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5 JULY 2017
NEW OMEGA SEAMASTER INSPIRED BY JAMES BOND'S RANK

Inspired by Bond’s rank and regalia, OMEGA has created the Commander’s Watch. The timepiece salutes the ensign colours of the British Royal Navy, with touches of white, blue and red found throughout the watch, creating a suave and stately look.

READY FOR ACTION
The 41 mm stainless steel case features a blue ceramic bezel with a Liquidmetal® diving scale and red rubber covering the first 15 minutes. The NATO strap is blue, red and grey and follows a 5-stripe pattern with a polished buckle.

"The Commander’s Watch salutes the ensign colours of the British Royal Navy."

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Commanders Watch Limited Edition
THE DIAL DESIGN
The dial of the watch is polished white ceramic and includes 12 blue indexes, the word "Seamaster" written in red and blue skeleton hands. Unique features include the 007 gun logo counterweight on the central seconds hand and the number 7 in the date window which is coloured red, while all other numbers are blue.

ABOUT-TURN
On the wave-edged caseback, the stripes of the Commander’s naval insignia are featured on the rotor of the new OMEGA Calibre 2507. There is also a central 9mm "bullet" design which adds to the 007 touch. The stainless steel model is limited to just 7,007 pieces.

COMMANDER BOND AND THE BRITISH ROYAL NAVY
OMEGA watches were once issued to military divers around the world. In fact, the brand delivered more than 110,000 watches to Great Britain’s MoD in World War II. It is entirely plausible that Commander James Bond would have been issued with an OMEGA watch.

"OMEGA has been worn on the wrist of James Bond since GoldenEye in 1995"

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Commanders Watch Limited Edition
THE PRESENTATION BOX
The Commander’s Watch comes with a 3-year warranty and is presented in a special box that has been inspired by a real medal case. The box also contains a stainless steel bracelet, a changing tool and a "naval pin" that mirrors the design of the NATO strap.

RARE YELLOW GOLD MODEL
A second model, made from 18K yellow gold, is also available in just 7 limited pieces. Its diving scale is crafted from Ceragold™ and the watch also includes an 18K yellow gold central seconds hand.

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For more information about The Seamaster Diver 300M "Commander’s Watch" Limited Edition visit the official OMEGA site.

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OCTOBER 2015
JACK THE BULLDOG IN JAMES BOND FILM SPECTRE

Royal Doulton's Jack the Bulldog, famous for his cameo role in Skyfall (2012) (2012), returns to the screen once more. Now you can purchase the exact same version from the manufacturer.

"Much like James Bond, I love and cherish my Jack the Bulldog. It also has a special place in my personal 007 collection." - Anders Frejdh

Jack survived a traumatic explosion with little more than a few cracks to his face and some charring to the union Jack flag draped over his back. Bequeathed to Bond by ‘M’, he now makes an appearance in the new James Bond film SPECTRE.

To mark his role in the film, Jack has the reference number DD 007 M.

Dimensions: Height: 10 cm / Width: 8.5 cm / Depth: 15.6 cm
Material: Earthenware

Royal Doulton figures are hand-made and hand decorated by skilled ceramic artists.

Models of Bulldogs were first made by Royal Doulton in the 1940s and by this decade the breed had come to symbolise the steely determination of the British character. The ceramic versions created during the Second World War, featuring flags and hats representing the army, navy and air force, honoured the bravery and determination of military personnel and the UK’s Prime Minister, Winston Churchill.

Watch the SPECTRE trailer featuring Jack:


Editor's note:
For more SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For other James Bond products featured on FSWL, click here.

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Royal Doulton’s Jack the Bulldog featured in SPECTRE. © 2015 Royal Doulton. All rights reserved.

Order Royal Doulton’s Jack the Bulldog from the official website:
www.royaldoulton.co.uk/shop/by-collection/british-bulldog/jack-bulldog-007

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13 SEPTEMBER 2016
BIG CHIEF STUDIOS JAMES BOND COLLECTIBLES

BIG Chief Studios announced today that it is to produce a range of high-end collectables based on the classic James Bond film series.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
(13th September 2016) Working in collaboration with EON Productions, producers of the James Bond films, the first wave of figures will feature characters from the 1964 classic Goldfinger including: agent 007 James Bond (Sean Connery) in his iconic grey three-piece suit; treacherous villain Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) and formidable henchman Oddjob (Harold Sakata).

Initial product offerings will be focused around the very first films in the series featuring Sean Connery as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 and will include the world-dominating villains, lethal henchmen and intelligent enchanting women of Bond. The highly detailed figures will feature accurate character likenesses, authentically styled hand-tailored costumes and accessories. The range will be further enhanced and expanded with additional characters from the James Bond film series.

Initial product releases will be available direct to consumers via Big Chief’s dedicated website, www.007.com and through select hobby and specialist retailers.

Fans around the world have eagerly awaited a new officially licensed range of high-end figures based on the James Bond films. There is no brand more iconic and identifiable with Great Britain than James Bond, so it is particularly fitting that EON Productions have chosen a UK company as their appointed partner. BIG Chief Studios Ltd. is comprised of industry veterans with the experience and passion to deliver high quality collectables. Specialising in the design, development and manufacture of gift, collectable and toy products, and offices in both Birmingham and Hemel Hempstead, the company has a network of distribution channels. BIG Chief is working hard to deliver the very best collectables for fans of the world’s greatest spy.

EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-four films produced since 1962. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, Skyfall (2012) and SPECTRE.

The deal was brokered by IMG, the exclusive global licensing agent for the James Bond 007 franchise.

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For other James Bond products featured on FSWL, click here.

Photo above:
GOLDFINGER © 1964 Danjaq, LLC and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All rights reserved.

Visit the official website of BIG Chief Studios for the latest announcements:
www.bigchiefstudios.co.uk

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8 MARCH 2016
NEW JAMES BOND 007 FRAGRANCE FOR WOMEN

007 Fragrances launch 007 for Woman II, a new first-class James Bond fragrance for women, in March 2016. The new fragrance is distributed, like previous 007 fragrances, by Scandinavian Cosmetics in Sweden who generously sponsored FSWL's James Bond festival in Stockholm with 35 perfume bottles.

The 007 for Women fragrance embodies the dangerously seductive nature of the Bond Woman. Conveying the mysterious allure of these enigmatic women, the scent is a modern interpretation of the mysterious oriental fragrances worn by women throughout the last century.

Television ad for the 007 for Women II fragrance:


The Scent:
Top: Royal Raspberry, Pink Pepper, Pink Freesia
Heart: Blackberry, Black Baccara Rose, Solar Gardenia, Pink Oleander
Base: Cedarwood, Vanilla, Silky Musk, Leather

Detail:
007 for Women is a fresh, daytime companion to the classic and mysterious evening scent, 007 For Women. This new Oriental Floral Eau de Parfum is lighter yet deeply feminine with notes reminiscent of Pink Champagne which capture the true spirit of the Bond Woman.

Editor's note:
The first fragrance from 007 Fragrances was launched in 2012. It was James Bond 007, a robust signature scent with a rich blend of sophisticated elegance and masculinity. Since then, the product portfolio has been expanded with Ocean Royale and Quantum. With the recent launch earlier this year, 007 Fragrances entered the ladies segment with James Bond Woman presented by Italian Bond girl Caterina Murino.

For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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Official poster for the 007 for Woman II fragrance with Caterina Murino. © 2016 Scandinavian Cosmetics. All rights reserved.

Visit the official 007 Fragrances website for more pictures:
www.007fragrances.com

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2 NOVEMBER 2015
JAMES BOND ULTIMATE STICKER COLLECTION

Publication of DK Children's James Bond Ultimate Sticker Collection, a fun and exciting introduction to the world-famous superspy.
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Over 1,000 stickers celebrate James Bond's secret agent skills, his gadget-packed cars, the power-mad supervillains he's battled and the loyal allies that have helped him and his unforgettable world-saving missions.

James Bond Ultimate Sticker Collection is ideal for young Bond fans, packed with stunning stickers - including some from SPECTRE - and captions so you can become part of James Bond's world. From 007's cars and gadgets to villains' lairs, vehicles and weapons, relive James Bond's spectacular battles and sensational escapes or create your very own Bond adventure with the stickers inside.

Book details:
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: DK Children
Age: From 7 years
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0241245338
ISBN-13: 978-0241245330
Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.8 x 28 cm

Other James Bond books from DK featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Bond By Design: The Art of the James Bond Films (October 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE (October 2015)
>James Bond Encyclopedia - John Cork and Collin Stutz (October 2014)
>Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall - Greg Williams (October 2012)
>James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters (September 2012)
>The Secret World of 007 - Alastair Dougall (June 2011)
>Bond Villains - Alastair Dougall (September 2010)
>Bond Girls - Alastair Dougall (September 2010)
>The Book of Bond - Alastair Dougall (May 2010)
>Bond Cars and Vehicles - Alastair Dougall (May 2010)
>James Bond Encyclopedia - John Cork and Collin Stutz (October 2009)
>Bond on Set: Filming Quantum of Solace - Greg Williams (October 2008)
>James Bond Encyclopedia - John Cork and Collin Stutz (September 2007)
>The Secret World of 007 - Alastair Dougall (October 2006)
>Bond on Set: Casino Royale - Greg Williams (October 2006)
>The Secret World of 007 - Alastair Dougall (May 2000)

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Paperback cover for James Bond Ultimate Sticker Collection. © 2015 DK Children. All rights reserved.

Order James Bond Ultimate Sticker Collection from Amazon UK:
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0241245338/fromswedenwit-21/

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21 OCTOBER 2015
SPECTRE PLAYING CARDS SET FROM CARTAMUNDI

Publication of Cartamundi's offical SPECTRE playing cards set, a fun and exciting introduction to the world-famous superspy.
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The James Bond SPECTRE Movie Playing Cards features movie images, stills and artwork from the new Bond film released in 2015. These are a must have for all James Bond collectors. A high quality deck with 55 cards.

Product details:
Item Weight: 1.2 Kg
Dimension: 13.4 x 12.7 x 9.3 cm
Manufacturer recommended age: 18 years and up
Model number: 10.65.11.128
Number of Game Players: 2+

Other James Bond products from Carta Mundi featured on From Sweden with Love:
>James Bond 50th Anniversary 500 Piece Poker Set (May 2012)
>James Bond 50th Anniversary 200 Piece Poker set (May 2012)
>James Bond 50th Anniversary 150 Piece Poker set (May 2012)
>Playing Cards and Poker Set (October 2008)

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For SPECTRE news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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Cartamundi's offical SPECTRE playing cards set. © 2015 Cartamundi. All rights reserved.

Order Cartamundi's SPECTRE playing cards from Amazon UK:
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B016XRTSWY/fromswedenwit-21/

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SEPTEMBER 2015
SEVEN - NEW JAMES BOND 007 FRAGRANCE FOR MEN

007 Fragrances launch SEVEN, a new first-class James Bond fragrance, in September 2015. The new fragrance is distributed, like previous 007 fragrances, by Scandinavian Cosmetics in Sweden who generously sponsored FSWL's James Bond festival in Stockholm with 35 perfume bottles.

The first fragrance from 007 Fragrances was launched in 2012. It was James Bond 007, a robust signature scent with a rich blend of sophisticated elegance and masculinity. Since then, the product portfolio has been expanded with Ocean Royale and Quantum. With the recent launch earlier this year, 007 Fragrances entered the ladies segment with James Bond Woman presented by Italian Bond girl Caterina Murino.

On 26th October 2015, the new Bond film, SPECTRE, premieres and the upcoming launch 007 new Fragrances SEVEN, the sequel to her collection of male fragrances inspired by the James Bond universe.

SEVEN is inspired by the powerful forces of 007's world that constantly imprisons Bond fans. SEVEN is the new addition to the superior 007 Fragrances series. A fragrance with carefully selected ingredients and a bold, stylish design.

James Bond is an unattainable character - admired by men and attractive to women. He is the ultimate icon, the perfect combination of irresistible sophisticated style and uncompromising masculinity.

Television ad for the SEVEN fragrance:


The Scent:
Top: Tangerine, Bergamot, Apple
Heart: White Pepper, Cinnamon, Saffron
Base: Musk, Leather, Mahogany

The bottle:
The black bottle has a sharply shaped profile with an additional diagonal contour to the shape of the number seven, giving the bottle a multifaceted dimension like the scent it encloses.

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Eau de Toilette set for the SEVEN fragrance. © 2015 Scandinavian Cosmetics. All rights reserved.

Visit the official 007 Fragrances website for more pictures:
www.007fragrances.com

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JUNE 2015
50TH EDITION OF GOLDFINGER ASTON MARTIN DB5

Corgi is releasing a new set of 1:36 scale models that encapsulates the first and the latest version of the classic James Bond car, Aston Martin DB5 car.

These two new models in silver and gold finishes (CC04204S and CC04204G) will be available in early June. Please register for a stock alert email in the box to the right, and you will automatically be emailed when these new models are available to pre-order.

Scale: Fit the Box
Length: 100mm

Presented in the iconic silver livery of the film, it is displayed in a special retro-styled anniversary box.

In 1965 Corgi won the first Toy of the Year Award for the Goldfinger James Bond Aston Martin DB5. Now, in 2015 we present a new release, a fully equipped DB5 for a new generation of James Bond fans.

Usually presented in the iconic silver livery of the film, a very limited number will be produced in a gold finish, displayed in a special retro-styled anniversary box.

Features include:
Working ejector seat
Front-mounted machine guns
Bullet-proof screen

Please note - due to high demand for this product, only one model may be purchased per customer. Multiple pre-orders will not be fulfilled.

James Bond Aston Martin DB5 (silver) – Goldfinger 50th Anniversary - CC04203
James Bond Aston Martin DB5 (gold) – Goldfinger 50th Anniversary - CC04203G

FREE UK Delivery when you spend over £30.

Please allow up to 3 working days for UK delivery for orders placed before 3pm.

Europe - 3-5 days
Rest of World - 5-10 days

The also offer FREE delivery to selected international destinations depending on how much you order.

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Visit the official Corgi website for more information:
www.corgi.co.uk/shop/new-for-2015.html

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17 FEBRUARY 2015
NEW JAMES BOND 007 FRAGRANCE FOR MEN

The lovely Caterina Murino (Solange in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale) is the face of the first 007 Fragrance for Women which was launched today in the UK and now available online from Boots, The Fragrance Shop, The Perfume Shop and Debenhams.

The limited edition of the James Bond 007 Signature Fragrance, offering all its sophistication combined with invigorating freshness, evoking the essence of Bond himself. The iconic gold packaging provides the Signature 007 scent with a new level of unmistakable Bond golden glamour.

The Scent:
Top: Apple, Bergamot, Geranium
Heart: Lavender, Cardamom, Rose Thorn
Base: Vetyver, Patchouli, Sandalwood

Editor's note:
The first 007 Fragrance, for men, was launched in April 2013 and called Ocean Royale. In September 2013, the Quantum scent, also for men, was launched.

For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Visit the official 007 Fragrance website for more pictures:
www.007fragrances.com

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28 JANUARY 2015
NEW JAMES BOND 007 FRAGRANCE FOR WOMEN

The lovely Caterina Murino (Solange in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale) is the face of the first 007 Fragrance for Women which was launched today in the UK and now available online from Boots, The Fragrance Shop, The Perfume Shop and Debenhams.

The first 007 Fragrance, for men, was launched in April 2013 and called Ocean Royale. In September 2013, the Quantum scent, also for men, was launched.

PRODUCT RANGE
007 For Women Eau De Parfum (30 ml, 50 ml, 75 ml, 100 ml) - The all new 007 for Women fragrance embodies the dangerously seductive nature of the Bond Woman. Conveying the mysterious allure of these enigmatic women, the scent is a modern interpretation of the mysterious oriental fragrances worn by women throughout the last century.

The Scent:
Top: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Rose Milk
Heart: Blackberry, Gardenia, Jasmine
Base: Black Vanilla, Cedarwood, White Musk

007 For Women Shower Gel - Capturing the sensuality of the new 007 for Women fragrance, the 007 for Women shower gel luxuriates in smooth nourishing freshness. 007 for Women shower gel is available in a 150 ml pack.

007 For Women Body Lotion - Capturing the sensuality of the new 007 for Women fragrance, this moisturizing Body Lotion retains the same captivating scent conveying the mysterious allure of the Bond Woman. 007 for Women Body Lotion is available in a 150 ml pack.

007 For Women Deodorant Natural Spray - Inspired by the dangerously seductive world of Bond, the new 007 for Women deodorant embodies the glamour and adventure of a Bond woman. Feel in control with the new 75 ml natural spray.

