One of the most iconic cars in cinematic history, James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, has been released by Playmobil for film lovers and collectors to enjoy. The legendary vehicle from Goldfinger (1964) is synonymous with the 007 film series and has now been adapted into an authentic replica by Playmobil for the first time, in a deal brokered for Aston Martin by IMG.
With its round headlights, eye-catching grille, silver body, and other special features, this cult grand tourer from British luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin is widely known and loved – and not just by movie fans!
The third James Bond film Goldfinger sees James Bond come face-to-face with Auric Goldfinger as part of 007’s role on Her Majesty’s Secret Service. In the film, Bond’s eccentric adversary is supported by his servant Oddjob and other loyal henchmen, so foiling their plans was never going to be easy. Luckily, Q supplies Bond with a special, customised Aston Martin DB5 to help him defeat these villains and triumph. his pairing marks the start of a special relationship between 007 and the DB5 which has since spanned seven James Bond films and over 50 years of cinema history.
Just like the full-size sports coupé, the car is customised with special gadgets from Q. Individual parts with a chrome finish recreate the appearance from the car’s starring role on the big screen. One highlight is the famous ejector seat. Triggered by pressing the exhaust pipes, Bond’s adversary can be casually catapulted out of the roof through the removable panels. Other features taken straight from the movies include triple rotating number plates at the front and back, the retractable bulletproof armoured bulkhead behind the rear window, and the extendable ramming horns on the bumper. Hidden, retractable machine guns are also included by the headlights.
This set includes four character figures: James Bond 007, Goldfinger, Oddjob and another henchman.