000 Mini Aston Martin DB5 Will Turn Your Kids Into James Bond (
    • Young James Bond wannabes can land a mini replica of his Aston Martin DB5 — if parents have £90,000 to spare (
    • Little Car Company builds scaled-down version of James Bond’s No Time To Die Aston Martin DB5, complete with gadgets (

    A note from CEO Ben Hedley:
    “Regarded as the most famous car in cinematic history, the gadget-laden Aston Martin DB5 awed audiences around the world over fifty years ago. Now, that story continues. As part of an exclusive partnership with the creators of the film, and the masterminds behind the Aston Martin DB5, we have had the opportunity to create something truly unique for James Bond fans and collectors. We can’t wait to see the adventures these cars take with their owners.”

    Pricing for the car has been set at £90,000, plus local taxes. Existing Aston Martin DB5 Junior clients will be given first refusal on upgrading to a No Time To Die Edition, and remaining build slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Production commences in the UK in Q2 2022, with deliveries taking place worldwide over the next two years.

    Only 125 vehicles will be built, making these the ultimate collector’s item for Bond fans worldwide.

    Build slots can be requested by visiting; Register your interest 007 – (
    We desperately want this teeny No Time To
    Die DB5

    Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 gets The Little Car Company treatment. We’re infatuated
    Greg Potts | Published: 20 Sep 2021

    The long, long wait to watch No Time To Die is very nearly up, and Aston Martin’s latest James Bond collaboration has us very excited indeed.
    It’s The Little Car Company No Time To Die special edition of the Aston Martin DB5 Junior. Big name, small car.

    It’s a two-thirds scale version of the iconic DB5 that’ll make its return in the 25th Bond film, complete with all of the brilliant Q branch gadgets including fake gatling guns behind the flip down headlights, an oil dispenser to unstick pursuing bad guys, a changeable numberplate and a smoke screen that can be deployed for a whole hour before it needs topping up. Brilliant.

    The No Time To Die edition also gets more power and range compared to TLCC’s standard DB5 Junior. Yep, it’s fully electric, and it’ll manage around 80 miles on a single charge. Not far off a Honda e, that.
    It’s a proper piece of kit this. There’s regenerative braking, Brembo disc brakes, Bilstein dampers and coilover springs. Oh, and that glorious wooden steering wheel has a quick-release mechanism. Combined with the lack of roof, that means adults can fit in it and drive too. Sign us up.

    Only 125 examples will be built, according to Aston and TLCC, with prices starting at £90,000 plus taxes. Yikes, looks like we might need to enact a dastardly plot to be able to afford one…
    Aston Martin DB5 Junior - An icon reimagined

    DB5 Junior No Time To Die Edition Launch Video




  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    I'm suspicious they've never shown a photo showing the actual seats in the thing. I wonder if it's because, despite it being able to fit an adult and a child, there's probably no way for an adult to actually drive the thing really, and they don't necessarily want the adults to know that. ;)

    It also brings me pain to learn that an Aston Martin DB5 would have only set you back 4,000GBP when it came out.

    That's actually a super informative article. Didn't know they were exclusively being offered to actual DB5 owners at first, and that it has a top speed of 42mph; that seems crazy for what it is.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    True there's limited evidence of adult driving in the YouTube videos.

    But see the image below. And the Gizmodo link.

    The next generation of Aston Martin owners (no adult driving)
    Little Car founder Ben Hedley sits in the $48,500, two-thirds-size Aston Martin DB5 Junior
    Photographer: Emli Bendixen for Bloomberg Businessweek

    Gizmodo (adult as passenger)
    Video link:,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/8d689500075c2dc8f00bb846b15b39ad.mp4

  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Ah yeah, that Ben Hedley photo gives me some hope! Amazing, I'll have to save my dimes.
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    Went to one of the cinemans of the German subdivision of Vue for my second watch of No Time To Die and they had a "James Bond menu" at the concession stands which included a Coca Cola/"Keine Zeit zu sterben" popcorn bucket and hard plastic cup as well as a set of James Bond playing cards
    which was a nice little surprise. The cards have film posters from all over the world as the motives on the cards. They aren't very high quality, so more of a little memorabilia than anything else...
    I ditched the popcorn bucket, but kept the cup for now, even though it is just you standard coke zero cup with the film's logo on it...
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Nice to see, @ImpertinentGoon.

    007 No Time To Die bone china mug

    James Bond 007 - No Time To Die 11oz Mug

    No Time To Die Eilish Mug

    McLag­gan Smith Pe­ri­od­ic Table, Fine Bone Chi­na Mug
    (Screen appearance with Q; used periodically, I'm thinking.)

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