007 For Women Deodorant Spray - Inspired by the dangerously seductive world of Bond, the new 007 for Women deodorant embodies the glamour and adventure of a Bond woman. Feel in control with the new 150 ml aerosol spray.

007 for Women Gift Set - The 007 for Women Gift Set combines the dangerously seductive new Eau De Parfum with the moisturizing Body Lotion and refreshing Shower Gel. Conveying the mysterious allure of the Bond women, the scent is a modern interpretation of the mysterious oriental fragrances worn by women throughout the last century.

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Visit the official 007 Fragrance for Women website for more pictures:
www.007fragrances.com

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SEPTEMBER 2013
QUANTUM: THE NEW JAMES BOND 007 FRAGNANCE

Introducing James Bond 007 Quantum - the latest fragrance in the perfume series after signature fragrance (launched in September 2012) and Ocean Royale (launched in April 2013). The new fragrance Quantum is launched globally during September 2013.

Quantum, the third instalment to the dangerously sophisticated James Bond 007 fragrance line, comprises a truly masculine and invigorating array of ingredients, combined to bring to life Bond’s sense of cool under pressure.

For over fifty years 007 has captivated audiences with his mesmerizing confidence, unfailing composure and ability to keep cool under pressure – anytime, anywhere. Just as 007’s senses are awakened as he rises to the challenge, this intensely masculine fragrance invigorates body and mind allowing every man to harness fast-thinking and cool calm to accomplish the mission ahead with Bond-like confidence.

The Design:
In traditional 007 Fragrance style, the distinctive and strongly masculine flacon resembles the sleek aesthetic synonymous with the Bond universe. The intricate metallic meshing texture found on the robust, gloss finish silver glass depicts the elegant and truly distinguished designs of Bond’s infamous car collection. Finally topped with the twist cap, this time in ‘danger’ red, the flacon brings to life the exhilaration and adrenaline of Quantum – the ultimate 007 gadget for men.

The Scent:
Quantum is a composed and undeniably masculine fragrance comprising the most stimulating and distinguished ingredients; Quantum combines Bond’s experience and reassurance with his controlled confidence- an invincible combination when the stakes are high.

The fragrance has a two phase character, enabling every man to acquire the very essence of Bond like composure:

The Raw Masculinity Accord in the fragrance drives reassurance, via a classic masculine groomed scent character generations of men will relate to. Quantum opens with intensely potent Juniper Berries, evocative of Vesper Martini, with the resonance of Bergamot imparting an energizing citrus hit, to reflect Bond’s anticipation for the challenge.

The deep woods of this accord are consistently masculine in their scent character, with the influence of Sandalwood in particular being associated with spiritual calm and focus – a virtue Bond is renowned for.

As the pressure of the challenge intensifies, mental focus and composure become key. The Composure Accord takes action to complement and invigorate Bond’s readiness, reflected through the Raw Masculinity Accord. The reminiscent scent of leather, a luxurious and robust material featured in Bond’s elite and exclusive sports cars, is a key component to the Composure Accord; imparting its timeless and deep aroma to convey Bond’s intense mental focus. Enhanced by fragrant Violet Leaf, the Composure Accord awakens the senses enabling men everywhere to keep their cool when the stakes are high.

Assortment and prices:
EdT 30 ml: 290 SEK
EdT 50 ml: 390 SEK
EdT 75 ml: 525 SEK
Aftershave 50 ml: 350 SEK
Deostick 75 ml: 190 SEK
Shower Gel: 125 SEK

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Visit the official website for 007 Fragrances for more information about the James Bond products:
www.007fragrances.com

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30 JUNE 2013
JAMES BOND PROPS - BREATHERS EVOLUTION SET

Factory Entertainment has informed us of a new officially licensed James Bond prop replica. Collectors can now obtain an authentic and accurate replica of James Bond's Breather Device, as featured in Thunderball (1965) and Die Another Day (2002).

The Factory Entertainment Breather Evolution Set prop replicas were created after exhaustive and careful study of surviving props in the EON Productions archives and reference materials such as blueprints, photographs and reference documents. Both replicas are an exact and precise copy of each original prop. Grateful thanks is extended to Pete and Jeff for their assistance and input with this project.

Each finely crafted breather replica set comes with a museum quality display stand, acrylic cover, numbered limited edition plaque, COA, and detailed prop story booklet.

It's a numbered limited edition and the edition size will not exceed 500 pieces.

Other official James Bond replicas from Factory Entertainment featured on FSWL:
>Tarot cards from LALD, Jaws teeth from TSWLM and the Golden Gun from TMTGG
>Spectre ring from From Russia With Love
>Goldeneye lens from GoldenEye
>James Bond tracking device from Goldfinger
>Laser gun from Moonraker

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Pre-order the James Bond replica breathers directly from Factory Entertainment:
www.factoryent.com/James_Bond_Breathers_Evolution_Set_p/408072.htm

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30 JUNE 2013
JAMES BOND PROP - MOONRAKER LASER GUN

Factory Entertainment has informed us of a new officially licensed James Bond prop replica. Collectors now can obtain an authentic and accurate replica of James Bond's Laser Gun, as featured in Moonraker (1979).

The Factory Entertainment Moonraker Laser prop replica was created after exhaustive and careful study of the original props in the EON Productions archives, as well as hundreds of reference photographs and original production drawings and blueprints. All the detail on the original has been retained including some of the casting asymmetry on the handmade original, which would not have been visible on screen and a missing trigger. Triggers were deliberately omitted to allow actors wearing thick astronaut style gloves to use the props. This makes the replica visually indistinguishable from the original. However, a heavier weight polyresin and an internal support frame have been employed on the replica to give it more heft and strength than the original.

Each finely crafted Moonraker laser replica comes with a museum quality display stand, numbered limited edition plaque, COA, and detailed prop story booklet. Each replica is also presented in a full color box designed to emulate the distinctive ‘Drax Enterprise Corp’ shipping crates seen in the film.

It's a numbered limited edition of just 500 pieces!

Other official James Bond replicas from Factory Entertainment featured on FSWL:
>Tarot cards from LALD, Jaws teeth from TSWLM and the Golden Gun from TMTGG
>Spectre ring from From Russia With Love
>Goldeneye lens from GoldenEye
>James Bond tracking device from Goldfinger
>James Bond breathers from Thunderball and Die Another Day

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Pre-order the Moonraker Laser Gun replica directly from Factory Entertainment:
www.factoryent.com/James_Bond_Moonraker_Laser_p/408178.htm

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APRIL 2013
NEW JAMES BOND FRAGNANCE: OCEAN ROYALE

Ocean Royale is a refreshing new addition to the James Bond 007 signature fragrance for men (launched in September 2012). The new fragrance will be launched in time for spring and available on disk during April 2013.

A revitalising new scent, James Bond 007 Ocean Royale offers a refreshing addition to the signature James Bond 007 fragrance for men, with a confidently adventurous twist. With an invigorating surge of freshness, this energising daytime fragrance for men harnesses the dangerous sophistication and uncompromising masculinity of the world’s favourite secret agent.

The design:
The Ocean Royale fragrance for men maintains the timeless design famed by the debut James Bond 007 fragrance. The sleek mesh-textured glass flacon, an ode to the luxury of Bond’s world, is this time presented in cool sea blue, perfectly represents the fresh and invigorating essence of the scent encased within. The ‘twist’ cap revealing the fragrance nozzle continues to reflect Bond’s indispensable, state-of-the-art gadgets with the 007 logo maintaining its presence at the forefront of the bottle design.

The scent:
The fresh ingredients found in the Ocean Royale fragrance for men add an adventurous twist to the Bond portfolio. The sea-breeze accord carries us to far away destinations, and the top notes of lime, aniseed and bergamot create an energising essence as stimulating as crisp sea-water. This bracing combination of ingredients in the Ocean Royale fragrance helps men prepare for the adventure that lies ahead, providing them with the confidence they need to succeed.

Assortment and prices:
EdT 50 ml: 390 SEK
EdT 75 ml: 520 SEK
Aftershave 50 ml: 350 SEK
Deostick 75 ml: 190 SEK
Shower Gel: 125 SEK

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Visit the official website for 007 Fragrances for more information about the James Bond products:
www.007fragrances.com

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OCTOBER 2012
JAMES BOND 007 TOYS (CARS) FROM TOY STATE

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series and the subsequent release of Skyfall, Eon Productions has partnered with Toy State to launch a new line of toy cars under the 007 brand.

There are six product lines to choose from with different models, features and control options:

MI6 R/C series: (sized 4 inch)
These small cars feature a watch-style remote controller that triggers full-function driving action with working lights. Comes as Aston Martin DBS (Quantum of Solace), Aston Martin DB5 (Casino Royale), Lotus Esprit (The Spy Who Loved Me), and Aston Martin DB5 (Skyfall).

>Aston Martin Casino Royale DB5 from Amazon (14.99 USD)
>Aston Martin Casino Royale DB5 from Amazon UK (14.99 GBP)
>Aston Martin Skyfall DB5 from Amazon UK (14.75 GBP)
>Aston Martin DBS V12 from Amazon UK (13.70 GBP)
>Lotus Esprit from Amazon (14.99 USD)
>Lotus Esprit from Amazon UK (14.88 GBP)

007 series: (sized 6 inch)
These versions can drive but do not have a remote control function. They do have the light and sound effects, controlled via buttons on the vehicle. Aston Martin DBS (Quantum of Solace), Aston Martin DB5 (Casino Royale), Lotus Espirit (The Spy Who Loved Me), and Aston Martin DB5 (Skyfall).

>Lotus Esprit from Amazon UK (12.99 GBP)
>Aston Martin DBS V12 from Amazon UK (12.03 GBP)
>Aston Martin Skyfall DB5 from Amazon UK (11.93 GBP)
>Aston Martin Casino Royale DB5 from Amazon UK (12.99 GBP)

SECRET AGENT series: (sized 9 inch)
These versions can drive but do not have a remote control function. They do have the light and sound effects, controlled via buttons on the vehicle. Available as Aston Martin Vanquish (Die Another Day), Aston Martin DB5 (Goldfinger), and Aston Martin DB5 (Skyfall).

>Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5 from Amazon (37.02 USD)
>Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5 from Amazon UK (18.32 GBP)
>Aston Martin Skyfall DB5 from Amazon (18 USD)
>Aston Martin Vanquish V12 from Amazon (19 USD)
>Aston Martin Vanquish V12 from Amazon UK (26.56 GBP)

BRITISH SECRET SERVICE R/C series: (sized 11 inch)
Remote controlled, 1:18 scale model, light, sound, music. Available as Aston Martin DB5 from Skyfall (2012), Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger (1964) (1964) and the Aston Martin Vanquish from Die Another Day (2002).

>Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5 from Amazon UK (34.99 GBP)
>Aston Martin Skyfall DB5 from Amazon UK (27.19 GBP)
>Aston Martin Vanquish V12 from Amazon (32.99 USD)
>Aston Martin Vanquish V12 from Amazon UK (34.50 GBP)

Q-BRANCH series: (sized 13 inch)
These versions can drive but do not have a remote control function. They have the light and sound effects, controlled via buttons on the vehicle. Available as Aston Martin Vanquish (Die Another Day), Aston Martin DB5 (Goldfinger), and Aston Martin DB5 (Skyfall).

>Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5 from Amazon (31.83 USD)
>Aston Martin Skyfall DB5 from Amazon (29.99 USD)
>Aston Martin Skyfall DB5 from Amazon UK (24.99 GBP)
>Aston Martin Vanquish V12 from Amazon (22.95 USD)

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY R/C series: (sized 13 inch)
Remote controlled with 'smart phone' inspired controller, 1:14 scale model, light, sound, music. Available as a black Aston Martin DBS V12 from Quantum of Solace (2008) or red Ford Mustang from Diamonds Are Forever (1971).

>Ford Mustang from Amazon (62.99 USD)
>Ford Mustang from Amazon UK (39.48 GBP)
>Aston Martin DBS V12 from Amazon (64.99 USD)
>Aston Martin DBS V12 from Amazon UK (37.94 GBP)

Editor's note:
For other James Bond products featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For other posts about Aston Martin featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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The 1:18 scale Aston Martin DB5, Skyfall edition. © 2012 Toy State. All rights reserved

Visit the official Toy State website for more details and videos of the James Bond toys above:
www.toystate.com/our-toys/james-bond-007/

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16 OCTOBER 2012
GOLDFINGER TRACKING DEVICE REPLICA

Factory Entertainment has informed us of a new officially licensed James Bond prop replica. Collectors now can obtain an authentic and accurate replica of James Bond's Tracking Device, as featured in Goldfinger (1964).

James Bond - Goldfinger Tracking Devices LE Prop Replica:
A 1:1 scale replica of the homing-device props seen in 1964's James Bond film Goldfinger (1964), this incredible item includes both the larger "homer" and its smaller counterpart used by Sean Connery in the movie!

This Goldfinger Tracking Device Prop Replica features magnetic attraction, metal construction, and a pull-out arming mechanism with electronic sound. The high-quality reproduction is handcrafted from solid metal and comes with a museum-quality display stand with acrylic cover, a numbered plaque, a certificate of authenticity, and a prop story booklet.

It's a numbered limited edition of just 500 pieces!

Other official James Bond replicas on From Sweden With Love:
>Tarot cards from LALD, Jaws teeth from TSWLM and the Golden Gun from TMTGG
>Spectre ring from From Russia With Love (1963)
>Goldeneye lens from GoldenEye (1995)

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Pre-order to new official James Bond tracking device from Forbidden Planet:
www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/affiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=511_97_1_114

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1-21 OCTOBER 2012
BOLLINGER 002 TO 007 - SPECIAL CUVÉE TO BOND

This year, James Bond celebrates 50 years on the silver screen, and the relationship between Bollinger and Bond has lasted nearly 40 years. Therefore, Bollinger will launch a special 007 cuvée to mark the longest co-operation in the film business. For Sweden, 100 bottles of Bollinger's La Grande Année 2002 will be released with a special 007 label on October 1, 2012, each priced 1249 SEK.

This year marks 50 years since the world's most famous agent James Bond, aka 007, appeared on the silver screen for the first time. Meanwhile, around 40 years ago, the British agent acquired a taste for Bollinger, a champagne brand he has stuck to ever since. The cooperation between Bollinger and Bond is the oldest in the film industry, and it is not ruled by money. Instead, it is founded in a deep friendship between the Bollinger champagne house and the Broccoli family who produces the legendary films.

Excitement, car chases, humour, beautiful women - and champagne. This year marks 50 years since author Ian Fleming's 007 was first seen on the big screen, then with Sean Connery in the lead role. This fall, Skyfall (2012), the 23rd film in the official series with the British super agent, now played by Daniel Craig, opens in cinemas worldwide.

James Bond has good taste and even chooses his champagne with care. Since nearly 40 years, he has chosen the Bollinger Champagne. It all started with a meeting between Albert R. ”Cubby” Broccoli, one of the then producers of the James Bond films, and Christian Bizot, then CEO of the champagne house Bollinger. The friendship between Bollinger and the Broccolis has lasted over the years, which has resulted in the world's longest on screen relationship since James Bond still prefer Bollinger over other brands in the famous films.

What a vintage James Bond prefers in Skyfall is not entirely clear, but it is rumoured that he glanced at the Bollinger R.D. 1997. Bollinger's champagne house does not pay for James Bond to enjoy a bottle of Bollinger in the films. It also proves Bollinger rarely know in advance the visibility of their champagne in the movies.

Listed below are the vintages of Bollinger chosen by James Bond in the movies:

YEAR - FILM - CHAMPAGNE:
1973: Live and Let Die (1973) - Bollinger
1979: Moonraker (1979) - Bollinger R.D. 69
1983: Octopussy (1983) - Bollinger R.D.
1985: A View to a Kill (1985) - Bollinger R.D. 75
1987: The Living Daylights (1987) - Bollinger R.D. 75
1989: Licence to Kill (1989) - Bollinger R.D. 79
1995: GoldenEye (1995) - Bollinger La Grande Année 88
1997: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) - Bollinger La Grande Année 89
1999: The World Is Not Enough (1999) - Bollinger La Grande Année 90
2002: Die Another Day (2002) - Bollinger 1961 et La Grande Année 95
2006: Casino Royale (2006) - Bollinger La Grande Année 90
2008: Quantum of Solace (2008) - Bollinger La Grande Année 99

About Bollinger:
Bollinger, founded in 1829, is a legendary and traditional champagne house in the elite class. An independent and magnificent style with a large proportion pinot noir, initial fermentation in old oak barrels and an unusually long bottle storage - this gives the classic Bollinger character. Bollinger's worldwide fame owes much to Madame Lily Bollinger. At the age of 42, she inherited one of the district's finest champagne houses from her husband. Lily then spent most of her time managing her husband's legacy, and when she handed over the company in 1971, Bollinger was a thriving business. Thanks to her iron will and professionalism, the company has both expanded its area and its market share.

