Sunday, December 28, 2014

James Bond diecast - BMW Z3

Another premium offered by Shell Helix that I picked up at a "Pound Store" - the BMW Z3 from Goldeneye.

Shell Helix premium - made by Tic Toc

Comes with a nice little acrylic display case and movie billboard.

Shell Helix premium - made by Tic Toc

Sunday, December 14, 2014

James Bond's Lotus Esprit

Just returned from a trip to Liverpool and London. Wife had to go for work, and I was able to accompany her. During the flight I listened to a podcast from Plaid Stallions covering, in part, James Bond-themed toys. Now, to be honest, I'm not a huge fan of Bond. I saw Moonraker as a kid, along with A View to a Kill, and I'll watch the newer films. But I can't say I'm that familiar with the catalog. The toys, on the other hand, are pretty neat. A neighbor of mine when growing up was British, and he had some of the Corgi toys, including the Lotus Esprit. I still remember how cool it was and how imaginative it was, with the spring loaded fins and firing missiles.

I was quite surprised when Hot Wheels recently released some of the Bond cars, and I have some of them. And I was really pleased when I stumbled across some diecast cars in the pound shop in Liverpool. They are apparently a Shell premium, and as far as I can tell there are 5 in the set. First up is the Lotus Esprit.

Featured in the film "The Spy Who Loved Me"