13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 4 September 2008
My own example of this model was bought 30+ years ago, and despite having chipped paint, has lasted remarkably well. I even have the original baddie in the ejector seat. I keep it as a treasured memento of my childhood.
However, the good condition of my toy was recently threatened when my four year old son found it, and nagged at me to give it to him. At first I managed to delay him by giving him my old Spy who Loved Me Lotus, which let's be honest is ok, but not a patch on the DB5; before long he was back, calling me a "meanie" for not giving it to him and making me feel very guilty.
The solution to the problem came with the purchase of this re-issue which I have given him instead. It is almost an exact replica of my old one (there are slight differences, but they're not worth going into). In some ways the new one is better detailed, while retaining the essential working features, ie front guns, rear protector and ejector seat complete with baddie.
So now we're both happy. He's got his, and I've still got mine. It's early days, but I'm hopeful that his will last him for 30 years, as mine has.
14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 26 May 2004
This set is good value for money and is brilliant for a beginner collecter. If not for the collector, this set is fun for young children to play with. They are well made so they will last for a long time. For the James Bond fan, these are a good boost to your collection.