The website states that the first three figures in the James Bond range have been developed in collaboration with EON Productions Ltd. and feature faithfully realised character likenesses, beautifully detailed hand-tailored costume, accurate miniaturised accessories and a light-up display base. The artists have spent months pouring over reference material and still photographs to ensure that these figures are the very best representation produced.
The 30,48 cm figures will be available in two editions: First Edition and Limited Edition. The First Edition Sixth Scale Figures are limited to the first 700 pieces of each character and offer collectors the opportunity to obtain the lowest numbered figures. In addition to the lower numbers the First Edition figures come with additional accessories, which are exclusive and not available separately, or in the standard Limited addition. As an added bonus the First Edition figures also come with a special slipcase which features gold foil gun barrel motif, First Edition branding and the unique number on the back. The First Edition figures are exclusively available direct from BIG Chief Studios. The additional accessories will not be made available separately at a later date.
The Limited Edition Sixth Scale Figures come with all of the standard accessories and packaging and are numbered from 701 onwards. The final overall edition size will be confirmed at a later date.
So what exactly will each of the figures cost you? The price on the Big Chief website is listed with £ 209,99 (€ 246,45 / $ 262,38) for both the First and Limited edition. There is the possibility of a monthly payment plan. If you’re a die-hard collector, you definitely have to get your hands on those. For the occasional collector, these might well exceed the budget – no matter if you buy just one or the full set.
Judging from the range of photos on the individual pre-order pages, I think that grim looking James Bond and Auric Goldfinger don’t really look the part. Oddjob however is perfect and has a wonderful likeness. Judge for yourself…beauty is, as we know, in the eye of the beholder.
Benjamin Lind became a James Bond fan at the age of 15 and has since closely followed the production of every film since 'Tomorrow Never Dies'. Apart from writing about Bond, he is a founding member of the James Bond Club Germany and holds a position as advisor in its executive committee. In 2016, Lind released a charity documentary film entitled 'A Bond For Life - How James Bond changed my Life' in support of UNICEF.