Corgi celebrate selling over 7 million units worldwide
of the Aston Martin DB5 diecast model made famous
by James Bond...
Corgi Celebrates 007 Million Record
8th November 2007
Earlier this year Corgi International presented
executives at EON Productions with a unique one-of-a-kind
Corgi presentation plaque to commemorate record breaking
sales exceeding 7 million units of their iconic Aston Martin
DB5 die-cast model (pictured opposite & below).
Since the initial launch of model #261 in 1965 the Corgi
DB5 has undergone some refinements and has seen several incarnations,
but still remains popular with fans of all ages and can still
be found in stores across the globe.
Above: The unique Corgi presentation
plaque produced to commemorate sales exceeding 7,000,000
Corgi International has enjoyed a unique Partnership with EON
Productions and the James Bond Franchise, for over 40 years,
one of the longest
running licensing relationships in toy history.
right up to date Corgi recently signed a new Worldwide Master
Toy and Collectible license with EON. The agreement
runs through 2010 and includes the James Bond classic movie archive,
the as yet untitled James Bond Film #22 due for release in
2008, and any other movies released during its term.
Above: The original 1965 Corgi
Aston Martin DB5 model #261
This worldwide agreement will allow Corgi International to develop
and release an innovative range of both mass market products
and collectibles including: Action Figures, Vehicles, Electronic
Roleplay, Die Cast, High Specification Remote Control and High
Above: The component parts of
the original Corgi model
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