Check out Bollinger's official website for more information:
www.champagne-bollinger.com/bollinger.php

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OCTOBER 2012
50TH ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTS FROM SCALEXTRIC

New from Scalextric for 2012: Micro Scalextric James Bond 007 Skyfall Set (G1083) and Scalextric James Bond 007 Skyfall Set (C1294), featuring iconic cars from the eagerly awaited new 2012 Bond movie, Skyfall (2012).

Also available will be a stunning Limited Edition James Bond 007 Skyfall Twinpack (C3268A) – limited to 3500 pieces.

>Goldfinger
Widely recognised as one of the most famous cars of all time, the sleek Aston Martin DB5 became the very first car of choice for James Bond in Goldfinger (Sean Connery, 1964); the third spy film in the iconic Bond series.

Goldfinger became the first official Bond blockbuster. One of the most memorable scenes features Bond being issued with his DB5 (registration BMT 216A) prior to his assignment. The DB5, modified by Q, included an ejector seat, machine guns, oil slick emitter, rear window shield and bulletproof glass.

The Scalextric model typifies the beauty of this iconic car and includes working gadgets, such as an ejector seat (activated when passing the special trackside bollard) and manually-triggered rear shield.

The Goldfinger version of the DB5 is the first Scalextric release in a series of three highly collectable Limited Edition Aston Martin DB5s from the iconic movies of James Bond.


>Casino Royale
The stunning 1963 Aston Martin DB5 is one of the most famous James Bond cars of all time.

The acclaimed 2006 Bond movie, Casino Royale, was the first to star Daniel Craig as MI6 agent 007 and the 21st film in the celebrated Bond movie series.

Casino Royale chronicles the beginning of the James Bond story; during which Bond wins a striking Aston Martin DB5 in a poker game in the Bahamas (registration 56526).

The DB5 from Casino Royale is faithfully modelled by Scalextric; the second Scalextric release in a series of three highly collectable Limited Edition Aston Martin DB5s from the legendary James Bond movies.

>GoldenEye
The beautiful Aston Martin DB5; possibly the most famous car in the world due to its prominent role as the ultimate James Bond vehicle.

Amongst the car’s various cameo roles in a total of four Bond movies over the years, the DB5 starred in the opening chase sequence to the 1995 blockbuster, Goldeneye (the first Bond film to star Pierce Brosnan).

The DB5 was given the registration number BMT 214A for Goldeneye and a total of three cars were used during the filming of the movie; one for close-up shots and two further stunt cars for the dramatic chase scenes in the hills above Monte Carlo.

The classic DB5 from Goldeneye is the third variant of the Aston Martin offered by Scalextric as part of a three-car Limited Edition collector series from the legendary James Bond movies.

All of Scalextric's James Bond products:
• James Bond 007 Aston Martin DB5 - Casino Royale Limited Edition. Product C3162A. £49.99
• James Bond 007 Aston Martin DB5 - GoldenEye Limited Edition. Product C3163A. £49.99 - NEW
• Scalextric James Bond 007 Skyfall Set. Product C1294. £119.99 - NEW
• James Bond 007 Skyfall Twinpack Limited Edition. Product C3268A. £84.99 - NEW
• Micro Scalextric James Bond Skyfall Product G1083. £44.99 - NEW
• James Bond 007 Aston Martin DB5 - Goldfinger Limited Edition. Product C3091A £47.99

Visit the official Scalextric website for the latest news on their James Bond products:
www.scalextric.com/search/?q=james+bond

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3 SEPTEMBER 2012
100 POSTCARDS FROM THE JAMES BOND ARCHIVES

100 new postcards from the James Bond archives will be released by Dorling Kindersley for James Bond's 50th Anniversary on film.

Product details:
Cards: 100 pages
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0756698448
ISBN-13: 978-0756698447
RRP: £12.49

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The boxed set of 100 postcards from the James Bond archives. © 2012 Dorling Kindersley. All rights reserved.

Order 100 postcards from the James Bond archives from Amazon UK:
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0756698448/fromswedenwit-21/

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30 JUNE 2012
MONOPOLY: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Winning Moves has informed us of a new officially licensed James Bond monopoly for this year's 50th Anniversary of James Bond on the big screen. The new 007 themed monopoly will be available from July 31, 2012.

James Bond Monopoly: 50th Anniversary Edition:
Play Monopoly with a whole new 007 twist with this 50th anniversary special edition the game featuring the very best of the British Secret Service!

Other official James Bond products on From Sweden With Love:
>Two new James Bond Omega limited edition watches
>Tarot cards from LALD, Jaws teeth from TSWLM and the Golden Gun from TMTGG
>Spectre ring from From Russia With Love (1963)
>Goldeneye lens from GoldenEye (1995)
>James Bond tracking device from Goldfinger (1964)
>Buckingham Covers 50th Anniversary sheet
>Autographed trading cards set
>James Bond - 50 Years Celebration Pokersets - 150 Piece
>James Bond - 50 Years Celebration Pokersets - 200 Piece
>James Bond - 50 Years Celebration Pokersets - 500 Piece
>Scalextric's James Bond 50th Anniversary products
>Blu-ray film set

Pre-order James Bond Monopoly: 50th Anniversary Edition from Forbidden Planet:
www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/affiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=511_97_1_114

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30 MAY 2012
50TH ANNIVERSARY POKERSET (150 PIECE)

Carta Mundi has informed us of a new officially licensed James Bond poker set for this year's 50th Anniversary of James Bond on the big screen. The set will be available from May 30, 2012.

James Bond - 50 Years Celebration Poker set - 150 Piece:
This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond! In this celebration year, comes three new Bond Poker sets: compact poker set (150 chips), wooden poker set (200 chips) and a luxury aluminum set with 500 chips.

Other James Bond products from Carta Mundi featured on From Sweden with Love:
>James Bond 50th Anniversary 500 Piece Poker Set (May 2012)
>James Bond 50th Anniversary 200 Piece Poker set (May 2012)
>Playing Cards and Poker Set (October 2008)

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For Skyfall news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Cartamundi's offical 50th Anniversary Poker Set. © 2012 Cartamundi. All rights reserved.

Order the James Bond 150 Piece 50th Anniversary Edition poker set from Forbidden Planet:
www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/affiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=511_97_1_114

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30 MAY 2012
50TH ANNIVERSARY POKERSET (200 PIECE)

Carta Mundi has informed us of a new officially licensed James Bond poker set for this year's 50th Anniversary of James Bond on the big screen. The set will be available from May 30, 2012.

James Bond - 50 Years Celebration Poker set - 200 Piece:
This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond! In this celebration year, comes three new Bond Poker sets: compact poker set (150 chips), wooden poker set (200 chips) and a luxury aluminum set with 500 chips.

Other James Bond products from Carta Mundi featured on From Sweden with Love:
>James Bond 50th Anniversary 500 Piece Poker Set (May 2012)
>James Bond 50th Anniversary 150 Piece Poker set (May 2012)
>Playing Cards and Poker Set (October 2008)

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For Skyfall news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Cartamundi's offical 50th Anniversary Poker Set. © 2012 Cartamundi. All rights reserved.

Order the James Bond 200 Piece 50th Anniversary Edition poker set from Forbidden Planet:
www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/affiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=511_97_1_114

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30 MAY 2012
50TH ANNIVERSARY POKERSET (500 PIECE)

Carta Mundi has informed us of a new officially licensed James Bond poker set for this year's 50th Anniversary of James Bond on the big screen. The set will be available from May 30, 2012.

James Bond - 50 Years Celebration Poker set - 500 Piece:
This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond! In this celebration year, comes three new Bond Poker sets: compact poker set (150 chips), wooden poker set (200 chips) and a luxury aluminum set with 500 chips.

Other James Bond products from Carta Mundi featured on From Sweden with Love:
>James Bond 50th Anniversary 200 Piece Poker set (May 2012)
>James Bond 50th Anniversary 150 Piece Poker set (May 2012)
>Playing Cards and Poker Set (October 2008)

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For Skyfall news featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Cartamundi's offical 50th Anniversary Poker Set. © 2012 Cartamundi. All rights reserved.

Order the James Bond 500 Piece 50th Anniversary Edition poker set from Forbidden Planet:
www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/affiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=511_97_1_114

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2 MAY 2012
JAMES BOND 50TH ANNIVERSARY TRADING CARDS

Rittenhouse Archives is back with a new stunning set of James Bond trading cards. The James Bond 50th Anniversary 100-card base set features all the action and excitement of all 22 films, from Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008). Each card features gold foil and embossing to mark five decades of Bond.

The preliminary list of signers includes Andreas Wisniewski, Bettine Le Beau, Carey Lowell, Clifton James, David Yip, Edward De Souza, Eunice Gayson, Jill St. John, Lois Chiles, Martine Beswicke, Mollie Peters, Nadja Regin, Nancy Sinatra and Pierce Brosnan.

Each film has at least one signer. Each box is guaranteed to have three autograph cards.

Other special cards in the series include:
• "Bond... James Bond" - 11 cards (1 in 12 packs) with silver foil
• Commemorative gold foil plaque - 22 cards (1 in 12 packs) die-cut cards, one for each film
• Gold gallery - 18 cards (1 in 12 packs)
• Shadowbox - 2 cards (1 in 144 packs)

The series also includes a special 108-card Dr. No (1962) commemorative bonus card set in parallel that showcases the landmark first film. Done in a "throwback" style, it boasts new photos not published anywhere else.

Set Configuration:
• 100 Base Cards
• 5 Cards Per Pack
• 24 Packs Per Box
• 12 Boxes Per Case
• Price: 3.50 USD per pack

Each case will contain a "James Bond: Skyfall" case topper:
• 1st Tier Multi-Case Incentive Card: (1 for every 3 cases ordered): JBR27 Gustav Graves' Ice Palace Interior Relic (#/333)
• 2nd Tier Multi-Case Incentive Card: (1 for every 6 cases ordered): Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore Full-Bleed Autograph
• 3rd Tier Multi-Case Incentive Card: (1 for every 18 cases ordered): James Bond 50th Anniversary Archive Box

Other James Bond Trading Cards set featured on From Sweden With Love:
>Casino Royale Preview Set (2006)
>The Complete James Bond (2007)
>James Bond In Motion (2008)
>James Bond Archives (2009)
>James Bond Heroes and Villains (2010)
>James Bond Mission Logs (2011)

For the latest info about The James Bond 50th Anniversary trading cards, visit the official website:
scifihobby.com/products/jamesbond/bond50th/index.cfm

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1 MAY 2012
50TH ANNIVERSARY JAMES BOND 1ST DAY COVERS

The name's Bond... James Bond. After the incredibly successful series of covers celebrating the centenary of Ian Fleming in 2008, 2012 marks another big milestone for Bond fans everywhere, as Buckingham Covers celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the first Bond film. Commemorate the action, the suavity and the tongue-in-cheek of James Bond with their special 50th Anniversary covers!

Royal Mail are marking the 50th anniversary of the James Bond series with a very special limited edition commemorative sheet, featuring ten iconic Bond movie poster labels alongside ten, first class, Union Flag stamps. The ten posters were chosen by Bond’s most loyal fans.

• Limited signed edition to be confirmed
• Featuring all ten stamps from Royal Mail's Bond film poster issue, spread over two covers
• Cancelled with a specially designed 50th Anniversary, Bond Street postmark on the first day of issue (1 May, 2012)
• Celebrating 50 years of fantastic cinema

Limited Signed Edition:
A limited number of these covers will be available as a special signed edition. The signer for this cover is still to be confirmed. Buckingham Covers tirelessly search for the most relevant and best possible signers to make your covers and sheets that little bit more special, but as most of the celebrities who sign for us are very busy people and sign out of good will to help raise money for charity, some signatures take a little bit longer than others to arrange. Watch this space for an update later on.

The Covers:
The stamps from the sheet are spread out over two covers, with cover A bearing the following stamps: Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) and Live and Let Die (1973).

Cover B bears: Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), The Living Daylights (1987), GoldenEye (1995) and Casino Royale (2006).

Editor's note:
If you haven't already, why not take a look at one of the fantastic covers produced for the centenary of Ian Fleming. Stunning artwork and limited signed editions are available, with signers including Jaws (a.k.a. Richard Kiel), Sir Christopher Lee and Sir Roger Moore! Click here

The individually numbered, limited edition sheet will be launched on 1st May 2012. Order your cover here:
www.buckinghamcovers.com/shop/productdisplay.php?productCode=BC4SP01A&affiliate=jb007

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SPRING 2012
OFFICIALLY LICENSED GOLDENEYE LENS REPLICA

Factory Entertainment has informed us of a new officially licensed James Bond prop replica. Collectors now can obtain an authentic and accurate replica of the Goldeneye device, as featured in GoldenEye (1995).

James Bond - GoldenEye 1-1 Limited Edition Prop Replica:
This 1:1 scale replica of the prop device seen in the James Bond movie GoldenEye (1995) includes the Goldeneye lens and twin electroplated gold arming keys.

Machined from aluminium, with acrylic fittings and a light-up glow feature, the numbered limited edition of 500 pieces also includes a museum-quality display stand with acrylic cover, a numbered plaque, a certificate of authenticity, and a prop story booklet. What would 007 say to that?

Other official James Bond replicas on From Sweden With Love:
>Tarot cards from LALD, Jaws teeth from TSWLM and the Golden Gun from TMTGG
>Spectre ring from From Russia With Love (1963)
>James Bond tracking device from Goldfinger (1964)

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Pre-order to new official James Bond GoldenEye replica prop from Forbidden Planet:
www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/affiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=511_97_1_114

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29 FEBRUARY 2012
OFFICIALLY LICENSED SPECTRE RING FROM FSWL

Factory Entertainment has informed us of a new officially licensed James Bond prop replica. Collectors now can obtain an authentic and accurate replica of the Spectre Ring, as featured in From Russia With Love (1963).

James Bond - Spectre Ring 1:1 Limited Edition Prop Replica:
A numbered limited edition of only 750 pieces, the SPECTRE Ring Prop Replica is showcased in a presentation box and comes with a display stand, certificate of authenticity, and prop story booklet.

A 1:1 scale replica of the prop ring worn by the mysterious leader of SPECTRE #1 in the James Bond classic From Russia with Love (1963), each ring is 18kt gold-plated, with a genuine semiprecious black-onyx stone engraved with the SPECTRE octopus design.

Other official James Bond replicas on From Sweden With Love:
>Tarot cards from LALD, Jaws teeth from TSWLM and the Golden Gun from TMTGG
>Goldeneye lens from GoldenEye (1995)
>James Bond tracking device from Goldfinger (1964)

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Pre-order to new official James Bond Spectre ring from Forbidden Planet:
www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/affiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=511_97_1_114

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22 FEBRUARY 2012
NEW JAMES BOND OMEGA WATCHES LAUNCHED

Following last month's news, FSWL has receieved an official announcement from OMEGA regarding TWO new limited edition watches for the 50th Anniversary of Dr. No.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
OMEGA celebrates fifty years of James Bond in film

OMEGA celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the first James Bond film with the launch of two commemorative limited edition watches, a press conference and a showcase of props from every James Bond film at its new Westfield Stratford (England) boutique.

The event was opened by OMEGA president Stephen Urquhart, who welcomed media and guests and talked about his brand’s relationship with the film franchise. He said, “James Bond is unmatched as a cultural icon and we are excited to be celebrating half a century of great adventure films featuring the world’s favourite spy. We are also happy to have the opportunity to display items from every one of those films. I know that the showcase will bring back a lot of cinematic memories.”

Stephen Urquhart was joined by OMEGA’s vice president and head of product development, Jean-Claude Monachon, who introduced two Seamaster Diver watches that OMEGA has released to commemorate the milestone. Released in two sizes, the new Seamaster Diver is distinguished by a red “50” on its diving bezel, a reminder that it is celebrating a special anniversary.

Also at the press conference was Lindy Hemming, the Oscar-winning costume designer who chose the OMEGA Seamaster as 007’s watch in GoldenEye (1995). Asked about her selection of the OMEGA Seamaster with the blue dial, she said “I was convinced that Commander Bond, a Naval man, a diver, and a discreet gentleman of the world would wear this watch as opposed to the one everyone expected me to use.“

She added, “I had also known contemporaries when I was in my twenties who were military and naval, and some who worked in field of energy and electricity, who all swore by their OMEGA’s. Therefore, as one of the early tasks in designing the new Bond, Pierce Brosnan, I went to a props and hand props meeting and argued for the use of Omega, which I had of course first investigated to make sure they would be interested in placing their watches on Bond!”

