June 3, 2014


Spy Vibe celebrates the great secret agent model kits. The spy boom of the 1960s generated enough merchandising to keep us collectors busy for the rest of our lives. The famous James Bond cars by Corgi were perhaps the most familiar toys, but a recent trip to a local model shop peaked my interest in looking at spy-kits from the era. Below are some cool Bond and U.N.C.L.E. figure models produced by Aurora and Airfix. I'll post images of some of the vehicle kits tomorrow. From what I understand, many of these vintage models were reissued (with the exception of U.N.C.L.E.) and can still be found at affordable prices. You can also find reproduction boxes and box-art posters. I was more of an airplane builder as a kid, but I may have to try my hand at one of these in the future. Have any Spy Vibers built a classic secret agent model? Main images from Markssuperblog and Model Museum here. Inexpensive Oddjob model reissue by Polar Lights on Amazon here.

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