November 18, 2010


Spy Vibe loves the stylish cars of retro adventure thrillers and no automobile can top James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 (originally seen in Goldfinger & Thunderball). Talk about 1960s style in action! Like many fellow Spy Vibers, I owned a Corgi toy version as a kid and was fascinated by the various "working" parts -like the famous ejector seat, tire shredders, front wing machine guns, and revolving plates. Those models were quite small, however, and one's imagination had to fill in some broad gaps in design. Since then, I've seen some larger models, but a recent 1:8 kit by GE Fabbri, Aston Martin, and Eon Productions looks truly amazing. Subscribers to the kit receive installments of parts/components as well as issues of a beautifully produced instruction magazine with extra James Bond features and info. Maybe a winter project for some Spy Vibers out there? Here is their press release and video. Pay close attention to the size of this beauty at the end of the clip.

GE Fabbri launch James Bond’s DB5 partwork magazine. GE Fabbri are launching a new partwork model magazine giving James Bond fans the opportunity to build a perfect 1:8 scale replica of the iconic Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger. The James Bond’s DB5 magazine is the first model to be fully authorized by EON Productions and Aston Martin and has been precision engineered to make it as accurate as possible.

Aston Martin helped design the model which includes all the dials and controls from a real DB5, in addition to James Bond’s hidden arsenal of Q-Branch gadgets. Stand out features include a working ejector seat, working tail and headlights, extendable tyre slashers and a working horn. The model comes in 85 weekly installments and each issue includes new parts for the car and a magazine featuring behind-the-scenes articles on the making of the 007 films. Model construction is incredibly straightforward and all the pieces either click into place or are held together with screws.

"Aston Martin are delighted to be involved with this beautiful model of one of our most iconic cars. Everything about it is perfect - from the materials to the attention to details - all of which are synonymous with Aston Martin".

The partwork launches in the UK in early January 2011 and is available to pre-order at from the official website here.

Spy Vibers interesting in finding out more about the famous 007 Aston Martin should check out the extra features documentary film
On Tour With the Aston Martin DB5 on the Goldfinger DVD and Blu-ray discs.

1 comment:

  1. When I was a kid (late 1970s) I had a model car that was unbuilt of the 007 Aston-Martin. Don't know where I got it. My Dad was an antique dealer and stuff just seemed to appear all the time. I sure wish I still had it. Not sure why I never got around to building it, I guess because I was scared I wouldn't get it right.


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