1. MiniChamps to Release More 1:43 Die Cast Bond Vehicles

    By Athena Stamos on 2004-01-25

    As we know, ‘MiniChamps’ (1:43) and ‘The Beanstalk Group’ (1:18) produced the die cast model cars from Die Another Day

  2. ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH driven by Bond
  3. JAGUAR XKR driven by Zao
  4. FORD THUNDERBIRD driven by Jinx
  5. Now it seems MiniChamps will now produce 1:43 versions of the James Bond 1:18 die cast model cars previously made by AUTOart. Beginning this month MiniChamps will release two versions the Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me


  8. In the works for re-release later this year are the…

  9. TOYOTA 2000 GT CABRIO from You Only Live Twice – (speculated, seeing as the picture is up on their site, but no text about it as of yet.)
  10. ASTON MARTIN DB5 from Goldfinger – (This could be good news for some collectors; seeing as the AUTOart 1:18 DB5 sells for up to $400 on eBay.)
  11. Perhaps in the later part of 2004 or early 2005 we’ll get the last two 1:43 re-productions…

  12. LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO from For Your Eyes Only
  13. BMW Z8 from The World is Not Enough
  14. Does MiniChamps have any NEW Bond cars in the works? Will they get a deal to produce the cars in Bond 21 (2005)? Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

    To discuss this news visit this thread on the CBn Forum.
    Thanks to ‘MBA Gyrojet’ for tip-off.