Friday, May 30, 2008

TUK TUK IN JAMES BOND 007

Octopussy (1983) is the 13th film in the James Bond series, and the sixth to star Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond. The film's title is taken from Ian Fleming's 1966 short story "Octopussy". However, the film's story is original and the short story is narrated as a flashback by the main Bond girl Octopussy. In the film, Bond is assigned the task of following a general stealing jewels and relics from the Russian government. This leads him to a wealthy Afghan prince, Kamal Khan, and his associate, Octopussy. Bond uncovers a plot to force disarmament in Europe with the use of a nuclear weapon.

Produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, Octopussy was released in the same year as the non-EON Bond film Never Say Never Again. Written by George MacDonald Fraser, Richard Maibaum, and Michael G. Wilson, the film was directed by John Glen.





This Die-casting Tuk Tuk, it was India Tuk Tuk car. Seeing the appearance is it the same Tuk Tuk in our home, Thailand? The die-casting Tuk Tuk that was produced from a set of the film 007, Octopus. It was produced by Universal Hobbies which was an affiliate company of Corgi at the end of 2007 in China. The length is 6.5 cm. (scale 1:43) Most of the film was shot in India, this resulted to have a Tuk Tuk. This die-casting Tuk Tuk is black and yellow, the roof top is brown, metal base, metallic clumn of roofing structure. The cushion is brown. There is a puppet handing a gun, sitting behind the black skin driver of the Tuk Tuk. Behind the tires are not hollow. Each sides of the car stamped a roaring tigers.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mr.Weasley's Ford Anglia, Harry Potter Car

The diecast Corgi NO.HPT043001 Mr.Weasley's Ford Anglia, Harry Potter Car, it was produced by Corgi International Ltd. in China, 2007. By recieving a license from Warner Brother and Harry Potter Publishing the lenght of 9 cm.




This diecast car of Ford Anglia is related from the cinema story of Harry Potter section "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" It is a Ford Anglia model 150E, green and blue torquoise colour. It was decreated as an out*dated with some rust along the edge of the door and the hood. A real tire is removable, the hub is chromium, clear windows, grey interior.



The real car of Ford Anglia 105E was produced in between 1959-1967. It was the last appearance of this model. The total of the productions around the world are 1,004,737 cars. Ford Anglia 105E was used the engine of 997 cc., 4 speed gearing, the weight as a saloon car 737 kilograms. The condition of this diecast is new condition, packing with a puppet of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley 3.3 cm. tall. Shop here.

Monday, May 26, 2008

CADILLAC ELDORADO

The Eldorado model was part of the Cadillac line from 1953 to 2002. The Cadillac Eldorado was the longest running American personal luxury car as it was the only one sold after the 1998 model year. Its main competitors included the Lincoln Mark Series and the lower-priced Buick Riviera.

Although cars bearing the name varied considerably in bodystyle and mechanical layout during this long period, the Eldorado models were always near the top of the Cadillac line. Nevertheless, and except for the Eldorado Brougham models of 1957–1960, the most expensive models were always the opulent, long wheel-based Series 75 sedans and limousines, not the Eldorado.

This is Corgi Junior No.9 Cadillac Eldorado. Made in Gt. Britain. Lenght 3.25 inches.
Metallic green body, red interior, clear windows, unpainted diecast base, opening hood, detailed engine, tow hook, metal wheels with tires, Corgi Junior label on base; 1970. Price $21.95, Buy it now

MONKEEMOBILE CORGI CAR

To match their light-hearted, anything goes images, the American pop group the Monkees use a mind-bending custom-built form of transport-the Monkeemobile. It was the brain child of Hollywood designer Dean Jeffreys, a specialist in the more fantastic forms of customised cars, and is a curious mixtures of dragster, sports tourer and 'dune buggy'. With its cutaway bonnet which exposes the supercharged engine, its unique air intake and parachute brake housing, not forgetting its eyeball-searing fire engine red finish, emblazoned with the Monkees' guitar shapped motif, the Monkeemobile is definitely a car to be remembered.
1966 saw the premier of a new wacky comedy based on the antics of a young rock band and launched 4 new faces - collectively known as THE MONKEES. The series ran for 58 episodes and a crucial part of the series was the MONKEEMOBILE, with its distinctive customised body everyone knew when THE MONKEES were in town. Over the years The Monkees have proved thay are far more than just another manufactured band and today Corgi celebrates their distinctive style with a replica die-cast model of the Monkeemobile as customised by Dean Jeffries himself. Car Length - approx. 5 inches. Price $32.99. Shop here.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

