1. Corgi Announces Limited Edition James Bond Sets

    By Devin Zydel on 2007-12-09

    According to reports from James Bond Nederland and 007 Magazine OnLine, Corgi, who has been associated with the 007 series throughout four decades, has announced four brand new limited edition James Bond collector’s sets.

    Limited to only 1500 units each, these four collector’s sets are also accompanied by a booklet biography written by Dave Worrall (whose other notable Bond books include The Essential Bond, The James Bond Diecasts of Corgi and The Most Famous Car In The World).

    Currently availabe to order online, full details on these four sets follows below:

    Aston Martin DB5 2-piece set – ‘Goldfinger’ & ‘Casino Royale’

    A set that encapsulates the first and the last (well, latest). This two-piece set of 1:36 scale models includes a re-issue of the very first James Bond die-cast model released by Corgi in October 1965, the classic Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5, together with the latest DB5 from Casino Royale. The set comes in a film canister box and includes a booklet telling the history of Bond and Corgi.

    James Bond – Sean Connery Era Set

    This 1:36 scale set consists of the classic Aston Martin DB5 and the Rolls Royce III Sedance de Ville from Goldfinger, released in 1964 with Sean Connery as 007. The original (and definitive) James Bond, Connery starred in 6 of the films, five between 1962 and 1967, and a single return, Diamonds are Forever, in 1971. The set includes a booklet about his portrayal of 007.

    James Bond – Roger Moore Era Set

    As the booklet enclosed with this set will tell you in detail, Roger Moore personified the ultimate smooth James Bond between 1973 and 1985, appearing in the role no fewer than seven times. This two-piece set of 1:36 scale replicas reproduces the Lotus Esprit Underwater vehicle from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and the Lotus Turbo from For Your Eyes Only (1981).

    James Bond – Pierce Brosnan Era Set

    Both the Aston Martin Vanquish V12 and the Jaguar XKR in this two-piece 1:36 scale set of replicas reproduce the heroic cars from Die Another Day, the 20th film in the James Bond canon. The film was Pierce Brosnan’s fourth and final performance as the elegant secret agent appearing from 1995 to 2002. A booklet enclosed with the set outlines his career as 007.

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