Official video of The Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond "50 Years":


Bond film props and gadgets on display:
The showcase which opened on Wednesday features props from all 22 previously released Bond films. The Parahawk from The World Is Not Enough (1999) is displayed outside the boutique; it attracted considerable attention from shoppers in the mall who were pleased to enter the boutique to see a wide range of props that includes a Dom Perignon champagne bottle from Dr. No (1962), a flask bomb used in A View to a Kill (1985), super-villain Jaws’ teeth from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Bond’s piton gun from GoldenEye (1995).

The showcase continues through Friday February 24th at the OMEGA Boutique at the Stratford Westfield Mall and is open to the public.

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
OMEGA’s vice president and head of product development, Jean-Claude Monachon, OMEGA's president Stephen Urquhart, and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming at the press conference in London on 22nd February 2012.

Watch out on the official OMEGA site. for the latest information.

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18 MAY 2011
TRADING CARDS: JAMES BOND MISSION LOGS

Base set of 66 trading cards featuring the action and excitement of all 22 classic James Bond films, from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace! 3 cards per film incl. many never-before published photos!

2 Autograph Cards and 1 Relic Card Per Box!

Bonus sets include expansion cards for the following classic Bond Chase sets:
Femme Fatales, Bond Villains, Bond Allies and an all-new chase set titled "Bond…James Bond"


Partial list of Autograph Cards include the following signers:
• Anatole Taubman (Elvis in Quantum of Solace)
• Anthony Zerbe (Milton Krest in Licence To Kill)
• Catherina von Schell (Nancy in On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
• Daniel Craig (James Bond)
• Fiona Fullerton (Pola Ivanova in A View To A Kill)
• Luciana Paluzzi (Fiona Volpe in Thunderball)
• Michael Madsen (Damian Falco in Die Another Day)
• Pierce Brosnan (James Bond) - Signing for the first time!
• Ricky Jay (Henry Gupta in Tomorrow Never Dies)
• Ulrich Thomsen (Davidov in The World is Not Enough)
• Joanna Lumley (The English Girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
• Toby Stephens (Gustav Graves in Die Another Day)

Partial List of sequentially numbered Prop Relic Cards features the following items/materials:
• Honda ATV Driven by James Bond/Seat Leather (Diamonds Are Forever)
• Gustav Graves' Ice Palace Decor (Die Another Day)
• Karl Stromberg's Submarine Crew Uniform (The Spy Who Loved Me)
• Renard's Nuclear Bunker Suit (The World Is Not Enough)
• James Bond's Tactical Vest (Tomorrow Never Dies)
• James Bond's Ski Suit (The World Is Not Enough)
• Tosca Gift Bag (Quantum of Solace)
• James Bond's Parachute Pack (The Living Daylights)

Each case will contain the Vintage James Bond VB6 Chase Card featuring Daniel Craig.

1st Tier Multi-Case Incentive Card: (1 for every 3 cases ordered):
Prop relic card with piece of 007 Jump Boat (Carpeting) from Live and Let Die - Sequentially-Numbered to 199

2nd Tier Multi-Case Incentive Card: (1 for every 9 cases ordered):
Autograph/Costume Card Signed by Daniel Craig (Casino Royale)

3rd Tier Multi-Case Incentive Card: (1 for every 18 cases ordered):
2011 James Bond Mission Logs Archive Box

Set Configuration:
• 66 Base Cards
• 5 Cards Per Pack
• 24 Packs Per Box
• 12 Boxes Per Case
• SRP: $3.50 per pack

Other James Bond Trading Cards set featured on From Sweden With Love:
>Casino Royale Preview Set (2006)
>The Complete James Bond (2007)
>James Bond In Motion (2008)
>James Bond Archives (2009)
>James Bond Heroes and Villains (2010)

The James Bond: Mission Logs trading cards box cost $84.00, order it online:
www.scifihobby.com/products/jamesbond/mission-logs/

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WINTER 2010
SIR ROGER MOORE LIMITED EDITION CANVAS PRINT

For only £48, a Sir Roger Moore limited edition canvas print of a unique picture taken for his official website is available.

This superb box canvas 16 x 24 inch is only £48 .00 which includes postage and packing to any location in the UK or Europe.

Printed by a professional company with 11 years experience using a giclee printer on best quality canvas with genuine Epsom inks which are 75 years fade resistant.

On 31 October 2006, Sir Roger Moore unveiled a plaque at the Elstree film and television studios to mark the six years he spent filming at Elstree when he played Simon Templar in the hit TV series “The Saint”. The actor said: “I spent eight to nine years of my life literally working every day from crack of dawn till sunset, sometimes through the late nights. “It’s good to be back.” Sir Roger was joined by some members of the cast and crew of “The Saint”.

Each box canvas print is supplied with a certificate of authenticity with its number in the 195 limited edition.

Payments can be made by PayPal direct from the site, or by telephone using a card and of course by bankers cheque direct to our address. Receipts are sent out immediately by e-mail on receiving payments and box canvas’s will be sent by parcel force on the 25th of October.

PLEASE NOTE: Only the original picture was signed by Sir Roger Moore.

Since 1996 the Town Council, in association with the British Film Institute, has honoured 16 individuals at Elstree Studios: Sir Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas, Stephen Spielberg, Vivien Leigh, Simon Cowell, Richard Todd, Sir John Mills, Trevor Howard, Stanley Kubrick, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Dame Margaret Rutherford, Peter Cushing O.B.E, Charles Lawton, Dame Anna Neagle, Herbert Wilcox, Alistair Sims CBE. Those honoured have all enjoyed successful careers that have stood the test of time.

This is a short film of Sir Roger Moore and his speech on the day: Sir Roger Moore film at Elstree Studios.

Alan Davidson, owner of Whitby-Art.co.uk also has the pleasure of being Sir Roger Moores web manager on his UNICEF awareness website and there is a review of the event at Elstree Studios by Alan:
Sir Roger Moore at Elstree Studios

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For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

More information on the page below:
whitby-art.co.uk/sir-roger-moore-box-canvas/

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NOVEMBER 2010
OFFICIALLY LICENSED JAMES BOND PROP REPLICAS

Factory Entertainment has informed us that collectors now can obtain authentic, accurate and officially licensed prop replicas of iconic items featured in the James Bond film series.

Solitaire’s Tarot Cards Collectors Edition Prop Replica
Solitaire was the mysterious and gifted psychic, played by Jane Seymour in Live and Let Die (1973). Blessed with the gift of being able to reliably prophesize future events, Solitaire used the tarot to guide and advise the crime boss Kanaga, played by Yaphet Koto. The tarot cards played a central role in the film and featured heavily in both the film's imagery and plot. Live and Let Die is generally acknowledged as having introduced tarot to a wider mainstream audience.

This beautiful 1:1 scale replica of Solitaire's prop tarot cards, officially licensed by Danjaq LLC and EON Productions, has been created after meticulous study and research of the original props in the EON archives as well as interviews with original cast and crew. The original prop cards were hand-crafted for the production and had deteriorated and faded somewhat with the passage of time. We have meticulously copied and digitally restored each original prop card to accurately replicate it as seen on screen, including all the subtle variances that are present in hand made work. Each card has been printed onto ultra-heavy weight 400 pt stock and features the striking stylized red ‘007’ repeating pattern seen in the film on the reverse. Our replica correctly reproduces the 22 different prop cards produced for the film, with the film accurate titles and artwork, which are different from commercially produced tarot cards. We have also included seven additional duplicate ‘lovers’ cards to replicate the key scenes in the film.

The replica card set is presented in a handsome presentation/display box and includes a black velvet storage bag. Also included is a detailed prop story booklet and certificate of authenticity.

Tarot cards features:
• Individual Card Size 4.2” x 2.7” (109mm x 70mm)
• Total cards in the set: 29

James Bond 007 - Jaws Teeth Signature Edition Prop Replica
Jaws: One of James Bond’s most enduring and iconic adversaries!

Introduced in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) as a deadly assassin who dispatched people with a bite from his fearsome metal teeth, Jaws returned in 1979’s Moonraker and has been featured as a character in several James Bond video games. Jaws remains a firm favorite among fans and is perhaps one of the most instantly recognizable Bond villains.


This stunning 1:1 scale prop replica of Jaws' teeth, officially licensed by Danjaq LLC and EON Productions, has been created after meticulous study and research of the original prop in the EON archives as well as interviews with original cast and crew. Cast in solid highly polished dental grade surgical steel alloy from copies of the original molds used to create the prop teeth, the replica is indistinguishable from the original in every way.

To allow you to display this item to maximum effect, each replica includes a high quality display base, acrylic stand and acrylic cover with an optional ‘tram cable’ section (as gnawed by Jaws) for those who want to display their replica ‘in action’.

Also included are a detailed prop story booklet and certificate of authenticity.

This very special signature edition includes a numbered signature plaque that details its edition number and authenticity and has been hand-signed by actor Richard Kiel, commemorating his role as Jaws. Factory Entertainment is honored to have been able to work with Mr. Kiel and is grateful for the many insights and memories he shared with us, many of which are captured in the informative prop story booklet that accompanies the replica. This item is limited to just 715 pieces worldwide in honor of Mr. Kiel, who was 7’ 1.5” tall at the time of filming.

Each Jaws Teeth Signature Edition replica is supplied boxed in 007 presentation packaging suitable for archival storage or display, which is protected and contained within a sealed outer brown shipping carton.

Jaws teeth features:
• Display Case Diameter 5” (13 cms)
• Limited to 715 pieces worldwide

James Bond 007 - The Golden Gun Limited Edition
As featured in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). The signature weapon of the ‘$1 million dollar per shot’ assassin, Francisco Scaramanga, played by Sir Christopher Lee. Scaramanga’s Golden Gun was made up of seemingly innocuous separate elements that when combined created a deadly single shot handgun, a weapon that was not quite deadly enough to best 007. The Golden Gun went on to feature in numerous James Bond video game releases and is certainly one of the most iconic weapons of the James Bond series, and perhaps one of the most widely recognized cinematic weapons of all time.

This stunning 1:1 scale prop replica of the Golden Gun, officially licensed by Danjaq LLC and EON Productions, has been created after meticulous study and research of the original props in the EON archives as well as interviews with original cast and crew. With an all metal machined construction and plated in 18 ct gold, the replica can be assembled and disassembled into its component parts, exactly as per the original prop;

• Fountain Pen – Forming the ‘barrel’ of the replica, the pen screws directly into the body of the lighter. Includes removable thread cap.
• Lighter – With a hidden ‘slide out’ section the lighter forms the main body of the replica. The lighter ‘lid’ opens to reveal a breech chamber.
• Cigarette Case – Open the end to create the handle and trigger housing of the replica
• Cufflink – With sprung blades, the cufflink screws into the trigger housing to create the trigger which can be pulled.
• Bullet – A replica bullet inscribed with the 007 legend that can be fitted into the ‘breech’ of the cigarette lighter or displayed separately.

To allow you to display this item to maximum effect, each replica includes a high quality display base, acrylic stand and acrylic cover.

Also included are a detailed prop story booklet, certificate of authenticity and set of ‘blueprint’ style instructions.

As part of an edition of just 1000 pieces worldwide each Limited Edition Golden Gun prop replica includes a numbered plaque that details its edition number, provenance and authenticity.

Each Golden Gun replica is supplied boxed in 007 presentation packaging suitable for archival or display, which is protected and contained within a sealed outer brown shipping carton.

Golden Gun features:
• Assembled Replica Length 9.5” (24.13 cms)
• Display Case Width 16” (40.6 cms)
• Limited to 1000 pieces worldwide
• Pre-Order Deposit: 150 USD

James Bond 007 - The Golden Gun DUAL Signature Edition
As featured in the 1974 film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). The signature weapon of the ‘$1 million dollar per shot’ assassin, Francisco Scaramanga, played by Sir Christopher Lee. Scaramanga’s Golden Gun was made up of seemingly innocuous separate elements that when combined created a deadly single shot handgun, a weapon that was not quite deadly enough to best 007. The Golden Gun went on to feature in numerous James Bond video game releases and is certainly one of the most iconic weapons of the James Bond series, and perhaps one of the most widely recognized cinematic weapons of all time.

This stunning 1:1 scale prop replica of the Golden Gun, officially licensed by Danjaq LLC and EON Productions, has been created after meticulous study and research of the original props in the EON archives as well as interviews with original cast and crew. With an all metal machined construction and plated in 18 ct gold, the replica can be assembled and disassembled into its component parts, exactly as per the original prop;

• Fountain Pen – Forming the ‘barrel’ of the replica, the pen screws directly into the body of the lighter. Includes removable thread cap.
• Lighter – With a hidden ‘slide out’ section the lighter forms the main body of the replica. The lighter ‘lid’ opens to reveal a breech chamber.
• Cigarette Case – Open the end to create the handle and trigger housing of the replica
• Cufflink – With sprung blades, the cufflink screws into the trigger housing to create the trigger which can be pulled.
• Bullet – A replica bullet inscribed with the 007 legend that can be fitted into the ‘breech’ of the cigarette lighter or displayed separately.

To allow you to display this item to maximum effect, each replica includes a high quality display base, acrylic stand and acrylic cover.

Also included are a detailed prop story booklet, certificate of authenticity and set of ‘blueprint’ style instructions.

This very special dual signature edition includes a numbered signature plaque that details its edition number, provenance and authenticity that has been personally hand signed by both Sir Christopher Lee and Sir Roger Moore, commemorating their roles as Francisco Scaramanga and James Bond respectively. Factory Entertainment is honored to be able to bring you a signature edition prop replica bearing the autographs of these legendary actors. This item is highly limited to just 400 pieces worldwide.

Each Golden Gun replica is supplied boxed in 007 presentation packaging suitable for archival or display, which is protected and contained within a sealed outer brown shipping carton.

Golden Gun features:
• Assembled Replica Length 9.5” (24.13 cms)
• Display Case Width 16” (40.6 cms)
• Limited to 400 pieces worldwide
• Pre-Order Deposit: 260 USD

To view a gallery of pictures showing the officially licensed James Bond prop replicas, click below:
www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/affiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=511_97_1_114

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2 JUNE 2010
TRADING CARDS: JAMES BOND HEROES AND VILLAINS

Base set of 81 trading cards featuring heroes and villains from all 22 classic James Bond films, from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace!

3 autograph cards per box plus randomly inserted prop relic cards! Also, look out for randomly inserted Daniel Craig autograph cards.

Quantum of Solace cards for the following expansion sets:
The Complete James Bond, The Quotable James Bond, Bond Technology, Bond Villains, and more!


Bonus sets include:
• 6 Men of James Bond (1:18 packs)
• 9 James Bond In Motion Expansion cards (1:18 packs)
• 9 James Bond Expansion cards (1:24 packs)
• 8 James Bond Prop Relic Cards (1:120 packs)

Partial list of Autograph Cards include the following signers:
• Anatole Taubman (Elvis in Quantum of Solace) (Full Bleed and 40th Style)
• Cecilie Thomsen (Professor Inga Bergstrom in Tomorrow Never Dies) (40th Style)
• Corinne Clery (Corinne Dufour in Moonraker) (Full Bleed Style)
• Daniel Craig (James Bond)
• Gemma Arterton (Agent Fields in Quantum of Solace) (Full Bleed Style)
• Geoffrey Holder (Baron Samedi in Live And Let Die) (40th Style)
• Gottfried John (General Ourumov in GoldenEye (Full Bleed Style)
• Izabella Scorupco (Natalya Simonova in GoldenEye) (Women of Bond Style)
• Jill St. John (Tiffany Case in Diamonds Are Forever) (Full Bleed Style)
• Joanna Lumley (The English Girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service) (Full Bleed Style)
• Joaquin Cosio (General Medrano in Quantum of Solace) (Full Bleed Style)
• John Cleese (Q in Die Another Day) (40th Style)
• Jonathan Pryce (Elliott Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies) (Full Bleed Style)
• Kabir Bedi (Gobinda in Octopussy) (40th Style)
• Michael Kitchen (Tanner in GoldenEye) (Full Bleed and 40th Style)
• Olga Kurylenko (Camille in Quantum of Solace) (40th Style)
• Sean Bean (Alec Trevelyan in GoldenEye) (Full Bleed Style)

List of sequentially numbered Prop Relic Cards features the following items/materials insert one in every 120 packs:
• JBR1 - King Industries Canister from The World Is Not Enough
• JBR2 - King Industries Dossier from The World Is Not Enough
• JBR3 - I.D.A. Emblem from The World Is Not Enough
• JBR4 - Parahawk Parachute Bag from The World Is Not Enough
• JBR5 - Jaguar XKR Leather Interior from Die Another Day
• JBR7 - Chase Boat Interior Leather from Live And Let Die
• JBR9 - Bomb Detonator Box from The Living Daylights
• JBR10 - Renault Taxi Cloth Interior from A View To A Kill

Each case will come with an exclusive JBR8 - Speed Boat Interior Leather from Moonraker (numbered to 777) relic card.

