Playmobil Aston Martin DB5

PPK 7.65mmPPK 7.65mm Saratoga Springs NY USAPosts: 1,112MI6 Agent

Just read this over at www.mi6hq.com:Playmobil DB5 - The popular kids toy will see a Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 release - James Bond 007 :: MI6 - The Home Of James Bond (mi6-hq.com)


As a long time fan of this toy line, I could not be more excited at this news. Looking forward to more details about this item as they become available.

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  • MFisherMFisher Posts: 685MI6 Agent

    Wonder what retail will be.. This may need to go on my desk at work !

  • PPK 7.65mmPPK 7.65mm Saratoga Springs NY USAPosts: 1,112MI6 Agent

    I would guess around forty dollars United States, typically larger vehicle sets from Playmobil are priced right around it. I recall paying around forty for the Ghostbusters II Ecto 1A in 2019.

  • IceQIceQ Posts: 131MI6 Agent

    Looks much better than the Lego one!

  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,223MI6 Agent

    I like Goldfinger’s outfit! :)

  • Dodge101Dodge101 Posts: 5MI6 Agent

    Some online sites in the UK have it pre-order price of £69.99

  • MFisherMFisher Posts: 685MI6 Agent

    What I am finding stateside is hovering around $90USD

  • Westward_DriftWestward_Drift Posts: 2,559MI6 Agent

    Better price than the Playmobil USS Enterprise. That is $499.

  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,994MI6 Agent

    I think the Playmobil DB5 and figures are cool, especially for a 40 something year old :-)

    However, I am a little confused. Who is this model most specifically aimed at? Bond fans or children? Why not use the opportunity to produce the NTTD DB5 and have figures of Bond, Madeleine, Matera Henchman? To coincide with the film and make it more relevant to this century. Are children under the age of 12 more excited and in tune with the film Goldfinger than they are NTTD? (If so, that alone is not a good place for the franchise to necessarily be). Perhaps as Goldfinger is a PG rated film, children the age the toy is aimed at, can legitimately watch the film and re-enact the scenes, whereas, producing a toy aimed at under twelves related to a 12A classified film, may be inappropriate in some way? I'm probably overthinking it all, but it just makes me wonder.

    I guess Playmobil having the licence to produce, are just going for the most classic of Bond moments with the DB5 and assume the adults will love it and buy it and the under 12's won't care too much about what 007 film it relates to or who the figures are they're playing with. James Bond v Baddies is enough. Probably the working ejector seat is one of key aspects too, which won't appear in NTTD. Therein, I suppose I've just answered my own question!😄)

    Interested in what others think though.

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • Dodge101Dodge101 Posts: 5MI6 Agent

    To some extent I do think you are over thinking it. When I read the description of what the model can do, it speaks volumes as to why the the company has linked it to Goldfinger rather than NTTD. All the things that are described about the model can be immediately related to the movie Goldfinger, the bullet proof plate, the ejector seat, the revolving number plate, all things that you actually see in the movie and thus can replicate with the model. A parent could show their child the movie scenes that relate to the things on the model and I have no doubt the child would think it's cool to see what the car is doing in the movie and to do the same when they are playing with their toys, but I have no doubt that the car was really made for adult James Bond fans :)

  • PPK 7.65mmPPK 7.65mm Saratoga Springs NY USAPosts: 1,112MI6 Agent
    edited August 11

    Putting my pre-order in at Entertainment Earth in the near future. @Dodge101 : I agree, it does seem like like this was made to appeal to adult James Bond fans, although I would not be surprised if some fans with children let their kids play with it.

  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Posts: 242MI6 Agent



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  • PPK 7.65mmPPK 7.65mm Saratoga Springs NY USAPosts: 1,112MI6 Agent

    The official James Bond website just added a listing for this, here is the link:Playmobil James Bond Aston Martin DB5 – Goldfinger Edition (Pre-order) (007store.com)

  • CajunCajun Posts: 336MI6 Agent

    Relevant question, and Playmobil's TV/movie tie-ins and their MSRP's hold the answer. Ghostbusters, The A-Team, Back to the Future, Star Trek, Goldfinger...

    Gen X (and earlier) adult collectors who likely had Playmobil as kids are the target market for these sets. A brilliant move IMO, especially if they're limited runs.

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  • CajunCajun Posts: 336MI6 Agent

    Relevant question, and Playmobil's TV/movie tie-ins and their MSRP's hold the answer. Ghostbusters, The A-Team, Back to the Future, Star Trek, Goldfinger...

    Gen X (and earlier) adult collectors who likely had Playmobil as kids are these sets' target market. A brilliant move IMO, especially if they're limited runs.

    I edit, therefore I am.
  • B549WUUB549WUU Posts: 19MI6 Agent

    It's a pity that Playmobile couldn't have gone with some originality and gone with the lotus. It just feels that the go to for all these companys is the DB5

  • Unknown007Unknown007 Posts: 145MI6 Agent

    Maybe they still could produce the Lotus, now that would be amazing having both of them in Playmobile form, I remember having a Playmobile Space Toys when I was younger.

  • PPK 7.65mmPPK 7.65mm Saratoga Springs NY USAPosts: 1,112MI6 Agent

    Got my pre-order in today at Entertainment Earth. This has to be one of the coolest toys that Playmobil has done since they started making toys based on movies and tv shows. Cannot wait to have this in my collection come next month.

  • Dodge101Dodge101 Posts: 5MI6 Agent

    I wonder how many will end up on auction sites for double or even triple the price as soon as it's released.

  • PPK 7.65mmPPK 7.65mm Saratoga Springs NY USAPosts: 1,112MI6 Agent

    @Dodge101: Depends on how willing the scalpers are to spend money. Scalpers for those unfamiliar with term are people whom purchase toys/collectibles and then resell them for a higher price. I would think that since the price tag for the Aston Martin DB5 is already pretty high, they might be dissuaded.

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