JAMES BOND ASTON MARTIN V12 (GOLD)

Die Another Day, released in 2002, is the twentieth film in the James Bond series and the fourth and final to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional British Secret Service agent Commander James Bond. In the film, Bond is betrayed after killing a rogue North Korean colonel and captured. Once released in a prisoner exchange, he must follow a trail of clues in an effort to reveal the MI6 leak and soon learns that the villain he is pursuing is the same colonel he supposedly killed. Bond then must prevent a satellite from igniting a war between North and South Korea.

Die Another Day was produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and directed by Lee Tamahori. Being the twentieth James Bond film and also being released in the year of the film franchise's fortieth Anniversary, it includes references to each of the preceding films and additionally alludes to several Bond novels.

The film received mixed reviews, with some critics praising Lee Tamahori's work and others pointing out the damage caused by excessive CGI effects to the plot. It nevertheless became the highest grossing James Bond film of all time before being surpassed by Casino Royale in 2006.





This diecast model is Corgi James Bond Aston Martin V12 (Gold). Limited Edition Gold Plated 1:36 Scale Diecast. From "Die Another Day" 24-carat gold plated Spoked wheels, spiked tires Side Mirrors Full body decoration Interior decoration Front firing missiles Machine guns on hood. Buy at Amazon.com. Price $29.99.

Monday, May 19, 2008

THE JAMES BOND GYROCOPTER BY CORGI IS BEAUTIFUL

You Only Live Twice (1967) is the fifth spy film of the British James Bond series and stars Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film's screenplay was written by Roald Dahl, and based on Ian Fleming's 1964 novel of the same name.

In the film, Bond is dispatched to Japan after American and Russian spacecraft disappear mysteriously in orbit. With each nation blaming the other amidst the Cold War, Bond travels secretly to a remote Japanese island for finding the perpetrators and comes face to face with Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE. The film reveals the appearance of Blofeld who was previously a partially unseen character.

After its release in 1967, Connery stepped down from the role, leading to the hiring of George Lazenby for 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Connery later returned officially, one last time, in Diamonds Are Forever (1971). You Only Live Twice is the first Bond film to be directed by Lewis Gilbert, who later directed 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me and 1979's Moonraker, both starring Roger Moore.


The heavily armed autogyro "Little Nellie" was included after Ken Adam heard a radio interview with its inventor, RAF Wing Commander Ken Wallis. Wallis piloted his invention, which was equipped with various mock-up armaments by John Stears' special effects team, during production. "Nellie's" battle with helicopters proved to be difficult to film. The scenes were initially shot in Miyazaki, first with takes of the gyrocopter, with more than 85 take-offs, 5 hours of flight and Wallis nearly crashing onto the camera several times. A scene filming the helicopters from above created a major updraft and cameraman John Jordan had his foot severed by the craft's rotor. Filming was interrupted. The concluding shots involved explosions, which the Japanese government did not allow in a national park. So, the crew moved to Torremolinos, Spain, which was found to resemble the Japanese landscape.


This is one of the best die cast models from Corgi of a vehicle featured in a James Bond movie. The Gyrocopter featured in YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE was a real eye opener and quite memorable. This model of it from Corgi is just fantastic. It is die cast and the brilliant paint scheme is faithful to that seen in the film. A clever addition to the Gyrocopter from You Only Live Twice. Featuring removable missiles, it’s a fun models. Buy at Amazon.com. Low Price $15.25

BMW Z8(FROM THE DEFINITIVE BOND COLLECTION)

The World Is Not Enough is a 1999 film and is the nineteenth entry in the James Bond series, and the third to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film was directed by Michael Apted, with the original story and screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Bruce Feirstein. It was produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

The title The World Is Not Enough traces its origins to the English translation of the Latin phrase Orbis non sufficit, revealed in the novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service and its film adaptation to be the Bond family motto. In the film, Bond is assigned to kill Renard, a terrorist who plans to James Bond BMW Z8 - The World is Not Enough. 1999 saw James Bond's 19th outing, starring Pierce Brosnan. And here's his derring-do partner in the form of an authentic 1:36 scale replica. The model features BMW spoked wheels, chromed wing mirrors, full body and interior decoration, and working side-mounted missiles. permanently disrupt petroleum shipments from the Caspian Sea by causing the meltdown of a nuclear submarine in the waters of Istanbul.