1st Tier Multi-Case Incentive Card: (1 for every 3 cases ordered):
Prop relic card with pieces of the Italian Carabinieri (police car) windshield relic card (Quantum of Solace).

2nd Tier Multi-Case Incentive Card: (1 for every 6 cases ordered):
Double Autograph Card signed by Roger Moore and George Lazenby

3rd Tier Multi-Case Incentive Card: (1 for every 15 cases ordered):
2010 James Bond Heroes and Villains Archive Box - Each Archive Box includes all of the pack inserted chase, relic and autograph cards. It also has both the 3-case and 6-case incentive cards. The box DOES NOT contain the case topper or a base set of cards.

Set Configuration:
• 72 Base Cards
• 5 Cards Per Pack
• 24 Packs Per Box
• 12 Boxes Per Case
• SRP: $3.50 per pack

The James Bond Heroes and Villains trading cards box cost $84.00, order it online:
www.scifihobby.com/products/jamesbond/heroes-villains/

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25 MARCH 2009
TRADING CARDS: JAMES BOND ARCHIVES

Base set of 66 "Throwback" 1960's-style trading cards, featuring all 22 classic James Bond films, from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace! Limited production run of only 6,000 boxes!

2 Autograph Cards and 2 Relic Cards Per Box!

Bonus sets include Quantum of Solace cards for the following expansion sets:
The Complete James Bond, The Quotable James Bond, Bond Technology, Bond Villains, and more!


Full Bleed Autograph cards include the following signers:
• Cecilie Thomsen (Professor Bergstrom in Tomorrow Never Dies)
• Famke Janssen (Xenia Onatopp in Goldeneye)
• Geoffrey Holder (Baron Samedi in Live And Let Die)
• George Lazenby (James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
• Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore in Goldfinger)
• Izabella Scorupco (Natalya Simonova in GoldenEye)
• Joe Don Baker (Jack Wade in Tomorrow Never Dies)
• John Cleese (Q in Die Another Day)
• Mads Mikkelsen (Le Chiffre in Casino Royale)
• Olga Kurylenko (Camille in Quantum of Solace)
• Robert Carlyle (Renard in The World Is Not Enough)
• Roger Moore (James Bond)
• Topol (Milos Colombo in For Your Eyes Only)

Costume cards feature materials worn by the stars of Quantum of Solace including Daniel Craig, Gemma Arterton, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric and more!

Each case will contain an exclusive Case Topper Relic card containing an authentic piece of Aston Martin windshield used in the filming of Quantum of Solace!

1st Tier Multi-Case Incentive Card: (1 for every 3 cases ordered):
Full Bleed Autograph Card signed by Judi Dench ("M")

2nd Tier Multi-Case Incentive Card: (1 for every 6 cases ordered):
Women of James Bond Autograph Card signed by Famke Janssen ("Xenia Onatopp" in GoldenEye)

3rd Tier Multi-Case Incentive Card: (1 for every 15 cases ordered):
Archive Box including all pack-inserted autograph cards and costume cards, plus exclusive Full Bleed Autograph Card signed by John Rhys-Davies

Set Configuration:
• 66 Base Cards
• 5 Cards Per Pack
• 24 Packs Per Box
• 12 Boxes Per Case
• SRP: $3.50 per pack

The James Bond Archives trading cards box cost $84.00, order it online:
www.scifihobby.com/products/jamesbond/archives/

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MARCH 2009
EXCLUSIVE JAMES BOND PROPS FOR SALE

To celebrate the release of QUANTUM OF SOLACE on DVD and Blu-Ray, The Propstore of London is proud to present their amazing collection of hand drawn artwork, props and costumes spanning the James Bond franchise from DR NO (1962) up until the last epic - QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008). The sale include no less than 135 rare items!

COMPLETE LIST OF 135 ITEMS FOR SALE
1. Bond's (Pierce Brosnan) Stunt Walther P-99 Pistol - TOMORROW NEVER DIES 1997
2. Ken Adam's Pre-Credit 'Bond Shot Dead' Set Design - YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE 1967
3. Elvis’ (Anatole Taubman) Shirt - CASINO ROYALE 2006
4. Casino Royale Chip and Card Display - Jack of Spades - CASINO ROYALE 2006
5. Derek Meddings Personal Storyboard - "Joining Your Beloved Parents Soon" - FOR YOUR EYES ONLY 1981
6. Model Miniature Blue Tool Box - CASINO ROYALE 2006
7. Production Made Blueprint Copy of Dunas Hotel Room - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
8. Pair of Construction Site Signs - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
9. General Medrano’s (Joaquín Cosio) Shirt - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
10. Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) Emerging From the Waves Framed Contact Sheet - DR NO 1962
11. Russian Bunker Sign - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
12. Casino Royale Chip and Card Display - Queen of Hearts - CASINO ROYALE 2006
13. Derek Meddings Personal Storyboard - Bond and Melina Dragged to Surface - FOR YOUR EYES ONLY 1981
14. Model Miniature Hazard Sign - CASINO ROYALE 2006
15. Construction Site Sign #4 - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
16. Golf Day Crew T-Shirt - TOMORROW NEVER DIES 1997
17. Casino Royale Poker Game Bar Stool - CASINO ROYALE 2006
18. Mr Slate’s (Neil Jackson) Shirt - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
19. James Bond’s (Pierce Brosnan) Medical Report Printout - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
20. Prop Graves Ice Sign - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
21. Casino Royale Chip and Card Display - King of Hearts - CASINO ROYALE 2006
22. Derek Meddings Personal Storyboard - Crossing Over of Ships - FOR YOUR EYES ONLY 1981
23. Model Miniature Wooden Pallet - CASINO ROYALE 2006
24. Construction Site Sign #3 - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
25. Green's Henchman Shirt - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
26. Full Size Prop Missile - TOMORROW NEVER DIES 1997
27. Diamonds Are Forever Life Support Pack Blueprint - DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER 1971
28. Travel Set Crew Gift - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
29. Casino Royale Chip and Card Display - Ace of Hearts - CASINO ROYALE 2006
30. Derek Meddings Personal Storyboard - Kristatos Ship Approaching Reef - FOR YOUR EYES ONLY 1981
31. Model Miniature Red Tool Box - CASINO ROYALE 2006
32. Construction Site Sign #2 - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
33. Ken Adam's Pen and Ink Tiger Tanaka Pen and Ink Set Design - YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE 1967
34. Dominic Greene’s (Mathieu Amalric) Jacket - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
35. Pair of Model Miniature Doors - CASINO ROYALE 2006
36. Derek Meddings Personal Storyboard - Close Up of Faces - FOR YOUR EYES ONLY 1981
37. Model Miniature Oil Drum - CASINO ROYALE 2006
38. Three Card and Two Chip Display - CASINO ROYALE 2006
39. Dakota Plane Production Made Blueprint - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
40. Construction Site Sign #1 - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
41. Production Used Storyboard Set - Hoverchase - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
42. Production Used Storyboard Set - Bond Climbing Out of Plane - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
43. Production Used Storyboard Set - Bond Climbs Out of Hothouse - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
44. Production Used Storyboard Set - Pre-Title Sequence - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
45. Two Crew Screening Tickets and Production Photograph - A VIEW TO A KILL 1985
46. Tickets to the Royal World Charity Premier, Eight Call Sheets and Set of Production Used Storyboards - THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS 1987
47. Bond and Zao Car Chase Production Used Storyboard Set - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
48. The Ocean Club Security Camera Archive Disc and Disc Tower - CASINO ROYALE 2006
49. Production Used Pre-Title Sequence Storyboards - THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS 1987
50. Production Headed Notepaper, Envelope and Parking Sticker Set - LICENCE TO KILL 1989
51. One and Only Club Security Camera Archive Disk Box - CASINO ROYALE 2006
52. Production Used Aston Martin Border Chase Storyboard - THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS 1987
53. Premier Party Menu, Royal World Charity Premier Programme, 1st Unit Wrap Party Invitation and Letter Headed Notepaper and Envelopes - LICENCE TO KILL 1989
54. Truck Sequence Production Used Storyboards and Crew T-Shirt Set - LICENCE TO KILL 1989
55. Korean Soldier's Bag - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
56. Underwater Fight and Sea Plane Sequence Production Used Storyboards - LICENCE TO KILL 1989
57. Producion Used Set of Storyboards, World Premier & Cast and Crew Screening Ticket and Royale Enclosure Pass - LICENCE TO KILL 1989
58. Prop MI6 Security Service CD and Box - '00 Division' DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
59. Felix Leiter’s (David Hedison) Certificate of Merit signed by 'Ronald Regan' - LICENCE TO KILL 1989
60. Bolivian Soldier 'Cespedes' Camouflage Shirt, Trousers and T-Shirt - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
61. Rare Crew Jacket James Bond - OCTOPUSSY 1983
62. Stunt Crew Black and Grey Jacket QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
63. 'Celebrating the Life and Work of Cubby Broccoli' Ticket and Programme - GOLDENEYE 1995
64. Production Used Russian Airplane Sequence Storyboards - THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS 1987
65. Production Used Call Sheet and Press Pack Sleeve - THE SPY WHO LOVED ME 1977
66. Stunt Crew Black Fleece - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
67. Felix Leiter’s (David Hedison) Certificate of Appreciation - LICENCE TO KILL 1989
68. Casino Royale Chip and Card Display - Jack of Diamonds - CASINO ROYALE 2006
69. Bolivian Soldier 'Cespedes' Camouflage Shirt - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
70. Production Used Storyboard Set - Ice Palace Aston Martin Vanquish Scenes - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
71. Stunt Crew Cap - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
72. Set of Production Headed Notepaper, Promotional Scarf and Production Used Script - LICENCE TO KILL 1989
73. Casino Royale Playing Card Packet - CASINO ROYALE 2006
74. Reversable Stunt Crew Jacket with Orange Piping - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
75. Felix Leiter’s (David Hedison) Exceptable Achievement Award Certificate - LICENCE TO KILL 1989
76. Production Used Call Sheet - MOONRAKER 1979
77. Casino Royale Joker Card Display - CASINO ROYALE 2006
78. High-Vis Crew Vest - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
79. Bond (Pierce Brosnan) Bullet Display - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
80. Black Stunt Crew T-Shirt - QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008
81. Bond Stunt Motorbike Jump Blueprint - TOMORROW NEVER DIES 1997
82. Stunt Crew Jacket - GOLDENEYE 1995
83. Grey Crew T-Shirt - TOMORROW NEVER DIES 1997
84. 'Die Another Day' Crew T-Shirt - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
85. Underwater Unit Crew T-Shirt - TOMORROW NEVER DIES 1997
86. Collections of Storyboards - THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS 1987
87. Black Crew Fleece - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
88. Black Flight Style Jacket - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
89. Black Crew Jumper - TOMORROW NEVER DIES 1997
90. Black Crew Fleece - TOMORROW NEVER DIES 1997
91. Set of Model Effect Storyboards - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
92. Set of Three Production Used Storyboards - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
93. Orange Stunt T-Shirt - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
94. White Transport Security Administration Shirt - CASINO ROYALE 2006
95. Black Airport Security Shirt - CASINO ROYALE 2006
96. Silver Crew Jacket - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
97. Drax Henchman Jumpsuit - MOONRAKER 1979
98. Production Used Concert Storyboard Set - THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS 1987
99. Set of Production Used Pretitle Sequence Storyboards - THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS 1987
100. Pre Title Sequence Storyboard Set - LICENCE TO KILL 1989
101. Production Used Storyboards - LICENCE TO KILL 1989
102. Stack Of $25 Zukovsky Casino Chips - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
103. Stack of $1000 Zucovsky Casino Chips - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
104. Stack Of $100 Zucovsky Casino Chips - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
105. Production Used Storyboard Set - Jinx (Halle Berry) Diving into Sea - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
106. Stunt Hovercraft Crew Gun - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
107. Stunt South Korean Soldier Gun - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
108. Stunt Surfer Gun - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
109. Stunt North Korean AK47 - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
110. Production Used Storyboards - LICENCE TO KILL 1989
111. Yellow Casino Chip Display.- GOLDENEYE 1995
112. 15 Continuity Photos - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
113. Crew Jacket - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
114. Crew Waterproof Jacket - CASINO ROYALE 2006
115. Black Crew jacket - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
116. Production Used Storyboard Set - Bond Escaping from Graves Office - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
117. Glacier Crew Grey Fleece - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
118. Three Casino Chip Display - CASINO ROYALE 2006
119. IDA ID Badges - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
120. Large Zukovsky Caviar Jar Label - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
121. Set Of Production Used Model Effects Storyboards - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
122. Set of Production Used Model Effects Storyboards - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
123. Blue Crew Fleece Jumper - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
124. Graves Ice Palace Brochure Cover - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
125. Crew Football Shirt - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
126. 40th Anniversary Crew Fleece - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
127. Crew T-Shirt - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
128. James Bond TWINE - Russian Life Preserver - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
129. Green Crew T-Shirt - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
130. Fire Crew T-Shirt - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
131. US Army T-Shirt - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
132. Blue Polo Shirt - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
133. Bapty Crew T-Shirt - TOMORROW NEVER DIES 1997
134. Production Used Storyboard Sheets - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH 1999
135. Black Crew T-Shirt - DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002
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28 NOVEMBER 2008
UK STUNT GIRLS CALENDAR 2009

UK STUNT GIRLS EXPOSED IN 2009 CALENDAR

Eight professional stunt girls have decided to bare all for children's charity 'Make A Wish Foundation' by featuring naked in a 2009 calendar.

These dynamic and highly trained ladies, all elite members of the UK Professional Stunt Register, are the unsung heroes of action movies who often double as well-known stars and perform the action that excites and entertains us.

For the very first time, they now appear are in front of the camera naked in the UK Stunt Girls Exposed 2009 Calendar. Each month features a photo of the girls posing with the equipment and rigging actually used in the stunt industry. All proceeds from the sale of the calendars will be donated to the ‘Make a Wish’ charity.

In addition to the contribution made by the stunt girls, Pinewood Studios, wire riggers, technicians, stunt engineers, photographers, makeup and hair artists and many others generously donated their time and resources in support of this worthy cause.

The calendar will retail through various outlets for £10.

Copies will also be signed by international stars including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and will be auctioned at various charity balls. Times and locations will be posted on the UK Stunt Girls website as and when information becomes available. The girls hope to raise in excess of £50,000.

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Visit the official website for UK Stunt Girls for more information:
www.ukstuntgirls.com

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29 OCTOBER 2008
TRADING CARDS: JAMES BOND IN MOTION

Rittenhouse Archives release an all-new James Bond 63-card lenticular base set incl. 3 cards for each of the 21 James Bond films from Dr No (1962) through Casino Royale (2006)

Each box contains 2 Relic/Costume Cards and 1 Autograph Card.

Signers include:
• Albert Moses in OCTOPUSSY
• Alkis Kritikos in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
• Cecilie Thomsen in TOMORROW NEVER DIES
• Clemens Schick in CASINO ROYALE
• Daniel Andreas in CASINO ROYALE
• Daud Shah in CASINO ROYALE
• David Calder in THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
• David Meyer in OCTOPUSSY
• Denise Richards in THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
• Grand L. Bush in LICENCE TO KILL
• Honor Blackman in GOLDFINGER
• Isaach De Bankole in CASINO ROYALE
• Ivana Milicevic in CASINO ROYALE
• Jesper Christensen in CASINO ROYALE
• Joe Don Baker in GOLDENEYE
• John Terry in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
• Joseph Millson in CASINO ROYALE
• Kate Gayson in GOLDENEYE
• Ludger Pistor in CASINO ROYALE
• Malcolm Sinclair in CASINO ROYALE
• Margaret Nolan in GOLDFINGER
• Patrick Bauchau in A VIEW TO A KILL
• Priscilla Barnes in LICENCE TO KILL
• Richard Sammel in CASINO ROYALE
• Robert Carlyle in THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
• Serena Gordon in GOLDENEYE
• Sid Haig in DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
• Terence Mountain in ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
• Thomas Wheatley in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
• Tony Meyer in OCTOPUSSY
• Tsai Chin in CASINO ROYALE
• Urbano Barberini in CASINO ROYALE
• Wayne Newton in LICENCE TO KILL

And again, Rittenhouse Archives is excited to offer collectors a chance to own an actual piece of James Bond history with some exciting all-new Relic/Costume cards.

