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The name's Bond, James Bond...

In 1962 James Bond made his big screen debut in Dr No. As it was the first film in the series there wasn't that much memorabilia produced on the initial release of the film, just the usual tie-in paperbacks, vinyl soundtrack and a comic book adaptation from Marvel. In the intervening years though there have been plenty of Dr No releases, from model cars by Corgi, Johnny Lighning and Hotwheels to Japanese kits of Honey and figures from the likes of Sideshow Toys and Big Chief Studios. Here’s just some of the merchandise available from 1962 onwards to tie-in with the film.

Agent 007 Mission: Drab (Dr No) mini brochure (Denmark, 1962)
Countre Dr. No four sided synopsis sheet (France, United Artists, 1962)
Counter display carton of 50 James Bond Bic lighters - there are 12 different lighters included - Dr No, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever, Live And Let Die, The Man With The Golden Gun, Moonraker, A View To A Kill, Licence To Kill, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough (Bic, France, 1999)
Special edition collectors set of 12 Bic James Bond lighters in case (Bic, France, 1999)
James Bond Secret Agent 007 Action Toy Set 4 featuring Bond, Domino and Dr No figures and the Dragon Tank (Gilbert Toys, US, 1965)
Dr No soundtrack LP (United Artists Records, US, 1978)
Dr No limited edition soundtrack LP on 180g coloured vinyl (Waxtime in Color, EU, 2018)
Dr No 1:12 scale model kit of James Bond and Honey Rider (Imai, Japan, 1972)
Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder 007 kit (JRC, Japan, 1983)
Dr No EP with excerpts from the film soundtrack (United Artists Records, UK, 1962)
Sound Track Golden Series featuring the James Bond theme and Under The Mango Tree from Dr No (United Artists Records, Japan, 1972)
Al Caiola James Bond theme single (United Artists Records, France, c. mid 1960s)
Dr No comic book (Atlantic Publishing Corporation Ltd., Greece, No.1117, 1970s)
Dr No poster puzzle with approximately 250 uniquely shaped pieces, several of which are Bond inspired - limited to 100 sets worldwide (Event Merchandising Ltd./Wentworth Wooden Puzzles, UK, 2019)
Set of seven cars produced as a promotion by Walmart at the time of the release of Die Another Day on DVD. The set included the Hispano-Suiza from Moonraker, the Toyota 2000GT from You Only Live Twice, the AMC Hornet from The Man With The Golden Gun, the Lotus Esprit from For Your Eyes Only, the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish from Die Another Day, the Sunbeam Tiger from Dr No and a limited edition version of the Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me (Johnny Lightning, US, 2002)
Set of five James Bond cars given away in 2008 by Shell petrol stations in the UK to promote the release of Quantum Of Solace - the set included the Sunbeam Alpine 5 from Dr No, the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger, the Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me, the BMW Z3 Roadster from GoldenEye and the Aston Martin DBS from Quantum Of Solace (Shell, UK, 2008)
Set of ten James Bond cars as part of a promotion in Mexico. Five different cars were featured in packaging using two variations of the film poster artwork. The cars included were the Sunbeam Alpine from Dr No, the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger, the Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me, the BMW Z3 from GoldenEye and the Aston Martin DBS from Quantum Of Solace. The second Lotus Esprit model is kindly signed by Caroline Munro who played Naomi in that film. (Waldos Dollar Imports, Mexico, 2010)
1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible from Dr No in blister pack (Johnny Lightning, US, 2020)
1962 Sunbeam Alpine from Dr No in 60th anniversary packaging (Johnny Lightning, US, 2022)
James Bond Secret Agent 007 No.10 Dr No - with poison vial and No.9 Domino - she lives with danger figures (Gilbert Toys, US, 1965)
Limited edition Dr No Sean Connery figure (Medicom Toys Corporation, Japan, 1998)
Sean Connery as James Bond figure from Dr No (Sideshow Toys, US, 2002)
Joseph Wiseman as Dr No figure from Dr No (Sideshow Toys, US, 2002)
Pop! Movies Honey Ryder from Dr No vinyl figure No.690 (Funko LLC, US, 2019)
Eighteen card set of Dr No commemorative trading cards (Rittenhouse Archives Ltd., US, 2002)
The Marketing of Dr. No - A comprehensive overview of the marketing campaign by Peter Lorenz (Self published, Germany, 2021)
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