Wednesday, 20 September 2017
ASTON MARTIN D.B.5 - IT'S WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD...
You little beauty! This is the gold-coloured JAMES BOND ASTON MARTIN D.B.5 50th Anniversary reissue by CORGI, which is going for astronomical prices on eBay at the moment. Luckily, I managed to get mine for a modest amount, and it now joins its silver companion alongside the original '60s models in my vast and diverse collection. This is a vastly improved version compared to the mid-'90s reissues, which, frankly, were substandard in so many ways (and yes, I have them too).
However, there are three improvements that Corgi should make to this car for future releases. The first is to make the vent outline touch the windscreen edge of the bonnet (as it did on the '60s & '70s toys), instead of disappearing before it gets there. The second is to make the baddie a lighter shade of blue as he was originally, and the third is to reshape the ends of the over-riders, which are too 'squarish' and not as they should be. There are one or two other minor things that could do with a bit of tinkering, but if they fix these three, the model will come a little closer to matching the magnificence of its earliest incarnations.
Were (are) you a fan of Corgi's James Bond Aston Martin D.B.5? Then share your childhood memories of the toy in our comments section, before they recede beyond your ability to recall.
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, September 20, 2017