Some of the prop and costumes include:
• The Gambling Table Felt used by Daniel Craig (James Bond) in CASINO ROYALE
• Diamond Bed Sheet used by Pierce Brosan (James Bond) and Halle Berry (Jinx) in the final scene of DIE ANOTHER DAY
• Cane used by Robbie Coltrane (Valentin Zukovsky) in THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
• Parachute used by Toby Stephens (Gustav Graves) in DIE ANOTHER DAY
• Business Cards used by Eva Green (Vesper Lynd) in CASINO ROYALE
• Costumes worn by Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen (Le Chiffre), Jesper Christensen (Mr. White), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter) and Caterina Murino (Solange) in CASINO ROYALE

Plus other costumes used in the making of other classic James Bond films!

There will be single, double, triple and quad costume cards, too!

Other bonus cards in this series include more Bond Girls Are Forever cards, more Bond Villains cards, and Bond Allies cards including the first-ever cards for the all-new 007 film QUANTUM OF SOLACE!

As a bonus, each case will come with an exclusive case-topper Vesper Lynd Dual-Costume Card from CASINO ROYALE

For every three cases purchased, you will receive an exclusive Autograph Card signed by legendary James Bond director Guy Hamilton (GOLDFINGER, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, LIVE AND LET DIE and THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN!)

For every six cases purchases, you will receive an exclusive Autograph Card signed by Roger Moore in LIVE AND LET DIE!

For every 25 cases ordered, you will receive a James Bond In Motion Archive Box.

SET CONFIGURATION
• 63 Base cards
• 4 Cards per pack
• 24 Packs per box
• 12 Boxes per case
• SRP: $3.50 per pack

The James Bond 007 in motion trading cards box cost $84.00, order it online:
www.scifihobby.com/products/jamesbond/inmotion/

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29 OCTOBER 2008
NEW JAMES BOND GADGET RELEASED

CORGI JAMES BOND CRYPTO DECODER DEVICE

PRODUCT DETAILS
Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
ASIN: B0019HC17S
Item model number: JB78335
Amazon recommended age: 8 years and up
Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION FROM THE MANUFACTURER
Create secret text messages with one touch message encoding using real-world PDA styling. LCD display and cell phone keyboard, multiple decoder keys create agent specific messages. Insert decoder key, type message, encode, remove key and pass to agent for future decoding. This includes message encoding, decoding devise and 3 accessory decoder keys. It is made of new James Bond technology.

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Visit the official website for UK Stunt Girls for more information:
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29 OCTOBER 2008
NEW JAMES BOND GADGET RELEASED

CORGI JAMES BOND MISSION ARSENAL PEN WITH UV INK REVEALER

PRODUCT DETAILS
Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
ASIN: B0019HC16O
Item model number: JB78334
Amazon recommended age: 8 years and up
Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION FROM THE MANUFACTURER
James Bond Mission Arsenal Pen with UV Ink Revealer is cool for older kids and attractive to younger kids. It includes pen with invisible ink cartridge and message revealer with backpack clip. Nothing is what it seems in the world of Bond products. This is made of new James Bond technology.

Editor's note:
For more James Bond products presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Visit the official website for UK Stunt Girls for more information:
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SEPTEMBER 2008
SWATCH JAMES BOND VILLAIN SERIES

Swatch Turns to the Dark Side with Villains Bond Fans Love to Hate

In a series of heroic adventures from Dr. No to Quantum Of Solace, James Bond outfoxes and destroys a nefarious bunch of evildoers bent on conquering the world. Destroys? Well, not quite. Like Bond himself, true villains live on forever, remembered fondly by their fans—and now by Swatch. Celebrating the legendary British secret agent’s most memorable adversaries, the Swatch 007 Villain Collection presents twenty-two Swatch watches inspired by the best of the worst: the bad guys Bond fans love to hate.

Has Swatch gone over to the other side? In a provocative and insidiously subversive move, the mischievous maker of iconic Swiss watches has aligned itself with the enemies of the world’s most famous gentleman spy. “We’ve discovered the dark side of the myth,” said N. G. Hayek, also known as Dr. Swatch. “And we love it. It’s absolutely fascinating.” As the news raised eyebrows in London, Paris and Berlin, the notorious inventor of the plastic watch hastened to explain his intentions. “It’s the art of the villain that interests us. Ian Fleming’s novels and all the Bond films, the villains play a crucial role. And if Bond is alive and well today, it is thanks in no small part to the enduring power of his enemies.”

Indeed. The Swatch 007 Villain Collection is a tribute to the Bond saga as a whole. It honours the art of infamy that Bond’s creators developed with perfidious cunning and cinematic flair through twenty-two thrilling adventures. Each model in the Villain collection evokes one or more wily evildoers. We know them all—armed to the teeth and dressed to kill: there’s Dr. No with his stylish suit and metal hands and Blofeld with his fluffy white cat purring under the sign of SPECTRE. Rosa Klebb has a nasty knuckle-duster, Xenia Zaragevna Onatopp a black leather strap to match her killer thighs and deadly Red kiss. There’s a metal-mouthed monster of a man called “Jaws” and scheming Soviet Russians whose watches evoke the Evil Empire’s glory days. Fiendishly clever actors add lustre to the glowing legend, and Villains pays tribute to outstanding performances: Christopher Walken’s malevolent Max Zorin deserves his stylish Retrograde; Richard Kiel’s menacing JAWS gets a massive, polished steel Irony THE Chrono; Lotte Lenya’s Rosa Klebb is given a pair of knuckle-dusters welded to an Irony Lady. And in homage to Casino Royale, poker-faced master of malice Mads Mikkelsen (alias Le Chiffre) nabs an Irony Big with an Ace of Spades. There are more to come, of course, as Swatch explores the dark side of the story.

More than forty-five years have passed since DR. NO debuted on the silver screen in 1962, but the fascination that has nourished the myth of 007 shows no signs of fading. If anything, it’s growing stronger - QUANTUM OF SOLACE, Bond flick number twenty-two, premieres this year—and the 22nd Swatch watch in the new collection is a fitting tribute to Dominic Greene, the latest Bond villain we’re sure to hate.

SUYK117: DR. NO — DR. NO
The first Bond film featured the nefarious, ever elegant Dr. No, the “SPECTRE” agent played by Julius Wiseman who dies sinking into the bubbling vat of a nuclear reactor. Dr. No and the reactor find a suitably elegant tribute in the form of this distinctive Skin Chrono: its textured white and pale beige synthetic fabric strap evokes Dr. No’s high-collared suit, and the dial recalls the reactor’s instrument panel. The milky plastic case has a black plastic crown and pushers and frames the sunbrushed light beige dial. The applique silver “instrument panel” is framed by a broad black ring with red hour markers and white minute indices and holds the silver legend “DANGER LEVEL” embossed against a black ground. Applique silver Arabic numerals indicate hours 4 and 8 and a delta sign is positioned to mark hour 12. Set within the black band are the two chrono counters, each with black numerals and black hands set off by a white dial, and the continuous seconds counter at 6 o’clock. The latter has a white dial with a red dot at the centre, black Arabic numerals and a black hand, and carries the label “HIGH VOLTAGE” printed above it on the lightly patterned pale beige central zone. Squelette metal hour and minute hands mark the time.

YSS239: ROSA KLEBB — FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
Russia’s Rosa Klebb wields a nasty weapon in From Russia With Love, and this stylish Lady’s satin-brushed stainless steel bracelet features subtly sinister end pieces shaped like Klebb’s knuckle-duster. The bracelet leads to a satin-brushed stainless steel case and unmarked bezel framing a sunbrushed silver dial with applied silver Arabic numerals at all hours. Reflective metal hour and minute hands and a delicate silver seconds hand mark the time.

YOG102G: ODDJOB — GOLDFINGER
A brilliant tribute to Oddjob, bowler-hatted henchman to the Midas of malice featured in the memorable Goldfinger, released in 1964. The heavy gold-coated stainless steel bracelet of this stunning Irony THE Chrono features a lightly engraved 007 logo on one of the links that evoke gold ingots leading to the massive, golden, stainless steel case. Mounted on the case is a golden bezel with engraved minute ring. The brown and gold diamond-patterned dial is circumscribed by a brown flange with a golden minute ring and golden Arabic numerals (05, 10, 15 ... 60) at all hours. Flush with the flange is a flat outer ring with engraved gold-on-black tachymeter scale. Embossed gold ingot-shaped markers indicating hours 4, 8 and 12 are complemented by applied golden Arabic numerals at hours 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. The grooved golden chrono and continuous seconds counters feature black Arabic numerals and black or white indices and black hands. Lustrous golden hour and minute hands with white superlite highlights and a slim white chrono seconds hand mark the time.

SVCK4039G: EMILIO LARGO — THUNDERBALL
Emilio Largo, a black-hearted villain in Thunderball, wears a ring with an evil-eyed black octopus, the emblem of Bond’s enemy. The stainless steel bracelet of this dashing Irony Chrono Diaphane features satin-brushed steel links and a central row of paired dark resin inlays set in steel. The 007 pistol logo appears on the brushed steel end piece on the six o’clock side of the bracelet, just below the frosted translucent plastic case. Mounted on the case is a matt black aluminum bezel with sparkling transparent white crystals set at all hours. The sunbrushed champagne dial shows a black minute ring with Arabic numerals (2, 4, 6 ... 18; 22 ... 60) and a black-on-white date window at 4 o’clock. Black-rimmed white superlite dots in relief mark hours 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 11 and a black-rimmed white delta in relief appears at hour 12. The 60-minute counter features a white dial with black numerals and indices; the 1/10th second counter offers a contrasting black dial with white numerals and indices. At 6 o’clock, the continuous seconds counter features Largo’s black octopus emblem on a pure white dial. Tie-shaped squelette metal hour and minute hands with superlite white highlights and a silver chrono seconds hand mark the time.

GE218: BLOFELD’S CAT — YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
Popular still among Bond film fans are Blofeld and his fluffy white cat, to which Swatch pays tribute with this classic Gent. The white synthetic leather strap evokes the cat and her master’s affiliation with the enemy organisation known as “SPECTRE”, represented by the ominous octopus with 8 spiky tentacles. This menacing beast appears engraved on a shining stainless steel charm dangling, like an ID tag on a collar, from the single stainless steel end piece that joins the six-o’clock side of the strap to the clear plastic case. The 007 pistol logo is displayed in silver on the white synthetic leather loop. The dial is a mirror marked at 1 o’clock by a light green cat’s paw print. All other hours are marked by printed white Arabic numerals. The hour, minute and slim central seconds hands that mark the time feature a sandpaper silver surface.

YGB1001AG: BLOFELD — ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service features Telly Savalas in the role of Ernst Stavro Blofeld. One of Bond’s most formidable and long-lived antagonists, he is featured in three Bond films and is marked by the menacing sign of “SPECTRE”, an evil-looking octopus. The matt black aluminum bracelet of this elegant Irony Big features matt gold-coloured central links and gold 007 pistol logo printed on the first black link on the 6 o’clock side of the bracelet. Mounted on the matt black aluminum case is a silver and black bezel with black indices at hours 1,2 4, 5, 7, 8 10 and 11. Straddling the centre of the sunbrushed silver dial is Blofeld’s menacing silver octopus whose oval eyes are mirrored golden appliques. In the absence of all numerals, mirrored silver applique hour markers indicate all hours but 10 and 11, where they are replaced by the golden eyes. Mirrored golden squelette hour and minute hands and a thin black central seconds hand mark the time.

YLS434: WINT & KIDD — DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
In Diamonds Are Forever, black-hearted Blofeld henchmen Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd attempt to assassinate James Bond with a bomb disguised as dessert. The alligator-pattern white leather strap has a black leather loop with a white 007 pistol logo and a stainless steel clasp; the strap forms an elegant counterpoint to the stainless steel bezel mounted on this classy Irony Medium’s polished stainless steel case. The bezel is set with 44 transparent white crystals that form a sparkling frame around the sunbrushed silver dial, which features a delicate white vortex pattern at its centre. Skeleton black Arabic numerals with white infills indicate hours 9, 10, 11 and 12; skeleton white Arabic numerals with black infills mark hours 4, 5, and 6; a black-on-white date window is positioned at 3 o’clock. A pair of transparent white crystals is set in the dial at hours 1 and 2; set directly opposite, at hours 7 and 8, are two more crystals, black. Slim oval squelette metal hour and minute hands and an elegant black central seconds hand with a white superlite highlight mark the time.

GB237: BARON SAMEDI — LIVE AND LET DIE
In Live And Let Die, Bond does battle with a skeletal villain who goes by the name of Baron Samedi. The bone-coloured superlite silicon strap of this scary Gent features a black print skeleton stretching from the 6 o’clock side across the dial to the 12 o’clock side of the strap, where the skeleton’s bones are raised above its head. The matt black plastic case holds a black dial with the bone-coloured superlite skull mask of Baron Samedi. In the absence of all numerals and indices, round-tipped black hour and minute hands and a delicate white seconds hand mark the time.

SUYB119: SCARAMANGA — THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
The Man With The Golden Gun pits Bond against the supremely elegant assassin, Francisco Scaramanga, played by Christopher Lee. Elegance is the name of the game with this superb Skin Chrono, whose black leather strap is stamped with a tone-in-tone 007 pistol logo on the 12 o’clock side and whose grooved golden end pieces show a head-on shot of the business end of Scaramanga’s golden gun. The matt black plastic case offers an elegant contrast to the end pieces and frames a black, white and golden dial. A black-on-white minute ring surrounds a broad sunbrushed golden band with embossed skeleton Arabic numerals with white infills at hours 4, 8 and 12 and similar hour markers at hours 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. The 60-minute and 1/10th of a second chrono counters and the continuous seconds counter feature white dials with black numerals and black hands framed by applied golden bands with printed black indices. A second minute ring appears in white on the glossy black central zone of the dial, which contrasts nicely with the white hour and minute hands that serve to mark the time.

YOS429G: JAWS — THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
The Spy Who Loved Me presents Bond with an unforgettable villain whose polished heavy-metal dentures give him the nickname “Jaws”. The stainless steel bracelet of this weapons-grade Irony THE Chrono recalls Bond’s worthy adversary with a central row of polished stainless steel teeth set in contrast to the satin-brushed surfaces of the links and the massive stainless steel case. Mounted on the case is a brushed stainless steel bezel whose polished indents at all hours recall this villain’s bite. The black flange features a white and yellow minute ring with Arabic numerals (02, 04, 06 ... 60) and a second ring indicating the hours in silver (ONE, TWO, THREE ... TWELVE) and white or yellow Arabic numerals (13, 14, 15 ... 24). A thin yellow ring on the flange frames the dial’s shades of silver, black and yellow. A minute ring with black, yellow and white indices circles the darker grey centre, which has polished metal applique Roman numerals at hours 4, 8 and 12 and a white-on-black date window at 4 o’clock. The chrono and continuous seconds counters feature brushed silver dials with black indices and yellow hands, silver or black Arabic numerals and yellow ID labels: MIN, DEC, SEC for the 60-minute, 1/10th of a second and continuous seconds counters, respectively. Polished metal squelette hour and minute hands with superlite white highlights and a yellow chrono seconds hand mark the time.

YRS410G: HUGO DRAX — MOONRAKER
Moonraker finds the world’s most famous gentleman spy up against a billionaire French villain by the name of Sir Hugo Drax, whose company manufactures space shuttles. The high-tech angle is well represented by this striking Swatch Irony Retrograde, whose stainless steel bracelet combines brushed with polished and glossy black stainless steel links. The signature 007 pistol logo is lightly engraved on the brushed steel end piece on the 6 o’clock side of the polished stainless steel case. Mounted on the case is a polished stainless steel bezel with engraved white triangular hour markers. The flange framing the dial is split into black and white zones and features a tachymeter scale and the words “DRAX ENTERPRISE CORPORATION” across the top. The black-versus-white split extends to the lightly textured dial, where applique silver Arabic numerals mark hours 4, 8 and 12 and a black-on-white date window opens at 4 o’clock. The 60-minute and 5-minute chronograph arcs show applique silver frames and white-on-black or black-on-white numerals and indices and a grey vortex pattern; the 30-second chrono counter is an applique silver crescent with black indices. The continuous seconds counter at hour 6 features a grooved silver dial and silver vortex graphic and a black hand. Silver squelette hour and minute hands with white superlite highlights and the central chrono seconds hand mark the time.

