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Jedi_Master_Guyute
08-22-2007, 02:39 PM
Corgi has announced that they're making a line of Bond action figures that will include classic flicks and new ones. Here is the info from AF.COM:



Now THIS, I'm really excited about as it's something I've wanted to see happen for quite a while: Corgi have got the license to produce James Bond Action Figures...



Corgi International Limited (Nasdaq GM:CRGI) today announced that it has entered into a Master Toy & Collectible Replica agreement with EON Productions. The agreement for the James Bond classic movie archive runs through 2010 and includes the forthcoming James Bond Movie due for release in 2008 and subsequent movies released during the course of the term.

This worldwide agreement will allow Corgi International to release both mass market product ranges as well as core collectibles on innovative product lines that include, Action Figures, Vehicles, Electronic Roleplay, Die Cast, High Specification Remote Control released under the Popco brand and High end Replicas released under the world renowned Master Replicas branding, amongst other items in varying scales and formats.

Corgi International CEO Michael Cookson commented, "Corgi has had a long association with the James Bond license, and as a licensee for over 40 years on Die Cast, we truly believe that we have reached an agreement where we can use our expertise in both the mass and collectibles markets to release products to a fan base that is both core and aspirational, something that most people believe James Bond to be. Our product range will commence before the movie release in 2008 with classic movie product and replicas and continue with some strong and innovative mass market lines, and we are proud to continue our association with such a franchise.

Keith Snelgrove, SVP Global Business Strategy for EON Productions, also commented " We pride ourselves in the long-standing business relationships we have with many of our James Bond franchise partners. Corgi has been with us since the beginning, and we are excited to see the new range of both toys and prop replicas that Corgi International will bring to market in conjunction with our next film and beyond. "

Editor's Note: Ever since I saw the Golden Compass figures at the UK ToyFair, I've wanted Corgi to get a Bond Action Figure License. Why? Take a look at the 3.75" Daniel Craig figure from the Golden Compass line (in our US ToyFair Gallery) and tell me how great a 3.75" Bond line would be? You've seen what they've done with Harry Potter and how freaking awesome that line is... now imagine a Bond line like that.

Now I know some of you would really want a 6" line, and yeah that would be cool except for one thing...vehicles. At 3.75" Corgi could do the Bond cars at that scale, you could do little Nellie, you could do playsets of lairs. When I saw that Daniel Craig figure at the UK ToyFair, Matt and I (both) asked them why they weren't doing a 3.75" Bond line.

So please Corgi: 3.75" James Bond line

Source (http://www.action-figure.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=21907)

Here is a link to the Golden Compass line that he's talking about: http://74.52.193.82/events/main.php?g2_itemId=62627

That Craig looks VERY good. I'm pretty excited about this! :thumbsup:

BountyHunterScum
08-22-2007, 02:42 PM
How bout nut whacked Bond? joking of course although Lachiffre should get his due that way and with a metal ball instead of a knotted rope.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
08-22-2007, 02:57 PM
How bout nut whacked Bond? joking of course although Lachiffre should get his due that way and with a metal ball instead of a knotted rope.

lol Only if it came with a sound base! :thumbsup:

BountyHunterScum
08-22-2007, 03:02 PM
lol Only if it came with a sound base! :thumbsup:

Yeah really, now the world's gonna know that you died scratching my balls! HAHAHAHAHA.

Blue2th
08-22-2007, 03:55 PM
I hope the scale is 3.75. Those figures look cool.
I'd love to get a 1:18 scale Sean Connery in martini outfit to fit in a silver Aston Martin.
I've got the die-cast Danbury Mint one (1:24 or 1:32 scale?) which has so many features I haven't dicovered them all yet. I would love to see a larger one w/figure with all those cool features. It would almost be like a playset.

In the past Corgi did quite a few of the 1:43 scale Hollywood vehicles. A little too small.

BountyHunterScum
08-22-2007, 04:28 PM
I hope the scale is 3.75. Those figures look cool.
I'd love to get a 1:18 scale Sean Connery in martini outfit to fit in a silver Aston Martin.
I've got the die-cast Danbury Mint one (1:24 or 1:32 scale?) which has so many features I haven't dicovered them all yet. I would love to see a larger one w/figure with all those cool features. It would almost be like a playset.

In the past Corgi did quite a few of the 1:43 scale Hollywood vehicles. A little too small.

They were 1:36 scale, about 6" long with metal figures. The General Lee has plastic Bo and Luke figures though.

