James Bond Diecast Cars (All Brands).

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  • brinkeguthriebrinkeguthrie Piz Gloria
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    Corgi has been terrible with 007 for years.
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    =bg= wrote: »
    Corgi has been terrible with 007 for years.

    That is a MASSIVE understatement! Lol!
  • imranbecksimranbecks Singapore
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    Corgi is underusing their license that they have for the Bond franchise. Hot Wheels currently have some sort of license to do Bond vehicles as well but they too aren't doing much with it. They have made various ones in 1/64 scale but pretty limited and not much in variety. As for 1/18 they've only done the DB5 and DB10. I really want them to do all the others such as the BMW's from the Brosnan era and the Aston Martin from TLD.
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    imranbecks wrote: »
    Corgi is underusing their license that they have for the Bond franchise. Hot Wheels currently have some sort of license to do Bond vehicles as well but they too aren't doing much with it. They have made various ones in 1/64 scale but pretty limited and not much in variety. As for 1/18 they've only done the DB5 and DB10. I really want them to do all the others such as the BMW's from the Brosnan era and the Aston Martin from TLD.

    I got them all.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Corgi/Airfix had a stand at the airshow I visited over the weekend, so I went in and asked when the TLD Aston might be released (as I preordered it months ago).

    It turned out I was talking to the guy who designed it! He told me it'll be out in late August and it's a much improved model: more accurate fog lights and number plate, painted outriggers.

    I was preordering as a present for a friend, since I have the earlier model, but maybe I'll keep it...
  • imranbecksimranbecks Singapore
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    Here is my 1/18 Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 from RC2. Had it in my collection for over 13 years now I believe. It has aged nicely over the years on display.

    Pretty impressed that it has all the gadgets within the car. And I've only just found out that it even has the oil slick feature behind the rear light cluster!

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  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    That's a thing of beauty!
  • imranbecksimranbecks Singapore
    edited July 2018 Posts: 958
    That's a thing of beauty!

    It sure is!

    I just bought the Hot Wheels Elite 1/18 DB5. Awaiting it's arrival. I wonder if it'll be just as good as the one from RC2. Will probably do a comparison once I've received it.

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  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Awesome cars and photos, @imranbecks! Looking forward to your review.
  • edited July 2018 Posts: 16,461
    These DB5's look great! What do they cost, and what's the size?
  • ChevronChevron Northern Ireland
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    Corgi/Airfix had a stand at the airshow I visited over the weekend, so I went in and asked when the TLD Aston might be released (as I preordered it months ago).

    It turned out I was talking to the guy who designed it! He told me it'll be out in late August and it's a much improved model: more accurate fog lights and number plate, painted outriggers.

    I was preordering as a present for a friend, since I have the earlier model, but maybe I'll keep it...

    That’s interesting. I might get one if the wheels are improved. The old one just had basic corgi toy wheels.
  • brinkeguthriebrinkeguthrie Piz Gloria
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    looks like the same wheels and poor foglamps to me.
    https://www.corgi-usa.com/shop/tv-and-film-favourites/james-bond.html
  • ChevronChevron Northern Ireland
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    =bg= wrote: »
    looks like the same wheels and poor foglamps to me.
    https://www.corgi-usa.com/shop/tv-and-film-favourites/james-bond.html
    They’ve been using that image for months, maybe as a mock-up. I guess we’ll see what the actual car looks like in the next few weeks.

  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Chevron wrote: »
    I guess we’ll see what the actual car looks like in the next few weeks.

    We certainly will, because I got an email yesterday to say mine was in the warehouse ready to be dispatched :D
  • brinkeguthriebrinkeguthrie Piz Gloria
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    Several 007 cars up for auction here if interested:
    https://www.ebay.com/usr/brinkeguthrie
  • imranbecksimranbecks Singapore
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    Just got the Hot Wheels Elite 1/18 Aston Martin DB5! Very impressed by it. It looks better than the one from Ertl and with sharper details for both the interior and exterior. All the usual refinements as well since this is the Elite model... Ejector seat, machine guns, revolving front and rear license plates etc.

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  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
    edited August 2018 Posts: 2,998
    Picked this up at an antique shop in Ventura for only $8!
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  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
    edited January 2019 Posts: 2,966
    Look, everyone, new from Corgi, it's another DB5!

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    There's a brown Audi Quattro in the 2019 lineup, so you'd think they'd at least have the courtesy to knock up a Living Daylights version for us...
  • brinkeguthriebrinkeguthrie Piz Gloria
    edited January 2019 Posts: 1,311
    "James Bond Aston Martin DB5 (Geneva Launch Special Edition)" ? Well DONE, Corgi.
    Can you believe this?

    "The rich heritage shared between Aston Martin and James Bond reached its zenith with the legendary DB5 in ‘Goldfinger’ (1964) thanks to an iconic action sequence that saw Bond (Sean Connery) evade his pursuers with the aid of gadgets and armaments installed in the vehicle by Q Branch. In August 2018, Aston Martin and EON Productions announced a unique collaboration that will see the manufacturer produce 25 brand new Aston Martin DB5 ‘Goldfinger’ continuation cars for sale, featuring functioning gadgets as seen onscreen in the classic film. If you are not able to obtain one of these highly desirable vehicles, Corgi is proud to present possibly the next best thing – a brand new release of the die-cast 1:36 scale Aston Martin DB5 that features deployable battering rams, machine guns, and a rear bullet shield, along with a working passenger ejector seat."
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    I collected all of James Bond Aston Martin over the years from Corgi including his other 007 mobile & cars he drove. His Bond 25 car His new Valhalla which I not I won't buy that in model diecast car. But the pleasing Classic Aston Martin DB5 & V8 Vantage I will get in model car.
  • edited June 2019 Posts: 5,343
    I found out this site which presents the Corgi Toys catalogues up to 1985.

    http://www.car-collector.net/liste-des-catalogues-corgi-catalog-corgi.html

    Lots of memories associated with them here. I may post the pics related to James Bond here.
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    All right, here's, as promised, from the first catalogue, the one from 1966, the pages dedicated to James Bond. I can't upload the pic, so I'll have to put the link instead :

    http://www.car-collector.net/catalogue-corgi-1966-catalog-corgi-1966-katalog-corgi-1966-catalogo-corgi-1966.html

  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Those are lovely pictures, @Gerard - I see Corgi even made a model police box so you could have Dr Who adventures :)
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    Tehy even made a model of Bessie (with the Fourth Doctor, even if he only drove it once (IIRC) in the seventies. Funny that.
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    Here's the catalogue for 1967. As you can see, from one car from one franchise, Corgi certainly expanded. It was in those catalogues that I learned about TV series it would take me decades to watch, due to the fact that they didn't air in France (except maybe in regions that were near a country that aired them) :

    http://www.car-collector.net/2019/01/catalogue-corgi-1967.html

    And here's the James Bond page :

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    And here's the 1970 catalogue :

    http://www.car-collector.net/catalogue-corgi-annee-1970-imprime-en-angleterre-catalog-corgi-1970-printed-england.html

    As you can see, the DB5 is still there, but the Toyota 2000 GT was no longer made.
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    And from the 1971-1972 catalogue :

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    Nothing new that year. But it was going to change the following year.
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    Catalogue 1973 :

    http://www.car-collector.net/catalogue-corgi-1973-catalog-corgi-1973.html

    This time, the Mustang Mach 1 and the Moon Buggy are there ! But you have to scroll down a little to find them.
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    Still nothing on the 1975 catalogue, apart from the DB5 :

    http://www.car-collector.net/catalogue-corgi-1975-catalog-corgi-1975.html

    It was going to change in 1977.
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