SUJB104: ARIS KRISTATOS— FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
For Your Eyes Only features sinister heroin smuggler and KGB agent Aris Kristatos, whose devious attempt to frame Milos “The Dove” Colombo fails. The black silicon strap of this sporty Swatch Jelly in Jelly has a raised black-wing pattern that evokes the dove and Kristatos’ evil schemes. The moulded black plastic case frames a sunbrushed anthracite dial with a silvery dove at its centre. Surrounding the dove is a black minute ring with white hour markers, and black Arabic numerals at all hours. Black hour and minute hands with superlite white highlights and a thin silver seconds hand mark the time.

YGS127: GENERAL ORLOV — OCTOPUSSY
Bond’s enemy in Octopussy is the fanatical Soviet General Orlov, whose dying words are inscribed on the bezel of this bold Irony Big: “YES BUT TOMORROW I SHALL BE A HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION”. The black leather and red stitching lend a military look to the strap that holds the brushed stainless steel case and engraved brushed steel bezel. The brushed steel look extends to the dial, which is circumscribed by a minute ring with white hour markers, red minute indices and a black arrowhead at hour 12. General Orlov’s rank is evoked on the dial by a five-point star drawn in black with blank and brass-coloured facets that give it a three-dimensional aspect. Black squelette metal hour and minute hands and a slim red central seconds hand mark the time.

YRS411: MAX ZORIN — A VIEW TO A KILL
In A View To A Kill, Christopher Walken plays the diabolically clever French businessman Max Zorin, whose plot to flood Silicon Valley is foiled by the enterprising Bond. The black leather strap of this high-tech Swatch Retrograde shows parallel rows of red and white stitches and has a black leather loop with the 007 pistol logo printed in white. The brushed stainless steel case contrasts with the polished stainless steel crown and pushers, caseback and bezel; the latter is engraved to highlight a gear-tooth pattern around the circumference. The flange features a white-on-black scale on the top half, and white hour markers with black minute indices against a red ground on the lower half. The three chronograph arcs characteristic of all Swatch Retrograde models are set against a reflective grooved silver dial. The 60-minute and 5-minute arcs feature black groove-pattern dials, white Arabic numerals and outer bands labelled ‘60 MINUTES’ and ‘5 MINUTES’ in red on white, and white hands. The 30-second arc with red central seconds hand shows white Arabic numerals on black. Skeleton black Arabic numerals with white infills mark all hours but 6, and a white-on-black date window appears at 4 o’clock. Skeleton metal hour and minute hands with superlite white highlights mark the time.

SUJK139: GEORGI KOSKOV — THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
Bond does battle in The Living Daylights with Georgi Koskov, a corrupt Soviet general who deals in drugs and weapons. The textile strap of this wickedly cold-war Swatch Jelly in Jelly, inspired by Soviet military insignia, features red and beige vertical stripes and three gold stars on either side of the frosted transparent plastic case. The painted red dial extends the Soviet-era cold war theme with a shiny gold emblem, reminiscent of Red Army medals, outlined in light grey and surrounded by gold-dot hour markers circled in light grey at all hours but 6 and 12. In the absence of all numerals, silver hour and minute hands and thin silver seconds hand mark the time.

YCS512: FRANZ SANCHEZ — LICENCE TO KILL
James Bond’s chief antagonist in Licence To Kill is drug dealer Franz Sanchez. In a nod to Sanchez and his green pet iguana, the moulded leather strap of this tropical Irony Chrono has a bright green lizard-skin pattern. The strap stitching and 007 pistol logo on the loop form an effective contrast in white. Mounted on the brushed stainless steel case is a pink stainless steel bezel with a white minute ring. A second white minute ring appears on the black ring circumscribing the silver dial, whose vertical stripes recall the striped silk shirt that Sanchez wears. Embossed silver Arabic numerals mark hours 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12, and a white-on-black date window appears at hour 4. The chrono and continuous seconds counters emerge from the dial’s grooved silver centre and feature grooved black dials, white numerals and indices, and green hands. The counters are ringed in white and green and linked by a green circle on which white Arabic numerals (13, 16, 20, 21, 23) and white dots indicate the hours. Silver squelette metal hour and minute hands and a slim pink chrono seconds hand mark the time.

SUBB122: XENIA ONATOPP — GOLDENEYE
GoldenEye features the villainous Xenia Zaragevna Onatopp, a former Soviet fighter pilot who does her best to crush the gentleman spy to death with her killer thighs. The black leather strap of this delightfully nasty-looking Square features the tone-in-tone 007 pistol logo micro-injected on the 12 o’clock side and evokes Onatopp’s military gear by means of shiny metal buttons with stars in relief, and steely studs that snap to close. The plastic case is a glossy black frame around the sunbrushed crimson dial, which features a printed pattern structured to form a red star that evokes, once again, the Moscow connection. Printed silver Arabic numerals mark hours 3, 6, 9 and 12. Tapered silver hour and minute hands and a delicate black seconds hand mark the time.

SUJK138: ELLIOT CARVER — TOMORROW NEVER DIES
The bad guy in Tomorrow Never Dies is Elliot Carver, an international media baron scheming to wreak havoc on a global scale. The power of the media figures prominently on this graphic Swatch Jelly in Jelly whose plastic strap features a bold and dynamic collage of tabloid newspaper headlines, articles and photographs evoking a “tomorrow” that promises nothing but trouble. The clear plastic strap has two plastic loops; one features the 007 pistol log in red, the other has the blue and red Carver Media empire logo. The clear plastic case frames a see-through plastic dial revealing the movement beneath it. Printed white skeleton Arabic numerals with blue infills mark all hours, with hours 5, 6, 7 and 8 partially obscured by a black “TOP SECRET” stamp that extends from the dial to the six o’clock side of the strap. White hour and minute hands and a slim white central seconds hand mark the time.

GE215: ELEKTRA KING — THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
Sophie Marceau plays the treacherous Elektra King, the bad girl Bond outwits in The World Is Not Enough. Inspired by one of King’s shawls, the moulded textile strap of this intricate Gent features dark blue and blood-red threaded patterns embroidered upon a beige ground. The beige fabric loop shows the 007 pistol logo embroidered in dark blue, and three small stainless steel charms with blood-red synthetic resin inlays set with transparent white crystals dangle from the strap. The clear plastic case frames a sunbrushed silver dial on which the patterns from the strap are taken up in the same dark blue and blood red colours and complemented by grey-dot indices marking hours 1 through 6, 11 and 12. In the absence of all numerals, tie-shaped reflective metal hour and minute hands and a slim metal seconds hand mark the time.

SFK327G: ZAO — DIE ANOTHER DAY
Bond’s chief antagonists in Die Another Day are a man called Moon and his henchman Zao, marked forever by diamonds blasted into his face. The signature scars appear on this Skin in the form of aurora boreal crystals set in stainless steel links that show engraved slashes; the slashes and bracelet end pieces have a textured ‘hammered silver’ surface; set off in polished steel on the 6 o’clock end piece is the 007 pistol logo. The transparent plastic case frames a sunbrushed silver dial with stylized applique silver Arabic numerals at hours 3, 6, 9 and 12; aurora boreal crystals mark all other hours. Tapered black hour and minute hands mark the time.

YGS128: LE CHIFFRE — CASINO ROYALE
Gambler, math whiz and banker to terrorists, Le Chiffre weeps blood while attempting to bankrupt Bond in a poker game in Casino Royale. The shimmering black synthetic leather strap of this elegant Irony Big recalls Le Chiffre’s black tux at the gaming table, while the black leather loop displays a silver 007 pistol logo. Mounted on the brushed stainless steel case is a stainless steel bezel engraved to highlight a delicate motif. The sunbrushed anthracite dial features a dark grey Ace of Spades in the centre, with printed black Arabic numerals at hours 3 and 9, red hearts at hours 1 and 7, black clubs at 2 and 8, black spades at 4 and 10, red diamonds marking hours 5 and 11, and a black capital A (for Ace) at 12 o’clock. Tapered metal hour and minute hands with both engraved and mirrored surfaces and a slim red central seconds hand mark the time.

SUIB402: DOMINIC GREENE — QUANTUM OF SOLACE
Celebrating the latest dastardly villain to take up arms against James Bond, this darkly elegant Swatch Chrono Plastic presents the distinctive mark of Dominic Greene on a black silicon strap with ivory silicon inserts leading up to the matt black plastic case, which has ivory chrono pushers and a matt black crown. The silicon loop features the famous 007 pistol logo and the words “Greene Planet” appear in ivory on the 6 o’clock side of the strap. Mounted on the case are a rotating black plastic bezel with silver Arabic numerals (05, 10, 15 … 60) and a white tachymeter scale on the narrow black flange. Subtly printed on the glossy black dial we find the mark of Greene again as a backdrop to the prominent white Arabic numerals at hours 4, 8 and 12 and black-on-white date window at hour six. The chrono counters and continuous seconds counter are ringed by white-on-ivory indices and feature grooved black dials with white numerals and delicate silver hands. Tapered silver hour and minute hands with superlite white highlights and a central chrono seconds hand mark the time.
www.swatch.com/en/watches/szs008-james-bond-villains-set

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20 AUGUST 2008
COLLECTORS SET OF PENFOLD HEART GOLF BALLS

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

20th August 2008
The Penfold Heart, the golf ball favoured by 007 and made famous in the 1960s, is finally back in action. Penfold Golf is relaunching its HEART™ ball on-line to commemorate the Ian Fleming Centenary 2008.

The golf ball with the heart logo was made famous by the 1967 Bond film, Goldfinger. 007 plays with a Penfold Heart ball in defeating arch-villain Auric Goldfinger. Sean Connery (playing Bond for the third time in the
third Bond movie) became a keen golfer as a result of playing golf in the blockbuster film. Co-star, the Penfold Heart, also shot to stardom - orders for the British-made Penfold Heart poured in after the release of
Goldfinger.

Penfold's world class history
Started in Birmingham in the 1920s, this British manufacturer of golf balls became world famous for exporting its one and two-piece golf balls. In the 1960s, the world's greatest golfers signed up to play for Penfold:
Seve Ballesteros, Gary Player, and Curtis Strange were joined in the 1970s by Peter Oosterhuis, Christy O'Connor, Howard Clark and Nick Faldo.

Anyone who was anyone either played for Penfold or played with a Penfold.

In the most famous golf match in literature, Fleming based the fictitious game between 007 and Goldfinger at a club closely mirroring his beloved Royal St. George's Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent. This summer, The
Royal St. George's traced Penfold Golf back to its Birmingham roots to commission Penfold Hearts with the 007 logo on. These were premièred in a charity golf match for The British Heart Foundation, hosted as part of
the Ian Fleming Centenary events.

Making the 007 golf balls encouraged Penfold Golf to re-instate the famous Heart golf balls. A limited number of collector's sets of Penfold Hearts are being launched in two waves. The first wave launches this week. A
donation will be made to The British Heart Foundation from each of the 500 collector's sets.

The collector's 12-ball sets, costing £50 are only available from www.penfoldgolf.com

"Each set comes in a commemorative slipcase, with a sequentially-numbered card to validate its authenticity as a collector's limited edition," explains Penfold Golf director, William Baird, who has guided the
manufacture of golf balls for some 30 years.

"We are anticipating demand from both golfers and Bond fans, as both Penfold and 007 have a quintessentially British appeal, which is why we are launching the collector's sets in two phases," adds Baird.

NOTE
The Penfold Hearts are only available to buy from this website, but, thanks to our Dutch friend Remmert van Braam who runs the excellent website Bond Lifestyle - You only live once, live like James Bond there is a chance to win a pack of these unique golf balls.
www.penfoldgolf.com/catalogue/12penfoldhearts/index.html

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5 AUGUST 2008
SWATCH JAMES BOND VILLAIN SERIES

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

DR. SWATCH PLAYS BAD GUY TO BOND, JAMES BOND

(Biel, Switzerland, August 5, 2008) - Has Swatch gone over to the other side? In a surprising and provocative move, the mischievous maker of Swiss fashion watches has aligned itself with the enemies of the world's most famous gentleman spy. "We've discovered the dark side of the myth," said Nicolas G. Hayek, also nicknamed Dr. Swatch. "And we love it. It's absolutely fascinating." To avoid any possible misunderstandings, the notorious inspirator of the plastic Swiss watch hastened to explain his intentions: "James Bond would not exist in Ian Fleming's novels and all the Bond films if strong, powerful villains were not also there. The villains and their henchmen play a crucial role. And if Bond is alive and well today, it is thanks in no small part to the inspiration and enduring power of his enemies.

Indeed, the fascination with Bond's adversaries has inspired an entirely new collection, due for release in early September. The Swatch 007 Villain Collection is a tribute to the entertaining villains who light up the dark side of twenty-two James Bond films, from Dr. No (1962) to the forthcoming Quantum of Solace (2008).

The Swatch 007 Villain Collection evokes the most memorable of Bond's adversaries. Who can forget these outlaw heroes, armed to the teeth and dressed to kill? From stylish Dr. No with his metal hands to Oddjob and his deadly bowler, they're villains Bond fans love to hate.

Swatch is no stranger to special outlaws, in sports for example, and their borderline behavior. The brand is a prominent supporter of outstanding athletes and performers in the special "outlaw" free-style disciplines that test the limits of the sporting experience. From Geraldine Fasnacht to Mat Rebeaud, free-style skiers, X-boarders and free runners, Swatch embraces all special "outlaw" performers.

The Swatch 007 Villain Collection pays tribute to outstanding outlaw actors, too: Christopher Walken's malevolent Max Zorin deserves his stylish Retrograde; Gerd Frobe's Goldfinger gets a massive, golden Irony THE Chrono; Lotte Lenya's Rosa Klebb wields a pair of knuckle-dusters welded to an Irony Lady. And in homage to Casino Royale (2006), poker-faced master of malice Mads Mikkelsen (alias Le Chiffre) takes an Irony Big with an Ace of Spades. There's more, of course, but the curtain won't rise on the Villains for another few weeks...

Wrapping up his comments with a mischievous smile, Nicolas Hayek, founder and head of the Swatch Group, the world's largest watchmaking group, put on his corporate hat: "OMEGA is James Bond's watch of choice, but real, interesting villains prefer Swatch."

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MARCH 2008
BOND GIRL CATERINA MURINO LAUNCH NEW OMEGA

Italian Bond girl Caterina Murino, Solange in Casino Royale (2006), joins Bond actors Pierce Brosnan & Daniel Craig as well as Ukrainian Bond girl Olga Kurylenko as official face for Omega Watches.

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BOND GIRL CATERINA MURINO DAZZLES AT OMEGA PAVILION

Thursday 21 August, 2008 - James Bond has worn OMEGA Seamaster watches in every movie since 1995’s GoldenEye (1995). His has become a household name and 007 is an enduring part of our popular culture. The iconic secret agent is associated with the exotic espionage equipment and vehicles which play crucial roles in his missions. And, of course, there are the Bond Girls. Caterina Murino, who created such a memorable impression with international audiences when she appeared on-screen in a green bikini and riding a white horse in the movie Casino Royale, was the star attraction at an event celebrating the Bond Girls. It was held at the OMEGA Pavilion on the Olympic Green in Beijing.

Ms. Murino was joined onstage at the Pavilion by Kevin Rollenhagen, President of OMEGA Greater China. He described arriving in China for the first time in 1991 with a staff consisting of a part-time driver and a part-time translator. “Since that time, OMEGA has had a total transformation here, just like China itself.”

Rollenhagen talked about OMEGA’s involvement with the James Bond film franchise dating back to 1995. “GoldenEye was released that year and it was at just the time that our market in China was really starting to develop.” He pointed out that Casino Royale was the first James Bond film to receive official permission to be shown in China. “It was a powerful indicator of just how much the country has been opening up.”

Caterina Murino said that being cast in Casino Royale “was a huge present for me. It was like living a dream.”

She described how her participation in the film almost didn’t take place. She was preparing for another film which required her to ride a horse. A friend let her ride a race horse which threw her to the ground leading to a broken rib and injuries which made it difficult for her to walk. She was scheduled to audition for the role a day later but the director made other arrangements and she was successfully cast in the career-changing movie.

“When I got the script for Casino Royale,” she laughed, “it was 120 pages long. On those 120 pages there was one horse – mine.”

Asked whether she was a victim of the so-called Bond Girl jinx which suggests that actresses who are cast opposite 007 are type-cast in similar roles and not considered for more substantial parts, she answered, “No, no, no, no, no. I have been offered a range of completely different roles in films all over the world. All I can say is ‘Thanks again, Bond’.”

Caterina Murino starred in the 2007 film St. Trinian’s with Gemma Atherton, who has been cast as a Bond girl in the upcoming Quantum of Solace. Based on her close association with the Bond producers and her friendship with Atherton, could she give the audience any inside tips about the new Bond movie?

