Toy Forms a Bond, James Bond
By Avelino C. Tuason
Sideshow Toy has just
acquired a license to kill, or maybe just to die for: James Bond.
The collectible figure
manufacturer will create a broad line of 12-inch figures in the likeness of the
five actors who have officially portrayed the suave super-spy (sorry, no Woody
Allen from Casino Royale), along with his most diabolical villains and
his most glorious conquests (a.k.a. the women of Bond). The first series will be
based on the first Bond film, Dr. No, featuring Sean Connery as Agent 007
and Joseph Wiseman as Dr. No. Each figure will be meticulously detailed, with
tailored clothing and authentic looking weaponry.
by British author Ian Fleming, James Bond made his debut in the 1953 novel Casino
Royale. Her Majesty’s secret serviceman first hit the box office jackpot
in the 1960s, with espionage thrillers such as Goldfinger and Thunderball.
Captivating audiences with fast cars, gorgeous women, outrageous stunts,
fantastic gadgetry and exotic locales, the character has appeared in more
successful movies and books than you can shake a martini at. The franchise’s
20th film, Die
Another Day, starring Pierce Brosnan as 007, hits theaters November 2002.
James Bond will return…in
a second series of figures based on The Man with the Golden Gun,
featuring Roger Moore as Bond and Christopher Lee as Scaramanga.