JediTricks
08-23-2007, 12:14 AM
Sounds good but Corgi often makes wild claims they don't fully meet, so I'm going to take a wait and see attitude.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
08-23-2007, 09:52 AM
Sounds good but Corgi often makes wild claims they don't fully meet, so I'm going to take a wait and see attitude.

Not that I doubt you, but i'm not too familar with Corgi, so do you have an example or two of this?

Beast
08-23-2007, 10:18 AM
Not a huge fan of James Bond... but thanks for the link to those Golden Compass figures. The first images I saw of them were horrid, but these look great. I guess I'll be getting myself some of them. Nice face sculpts on the lot. :D

TheRealDubya
08-23-2007, 10:49 AM
Here's my concern -- will these be limited to the UK like the current Corgi/Popco Harry Potter figures? I would love to get a bunch of figures from that line (which is out now) but between shipping costs and the exchange rate, I would lose my shirt. I've had to settle for the Neca 3.75" "inaction" figures (which are nice, mind you, but they don't do much.) If these bond figures do make it to the US, I'll be all over them. Perhaps there isn't a conflict with Bond like there is with Potter (Popco would sap some of NECA's sales)?

http://www.popcoentertainment.com/

JediTricks
08-25-2007, 01:43 AM
Not that I doubt you, but i'm not too familar with Corgi, so do you have an example or two of this?Their Star Trek 40th Anniversary line that started a year late, didn't deliver half the ships they claimed, and then couldn't find a way to put sound in the deluxe bases.

Batman Batmobile line that completely stalled 6 months before the end of last year for no reason whatsoever, leaving us with far less product than we should have had.

Not losing the Star Wars license.



Here's my concern -- will these be limited to the UK like the current Corgi/Popco Harry Potter figures? I would love to get a bunch of figures from that line (which is out now) but between shipping costs and the exchange rate, I would lose my shirt. I've had to settle for the Neca 3.75" "inaction" figures (which are nice, mind you, but they don't do much.) If these bond figures do make it to the US, I'll be all over them. Perhaps there isn't a conflict with Bond like there is with Potter (Popco would sap some of NECA's sales)?

http://www.popcoentertainment.com/I believe that Corgi US is a separate company from Corgi UK, and those Golden Compass figures are Corgi US so I think we're talking US releases.

Jayspawn
09-03-2007, 12:54 PM
As long as they make an awesome Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee) figure -I'm happy.

Ji'dai
09-03-2007, 04:27 PM
The thought of ***** Galore makes my day.

Beast
09-03-2007, 05:30 PM
The thought of ***** Galore makes my day.
I wonder if they'll just call her 'Galore' on the card. ;)

BountyHunterScum
09-03-2007, 07:35 PM
I wonder if they'll just call her 'Galore' on the card. ;)

If they are wimps then yes.

jjreason
09-03-2007, 07:46 PM
Mulva Galore..... lol

2-1B
09-03-2007, 07:55 PM
Mulva Galore..... lol

"Delores !!!!"

JediTricks
09-05-2007, 11:17 PM
You know how we're getting Indiana Jones and Marvel in Galactic Heroes style? They should do that with 007! :D

Jargo
09-12-2007, 09:40 AM
just give me the real life daniel Craig thank you ta.

Beast
09-12-2007, 11:26 AM
You know how we're getting Indiana Jones and Marvel in Galactic Heroes style? They should do that with 007! :D
Why not. Everyone else is stealing the Galactic Heroes style for figures.

We have Playmates with TMNT, Mattel with DC, why not Corgi with James Bond.

JediTricks
09-12-2007, 04:36 PM
I can already picture Doctor No with those dippy metal hands done in G.Heroes style with a silly grin on his mug, partnered with Dr. No Connery Bond. Then there's Roger Moore Bond with a kinda goofy smile against the extremely-grinning Jaws set for "The Spy Who Loved Me".

Jedi_Master_Guyute
01-31-2008, 08:53 AM
Pics of the figures from UK Toyfare.

http://74.52.193.82/events/main.php?g2_itemId=89548

Looks very VERY promising. :thumbsup:

DarthBrandon
01-31-2008, 11:15 AM
The toyfair pics are nice, the sculpts are excellent, but if I want statues I'd buy McFarlane or something like that. They don't appear to have any articulation at all, therefore they are not Action Figures or figures IMHO.

TheRealDubya
01-31-2008, 11:20 AM
That blows. I was really hoping for action figures.

General_Grievous
01-31-2008, 03:59 PM
They look nice, though.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
01-31-2008, 04:06 PM
I'm just curious as to why the Casino Royale figures look to be 5'' whereas the first two waves of the regular Bond line look to be 7''. The hell. :confused:

edit: saw this at AF.COM:

"The James Bond action figure line will be 5" in scale. A bit disappointing for those of us who wanted a 3.75" Bond line, but given the prevalence of 5" lines in the UK (Doctor Who, Primeval, Robin Hood) you can maybe understand why Bond's owners were keen for this scale.

