Sunday, June 29, 2008


The World Is Not Enough is a 1999 film and is the nineteenth entry in the James Bond series, and the third to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film was directed by Michael Apted, with the original story and screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Bruce Feirstein. It was produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

The title The World Is Not Enough traces its origins to the English translation of the Latin phrase Orbis non sufficit, revealed in the novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service and its film adaptation to be the Bond family motto. In the film, Bond is assigned to kill Renard, a terrorist who plans to permanently disrupt petroleum shipments from the Caspian Sea by causing the meltdown of a nuclear submarine in the waters of Istanbul.

Although the film had a mixed critical reception, it earned over $361 million worldwide, becoming the highest grossing James Bond film at that time.

The Corgi's BMW Z8 is one of 007's latest cars, from The World is not Enough. Like the Aston featured here, it's weighty little thing-and a really delightful casting with some nice detailing. We think its a model that stands on its own without any James Bond connection if you like BMWs, from the spoked steering wheel to the detailed dash and excellent badging. In addition, it does have a smashing secret feature-even if you do need to be 007 to work out the instructions! Hidden rockets pop out the bonnet side air vents, operated by cunningly concealed headrest buttons. One for children and adults! Price $13.49. Buy it now and See more.


This wonderful model is thought the most famous toy in the world. It’s based on the car of the James Bond’s Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965) films-the good old British Aston Martin.

Corgi issued the gold model as No.261 in November 1965, just ready for the Christmas shoppers market. Production delays increased the huge and unexpected demand; the early 1966 saw escalation to eventual sales of over 3 million. Later the model upped sales even further as a silver finished version.

The casting was adopted in haste from the previous 309 Aston DB4; so, being some-what second-hand (by five years), the rear end of model 261 is a little rough at the outer edges.

Although common, it is difficult to find an example with all the package and accessories intact. Will any model ever be eligible to complete with the highly successful DB5? (20 Best British Models: Model Collector)

Friday, June 27, 2008


1966 saw the premier of a new wacky comedy based on the antics of a young rock band and launched 4 new faces - collectively known as THE MONKEES. The series ran for 58 episodes and a crucial part of the series was the MONKEEMOBILE, with its distinctive customised body everyone knew when THE MONKEES were in town. It was the brain child of Hollywood designer Dean Jeffreys, a specialist in the more fantastic forms of customized cars, and is a curious mixtures of dragster, sports tourer and 'dune buggy'. With its cutaway bonnet which exposes the supercharged engine, its unique air intake and parachute brake housing, not forgetting its eyeball-searing fire engine red finish, emblazoned with the Monkees' guitar shaped motif, the Monkeemobile is definitely a car to be remembered.

Over the years The Monkees have proved they are far more than just another manufactured band and today Corgi celebrates their distinctive style with a replica die-cast model of the Monkeemobile as customised by Dean Jeffries himself. Car Length - approx. 5 inches. Price $32.99. Shop here

Thursday, June 26, 2008


This car replicates the DeLorean from the Back to the Future III where Marty goes to the Old West to help save Doc ... or will he stay behing in the 19th Century with his beloved Clara? For the Back to the Future Fans Collect all three DeLoreans. Product by Welly. Scale 1:24. See more.


Back to the Future Part III is the third and final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. The film is a science fiction western, using the time travel premise of the series to take Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) back to the Old West of 1885. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) receives a 70-year-old letter from his inventor friend, Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), who tells Marty that he has retreated a century in time to live out a relatively quiet life in the Old West. Doc Brown reveals that he hid his De Lorean car/time machine in an abandoned mine outside town, and when Marty does some research and discovers that the Doc died shortly after writing the letter, he decides to find the car, travel back in time, and warn the Doc about his demise. Meanwhile, the Doc, who has fallen in love with a local woman (Mary Steenburgen), realizes he can't hide in the past from the problems he has caused to the time flow in the previous two adventures. He reluctantly decides to return to the present with Marty, but first, they have to find a way to get the De Lorean up to time-travel velocity with a broken fuel line and no gasoline. (Don Kaye, All Movie Guide)

Sun Star made a few 1:18 scale replicas of the De Lorean because, for people who are familiar with the Back the to Future trilogy, the time machine went through a lot of changes in the course of these three movies. In my opinion, this replica is the most beautiful and interesting of them all. It is an ornamental model and, for people who are not very familiar with what 1:18 scale means (like I was before I got these models), it means that the car is approximately 24 cm or 10 inches long. It is not plastic, but metal for the most part, and the doors of the car open. Like in the other De Lorean models, what you get is not only a perfect replica of the exterior of the car, but also of the interior. You can see the time circuits, the gauge indicating the boiler temperature (the boiler of the train that was pushing the De Lorean up to the speed of 88 mph, for those who remember the third movie) and a lot of other interesting details. Adding to this the fact that the car actually stand on a replica of a section of a railway, this model is clearly my favorite. It's the perfect decoration for not only a fan of Back to the Future part III, but also for anybody who can appreciate a very well made scale model. Highly recommended! (By: Pierre Alain Savoie) See more.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 film and a sequel to the 1985 film Back to the Future. Like the previous film, it was directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale. Part II and the third installment of the trilogy, Back to the Future Part III, were filmed back-to-back and released six months apart. Although released in 1989 and 1990, both films continued to portray 1985 as the present due to them following on directly from the first film.

