I recently had the honour of getting to see a boxed example of the the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 made by the A C Gilbert Toy Company.
Here's some photo's of the model that was produced during the height of 'Bondmania':
The Range chain of stores in the UK have got two different James Bond canvas prints for sale at the minute - and thanks to my wife we have both of them to put up soon in our newly decorated hall.
Back in 2002 I was able to get tickets to a charity screening of Die Another Day at the Empire Cinema in London's Leicester Square.
I managed to get a spare application form for the screening - and I'm glad I did as it features the teaser artwork for the film of a smoking gun embedded in ice. I think this artwork is far superior to the final film posters featuring just Bond and Jinx taking aim with their guns, (left).
Looking through a box of 007 books I happened across in the loft I found a book I forgot I owned. Quite a special book to be honest.
We all know from their verbal sparring in The National Gallery that 'Q' like nothing more than to sip Earl Grey tea in his pyjamas whilst causing havoc on his laptop - but what is it that he drinks his beverage from?
I love a bargain!
No I can't help it - I love to get Bond items for my collection - but if I can get them for a thrifty price then all the better!
And I'm not the only one - my wife likes it when I don't spend a lot of money on Bond stuff too! £17.50 instead of £35 - count me in!
Here's a photo I took of a replica of the blueprint photo's that Bond has when investigation the disappearance of a Moonraker space shuttle.
Here is a free bookmark that I got from my local bookstore at the time of the release of Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997. On the reverse was a competition to win a Crew Jacket from the film - click on the below images to see the full scans of the bookmark, both front and rear:
One of the presents that my wife kindly purchased for me (Thank You Darling! XX) for my Birthday this month was a model of the AugustaWestland AW1010 helicopter that featured in the climatic end scenes of Skyfall.
Made by Italeri this die-cast model with some plastic parts is in 1/100 scale and is very detailed - especially when you consider it's small size. You can clearly see the Exit writing on the door!
It comes presented in a box featuring stills from the film and an interesting variation on the classic Bond gunbarrel logo. I also like the way in which the helicopter model and the Skyfall logo are on the stand to the helicopter.
Here are some photo's I've taken of the model: