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Reflections in a GoldenEye

In November 1995 I went to see GoldenEye in the cinema for my 15th birthday. Like many others growing up in the UK in the 80s and 90s I had seen most of the Bond films on TV over Bank Holidays and on old VHS copies, but this was the first 007 adventure I had seen on the big screen. It was from here that my love affair with the man in the tuxedo started, and from then on there was no turning back, I was hooked. My collection of Bond memorabilia official started with a LP of The Spy Who Loved Me soundtrack given to me by a family friend, but it was with the release of Pierce Brosnan's first outing as 007 that it really kicked off. Below are just some of the many items that have been released from 1995 onwards to tie-in with the excellent GoldenEye, forever my first cinematic Bond adventure.

GoldenEye widescreen limited edition (No. 642 of 15,000) boxset with VHS, Tina Turner CD single, Parker pen and a copy of 007 Magazine dedicated to the film (MGM/UA Home Video, UK, 1996)
Peanut dispenser promoting GoldenEye (Ultje & Co., Netherlands, 1995)
GoldenEye peanut box that would be inside the dispenser shown above (Ultje & Co., Netherlands, 1995)
GoldenEye promotional Pepsi can - this is just one a series of cans released in Singapore (Pepsi-Cola, Singapore, 1995)
GoldenEye promotional box of Shreddies cereal (Post, Canada, 1995)
GoldenEye John West promotional lunchbox (John West, UK, 1995)
GoldenEye promotional Smirnoff bottle with chances to win free cinema tickets (Smirnoff, UK, 1995)
GoldenEye promotional shop display box of Terry's chocolate bars (Joseph Terry & Sons, UK, 1995)
GoldenEye small promotional Perrier bottle of water (Coca-Cola Schweppes, France, 1995)
GoldenEye promotional Perrier cocktail stirrers (Coca-Cola Schweppes, France, 1995)
GoldenEye Parker ball pen with gift box as featured in the film (Parker Pen Company, UK, 1995)
GoldenEye £2 BT phonecard - no5 in a series of 6 (BT, UK, 1995)
Wilkinson Sword Protector razor in GoldenEye promotional packaging (Wilkinson Sword, UK, 1995)
Limited edition Revlon individually packaged make-up sets inspired by From Russia With Love, Diamonds Are Forever, The Spy Who Loved Me and GoldenEye. Each set contains a bottle of nail varnish, lipstick and eye shadow (Revlon, US, 2002)
Counter display carton of 50 James Bond Bic lighters - there are 12 dufferent 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)
GoldenEye original motion picture soundtrack (Virgin Records, UK, 1995). This is the special edition gold disk version.
GoldenEye original motion picture soundtrack (EMI Records Ltd., UK, 1995)
GoldenEye Official Movie Souvenir Magazine (Titan Magazines, UK, 1995)
GQ magazine with GoldenEye cover and article (Condé Nast Publications Ltd., UK, October 1995)
Cinescape magazine with GoldenEye cover and article (Cinescape Group Inc., US, November 1995)
Odeon Movie Goer magazine with GoldenEye cover and article (Allied Media Ltd., UK, November 1995)
Flicks magazine with GoldenEye cover and article (Flicks Publications Ltd., UK, Vol.8 No.11, November 1995)
American Cinematographer magazine with GoldenEye cover and article (ASC Holding Corp., US, Vol.76 No.12, December 1995)
MovieStar magazine with GoldenEye cover and article (Medien Publikations, Germany, Nr.16, December 1995)
Impact magazine with GoldenEye cover and article (M.A.I Publications, UK, December 1995)
Model & Collectors Mart magazine with GoldenEye cover and articles (Aceville Publications Ltd., UK, December 1995)
Empire magazine with GoldenEye cover and articles (Emap Metro, UK, Issue.78, December 1995)
SFX magazine with GoldenEye cover and article (Future Publishing Ltd., UK, No.7, December 1995)
Film Review magazine with GoldenEye cover and article (Visual Imagination Ltd., UK, December 1995)
007 Magazine GoldenEye Special (007 Magazine, UK, Issue.29, 1996)
Sci-Fi Universe magazine with GoldenEye cover and article (LFP Inc., US, January 1996)
Collecting 007 magazine - the magazine of the James Bond Collectors Club (Solo Publishing, UK, No.15, Winter 1997)
