|Image from Vintage Toys and Games|
Almost 50 years after it's inception, the Aston Martin DB5 has become a hot collectible, not least because of the multifarious gadgets that were incorporated into the tiny toy car. Gadgets include a cool ejector seat that shoots the passenger up through the sunroof, mencing machine guns that emerge through the front indicators and a rear shield that rises up from the boot lid to protect the occupants against a potential rain of bullets. There was also a special agent Bond figure and an an envelope containing 'secret instructions', a lapel badge and a spare ejector seat, in case mum vacuumed the first one up.
Originally the car sold for a few shillings but one in mint condition with the original box and all the gadgets can go for hundreds of dollars. Still...a real, life-size DB5 used in Goldfinger and Thunderball and bought for $12,000 in 1969, sold for US$4,103,000 in 2010.
|So many gadgets in such a little car.|
Corgi Toys Batmobile, 1966