James Bond Car Collection - Questions and praise

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  • 007DB5007DB5 Posts: 9MI6 Agent
    Hello everyone:
    One quick question, what would be the best way for someone in the US to start this collection, since the mag and the cars can only be sent to UK and EIRE????
  • s96024s96024 Posts: 1,519MI6 Agent
    Try and get a friend or family member to ship them to you. Or buy them from ebay, which could be quite expensive.
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,348Chief of Staff
    s96024 wrote:
    Try and get a friend or family member to ship them to you. Or buy them from ebay, which could be quite expensive.

    Actually they are not too bad to buy off ebay - I've bought quite a few for £1.99, ok the shipping is £2, but it's still good value.
    YNWA 97
  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,490Quartermasters
    I can't seem to find any on Ebay that doesn't charge an arm and a leg for shipping to USA...:#
  • goldeneyesgoldeneyes Posts: 1MI6 Agent
    just to let you know i have found out that there are 40 cars to collect .....plus the 3 free items so you need plenty of space for the collection.....the collection will probably dissapear from the shops this is to make sure that you purchase them by direct debit.
  • Muks_CMuks_C Preston, Lancashire, UKPosts: 100MI6 Agent
    edited July 2007
    yes, the full list is here: Click

    and the first pic of issue 14, from ebay:

    ac2c_1.JPG
  • Disco VolanteDisco Volante Surrey, EnglandPosts: 543MI6 Agent
    That looks pretty cool - I'm looking forward to getting mine!!
  • Aston Martin DBSAston Martin DBS Derbyshire, EnglandPosts: 659MI6 Agent
    edited July 2007
    Just a thought about this model - aren't the rockets fired at the truck blocking the road long before the outriggers are deployed after the Aston's tyre is blown out?
    "NEVER SAY NO TO ADVENTURES." Ian Fleming
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,618MI6 Agent
    as long as I remember, (I haven't seen the movie for a long time, it is too bad!), the tire blows off first, then he uses the outriggers and rockets over the truck into the forest, where he's loosing the outriggers.
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • NightshooterNightshooter In bed with SolitairePosts: 2,917MI6 Agent
    No, Aston Martin DBS was right. First he uses the lasers against the cops, then he uses the rockets, the later he loses the wheel and uses the outrigger, and then he uses the rocket boosters to jump over into the forest.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,618MI6 Agent
    :o ah, I thought, that Aston Martin critisized the existence of the outriggers. These are clearly out on the ramp jump.

    Now I see, that he also mentioned the rockets.;%
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Aston Martin DBSAston Martin DBS Derbyshire, EnglandPosts: 659MI6 Agent
    Bondtoys wrote:
    :o ah, I thought, that Aston Martin critisized the existence of the outriggers. These are clearly out on the ramp jump.

    Now I see, that he also mentioned the rockets.;%

    The point I was trying to make in my original post is that to the best of my knowledge all of the models up to now are in very accurate re-creations of the scenes in the films - but for the Aston Martin to have the rocksts ready to fire AND the outriggers out is incorrect as far as the film goes - but don't get me wrong it still looks like a great model!
    "NEVER SAY NO TO ADVENTURES." Ian Fleming
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 5,648MI6 Agent
    Muks_C wrote:
    yes, the full list is here: Click

    and the first pic of issue 14, from ebay:

    ac2c_1.JPG


    Oh I need that- is eBay really the only way of getting these individual ones?
  • 007DB5007DB5 Posts: 9MI6 Agent
    Hey, can anyone please tell me what is the website for the French James Bond Car Collection???
    Thanks.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,618MI6 Agent
    edited July 2007
    007DB5 wrote:
    Hey, can anyone please tell me what is the website for the French James Bond Car Collection???
    Thanks.
    http://www.macollection.fr/minisite/bond/index.htm
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Muks_CMuks_C Preston, Lancashire, UKPosts: 100MI6 Agent
    emtiem wrote:
    Muks_C wrote:
    yes, the full list is here: Click

    and the first pic of issue 14, from ebay:

    ac2c_1.JPG


    Oh I need that- is eBay really the only way of getting these individual ones?

    if you're not a subscriber then yes, i guess ebay is the only way you can get hold of the ones you want.
  • Aston Martin DBSAston Martin DBS Derbyshire, EnglandPosts: 659MI6 Agent
    edited July 2007
    Muks_C wrote:
    got a reply for the same woman today, she said their system doesn't allow them to send only the model or only the magazine, so i'll receive the model and magazine of issue 12. she also said i won't be charged for the replacement and i don't need to return the faulty model.

    that's nice of them :)

    Would you mind sharing the e-mail address for this lady as I have a few questions to ask about my subscription - nothing bad - it's just that I started the collection with the FYEO Lotus and have had all the models from then on - and yesterday I got my 3rd and final free subscription gift - Little Nellie - but I also got the DAD Jag and the YOLT Toyota.

