Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
The Beatles are arguable one of the most successful and influential bands of all time. After four decades their music continues to inspire artists throughout the world and their popularity remains undiminished. Celebrate the Beatles legacy with the Famous Covers Die-cast Vehicle Collection featuring the bands iconic album sleeve artwork only from Corgi International Ltd. Help was the Beatles 5th album and it also doubled as the soundtrack to the film of the same name. Help contains the most recorded song in history, the Paul McCartney ballad Yesterday, and contrary to popular belief the semaphore depicted by the Fab Four on the album cover does not actually spell out anything. Released in the UK 6th August 1965 it was the No. 1 album for an incredible 9 weeks. Buy it now.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Diamonds Are Forever was a commercial success, but its humorous tone was met with mixed reviews by critics.
The Ford Mustang Mach 1 was a performance model of the Ford Mustang that Ford produced beginning in 1969. The original production run of the Mach 1 ended in 1979 because the Mustang II coupe was being phased out in favor of newer Mustangs on the Fox body platform.
The Mach 1 returned in 2003 as a high performance version of the Mustang. The Mach 1 was discontinued again after the 2004 model year as the SN-95 platform was replaced by the newer S197 platform for the 2005 model year.
The name "mach 1" as used by Ford was originally introduced in 1959 on a concept "Levacar" originally shown in the Ford Rotunda. This concept "vehicle" utilized a cushion of air as propulsion on a circular dais. This concept vehicle was orange and white.ERTL 1/18 Diecast Ford Mustang March I Bond Car From "Diamonds are Forever"
The 1971 Mach 1 Mustang was featured in the James Bond Film, Diamonds Are Forever (1971). In this film, the Mach 1 was the first vehicle ever filmed to feature the now-famous 'two-wheeled tilt' stunt (driven by stunt driver 'Bumps' Willard) as Bond escapes from pursuing Las Vegas police. One of the stunt cars used in the Bond film was later featured as Jan Michael Vincent's car in the Charles Bronson film 'The Mechanic'.Unfortunately for the Mach 1 (as well as Vincent's character), in its only appearance in the movie, the car was demolished by a bomb planted inside as retaliation by Bronson's character. Buy it now. and See more.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The five films currently released became the highest grossing film series of all time when not adjusted for inflation, with USD$4.48 billion in worldwide receipts. The series consists of five motion pictures with the latest installment, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, released in cinemas in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 12 July 2007, and in Canada, Asia, Australia and the United States on 11 July 2007. In the United States, the revenue from the midnight opening was $12 million and first day revenues overtook Spider-Man 2's record ($40.4 million) for the highest Thursday opening at $44.2 million.
Warner Brothers holds the rights to produce adaptations of the two remaining novels, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The first of these entered production in the autumn of 2007 and has a projected release date of 17 July 2009, and will be directed by David Yates. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be split into two films, part one (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1) is due out on the 19 November 2010; the second part (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2) is due out in May 2011.
When access to Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross station is mysteriously blocked, Harry Potter and his best friend Ron Weasley decide to borrow Mr Weasley's enchanted Muggle car to fly to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Re-create that scene with this 1:43 scale die-cast that features moving wheels, plus Harry Potter and Ron Weasley figurines. Full color window box packaging.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Tomorrow Never Dies, released in 1997, is the eighteenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan as MI6 agent James Bond. Bruce Feirstein was credited as writing the screenplay, although it received input from several writers, and it was directed by Roger Spottiswoode. It follows Bond as he tries to stop a media mogul from engineering world events and starting World War III.
The film was produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and was the first James Bond film made after the death of producer Albert R. Broccoli. Tomorrow Never Dies performed well in the box office despite mixed reviews. While its domestic box office surpassed Golden Eye, it was the only Pierce Brosnan Bond film not to open at number one at the box office since it opened the same day as Titanic.
BMW 7 Series car from Tomorrow Never Dies
This BMW 750i found fame in the Tomorrow Never Dies film during that amazing underground car park scene. This is a rather nice model of the stylish BM, with some good detail touches in its own right, including well replicated lights and interior. But best of all is the two stage sunroof missile launcher. Press it once and the roof flips open, press it again and the missiles shoot a fair way. See more
The classic British sports car with its 2.2 litre turbo-charged engine proved more than a match for Bond's enemies. This 1/36 scale replica features precisely matched metaillic orange paintwork, spoked wheels, full body and interior decoration - and 007's skis strapped to the roof. See more.