Although the film had a mixed critical reception, it earned over $361 million worldwide, becoming the highest grossing James Bond film at that time.



The Z8 is one of 007's lastest cars, from The World is not Enough, Like the aston featured here, it's a weighty little thing - and a really delightful casting with some nice detailing. We think its a model that stands on its own without any James Bond connection if you like BMWs, from the spoked steering wheel to the detailed dash and excellent badging. In addition, it does have a smashing secret feature - even if you do need to be 007 to work out the instructions! Hidden rockets pop out of the bonnet side air vents, operated bu cunningly concealed headrest buttons.
(from Model collector, April 2001)

James Bond BMW Z8 - The World is Not Enough. 1999 saw James Bond's 19th outing, starring Pierce Brosnan. And here's his derring-do partner in the form of an authentic 1:36 scale replica. The model features BMW spoked wheels, chromed wing mirrors, full body and interior decoration, and working side-mounted missiles. Buy at amazon.com. Price $17.99

Thursday, May 15, 2008

WILLYS JEEP

One of the interesting and widely used of the military vehicles to emerge during the Second World War, the Willys Jeep is a true maid-of-all-work. Of American design and assembled in plants all over the world, the Jeep offers the choice of two-or four-wheel drive. Its cross-coutry performance is outstanding and Allied Forces, farmers, civil engineers and constructors have a warm regard for its toughness and versatility. The Jeep has a high towing capacity, excellent torque for off-road work and a four-cylinder engine developing 74 h.p. Properly maintained the jeep appears to go on for ever.






Wednesday, May 14, 2008

35th ANNIVERSARY RED FERRARI 156 F1


The Ferrari 156, affectionately dubbed "sharknose" due to its characteristic air intake "nostrils", was a race car made by Ferrari in 1961 to comply with then-new F1 regulations that lowered engine displacement from 2.5 to 1.5 litres. It is one of the most iconic racecar shapes and one of the most distinctive of all Ferraris. Phil Hill won his only Formula One Driver's World Championship in it and the car also secured Ferrari their first Formula One World Constructor's Championship.

Bore and stoke were 73.0 x 58.8 mm with a displacement of 1,476.60 cc and claimed 190 PS at 9,500 rpm. Unfortunately, then-Ferrari factory policy inevitably saw all the sharknose 156s sMattel Hot Wheels 2002 Hall Of Fame 1:64 Scale 35th Anniversary Red Ferrari 156 F1 Die Cast Car crapped by the end of the 1963 season. Nevertheless a F 156 is exhibited in the "Galleria Ferrari" at Maranello, possibly a replica. However, the intake duct styling that made the "sharknose" so unique was applied over forty years later to the F430.

The updated Ferrari 156, used in the 1963 season, did not feature the distinctive sharknose design.



For collectibles : Mattel Hot Wheels 2002 Hall Of Fame 1:64 Scale 35th Anniversary Red Ferrari 156 F1 Die Cast Car.

Monday, May 12, 2008

LLEDO CELEBRATE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF MINI




This is diecast car No.1 40th Anniversary of Mini, it was the first one and it was a first diecast produced at the first time in England in 1999. The length is 7.2 cm. (Scale 1:43) and a special production license from Rover Group.



Mini Car appeared at the first time by Sir Alec Issigonis who assembled the Mini on August 26, 1955 and the diecast Mini was white grayish colour. Its registered plate number 621 AOK. It was also assembled by Lledo on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of Mini Car. Shop here

Thursday, May 8, 2008

BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN CAR "CORD MODEL"

Cord was the brand name of a United States automobile, manufactured by the Auburn Automobile Company from 1929 through 1932 and again in 1936 and 1937.

The Cord Corporation was founded and run by E. L. Cord as a holding company for his many transportation interests, including Auburn. Cord was noted for its innovative technology and streamlined designs. It is said Cord had a philosophy to build truly different, innovative cars, believing they would also sell well and turn a profit. This did not always work well in practice.