The first wave is due out in September, based on Quantum Of Solace and that's going to be a tall order given that filming only just started and it takes a year to make an action figure. Hence why the product on display was all from Casino Royale. But don't despair, classic bond figures are entirely possible.

There will also be another 7" line called the Meticulate line. This was likened to some McFarlane or Force Unleashed pieces, in that they are static pieces with a diorama.

Of course Bond wouldn't be Bond without his gadgets and there are plans for a number of role-play items. His most famous of all gadgets are the cars, and yes: Corgi will be making the Bond cars, and yes the 5" figures will fit inside them.

I'm excited about Bond because the sculpts on show look amazing, to the extent that as we were talking it was suggested that maybe they should do a bust line as well."

TheRealDubya
01-31-2008, 07:01 PM
They really do look great. Pity about the static nature.

Jargo
02-02-2008, 03:22 PM
if they're just protos then they wouldn't necessarily have articulation.

I'm more peeved that they made daniel craig look like an old ape.

JediTricks
02-02-2008, 09:56 PM
I think you might have to blame God for that.

Jargo
02-03-2008, 10:30 AM
lol. you dawg. he has a face etched with history. at least he hasn't gone down the botox and lift route many of his colleagues have.

JediTricks
02-03-2008, 02:52 PM
lol. you dawg. he has a face etched with history. at least he hasn't gone down the botox and lift route many of his colleagues have.
Yeah, the history of a thousand beatings by the ugly stick.

Jargo
02-03-2008, 02:58 PM
says the man who hides his face. ;)

JediTricks
02-03-2008, 03:06 PM
I never claimed to be the next "young" James Bond though.

And my visage is out there, I just choose not to push it on people. If you went through CIV event coverage from other sites, you'd definitely see me.

Jargo
02-03-2008, 03:30 PM
how many sites out there, how many galleries, how many people at CIV? lol

2-1B
02-03-2008, 04:46 PM
If we could get a visual confirmation on JT, that would be an all time great internet victory. :grin:

JediTricks
02-03-2008, 08:26 PM
Deoxy, Turbo, and Figrin Bran have had in-person visual confirmation.

TeeEye7
02-03-2008, 10:14 PM
But the rest of us demand photographic evidence!

This is akin to validating the existence of Sasquatch by photographic means! There's just no credence without a photo! ;)

2-1B
02-03-2008, 10:42 PM
Also Tycho and SirSteve, right?

TeeEye7
02-04-2008, 12:20 AM
Could it be that all three and one and the same? :Ponder:

Jargo
02-04-2008, 06:01 AM
Steve's been abducted by aliens. and tycho is one. JT is - like Blofeld. I imagine him sat in his bunker with a 3d model of the world smirking and chuckling maniacly and stroking his puss.

JEDIpartner
02-04-2008, 01:01 PM
If they make one of Mr. Craig in that skimpy swimsuit, I'm totally on board with this line. :love:

TeeEye7
02-04-2008, 04:09 PM
If they make one of Mr. Craig in that skimpy swimsuit, I'm totally on board with this line. :love:

007:
License to thrill, JP? ;)

JediTricks
02-05-2008, 10:11 PM
But the rest of us demand photographic evidence!

This is akin to validating the existence of Sasquatch by photographic means! There's just no credence without a photo! ;)The courts accept testimonial evidence. And there's photo evidence out there, I'm just not into saying "go look at this site, this coverage, this seat" type stuff. :p But if you read my CIV blog-style coverage, you'll probably be able to figure most of that out with a little detective work. :D


Also Tycho and SirSteve, right?Yeah, but that's not exactly new, I first met them 9 years ago.


Could it be that all three and one and the same? :Ponder:Uh, no. Tycho didn't go to the last day of SDCC while I did. Steve and I both had lunch with Figgy & Deoxy. Steve spent new years in Florida while I spent new years here in SoCal - Deoxy can confirm.



If they make one of Mr. Craig in that skimpy swimsuit, I'm totally on board with this line. :love:You want a lumpy uglyman figure? "James Bond, licensed to make you throw up"

Jargo
02-06-2008, 07:46 AM
could be worse, could be roger moore in a pair of swim trunks.

Jayspawn
02-17-2008, 10:51 AM
I'm excited about the prospect of getting 007 replicas from Corgi/Master Replicas. Hopefully Toy Fare will yield some good photos.