Some years back there was a partwork called The James Bond Car Collection. It featured 1:43 scale cars from across all the James Bond movies. Issues came out every two weeks for £7.99 if I recall. I ended up subscribing, as did many others as the collection was successful enough to keep getting extended. In total there were 135 issues. (Do the math…)
Now Eaglemoss have decided to rerelease the collection. Apparently it’s only going to be for 50 issues. (The words ‘yeah’ and ‘right’ come to mind.) But, get this… The cost per issue is now going to be £12.99. Plus if you subscribe they stick on another £2.99 per delivery of two issues.
Still, these are nice models and if you didn’t get them the first time around you may want to look into it.
Personally there’s no point in me getting them all again. I will however pick up any new vehicles they might have from Spectre or Skyfall, or indeed any additional ones from the older movies. Hint: they never did the Kenworth tanker truck from Licence to Kill. Yeah, I know it’s a long shot.
Fortunately issue one appears to be the Aston Marin DB10 from Spectre which wasn’t included last time around as the collection had stopped by then. Plus it is just £4.99 so I will be picking that one up.
You can read more about the collection at bondinmotion.herocollector.com
Corgi have been making James Bond diecast model cars for fifty years starting with the famous Aston Martin DB5 with the gadgets from Goldfinger.
(Of course Corgi like to keep reminding us that they have been making those models for 50 years. And they keep re-releasing the DB5 repeatedly.)
The latest James Bond movie Spectre opens at the end of October and Corgi have produced a model of the new Aston Martin DB10 that appears in the movie. Here’s the first glimpse of the Corgi model in an advert that appeared in Empire magazine.
The advert is actually for a Scalextric set and they have stuck a photo of the Corgi model at the bottom of the page.
No word yet on the inclusion of any potential gadgets but I wouldn’t expect any.
UPDATE 13 October 2015…
A Hornby webpage shows a rendering of the Aston Martin DB10 model and states it is to be released in January 2016.
(Looks like information for trade customers I think.)
Another update 21 October 2015
The model is listed on the following website for PREORDER. The expected release date is January 2016 and the price is £19.99.
Please note that is a PREORDER! At the time of writing the model is not available yet.
I’d better repeat that, just in case.
THE MODEL IS NOT AVAILABLE YET!
Update 22 December 2015
The new DB10 is now available to order from the Corgi website.