Good news for collectors of scale model Bond vehicles. Carrera, makers of electronic slot cars, previewed a 1:32 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 along with Tilly Masterson’s white Ford Mustang (both from Goldfinger) at the 2004 London Toy Fair. This set recalls the infamous “Gilbert OO7 Road Race Set” that was released in 1965 and sold exclusively through Sears (a large majority of these had a manufacturer’s defect which prevented them from working, and the subsequent returns bankrupted Gilbert). This Gilbert set is now a mega-hot collectible.
Also from the Toy Fair, it looks like Joyride will be releasing an all new 1:18 scale DB5 later this year. This is good news for fans who missed out on getting the last 1:18 DB5 produced by AUTOart. That car now sells for up to $400 on eBay.
No release dates yet, but CBn will give you more details on both these 2004 releases as information comes in.
Toy Fair is the leading UK exhibition of upcoming toys for the industry. As a trade show it is not open to the public. The 2004 Toy Fair was held at ExCeL from Thursday 29th January to Sunday 1st February.