“I know everything about the script,” she said with a smile. “And I’ll share one detail with you. At one point Daniel Craig will say, ‘My name is Bond. James Bond.’”

A BOND GIRIL INAUGURATES OMEGA'S FIRST BOUTIQUES IN INDONESIA

Friday 14 March, 2008 - Caterina Murino, the stunning Italian actress best known for her sizzling performance as Solange Dimitrios in Casino Royale, was in Jakarta to celebrate the openings of two new OMEGA Boutiques on March 11th.

Ms Murino, who had already established herself as a star in Italy, France, and Spain, made a memorable first impression on international film audiences when she first appeared in Casino Royale wearing a skimpy green bikini and riding a white horse.

Her appearance at OMEGA’s two newest boutiques was nearly as memorable. She was on hand to help the prestigious Swiss watch brand inaugurate the boutiques – OMEGA’s first in Jakarta – on 11 March 2008. They are located in Jakarta’s newest upscale shopping centres, Grand Indonesia Shopping Town and Pacific Place Mall.

Caterina Murino enjoyed her visit to Jakarta and to the openings of the boutiques which aim to offer easier access to a more complete range of OMEGA products for Indonesian enthusiasts of superb timepieces and fine jewellery.

Ms Murino is not worried about the so-called “Bond girl jinx” – roles in the iconic spy films seem to have shortened some actresses’ careers. The trilingual star has maintained a busy filming schedule since the release of Casino Royale and she sees the Bond film as a vehicle which has enabled her to participate in a wide range of cinematic projects.

At the OMEGA Boutique opening, Ms Murino mentioned that she is particularly pleased that her Bond-based fame has allowed her to work as a celebrity ambassador for the African Medical and Research Foundation, a charity she supports passionately.

Ms Murino expressed enthusiasm for the range of watches and fine jewellery offered by the OMEGA Boutiques.

In the past 160 years, OMEGA has developed a reputation both for technical innovation and design excellence. The company is renowned for its pioneering spirit – the OMEGA Speedmaster Professional is the only watch ever to have been worn on the moon. OMEGA is also well-known for more than a century of precision records and for its long history of sports timekeeping achievements – including its role as official Olympic Timekeeper, a duty it will assume for the 23rd time this year in Beijing.

OMEGA also produces glamorous jewelled watches and is represented by such celebrity brand ambassadors as Nicole Kidman, Cindy Crawford and George Clooney. The presence of the two new flagship stores in Jakarta indicates the growing sophistication of Indonesian shoppers and the desire they have for luxury timepieces.

OMEGA was founded in 1848 and is a company of the Swatch Group, the world's leading watch manufacturer. Faithful to its original pioneering spirit, OMEGA continues to make technical and watchmaking history with innovation in areas as diverse as sports timing, precision technology and design - innovations that led to the conquest of ocean depths and space.

Through numerous partnership agreements at the top level of competition in various sporting disciplines such as golf, bobsleigh, yachting, athletics and swimming, OMEGA has actively supported for many years the ideal of perfection and precision. Since 1932 OMEGA has been the Official Timekeeper of 22 Olympic Games, a role it will also fulfil in Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012.

THE JAMES BOND 007 COLLECTOR'S PIECE IS BACK . . . IN BLACK!

Wednesday 12 March, 2008 - OMEGA presents the new version of the Seamaster Diver 300m James Bond which collectors and fans have treasured since 1995.

For the past decade, Her Majesty’s Secret Service agent 007 has been wearing an OMEGA Seamaster watch. Fans of the iconic spy, along with enthusiasts of fine watches, wait in anticipation of each new version of the timepiece.

Their patience will soon be rewarded. OMEGA will be releasing a special update of the incredibly popular Seamaster Diver 300m James Bond watch which has been worn by 007 since GoldenEye (1995) (1995).

The « James Bond 007 Collector’s Piece » is the most elegant version yet and the next step in the evolution of the Seamaster Diver 300m James Bond watches.

Anyone familiar with the classic James Bond’s watch with its trademark blue bezel will be in for some surprises!

Visually striking, the « James Bond 007 Collector’s Piece » features a polished, lacquered black dial with black gold plated hour markers filled with white Super-LumiNova. The luminous hour and minute hands are also plated with black gold. The watch has a central seconds hand with a red tip and a red “007” logo as a counterweight which rotates in stark contrast to its black dial. Only 10,007 pieces of this exclusive Seamaster will be produced. Paying tribute to OMEGA’s long partnership with the world’s favourite secret agent, it is destined to be an instant collector’s item.

The watch has a distinctive polished and brushed stainless steel case with a diameter of 41 mm. Its specially-designed bracelet is unique to the James Bond watches and is one of the features which makes them immediately recognisable. The watch has a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal.

The « James Bond 007 Collector’s Piece » is not only aesthetically dazzling. James Bond would be disappointed with any technology that wasn’t the most advanced in the world and this watch meets his most exacting demands. It features OMEGA’s calibre 2500 self-winding movement fitted with the revolutionary Co-Axial Escapement, which reduces friction while offering better long-term accuracy.

The watch is a certified chronometer with functions essential to professional divers. Its screw-in case back (with a “007” medallion) and stainless steel screw-in crown featuring an OMEGA logo ensure water resistance. The watch also has a unidirectional rotating bezel with a distinctive black aluminium ring. A helium escape valve allows helium atoms to escape during decompression, particularly necessary for professional divers operating from diving bells. As its name suggests, the watch is water resistant up to 300 metres.

The presentation case is nearly as striking as the watch itself. Crafted from black leather, its black interior calls to mind the lining of the tuxedos which are as synonymous to Bond as the OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300m watches he’s been wearing for more than a decade.

While some of the advanced features will appeal particularly to divers, the « James Bond 007 Collector’s Piece » will prove irresistible to fans of 007 and to anyone interested in elegant, distinctive, state-of-the-technology watches.

The newest film, Quantum of Solace (2008), produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for EON Productions and directed by Marc Forster, will be released internationally in November 2008. Daniel Craig will reprise his role as James Bond for this 22nd film in the Bond series.

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DECEMBER 2007
NEW JAMES BOND CORGI SETS

Corgi is releasing a new set of 1:36 scale models that encapsulates the first and the latest version of the classic James Bond car, Aston Martin DB5 car.

The set comes in a film canister box and includes a booklet telling the history of Bond and Corgi.

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6 AUGUST 2007
OFFICIAL JAMES BOND CALENDER 2008

One of two new official James Bond calendars for 2008 are available to order from the publisher Te Neues Publishing Company for 13.95 EUR.

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15 JULY 2007
OFFICIAL JAMES BOND CALENDER 2008

One of two new official James Bond calendars for 2008 are available to order from the publisher Te Neues Publishing Company for 13.95 EUR.

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23 MAY 2007
TRADING CARDS: THE COMPLETE JAMES BOND

Rittenhouse Archives has assembled the largest set of 007 trading cards set ever, with its upcoming The Complete James Bond.

The 190-card set will cover all 21 Bond films from Dr. No to Casino Royale. Each box contains 1 autograph card and 1 relic card.

Signers include:
• Caterina Murino (Solange)
• Famke Janssen (Xenia Onatopp)
• Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore)
• Izabella Scorupco (Natalya Simonova)
• Judi Dench (M)
• Mads Mikkelson (Le Chiffre)
• Ursula Andress (Honey Ryder)
• Yaphet Kotto (Kananga)

This is their very first Bond card series to feature relic cards as EON Productions opened their archives to us.

Some of the exciting props include:
• Cayman Island Bank Check from Die Another Day
• James Bond Medical Report from The World Is Not Enough
• Fontainebleau Letterhead from Goldfinger
• San Monique Flag from Live and Let Die
• Circus Program from Octopussy
• Casino Chips from Licence To Kill
• Sir Robert King Bank Statement from The World Is Not Enough
• Parahawk Parachute from The World Is Not Enough
• Zorin Industries Patch from A View To A Kill
• Fontainebleau Score Sheet from Goldfinger
• Jinx Medical File from Die Another Day
• Tarot Cards from Live and Let Die
• Casino Chips from The World Is Not Enough
• Casnio L'or Noir Check from The World Is Not Enough
• Bomb Grenade Sack from The Living Daylights
• Osato Stationary from You Only Live Twice
• Playing Cards from Casino Royale
• Casino Chips from Casino Royale

As a bonus, each case will come with an exclusive case-topper dual costume card featuring the Tuxedo and Shirt worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond in "Casino Royale".

For every two cases purchased, you will receive an exclusive autograph card signed by George Lazenby as James Bond.

An exclusive The Complete James Bond Trading Cards collectors album will also be available and contains 15 plastic sheets plus an exclusive autograph card of Jeremy Bulloch as MI6's Smithers.

Set Configuration:
• 190 Base Cards
• 5 Cards Per Pack
• 40 Packs Per Box
• 12 Boxes Per Case
• SRP: $2.10 per pack

The Complete James Bond trading cards box cost $84.00, order it online:
www.scifihobby.com/products/jamesbond/complete/

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14 APRIL 2007
WORLD OF BOND DISC - 2007 EDITION

DMD Digital presents the 2007 'World of Bond' edition of On The Tracks Of 007, the online travel guide to the James Bond filming locations.

This edition features over 785 photos of James Bond locations around the world, a listing-by-film of all locations, 20 Flashback Museum photo slideshows, 29 detailed travel guide stories, clickable maps, 7 location videos (Japan, Meteora, Corfu, Chantilly, Istanbul, Jamaica, Portugal) and much more!

The 29 travel stories included are:
• On top of the Alps (Switzerland, Italy)
• Diamonds from Amsterdam (Amsterdam)
• Samba, soccer, Sugarloaf (Brazil)
• Writing's on the wall (Berlin)
• In the Bahamas (Bahamas)
• Faces of Asia (Hong Kong, Thailand)
• Back to an age of elegance (South of France)
• With the pharaos (Egypt)
• Another time, another place (England)
• The Sunshine State (Florida and Keys)
• La Vie en rose (Paris)
• The rock (Gibraltar)
• A drive in the country (Greece)
• Today and Tomorrow (Hamburg)
• Moonlight over the Bosporus (Istanbul)
• Underneath the mango tree (Jamaica)
• Welcome to Japan, Mr Bond (Japan)
• Hometown of James Bond (London)
• Discovering Isthmus (Mexico)
• The Harlem connection (New Orleans)
• The Big Apple (New York)
• A day at the studios (Pinewood Studios)
• All the time in the world (Portugal)
• 1964-1999: 35 Years of 007 (RAF Northolt)
• Heart of the Mediterranean (Sardinia)
• Gateway to the world (Spain)
• The jewel and the clown (Udaipur)
• Venetian affair (Venice)
• Where East meets West (Vienna)

Written by Martijn Mulder and the late Dirk Kloosterboer, with contributions by Jaume Palau, the travel guide stories bring you exactly where you wanna be, giving you detailed instructions what to do, who to talk to, which fence to climb and even which guard to bribe to get as close to your favorite filming locations as possible.

The most remarkable feature of this edition is the Google Earth™ map section. Carefully compiled location landmark files can be opened with Google Earth™ and for the first time ever it is now possible to go on a virtual tour of the James Bond locations.

On the tracks of 007, the 2007 'World of Bond' Edition is available as a downloadable 411 MB ZIP file, and can be viewed online by subscribers.

Editor's note:
In September 2008, the book edition of On The Tracks Of 007 was published.

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A gateway in Venice as seen in Casino Royale (2006). © 2008 onthetracksof007.com. All rights reserved.

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15 NOVEMBER 2006
OMEGA CASINO ROYALE LIMITED EDITION WATCH

Launch of a new limited edition James Bond Omega watch, the Seamaster Planet Ocean Casino Royale, with Italian Bond girl Caterina Murino (Solange in Casino Royale) joining Bond actors Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig as ambassador for the brand.

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SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN CASINO ROYALE LIMITED EDITION

15 November 2006 - Even whilst relaxing on the beach, only the best is good enough for James Bond, an ethos perfectly reflected in his choice of diving partner. The Seamaster Planet Ocean Casino Royale is a potent combination of technical complexity and aesthetic elegance.

The Planet Ocean model is identified by its distinctive bezel, which recalls the original Seamaster 300 metre models, albeit with a choice between classic and highly contemporary interpretations of this historical theme. Meticulous attention to detail resulted in a slightly different bezel design with a model taking on a resolutely sporty look. The unidirectional rotating bezel has minute graduations for the first fifteen minutes, numbers for the subsequent ten-minute sectors and a luminous triangular marker at 12 o’clock. Other features indicating that this is a professional divers’ watch are the watertight screw-in crown, a screw-in case back and the helium escape valve (located at 10 o’clock and embossed with “He”). The Seamaster Planet Ocean is water resistant to 600 metres (2000 feet).

The matt black dial also offers excellent clarity, thanks to applied luminous hour markers and Arabic numerals at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock, with date window at 3 o’clock. The facetted arrowhead hour and minute hands also have luminous SuperLuminova inserts, and a luminous arrowhead seconds hand with orange tip offers ultimate visibility down to the last second. Beneath the surface is Omega’s calibre 2500 Co-Axial Escapement movement, which is a COSC-certified chronometer and has a power reserve of 48 hours.

The Seamaster Planet Ocean Casino Royale is available with a 45.5 mm diameter case and a black rubber strap. This Limited Edition has exclusive features: the central second hand bears the “007” gun logo in orange, that recalls the code name of the famous MI6 secret agent. The stainless-steel case back is embossed with the “Casino Royale” logo as well as the series number of each Limited Edition watch.

Limited to 5’007 pieces, the Seamaster Planet Ocean “Casino Royale” will be a perfect collector’s item for all James Bond aficionados.

OMEGA OPENS A BOUTIQUE IN SHINSAIBASHI, OSAKA, THE LARGEST IN JAPAN

25 November 2006 - OMEGA opened the largest boutique in Osaka’s most fashionable street Midosuji.

To celebrate the opening of the boutique, a preview party was held in the evening of the 24th.

Ms. Caterina Murino, from the latest 007 movie Casino Royale was the special guest of the event.

Ms. Murino arrived wearing a gold Constellation Iris and commented that she was ‘ happy to be in Japan for the first time and was very excited to see the beautiful and elegant boutique which is exactly the image she has of OMEGA.’

Ms. Murino and the 100 guests (including Japanese celebrities) enjoyed the Casino Royale evening playing roulette and card magic.

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NOVEMBER 2006
CARRERA JAMES BOND RACING SET

Release month for Carrera's new 007 racing car set.

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FALL 2006
TURNBULL AND ASSER JAMES BOND SHIRT

James Bond UK shirt provider, Turnbull and Asser, will launch a special 007 related shirt to coincide with the premiere of CASINO ROYALE.

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Propstore of London: Genuine James Bond props

Prop Store is really holy ground for the collectors with big wallets and James Bond memorabilia collectors in particular.

Sunday 12th June 2005 proved to be yet another memorable day for this passionate Bond fan and collector. My good friend Ajay Chowdhury and I took of on a little journey of our own heading for the North West territories of London, sounds like a fairy tale story but as usual it was with Bond in focus. Or more likely, how to spend a lot of money if you are not thinking carefully.

The final mission was to enter the facility and incredible London warehouse. To those of who haven’t heard of Prop Store before, check out the website for a treasure chest of genuine screen used film props from all types of films. I consider them to be most respectable and honest dealers.

The facilities are not normally open to visitors but they made an exception for which I was very grateful. The owner, Stephen Lane and his associate Tim Lawes, welcomed us with enthusiasm. They showed us unique props such as:

• One of eight surviving jet boats made by ‘Q’ for the pre-title sequence in THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999).

Propstore of London
Propstore of London
• The gigantic and remarkable car for THE LEAGUE OF EXTRA ORDINARY GENTLEMEN starring our beloved Sir Sean Connery.

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• All costumes from I ROBOT.

• Hundreds and hundreds of costumes/crew jackets/accessories from THE LORD OF THE RINGS and PLANET OF THE APES amongst many recognizable films among lots of other things.

As this wasn’t enough, decorating their office was a figure of ‘Yoda’ from the STAR WARS films, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s outfit from TERMINATOR, a small figure of ‘Gollum’ used in THE LORD OF THE RINGS, and finally, two miniature models of spacemen used in Moonraker (1979) (1979).

Propstore of London
Propstore of London
So, what happened to the wallet of yours truly? Well, if anyone wonders about that I can tell you that Dame Jude Dench’s chair back from DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002) ended up in Sweden.

For rare James Bond props on sale, I encourage you to check out the official site: Prop Store.

Anders Frejdh © 2005 From Sweden With Love

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