Bond in Motion diecast car collection

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…)

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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.

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You can read more about the collection at bondinmotion.herocollector.com

Bond in Motion

(Sorry for the not-very-fantastic quality of the images. It was only a camera phone and the majority of the exhibits were in the basement with low lighting to enable movie clips to be played.)

On display were a number of cars and other vehicles from a large selection of Bond movies along with various props and models. Some of the vehicles from the older movies included the Rolls Royce from Goldfinger, the Little Nellie gyrocopter from You Only Live Twice, the submarine Lotus from The Spy Who Loved Me and the Aston Martin V8 from The Living Daylights.

The later movies were well represented with the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldeneye, the BMWs from Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is not Enough, the Aston Martin Vanquish and Jaguar from Die Another Day and two very badly smashed up Aston Martin DBS examples from Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

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The London Film Museum in Covent Garden
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Ken Adam art of the Submarine Lotus
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Model of MI6 Headquarters
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Props from Casino Royale
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Aston Martin V8 from The Living Daylights
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Aston Martin DBS from Quantum of Solace
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Aston Martin DB5 from Goldeneye
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Aston Martin Vanquish from Die Another Day
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Rolls Royce from Goldfinger
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Lotus Esprit Submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me
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Ford Mustang from Diamonds are Forever
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Rolls Royce from A View to a Kill
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Mercury Cougar from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service