Part II follows the continued adventures of Marty McFly and "Doc" Emmett Brown as they use their time-traveling De Lorean, which is now capable of flight, to travel to a retro-futuristic version of 2015, an alternate 1985 and the principal setting of the first film in 1955. The film ends with a cliffhanger that is resolved in Part III.

This die cast is Sun Star De Lorean ‘1982 Back to the Future ’. Scale 1:18. This model is from the Back to the Future II. When the Delorean is capable of flying. The model is set to have 2 configurations, the first as a regular car, and the second in flying configuration. great. great. great. This die cast model is amazing, incredible detail to the max. Inside and outside. See More.


This is the next best thing to this real classic car. Beautifully detailed inside and out and great for any person who loves to collect cars. The car includes an accurate gage and dash, a perfectly modeled engine, rubber tires and steerable wheels. Great for any fan of the movie or as a gift idea. Features include : diecast body, opening doors and hood. Measures 10”x4”x6” See More.


Back to the Future is a 1985 Academy Award-winning science fiction–adventure-comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by Steven Spielberg. Zemeckis wrote the story, along with Bob Gale. It stars Michael J. Fox as teenager Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd as scientist Dr. Emmett L. Brown.

The film's basic storyline involves the premise of time travel being used to breach the generation gap. In a De Lorean time machine invented by Dr. Emmett L. Brown, Marty accidentally travels back to the year 1955 when his parents were teenagers. Having interfered with their first meeting, Marty must ensure that his young parents fall in love so that he will be born. Furthermore, the Dr. Brown of 1955 must find a way to return Marty to 1985 without the plutonium necessary to fuel the journey.
Due to the film's success, three spin-off projects were made. CBS TV aired an animated series, Back to the Future: The Animated Series and Harvey Comics released a handful of similarly styled comic books, although their stories were original and not merely duplicates of the films. In 1991, Universal Studios Theme Parks opened a simulator ride based on the series called Back to the Future: The Ride. The ride closed on March 30, 2007 in Orlando, FL, and September 3, 2007 in Hollywood, California. The ride remains open at Universal Studios Japan.
This is Sun Star 1:18 scale 'Back to the Future' Time Machine. Better known as the De Lorean, this model has been fitted with a wealth of extra detail to make it the famous car from the ‘Back to the Future’ film trilogy. If you are a De Lorean fan, or a lover of the films, this model truly is a ‘must’. Marvellous detailing. See more.

Monday, June 23, 2008


Scarface is a 1983 film directed by Brian De Palma, written by Oliver Stone and starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana. A loose remake of the 1932 Howard Hawks gangster film of the same title, it tells the story of a fictional Cuban refugee, who comes to Florida in 1980 as a result of the Mariel Boatlift.

Montana becomes a gangster against the backdrop of the 1980s cocaine boom. The film chronicles his rise to the top of Miami's criminal underworld and subsequent downfall in Greek tragedy fashion. The film is dedicated to Howard Hawks and Ben Hecht, who were the writers of the original Scarface.

The critical response to the film was mixed and received criticism for the violence and graphic language. Despite this, the film did well at the box office and has since gathered a cult following. Scarface has become an important cultural icon for many rap artists and fans, inspiring posters, clothing, and many other references. The film's grainy black and white poster is a very popular decoration and is still in production.

This is THE classic Series 62 1963 Cadillac from the movie SCARFACE in all its lemon-yellow tacky tiger-striped-upholstery black comedy hideousness. A must-have for any die-cast collector with a sense of humor, this 1:18 scale model comes complete with a bronzed engine block, opening doors, hood and trunk, with all the usual attention to style and detail you would expect to find from Jada Toys and best of all, a 1:18 figurine of Al Pacino as Tony Montana in a white disco suit clutching a Monte Cristo # 9. If you're a fan of SCARFACE you will love owning this. See More.

1963 Scarface Cadillac Convertible with Figure in 1:24 Scale

This '63 Scarface Cadillac Convertible showcases extreme detail, fresh designs and superb craftsmanship. Designed in 1:24 scale, this unique collectible features a die-cast chromed engine, huge custom wheels, a detailed interior and moveable parts. Measures 9.5" x 2.25" x 3.15".

1963 Scarface Cadllac Convertible with Figure in 1:64 Scale

Recreate your favorite moments from the movie "Scarface" with this 1:64 scale 1963 Cadillac Convertible. Scaled figure of Tony Montana is included. Measures 3.75" x 1.25" x 1".

