Word has reached us from the trade only Spring Fair at the NEC in Birmingham, England about new models due out from Corgi from July 2002 onwards.
The Corgi stand at the Spring Fair displayed new packaging for the existing Bond range, presumably the change will highlight and celbrate the 40th Anniversary of James Bond. The display also promoted new Bond related models due out from Corgi.
These models included;
- the Rolls Royce from Goldfinger
- the Kenworth Tanker from License To Kill
- the Lorry from From Russia With Love
- the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish from Bond 20
It's great to see that more models will be available from Corgi, moreover, it's great to see another Bond 20 Vanquish model available to the public. Only yesterday we revealed that Minichamps will produce a range of three model cars, all cars are to feature in Bond 20.
While the actual models were not displayed (rather mockups where), some pricing details were revealed. It was indicated that the models would sell for sub £8.
One must wonder, as the Aston Martin DB5 model includes the gadgets featured in Goldfinger, if the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish model will feature the gadgets to be featured in Bond 20. We'll wait and see!
And big thank you to John for sending the news into us!