The body design of the Cord 810 was the work of designer Gordon M. Buehrig and his team of stylists, which included young Vince Gardner. Nearly devoid of chrome, the new car was so low it required no running boards. Pontoon fenders, wraparound grille, and concealed gas hatch were featured. Its engine-turned dashboard included complete instrumentation, including a tachometer and built-in radio.
The new car caused a sensation at the 1936 New York Auto Show in November. The crowds around the 810 were so dense, attendees stood on the bumpers of nearby cars to get a look. Many orders were taken at the show, but the cars were not ready to deliver until February. The engine featured a transmission which extended in front of the engine, like a Traction Avant. As a result, the front wheels were well forward of the engine. This also enabled the floor of the car to be much lower than the typical automobile.



The Cord 810/812 models of 1936 and 1937 were some of the most visually striking cars of all time, and were the most mechanically advanced of their day. They were also the last products of an underfunded company scrambling to survive the Great Depression. It was an effort doomed to fail. Only 1174 of the 1936 model, called the 810, were produced. For 1937 the model name was changed to 812, and production actually declined to 1146. In the end stunning design and innovative engineering could not overcome production delays, mechanical bugs, and the declining market for cars in the Cord's price range. Auburn Automobile Company, the Cord's parent, filed for bankruptcy in December 1937, leaving behind 2320 cars to be coveted by future collectors and enthusiasts.

The design of the Cord 810/812 remains the most distinctive of the 20th century. In 1996, American Heritage magazine proclaimed the Cord 810 sedan "The Single Most Beautiful American Car." The "Classic Cord" Hot Wheels toy car of the 1960s, a convertible coupe, is one of the most valuable, and commands up to $800 (2006) if still in an unopened package.






Matchbox Models of Yesteryear No.18 1937 Cord

35th ANNIVERSARY GREEN MINI COOPER


Issigonis' friend John Cooper, owner of the Cooper Car Company and designer and builder of Formular One and rally cars, saw the potential of the Mini for competition. Issigonis was initially reluctant to see the Mini in the role of a performance car - but after John Cooper appealed to BMC management, the two men collaborated to create the Mini Cooper, a nimble, economical and inexpensive car. The Austin Mini Cooper and Morris Mini Cooper debuted in 1961.
The original 848 cc engine from the Morris Mini-Minor was increased to 997 cc, boosting power from 34 bhp to 55 bhp (25 to 41 kW). The car featured a racing-tuned engine, twin SU carburettors, a closer-ratio gearbox and front disc brakes, uncommon at the time in a small car. One thousand units of this version were commissioned by management, intended for and designed to meet the homologation rules of Group 2 rally racing. The 997 cc engine was replaced by a shorter stroke 998 cc unit in 1964.


1994: Cooper Grand Prix

Launched on the 23rd August 1994 the Cooper Grand Prix was just in time for the 35th Anniversary of the Mini It was also the 35th Anniversary of the Cooper racing team's victory in the Formula One world championship with Jack Brabham driving a remarkable victory repeated yet again for the 1960 season. To celebrate both achievements John Cooper Garages produced 35 'Grand Prix' Mini Coopers.

Mattel Hot Wheels 2002 Hall of Fame Greatest Rides 1:64 Scale

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

HOT WHEELS - VIVA VOLKSWAGEN


This is a Hot Wheels Limited Edition for the adult collector, Viva Volkswagen (Mid-1950's). This set is a great item for those passionate die-cast collectors. Each set comes with two highly detailed 1:64 scale vehicles that are matched to an automotive theme. To really add to the execution, we have extended the innovative showcase packaging look to the newest two-car sets. Each set comes with a half-round window package structure complete with full Mylar interior that really shows of the authenticity and detail of the 1:64 cars. Limited to no more than 15,000 units.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG



Though there was once a real called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Ian Fleming used the name in his children's story for a magical motor which would float and fly as well as travel by road, and for film a car was literally created for the title role. Its appearance is that of a tropical "touring carriage" of motoring's early years, with its brass radiator, Marchal headlights, outside handbreak and "snake" horn. The bonnet conceals a modern Ford engine however, and of course, Caratacus Potts' special modifications which include wings and stabilisers-are essential additions.