Sunday, June 22, 2008


“Make him an offer he can’t refuse” The youngest son, Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), return from World War II outside the family business, organized crime. When his father, Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) is gunned down, however, Michael is driven to commit a revenge murder, bound by blood and “honor” to a violent course of underworld power and survival. Eventually Michael inherits the role as family head, closing the door on his uncomprehending WASP wife (Diane Keaton) as he recieves the homage as the new “Godfather” (1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die : Stevn Jay Schneider)

The Godfather is a 1972 film based on the 1969 novel of the same name by Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, with a screenplay by Puzo, Coppola, and an uncredited Robert Towne. It stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall and Diane Keaton, and features Richard Castellano, Abe Vigoda and Sterling Hayden. The story spans ten years from 1945 to 1955 and chronicles the Italian-American Corleone crime family.

The Godfather received Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay, and has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. In addition, it is ranked as the second greatest film in American cinematic history, behind Citizen Kane on the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) list by the American Film Institute. It is also ranked #1 on Internet Movie Database's Top 250 list, as well as #1 on Metacritic's top 100 list and in the top 10 on Rotten Tomatoes' all-time best list.

The car Don Coleone used is 1940 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 Godfather diecast model car 1:18 scale die cast by Jeda Toys. This is a very highly detailed, opening doors, opening hood, detailed interior, rubber tires, steerable wheels, perfectly modeled engine, accurate Gauges and dash inside. There are 2 figures Don Coleone (Marlon Brando) and his driver. Great collectible or gift piece. It is one of the best showcase model for any auto enthusiasts. Beautifully crafted. See More.

Friday, June 20, 2008


The car was related from a movie called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It was re-produced by Corgi Classic Limited in 2005. (The first production produced in 1968) The length is 12.8 cm. This die-casting car makes Corgi well-known even though its 40 years pass. Many people want to own this car. It caused Corgi to re-produce them.

This second production of the die-cast Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was mainly produced such as colour, material and the weight are just the same origin. Excepting some details were changed, such as lens was not crystal, the middle wing was spreading out by pulling the wing. The fasten belt was screen on the hood while the older version is a real fasting black plastic belt. There is only one driver on the car while the older version has 4 figures. The underneath of this model is made of silver bonzes metal the same as origin. It is a beautiful casting die-cast. It has a sheet of advising manual how to spread the wing, including a postcard to request a catalogue and some data free from the Corgi Collectibles Club. Buy here.


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car is a children's novel written by Ian Fleming for his son Caspar, with illustrations by John Burningham. It was first published in 1964 by Jonathan Cape in London and Random House in New York, and later made into a successful film.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 feature film with a script by Roald Dahl and Ken Hughes. It starred Dick Van Dyke as Caractacus Potts and Sally Ann Howes as Truly Scrumptious. The film was directed by Ken Hughes and produced by Albert R. Broccoli, best known as co-producer of the James Bond series of films, also based on Fleming's novels.

The film went significantly over budget, but was a box office hit. Although it received favorable reviews in the UK, Europe, and the East Coast of the United States, Hollywood was unkind in its reviews. The movie has become a children's classic.

Though there was once a real car called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Ian Fleming used the name in his children’s story for a magical motor which would float and fly as well as travel by road, and for the film a car was literally created for the title role. Its appearance is that of a typical “touring carriage” of motoring’s early years, with its brass radiator. Marchal headlights, outside handbrake and “snake” horn. The bonnet conceals a modern Ford engine however and of course. Caractacus Potts’ special modifications which include wings and stabilizers-are essential additions.


A production of the die-casting car was produced from the cartoon or the cinema was much preferred to collect it. For me, I am also interested too. It might be the way I work in this line to be playful with the special the performer of the die-cast. One of the companies who produced much more die-casting car from the cinema is Corgi.

Popeye’s Paddle Wagon, from the Popeye cartoon series is one of the importance of Corgi. It produced in between 1971-1972. It has two sizes, a big one 802 (12.6 cm) and the smaller one is Corgi Juniors No.1008.

Popeye the Sailor is a fictional hero famous for appearing in comic strips and animated films as well as numerous TV shows. He was created by Elzie Crisler Segar, and first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929.

In 1933, Max and Dave Fleischer's Fleischer Studios adapted the Thimble Theatre characters into a series of Popeye the Sailor theatrical cartoon shorts for Paramount Pictures. These cartoons proved to be among the most popular of the 1930s, and the Fleischers—and later Paramount's own Famous Studios—continued production through 1957.

Since then, Popeye has appeared in comic books, television cartoons, a 1980 live-action film (Popeye, directed by Robert Altman), arcade and video games, and hundreds of advertisements and peripheral.

This die-cast Popeye’s Paddle Wagon, was a good example for using imagination in design. It completed with Popeye scanning the sea through his telescope, Olive rocking back and forth at the wheel, Swee’ Pea rocking in his cradle, and the heads of Wimpy and Bluto bobbing up and down as the car’s simulated paddle wheels roll.