Giant “toy” Aston Martin DB5 promotes latest Bond flick

No Time to Die will arrives in theaters in September of 2021. It’s the latest James Bond film and Daniel Craig’s last turn as the iconic double 00 agent. And of course, Aston Martin is getting in on the promotion of the film. The automaker is doing so in a big way… but upsizing something old and small.

Aston Martin and Corgi have created a massive replica version of its original 1965 DB5 model car. A real-deal DB5 sits in a wonderfully recreated box, which itself is placed next to London’s Battersea Power Station. Queue the Pink Floyd.

The car itself is an actual Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation car that boasts a rotating number plate, retracting rear shield, and machine guns that pop out of the headlights. Aston Martin is building 25 of these cars at its Newport Pagnell facility.

Aston Martin and Corgi will leave this display out for all to see until October 1, 2021. Go check it out if you’re in the area. And if you check out the film, you’ll see a few more Aston Martin models including the new Vantage, and the mid-engined Valhalla.

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  1. There is not a chance in hell I’ll be any more than about 100 miles away from home at least through the end of the year, but this is rad, and sent me straight to Corgi’s website.

    1. Hopefully by the end of the year, at the moment we’re restricted to 5km from home unless for essential work or medical appointments.

      If cinemas are open by December they will be doing well. Got a way to go for vaccination numbers to get high enough for the politicians to open up.

      Nice gimmick by the film producers etc, I’m sure it’s getting a lot of attention.

      Actually was the Bond film one that had to have parts re-shot due to phones being superseded etc?

  2. I was in second grade when my grandmother came for a visit, and took me shopping at a hoity-toity fancy department store instead of the discount stores I was accustomed to. As my reward, we went to the toy department, and she allowed me to pick something out for myself; I chose a Corgi 007 DB5, even though I had no idea who Bond was at that point in my life.

    I probably could have had 10 or 15 Hot Wheels for the same cost, but I really liked all the extra features, particularly the ejector seat (which included a spare bad guy in case one got lost). I didn’t really understand the thinking behind ejecting only the occupant of the left seat, though–what’s the point of ejecting the driver?

    It was a great toy, but unfortunately I left it on the rear package shelf of my dad’s car, and the sun melted the tires. I probably still have it in a box somewhere.

    1. That reminds me of the time my grandmother took my sister and me to an “Intershop”, a GDR chain where one could buy Western goods with Western money. I dreamt of the toy section for months, while my uncle, a military man, and my aunt, a school principal, both got reprimanded for my grandmothers’ poor socialist attitude. I’m so happy that system failed before our age of even more total surveillance, and I feel sorry for my fellow humans in China.

  3. I may be a car nut and an anglophile, but I admit I had to look up what “telescopic over-riders” might be.

    1. It probably helps if you’re already familiar with the toy’s features. They are pretty uncommon on 1:1 cars that are not intended for use by 007.

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