GoldenEye paperback novelisation by John Gardner (Coronet, UK, 1995)
GoldenEye paperback novelisation by John Gardner (Boulevard Books, US, 1995)
GoldenEye advance poster (OPS, US, 1995)
GoldenEye general release poster (OPS, US, 1995)
Small GoldenEye Smirnoff promotional poster that can be 'brought to life' with special 3D glasses (Smirnoff, UK, 1995)
GoldenEye folded teaser poster given away with Total Film magazine (Future Publishing Ltd., UK, c.1995)
Small GoldenEye poster signed by Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli that I won as part of a competition run by the official 007 website (UK, 2012)
The Making of GoldenEye by Garth Pearce (Boxtree, UK, 1995)
GoldenEye European Charity Premiere brochure from the event held on 21st November 1995 at the Odeon Leicester Square (UK, 1995)
GoldenEye synposis sheet (MGM/UA Distribution Co., UK, 1995)
Small GoldenEye brochure (Neuer Filmkurier, Austria, 1995)
GoldenEye souvenir brochure (Maker unknown, Japan, 1995)
The officical comics adaptation of the hit film GoldenEye issue 1 of 3 written by Don McGregor (Topps Comics, US, 1996)
The News with GoldenEye cover and article (The News, UK, 23rd November 1995)
Competition flyer with a chance to win the Making of GoldenEye book and CD soundtrack (Select Soundtracks, UK, 1995)
Packet of promotional GoldenEye batteries (Varta, Netherlands, 1995)
Varta batteries GoldenEye promotional flyer (Varta, Netherlands, 1995)
GoldenEye callcards flyer (Space Enterprise Ltd., UK, 1995)
Currys GoldenEye small competition flyer (Currys, UK, 1995)
Currys GoldenEye promotional booklet (Currys, UK, 1995)
Daily Mirror GoldenEye lottery flyer (Daily Mirror, UK, 1995)
Smirnoff GoldenEye gamecard (Smirnoff, UK, 1995)
GoldenEye promotional satchel (Maker unknown, UK, 1995)
GoldenEye promotional pocket camera (Maker unknown, UK, 1995)
Blockbuster GoldenEye VHS release flyer (Blockbuster, UK, 1996)
Large triangular GoldenEye cardboard cinema display hanger (MGM/UA Distribution Co., UK, 1995)
Smirnoff shop bunting to promote their GoldenEye competition (Smirnoff, UK, 1995)
Terry's Chocolate Orange promotional shelf hanger to promote their 'Win a 007 BMW Z3' competition (Terry's, UK, 1995-97)
Varta batteries shop counter display stand to promote their tie-in with GoldenEye in 1995 (Varta, Netherlands, 1995)
Smirnoff GoldenEye competition shop counter display stand with flyer and 3D glasses in the shape of a bottle (Smirnoff, UK, 1995)
GoldenEye electronic grip game (Tiger Electronics Ltd., US, 1995)
GoldenEye 007 Wii game (Activision Publishing Inc., UK, 2010)
GoldenEye James Bond figure (Dragon Models Ltd., Japan, 1995)
Limited edition Action Man figure of James Bond from GoldenEye (Hasbro International Inc., US, 1999)
GoldenEye Pierce Brosnan figure kit (Dragon Models Ltd., Japan, 1995)
GoldenEye carded handcuffs (Lone Star / Wicke, Germany, 1995)
Three small James Bond badges - GoldenEye metal pin badge (left), The World Is Not Enough Energizer batteries promotional badge (middle) and Never Say Never Again promotional badge (right)
Aston Martin DB5 from GoldenEye - model no. 96657 (Corgi, UK, 1995)
Ferrari 355 from GoldenEye - model no. 92978 (Corgi, UK, 1995)
Promotional 1:87 scale version of the BMW Z3 from GoldenEye (BMW, Germany, 1995)
Remote Control large scale BMW Z3 from GoldenEye (Tchibo, Germany, 1995)
Small boxed BMW Z3 from GoldenEye - model number TY95501. Part of a set of 8 models in the range (Corgi, UK, 2003)
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)
GoldenEye Walther PPK toy gun and silencer gun set (Lone Star / Wicke, Germany, 1995)
GoldenEye holster for the Walther PPK shown above (Lone Star / Wicke, Germany, 1995)
GoldenEye magicaps shop counter carton (Merlin Publishing International PLC, UK, 1995)
GoldenEye stickers counter display box (Merlin Publishing International PLC, UK, 1995)
GoldenEye sticker album for the stickers shown above (Merlin Publishing International PLC, UK, 1995)
GoldenEye P1 promo trading card (Graffiti, US, 1995)
GoldenEye promo trading card flyer (Graffiti, US, 1995)
GoldenEye trading cards counter box (Graffiti, US, 1995)
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