September 10, 2013


For those Spy Vibers who grew up playing with James Bond Corgi toys, a recent auction of an original prop would have been a childhood dream come true.  RM Auctions in London just sold the famous submarine Lotus from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). This ultimate gadget car was described as "fully functional" and can be driven under water as a wet submarine, which means that the cabin fills with water when submerged. A real Lotus with wheels was used for the street scenes in the film. You could have picked up this beauty for a cool $968,000.00. More details and images at CNet here. I have an anniversary Corgi Lotus with Jaws figure for sale on eBay here.

Get ready to meet MIKI ZERO, Japanese fashion model and spy! The creator of Spy Vibe has written a novel called Elevator Girl, inspired by his love of Ian Fleming and based on newly declassified intel from the Cold War. More info at Whiton's website here. Recent Spy Vibe posts: Peter Asher, new Hercule Poirot novel, Beatles fall 2013 releasesA Hard Days Night cinematographer diesMagic Christian on Blu-ray, Early Beatles image archive, Julie NewmarErno GoldfingerHitchcock tribute, Ian Fleming memorial, Emma Peel Megaset returns, Bo Diddley here

Recent Ian Fleming posts on Spy Vibe: Erno GoldfingerIan Fleming Music Series links: Noel CowardWhispering Jack SmithHawaiian GuitarJoe Fingers Carr, new Ian Fleming CatalogJon Gilbert interview, Double 007 Designs, Bond audio book reissues, discovery of one of Ian Fleming's WWII Commandos, James Bond book coversIan Fleming's Playboy interview for Kindle, Spy Vibe's discovery of a rare Ian Fleming serialization, rare View to a Kill, Fleming's Royal gold typewriter, Ian Fleming's memorial address

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