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  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    R1s1ngs0n wrote: »
    My very good and talented friend was kind enough to upgrade my custom Bond steelbooks, with LALD being the latest addition.
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    They look great I have a few Bond steelbooks myself, though never even considered making my own. I will definitely look into the process and where I might find blank steelbook boxes.
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    November 1964 Show Magazine featuring Fleming's last interview. January 1997 Playboy featuring Blast from the Past.


  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    https://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/news/taschen-releases-smaller-multi-language-james-bond-archives-no-time-die-edition

    Feels like a good buy, much less expensive than the previous editions, same contents, smaller, up to NTTD.

    I have a big version of this that goes up to Skyfall I believe... I'm tempted.
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    For those not willing to click through, it seems like the multi-language aspect is that the book is fully in English and then there's a QR code to a kind of e-book (?) in French, German and Spanish.

    I'm seriously tempted as well. I've had the big one in my watchlist at AbeBooks for a while, but couldn't get an acceptable price in the EU. I'll have to see how much smaller it actually is and how it feels like in a TASCHEN shop somewhere. According to the TASCHEN website, it's 33.7 x 24.6 cm compared to the XXL version's 41.1 x 30 cm, so pretty exactly 2/3rds the squared size.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    It’s still pretty big. And I think you’re right about the ebook nature of the other languages.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    Bought this morning, which now takes my Bond novel collection up to a nice round 170.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    That's a lot of Bond novels.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    I think of it as a mild addiction. I see an edition that I don’t have.... and I have to add it to my collection.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    I think of it as a mild addiction. I see an edition that I don’t have.... and I have to add it to my collection.

    Sounds a lot like me, even if it's an edition I do have I find it hard not to buy it, especially if it's one of the older Bond novels in the Pan paperback editions. They have to be snapped up as they're much harder to find in the wild nowadays.
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    I think of it as a mild addiction. I see an edition that I don’t have.... and I have to add it to my collection.

    Sounds a lot like me, even if it's an edition I do have I find it hard not to buy it, especially if it's one of the older Bond novels in the Pan paperback editions. They have to be snapped up as they're much harder to find in the wild nowadays.

    And likely won't get any easier. Since those revised editions of the books were announced, prices have exploded on eBay for the originals and shows no signs of letting up. There was indeed a time when it was easy to find the novels, whether the '60s paperbacks, book club editions or various reprints.

    I've spent the past 20 or so years trying to put together the nicest condition versions of the U.S. paperbacks I could find and glad I did. But I will keep seeking them out. Given how few used bookstores there are out there anymore, it will be even more of a challenge, but then again, I love a good challenge.
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    complete nor vhs 1962-89 , usually these never complete :D

    (theres a UK? vhs set with only RM on the spines , lol.....)
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    I think of it as a mild addiction. I see an edition that I don’t have.... and I have to add it to my collection.

    Sounds a lot like me, even if it's an edition I do have I find it hard not to buy it, especially if it's one of the older Bond novels in the Pan paperback editions. They have to be snapped up as they're much harder to find in the wild nowadays.

    I don't intentionally buy doubles. But when it happens, I give the double away to charity. Down the road from me, there's a community... bookshelf, with a glass door, full of free books. You know, drop one off, and pick one up. I was passing a few months back, and there was a Hardback Putnam copy of Benson's Doubleshot. I have the UK Hardback copy, but not the US one, so I grabbed it. Then a few weeks ago, I went down, and donated a Pan copy of Casino Royale.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I don't intentionally buy doubles. But when it happens, I give the double away to charity. Down the road from me, there's a community... bookshelf, with a glass door, full of free books. You know, drop one off, and pick one up. I was passing a few months back, and there was a Hardback Putnam copy of Benson's Doubleshot. I have the UK Hardback copy, but not the US one, so I grabbed it. Then a few weeks ago, I went down, and donated a Pan copy of Casino Royale.