This is Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 14-Inch Electroplated Car Replica. One of the most gorgeous replicas made of the most famous car in the world! From the Classic 1968 fantasy musical comes this detailed replica of the title car, which derives it's odd name from it's unique motor sounds. Measuring 14" in length, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang fetures real rubber tires, removable wings, chrome exhaust pipes, chrome hood, and other chrome details.

Monday, May 5, 2008

HOT WHEELS 60th ANNIVERSARY FERRARI 125 S RED




The Ferrari 125 S (commonly called the 125 or 125 Sport) was the first vehicle produced and built by the famed Ferrari company of Modena, Italy. Although preceded by Enzo Ferrari's Auto Avio Costruzioni 815 of 1940, the 125 S was the first vehicle to bear the Ferrari name when it debuted on May 11, 1947 at the Piacenza racing circuit. Like the 815, it was a racing sports car, but unlike its Fiat-powered 8-cylinder predecessor, the 125 S had a new V12 engine (the "125") like most Ferrari cars of the following decades. The 125 S was replaced by the 159 S for 1947.

The 125 S used a steel tube-frame chassis and had a double wishbone suspension with transverse leaf springs in front with a live axle in the rear. Hydraulic power drum brakes were specified front and rear.

The 125 S was powered by Gioacchino Colombo's 1.5 L (1497 cc/91 in³) 60° V12. This engine produced 100 hp (74 kW) at 7,000 rpm with a compression ratio of 8.5:1. It was a dual overhead camshaft design with 2 valves per cylinder and three double-choke Weber 30DCF carburettors.
per cylinder and three double-choke Weber 30DCF carburettors.


This is model of 125 S for Ferrari Collectible. The 125 S was produced by Hot Wheels for 60th Anniversary. Perfect for fans of Ferrari cars and avid collectors alike!

HOT WHEELS 60th ANNIVERSARY FERRARI 250 GT CA



This is a Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder. Designed for export to America in 1957. It was Scaglietti's interpretation of an open-top 250 GT. Aluminum was used in the hood, doors, and trunk lid, with steel specified elsewhere for most models, though a few aluminum-bodied racing versions were also built. The engine was the same as in the 250 Tour de France racing car with up to 240 hp (179 kW). All used the long 2600 mm (102.4 in) chassis. About 45 were made before it was replaced by the SWB version in 1960, a fact mentioned by Cameron Frye in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day off." This film made that car famous. Today the car is worth in the neighborhood of 2-4 million dollars, a recent car selling for 1.2 million dollars at an RM Auction in Florida.

Since a replica of one of these called a "Modena" appeared in the 1980s as Cameron's father's dream car in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the Ferrari 250 GT California may be the most widely recognized of the various models produced.

This car was sold at a RM Auction during the Concorse d'Eligance on August 18, 2007 at monterey for 4.5 million dollars, setting a record for sale price at the auction
For the collectors, this is a special edition 60th Anniversary edition 250GT California supercar. Produced by Hot Wheels. This elite large-scale collector vehicle makes a real statement! Features include the exclusive Ferrari license, 1:18 size for maximum impact in an authentic, highly detailed model. Comes with a presentation case to display the vehicle

Sunday, May 4, 2008

HOT WHEELS FERRARI 60th ANNIVERSARY ENZO (GREY)






Hot Wheels Ferrari 60th Anniversary Enzo (Grey)

Product Features
This elite large-scale collector vehicle makes a real statement!
Features include the exclusive Ferrari license, 1:18 size for maximum impact in an authentic, highly detailed model
Comes with a presentation case to display the vehicle

Product Description
This elite large-scale collector vehicle makes a real statement! Features include the exclusive Ferrari license, 1:18 size for maximum impact in an authentic, highly detailed model. Comes with a presentation case to display the vehicle

Review By Melissa N. Macdonald "shopping mommy" (North Myrtle Beach, SC)
Having quite a few other Ferrari models for our son, I was disappointed to receive this one and it have a plastic rear hood, while the rest of the car is die cast metal. None of the other Ferrari models we collected have plastic parts, except of course windows, mirrors. Otherwise, it is a great car to have. Very sexy, just like the real Enzo.

Buy this item with 1:18 Hot Wheels 60th Anniversary Ferrari F50 (Grey) by Mattel today!