As recently posted on CommanderBond.net, the 2008 UK ToyFair saw Corgi unveiling it’s line-up of James Bond figures and collectibles to be released later this year as well as into 2009.
The 5″ action figures on hand included a forthcoming Quantum of Solace collection, featuring Daniel Craig’s James Bond and several other major characters from the film as well as a Casino Royale collection.
Furthermore, Bond collectors can also look forward to an Aston Martin DBS and a boat to be featured in one of the film’s chase sequences. These two items are planned for release alongside the figures in September 2008.
Collected under Corgi’s ‘Mission Arsenal’ label and also due with the Quantum of Solace figures in September, the Bond gadgets include:
- Nano Surveillance Camera (view)
- Pen with UV Ink Revealer (view)
- Crypto Decoder Device (view)
- MP3 Comlink Set (view)
- GPS Hideout Tracker (view)
- Secret Sender Cell Phones (view)
Details and retail prices are still to be finalized on these forthcoming ‘Mission Arsenal’ gadgets.
In August of last year, Corgi announced it had renewed its licence agreement with Eon Productions through 2010. The agreement includes all 21 James Bond films plus this year’s Quantum of Solace. It also includes any future films that may be released before the agreement lapses.
Corgi International CEO Michael Cookson said in August, “Corgi has had a long association with the James Bond license, and as a licensee for over 40 years on Die Cast, we truly believe that we have reached an agreement where we can use our expertise in both the mass and collectibles markets to release products to a fan base that is both core and aspirational, something that most people believe James Bond to be. Our product range will commence before the movie release in 2008 with classic movie product and replicas and continue with some strong and innovative mass market lines, and we are proud to continue our association with such a franchise.”
Keith Snelgrove, SVP Global Business Strategy for EON Productions, said, “We pride ourselves in the long-standing business relationships we have with many of our James Bond franchise partners. Corgi has been with us since the beginning, and we are excited to see the new range of both toys and prop replicas that Corgi International will bring to market in conjunction with our next film and beyond.”
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