    I like to do this too - if I find a Bond novel for cheap, I'll buy it and leave it at a bookswap or in a hotel on holiday. I left a FYEO in a bookswap in France and picked up a French edition of one of the Saint novels in return.
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    Just found these Top trumps in a charity shop...
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    Oh very cool! I used to have some Star Wars Top Trumps when I was a kid and loved playing with those. I never knew they made a Bond edition! I loved the format of those cards.
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    (i had forgotten i have the TLD "bullet hole" car stickers MIP sgd by Kara , those are nice

    R65 italian 4sh , a first issue would cost 3k euros or more prolly , only difference is yellow lettering and different printer : Vecchioni & Guadagno. This is still worth 1k euros , super rare.
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    Doody was 70£ for autograph at con now , expensive.....Dolph charges about the same , thing is Dolph is more famous
  • brinkeguthriebrinkeguthrie Piz Gloria
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    Moonraker from Motormax. Nice model, but the fit of the cargo doors is rather flimsy.
    Those front two anchor pieces at the bottom don't fit entirely flush, either. The ship itself is nice, and a better scale representation than the Corgi, IE they got the windows right.aF5JlR2.jpg
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Looks great.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    That's lovely! How big is it?
  • LucknFateLucknFate 007 In New York
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    That's really cool! Human figures not to scale. Does that astronaut have a martini shaker?
  • brinkeguthriebrinkeguthrie Piz Gloria
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    13" from tractor treds at the bottom, to the tip of the tank nose. Had to put a tiny strip of tape at the bottom of the bay doors to keep them from gradually always falling open. Front landing gear will not fully retract shut. Build quality not near Corgi but it looks nice on the base.
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  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    13" from tractor treds at the bottom, to the tip of the tank nose.

    Thanks! Love your flying ace Snoopy too!
  • brinkeguthriebrinkeguthrie Piz Gloria
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    13" from tractor treds at the bottom, to the tip of the tank nose.

    Thanks! Love your flying ace Snoopy too!

    Had the original in 1970- this is a reissue. A treasured possession!
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    Moonraker from Motormax. Nice model, but the fit of the cargo doors is rather flimsy.
    Those front two anchor pieces at the bottom don't fit entirely flush, either. The ship itself is nice, and a better scale representation than the Corgi, IE they got the windows right.aF5JlR2.jpg

    That is super cool, shame the astronauts are not in scale, but that is a great bit of memorabilia! :-bd
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    13" from tractor treds at the bottom, to the tip of the tank nose. Had to put a tiny strip of tape at the bottom of the bay doors to keep them from gradually always falling open. Front landing gear will not fully retract shut. Build quality not near Corgi but it looks nice on the base.
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    The spaceman to the right with the orange visor...I had one of those back in the 70's!!!

    A treasured toy indeed. I can't remember what he was called or where I'd got him from...
  • brinkeguthriebrinkeguthrie Piz Gloria
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    13" from tractor treds at the bottom, to the tip of the tank nose. Had to put a tiny strip of tape at the bottom of the bay doors to keep them from gradually always falling open. Front landing gear will not fully retract shut. Build quality not near Corgi but it looks nice on the base.
    Q3UhQgU.jpg

    The spaceman to the right with the orange visor...I had one of those back in the 70's!!!

    A treasured toy indeed. I can't remember what he was called or where I'd got him from...

    Major Matt Mason!
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Finally picked up the vintage LALD tarot card set with the blue backing. Seen handled by Jane Seymour in bts photos. Complete with the larger outer box that stores the deck and instructions. Cards themselves are near mint.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    13" from tractor treds at the bottom, to the tip of the tank nose. Had to put a tiny strip of tape at the bottom of the bay doors to keep them from gradually always falling open. Front landing gear will not fully retract shut. Build quality not near Corgi but it looks nice on the base.
    Q3UhQgU.jpg

    The spaceman to the right with the orange visor...I had one of those back in the 70's!!!

    A treasured toy indeed. I can't remember what he was called or where I'd got him from...

    Major Matt Mason!

    Thank you!
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    Just found this framed print in a charity shop for £3.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Just found this framed print in a charity shop for £3.
    Despite a couple of inconsistencies, it's a nice find at a great price.
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