In 1999, Polar Lights released a set of two 1/8 scale James Bond figurines (Sean Connery and Oddjob from the movie 'Goldfinger') These used the same moulds as the original Aurora models of the 1960's.
I bought these when they first came out and been sitting in a box in storage ever since. Happy to be able to finally get these out and to share them.
“Bond remembered the dictum of the pros: ‘It’s never too early to start winning.”
― Ian Fleming, #Goldfinger
One of the greatest Bond collectables for sure.
This is one of the ‘James Bond 40th anniversary edition’ series released in 2003. The Sideshow 12”/30cm action figures from the James Bond Film ‘Tomorrow Never Dies'
Wai Lin played by Michelle Yeoh, is an amazing talent and absolutely kicks ass. I was surprised to learn recently that she was originally not a martial artist. Her background is in dancing and ballet, and only learned martial arts on movie sets.
Daniel Craig, James Bond in Casino Royale (2006) Quantum of Solace (2008) Skyfall (2012) Spectre (2015) is the first in line of the Mr. Bonds I have planned to paint.
80 x 100 cm, oil on linen.
This German Licence to Kill soundtrack was released by MCA Records in 1989, and composed by Michael Kamen. Best known for composing the soundtrack for the first three Die Hard films and all four Lethal Weapon films (John Barry was not available at the time as he was undergoing throat surgery). Gladys Knight was chosen to sing the theme song, which got its inspiration based on the "horn line" from Goldfinger, which required royalty payments to the original writers.
Of note, at five-minutes twelve seconds it is the longest Bond theme.
A second song was commissioned and “If You Asked Me To" was sung by Patti LaBelle. This song was covered by and became a much bigger hit for singer Céline Dion.
Licence to Kill is the 16th movie in the James Bond film series, and Timothy Dalton’s last James Bond appearance.
This was the first James Bond movie that I saw at the movies and always holds a special place for me. What was the first Bond film that you saw at the cinemas?