    I'm just wanting to know if they're going to be sending me all the models - or if I'm just going to get from the Lotus onwards and this was an error their end.

    You could always PM me the e-mai if you don't want to post it on here.
    "NEVER SAY NO TO ADVENTURES." Ian Fleming
  • Aston Martin DBSAston Martin DBS Derbyshire, EnglandPosts: 659MI6 Agent
    emtiem wrote:
    Muks_C wrote:
    yes, the full list is here: Click

    and the first pic of issue 14, from ebay:

    ac2c_1.JPG


    Oh I need that- is eBay really the only way of getting these individual ones?

    I think that if you call the subscription number off the original website they might be able to take a card payment for individual models. I'm not 100% sure but I seem to recall that when I spoke to them once they did say if a wanted any extra models I could ring them with a card and they'd be able to send them to me.

    Good Luck!

    :007)
    "NEVER SAY NO TO ADVENTURES." Ian Fleming
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 5,648MI6 Agent
    Oh lovely- I may as well have a crack at that; cheers! :)
  • Muks_CMuks_C Preston, Lancashire, UKPosts: 100MI6 Agent
    edited July 2007
    @ Aston Martin DBS, and everyone else.

    the first general help email address is:

    jamesbondcars@dbfactory.co.uk

    when i sent my first email to that address, i got a generic reply with a link to an FAQ, which was useless for my particular problem.

    but at the end of the generic reply email, there was a second email address:

    jamesbondcarsspecific@dbfactory.co.uk

    so you can either try the first one, or jump straight to the second one which might yield a better response.

    have they charged you for the models they shouldn't have sent you?
  • Aston Martin DBSAston Martin DBS Derbyshire, EnglandPosts: 659MI6 Agent
    edited July 2007
  • Disco VolanteDisco Volante Surrey, EnglandPosts: 543MI6 Agent
    Wow, they all look absolutely superb!
  • Muks_CMuks_C Preston, Lancashire, UKPosts: 100MI6 Agent
    they look quite good, but i think the BMW 750 is a bit "off". to my eyes, it looks too long and thin, and the wheels are too small. the real one looked a bit more "bulky". might just be an illusion due to the pictures, it might look different when i get the actual model in my hands.

    and has any UK subscriber been charged for issues 14 and 15 yet? i was charged on June 11th for 12 and 13, and received them exactly 21 days later (2nd July). it's already 18th July and i haven't been charged for the next 2 issues yet.
  • s96024s96024 Posts: 1,519MI6 Agent
    I was charged on the 11th.
  • s96024s96024 Posts: 1,519MI6 Agent
    Received 14 and 15 today. Unfortunately the vantage was damaged and one of the ski's had broken off. Don't like the BMW too much. They have tried to cram all the gadgets in.
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 5,648MI6 Agent
    edited July 2007

    That Lotus looks great- I want that very much. The Aston's good, although is a little off around the front end; but the BMW is a bit disappointing: I'm not sure the film version was as long a wheelbase as that one (the rear door seems very long), and annoyingly they've got the paint scheme wrong- the valance under the front bumper and the side skirt should be painted black, not silver.
  • s96024s96024 Posts: 1,519MI6 Agent
    The BMW looks long because the spike compartment at the back is open.
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,618MI6 Agent
    edited July 2007
    no, emtiem meant, that the BMW seems to have the long wheelbase and therefore has the elongated rear doors. The car is longer than the normal version and is indicated by the "L" in the type 750 iL (stands for Langer Radstand = long wheelbase)
    I have been there when shooting took place (as an extra) and there have been around 8 similar BMW 750 iL, all with long wheelbase (but not all cars had the 5,0 litres engine, most of them had the cheaper 3,5 litres engine, which would have better called them 735)
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Muks_CMuks_C Preston, Lancashire, UKPosts: 100MI6 Agent
    edited July 2007
    s96024 wrote:
    Received 14 and 15 today. Unfortunately the vantage was damaged and one of the ski's had broken off. Don't like the BMW too much. They have tried to cram all the gadgets in.

    unlucky about the damage mate, i'm sure they'll send you another one if you ring or email them.

    and it's weird how you've received yours and i haven't even been charged yet. even if i'm charged this coming Monday, it will still be 3 weeks before i can expect them to arrive (going by last month's charge-to-delivery period).

    unless they are now charging much closer to the date of despatch instead of 3 weeks in advance, which would be nice.
  • 007DB5007DB5 Posts: 9MI6 Agent
    Yeay!!! Am very happy cause today I received my first issue of the James Bond Car Collection. I bought it through ebay from a guy in england and four days later i received my Goldfinger DB5.
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