Those lucky Brits get to see the latest James Bond flick, Skyfall, on October 26, two weeks before its hits theaters on the other side of the Atlantic, but there are loads of cool new 007 collectibles to whet our appetites until then. Just make sure to set aside enough money for several viewings, because Skyfall, the follow-up to 2008’s Quantum of Solace, is being heralded as one of the best Bond movies in recent years.
You may recall that Christie’s of London held a Bond auction earlier this month, raising $1.6 million for charity of the backs of memorabilia spanning the 007 franchise’s five-decade, 24-film run. Only those collectors richer than Dr. No could afford most of the lots, which included the 2008 Aston Martin ($386,000) from Quantum and tarot cards ($38,000) from 1973’s Live and Let Die.
Since you probably missed out on the real-life car that 007 drives, here’s a consolation prize: Toy State’s new battery-operated Aston Martin replica. The Skyfall release is based on 007’s Aston Martin DB5 and comes in both 1:43 and 1:32 models. You can’t necessarily pick up supermodels at stoplights with it, but you’ll be the talk of your Skyfall pre-party!
According to 007collector.com, the 1:43 model comes with a watch-shaped, multi-channel controller that allows for head-to-head play, while the larger of the two isn’t remote-controlled by can drive forward, rev its engine, beep its horn, and even play several Bond theme songs. Editions based on the Lotus from 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me and the Aston Martins from Quantum and 2006’s Casino Royale are also available.