Corgi Toys James Bond's Aston Martin DB5
Blue14 D2C Ltd
If you ever wanted to own one Corgi Toy, then this must be it.
A dream toy lost, forever. Until now!
Re-issued accurately for the FIRST TIME EVER the ORIGINAL gold die-cast James Bond Aston Martin DB5 – Corgi 261.
Not only have we colour matched it to the iconic gilded livery of the original first issue of this legendary Corgi, it also comes complete with those all-important working James Bond gadgets we know and love:
• Opening roof and working spring loaded ejector seat for dispatching the hapless baddie!
• Retractable machine guns for shooting at rogue enemy spies
• Telescopic bumper over-riders to force SMERSH operatives off the road
• Working pop-up metal rear bullet proof screen to protect against SPECTRE assassins trailing you
Wind the clock back almost 60 years to October 1965. Your nose pressed up against the cold glass of the local toy shop window, you behold the world’s most desirable toy-model of the time – the car that belonged to the world’s most famous spy.
How many of us put that model at the top of our Christmas wish list and prayed we’d been good enough to be a lucky recipient? Actually, an incredible four million of us, give or take a few thousand, because that‘s how many were sold according to the company’s history books. It became the world’s fastest selling die-cast metal toy – a global phenomenon that revolutionised die-cast toy engineering overnight.
And little wonder, because Corgi 261 – the first-ever die-cast James Bond model – is a marvel of miniature toy engineering: an undeniable high water mark. Plus of course, Corgi’s Bond DB5 had that extra something… ROMANCE!
This feature packed Corgi 261 was rush-released in late 1965, just in time for the festive season. In only seven weeks Corgi sold three-quarters of a million, causing stocks to completely run out by Christmas Day. As to why it is in gold, well that’s all part of this model's iconic history! Back in '65 when Corgi were rush releasing it in time for Christmas, Corgi bosses were concerned that the silver painted factory samples looked too much like 'base metal'. So they decided to paint it gold, inspired by the previous year's Bond movie, Goldfinger.
And the reason we've replicated it is because despite selling by the million, very few exist in mint condition today with the original box, 'secret instructions', spare baddie and lapel stickers. All of which of course we have faithfully replicated and included!
Materials DescriptionHeavy die cast metal, real rubber tyres, high quality plastic interior.
Product Launched 13/01/2022
Category: Commemorative, Collectable and Charitable
Width = 102mm
Depth = 35mm
Height = 28mm
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