Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November is a good month to be a James Bond fan

One of my best friends in high school was enthralled by the mystique of the secret agent world of Ian Fleming's 007 and is still a huge fan of all things related to James Bond as you can tell from his recent Facebook pictures from Halloween showing him dressed in a tuxedo holding a martini in one hand and a toy Walther PPK in the other.  Whether you are a die-hard or casual 007 fan there are a lot of exciting things going on this month featuring the suave agent of her Majesty's Secret Service.  November is truly a good month to be a James Bond fan.

The newest addition to the James Bond saga, the  motion picture SPECTRE debuts Friday, November 6, 2015 at movie theaters across the United States.  In the movie, a cryptic message from 007's past sends him following a trail to uncover the sinister organization known as SPECTRE.  While M battles political forces in an effort to keep the secret service alive, James Bond peels back layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

This new movie directed by Sam Mendes is the twenty-fifth James Bond film and Daniel Craig's fourth performance as 007.  It will also reintroduce the classic Bond nemesis Ernest Stavro Blofeld, played by Christopher Waltz, creating a unifying story arc among the James Bond films starring Daniel Craig.  Blofeld is the super villain parodied by Mike Myers as Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies and the character who has appeared in three James Bond novels (Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and You Only Live Twice) and seven 007 movies (From Russia with Love [1963] Thunderball [1965] You Only Live Twice [1967] Her Majesty's Secret Service [1969] Diamond Are Forever [1971] For Your Eyes Only [1981] and Never Say Never Again [1983] ) was originally created by Ian Fleming himself.   SPECTRE has the highest production budget of any James Bond film and in fact is currently tied with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End for being the second most expensive film to ever be made.

"VARGR" the first story in a new ongoing James Bond comic book series from Dynamite Comics hits store shelves with its first issue on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.  The series written by best-selling writer Warren Ellis.  This series starts off with James Bond returning to London after a mission of vengeance in Helsinki to take up the workload of a fallen 00 Section agent.  But something evil is moving through the back streets of the city and sinister plans are being laid for Bond in Berlin.  CLICK HERE to check out a preview of Dynamite Comics James Bond #1.

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There is a new mobile game for fans to enjoy too!  Join 007 in the action packed multiplayer strategy RPG from Glu, JAMES BOND: WORLD OF ESPIONAGE.  Now available in the Apple App Store and from the Google Play Store for Android devices.  Seduce beautiful allies, drive fantastic cars and execute foul villains as you deploy James Bond and other secret agents around the globe, solve classic missions and build your agency branch in order to take on the coveted role of M as head of MI6 in London and protect the world from mass destruction.

You know James Bond always has some awesome cars to drive and TOY STATE lets you bring some of these cool rides home to play with through their line of 007 remote control toys.  New to the line up is the Aston Martin DB 10 which is featured in the new SPECTRE movie.  This R/C/ toy comes with a secret agent watch that triggers working headlights on the car and provides full-function driving action.  The vehicle requires 2 AAA batteries (not included) and the remote control requires 3 button cell batteries (not included).

Toy State also has a number of remote control cars resembling various vehicles featured in other James Bond movies that instead of using a mock watch have custom-designed video game styled remote controls that provide for full-function radio control driving while also triggering lights, sounds, light-up hidden weapons, and play the signature James Bond theme music.  My favorite is the Quantum of Solace Aston Martin.  CLICK HERE to view all the James Bond remote control cars offered by Hot Toys.

For more information about what is going on in the world of James Bond visit the official web site www.007.com.

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