April 14, 2015

007 GILBERT TOYS

I must admit this Sears advertisement from 1965 still excites the little kid in me. Gilbert's James Bond and the World of 007 was a "complete set packed with action and intrigue" and featured ten major figures (Bond in dinner suit, Dr. No, Oddjob, Goldfinger, Domino, Bond in scuba suit, Bond with rifle, Largo, M, and Miss Moneypenny), Goldfinger's laser table and revolving pool table, Dr. No's dragon-tank, M's bulletproof desk, Largo's yacht, and Bond's Aston Martin. The car is now quite rare, as is the original four-scene stage (Thunderball, Dr. No's lab, M's office, and Goldfinger's lodge). I love how the illustrations suggest a close appearance to the actors. The actual figures were super cool, but not so detailed. Do Spy Vibers remember looking at Sears toy catalogs when you were growing up? According to this ad, the set included "everything to recreate Bond's most thrilling adventures" -all for only $9.99! I had most of the set (mint on card) in college, but sold them off to help finance my first trip to Japan. I'm working on a new secret project and may have to re-collect some of these to photograph. My birthday is coming up by the way... Enjoy!


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