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    I remember this being one of the first Corgis I received. I forget who got it for me, but if not for being stored away under my granny's basement stairs for 20-30 years, I am sure it would not survived the firecrackers and hammers of my childhood...





    Then came Kojack, whom I called "KOJERK" , but I thought his Buick was cool...







    Starsky and Hutch wiggled their way in there some how at a later time...



    I ran across this 1/43rd scale Corgi 007 Aston Martin approximately 20-25 years ago, but from a movie called Thunderball. I never heard of it or seen it. I did buy this car and found it is the exact same scale as the original Corgi Bond car with all the same working features. It was the only one Walgreens had and on clearance for $2.99...






  • #2
    I recall having so much fun with the original Aston Martin with the ejection seat - some times took a bit of time to find out where the bad guy flew off to! Neat that Corgi Jr. did a number of licensed models in their time. Lt. Kojak's Buick is proudly parked alongside my NYPD cars!

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    • #3
      I have a Torino that has the roof light cast with the body rather than being a separate plastic part.
      Wheels are different too:

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      • #4
        the thunderball issue looks great.

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        • #5
          Thunderball is my favorite Bond movie, and I've seen every one. Love the Thunderball (movie) theme above all the other Bond music, too.

          Found a reissue of the Corgi Aston Martin from Goldfinger, I think, with all the working parts (wheel rippers, machine guns, bulletproof shield, ejection seat/passenger, rotating plates...and probably something else), in 1/43 scale just before TRU went under. I always wanted that car in any/every scale, but never got even the small ones until late in my adulthood. Acquired the villain figure from a Swifty's veteren a few years back for my one working 3-inch model.

          All the cars shown here are classic and wonderful! Thanks for showing.

          UPDATE October 2019: I found my photos, and it's a reissue of the same Thunderball 'commemorative' release, except this time it's for the 50th Anniversary of the movie. FIFTY years since Thunderball came out....that makes me feel old. Goldfinger was the one right before TB...did he get his 'first' Aston Martin in Goldfinger? Anyway, pics below. Waaaay below....
          Last edited by b2young; 10-29-2019, 09:40 PM.

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          • #6
            The Husky version of the Aston Martin:




            It has brown interior which is said to be the earliest issue.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mark F. View Post
              The Husky version of the Aston Martin:




              It has brown interior which is said to be the earliest issue.
              That is super sweet Mark!!!

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              • #8
                Thanks.
                Here is James Bond's submarine Lotus:


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                • #9
                  This James Bond set is cool:





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                  • #10
                    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                    • #11
                      #1005-A THE MAN FROM UNCLE:




                      The real car, a 1966 AMT Piranha:




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                      • #12
                        very nice.

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                        • #13
                          All are very neat models, Just seem to missing Green Hornet Black Beauty, I don't know if they did a small one, but I got a bigger one although I don't know where it is for any pictures.
                          Doug

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                            My 50th Anniversary of Thunderball edition of the Aston Martin:
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                            Got this at TRU before it went belly-up. Anybody know if there's a relationship between Hornby Hobbies Ltd and Corgi Toys? I see there's a 'qualifier' on the back panel (my pics not good enough to post for reading that small type) that says "Hornby Hobbies reserves the right to offer the products of any one. Colours and contents may vary from those illustrated" (too blurry to read the final word in that sentence...but I think it's "illustrated" maybe....possibly.....perhaps....tally ho and all that...)

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                            • #15
                              #1002-A BATMOBILE:

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