James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 gets the Playmobil treatment



Toy of 007’s most famous car features all the gadgets used in the 1964 film Goldfinger


LONDON, ENGLAND

Want a ‘working’ version of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5? German Toymaker Playmobil has come to the rescue with the announcement of the release of the Aston Martin DB5 replica, with all the action features found in the actual car from the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger.

Unlike the earlier, very divisive Lego model edition of the same car which was panned for its primer-colour like surfaces and wedge-like detailing that did not reflect the svelte curves of the original, this one is very playable, quite indestructible, and actually accurately shaped.



According to Playmobil, the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 – Goldfinger Edition is designed for kids aged five to 99, is finished in an eye-catching chrome appearance very similar to the 1:1 car, and comes customised with special gadgets from Q.

The car’s infamous ejector seat is triggered by pressing the exhaust pipes, the license plates rotate to show one of three film-authentic numbers, and a bulletproof shield rises to cover the rear window.

There are also extendable ramming horns on the front bumper, and retractable ‘machine guns’ included by the headlights. You get four little Playmobil action figures for a complete play experience right out of the box: James Bond 007, main baddie Auric Goldfinger, hat-throwing maestro Oddjob, and a generic henchman.



The model car is 265mm in length. It’s not available in Singapore yet and hasn’t appeared at major online retailers either, but based on the prices of other licensed vehicles from Playmobil, we’re expecting it to retail for around S$100 when it becomes available through retail channels within a few weeks.


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