May 022010
 

Apologies for the lack of news since last Christmas, but life gets in the way of the internet sometimes. I have recently started a new job as Executive Director for the Powell County Chamber of Commerce, in my home town of Deer Lodge Montana. I’m also still working part time at the Old Montana Prison Museums. Settling into the new job very well, but it does take up time and thought, so I’ve not been able to get my mind on my own business Bondpix. Hopefully that will change as time goes by, and more Bond Collectibles will be arriving later this month.

The Battle For Bond first edition book by Robert Sellers

Battle For Bond

Talking of Bond Collectibles, I have just got my hands on a spare copy of the rare First Edition of Robert Sellers excellent opus on the ‘Thunderball’ saga, ‘The Battle for Bond’. Withdrawn due to legal pressure from the Ian Fleming Will Trust, only the truncated 2nd Edition is generally available.

I hope everyone has a great Spring and Summer, and that the delay on the next Bond film doesn’t go on for much longer.

Best wishes

David Williams

www.bondpix.com/shop

Dec 222009
 

Bondpix James Bond Collectibles Online Store

Seasons Greetings from Montana

To our valued customers who have supported us in 2009 we wish to extend our sincerest thanks, and hope we have the pleasure of serving you again in 2010. If you have yet to buy James Bond collectibles from Bondpix, we hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you into the Bondpix Family in the near future.

So, as 2009 draws to an end, we hope 2010 brings peace and prosperity to all.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

David and Val Williams, Montana USA

www.bondpix.com/shop

Use the Coupon Code ‘XMAS2009′ on the shopping cart page to receive a $5.00 discount on your next order (Valid until 31st January 2010 on all orders over $29.99)

Jan 262009
 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Bit of Bond

The 14th of February approaches, and that brings with it the eternal question of what to buy your better half for Valentines Day. Chocolates are too fattening and give you spots, flowers wilt too fast and can give you hay fever, and a brand new vacuum cleaner may give you a smack on the head!

Be different this year and buy your loved one an Aston Martin DB5, a BMW Z8 or a Jaguar XKR Roadster complete with rockets, mortars and gattling gun! James Bond Collectibles make great gifts!

To be even more romantic, why not buy the Bond Girl in your life a bottle of Avon’s Bond Girl Perfume, now only $20 (a saving of $10 on the MRRP.)

More gift ideas are below and on our website at bondpix.com/shop, and we still have lots of items for sale at under $10 each (well, we are in a recession!).

For a limited time only, spend over $50 and receive a 10% discount, spend over $100 and get 15% OFF! Discounts will be applied automatically to your shopping cart.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY










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Jan 042009
 

Val and David would like to wish all our friends and customers a very Happy New Year.

Here’s hoping 2009 is a healthy and prosperous year for us all.

2008 was a great year for all James Bond fans, with the 100th Anniversary of the birth of author Ian Fleming, the publication of a new James Bond novel by Sebastian Faulkes, and of course the new movie with Daniel Craig as 007, ‘Quantum of Solace’. Not to mention a lot more books about Fleming and 007 that were released throughout the year. 2009 may be a quieter time for us Bond Fans, but I’m sure there’ll still be plenty for us to talk about over the coming 12 months. There’s never a dull moment in the world of 007!

Below is a selection of James Bond collectibles recently added to our online store.

Final couple of days to purchase the AVON Bond Girl 007 perfume and use the free movie ticket to see ‘Quantum of Solace’ (coupon code available via email for immediate use – expires January 7th). Now available for $10 off the MRRP, for a limited time only.



















Dec 032008
 

Christmas Shopping, Bond Style

Just in time for the Festive Holidays, we have just listed a new set of James Bond Collectibles. You can see a selection of our latest acquisitions below this message.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a Bond movie on TV, and if you like watching your 007 films uncut and without the commercials we have the Region One (US/Canada) 2 disc Ultimate Edition DVD’s for only $9.99 each. Or buy the whole 21 movie boxed set for just $149.99! Get in quick, we have very limited stocks.

There’s nothing like a good book to curl up with on those cold winter days, so don’t forget the man who started it all, Ian Fleming. As the Fleming Centenary comes to a close, you can buy his thrilling novels from only $7.99 each from our store.

Many more great gift ideas are available, please go to our online store at www.bondpix.com/shop

For Non-US/International orders, please ensure we receive payment before Tuesday 9th December for Christmas delivery to Canada/Europe/Australia/Asia/Mexico. Within the US, you can order anytime before 19th December. (Obviously, Christmas Delivery is entirely dependent upon the US Postal Service and International Carriers. Unfortunately, they are not as reliable as Santa! However, we will our very best to ensure your parcel arrives before the big day.)

Whether you shop with us or elsewhere, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful and Happy New Year.

David and Valerie Williams

Montana, USA






















Nov 202008
 

Save on 007 goodies

Ultimate Edition James Bond DVD Boxed Set

Now that most of us have had a chance to see the new Bond film ‘Quantum of Solace‘, maybe it’s time to catch up on 007′s previous exploits. If you have yet to purchase the Ultimate Edition James Bond DVD’s, you may be interested in our sale of the Region 1 two-disc versions. Until recently the individual films have not been available on 2-disc DVD sets in the US, you could only buy them in sets of five. The ones that are now on sale, from the likes of Amazon etc., have new, and I believe, inferior cover designs. If you’d like to add or complete your Bond DVD collection, we have the original cover designs on sale for only $9.99 each. Or you can buy the complete box set of 21 films for only $149.99. These are the 2 disc versions, with all of the special features and documentaries on disc 2.
James Bond Poster set
We have also just listed a wonderful set of all 22 James Bond movie posters. Each one measure 24″ x 36″ and are recent reprints of various designs. Only $99.99 for all 22! If you are interested in individual titles, please let us know as we may have them available for sale soon.

James Bond MonopolyJust in time for Christmas comes the Ultimate James Bond Monopoly game. This differs from the version that was released a few years ago by being customizable, with re-usable stickers representing 50 Bond locations. The tokens are also different, so even if you own the 2006 release of this famous board game, be sure to get this new version. Only $39.99 while stocks last.
Doctor No Collectible plate from Franklin Mint
Also, still proving very popular, are the Franklin Mint Collectible ‘Sean Connery as James Bond’ plates. Long since out of production, a set recently sold for over $500 on eBay. However, we’re not greedy, we have them available from $39.99 each.

James Bond Movie BooksWe still have lots of books, from the classic novels by Ian Fleming to books about the history of the movies. Most are no longer in print, and some are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain. Add them to your Christmas list, or put one in your own Xmas stocking.

Happy Thanksgiving!

David and Valerie Williams

http://www.bondpix.com/shop

Jul 022008
 

New James Bond Novel

Devil May Care:

The NEW James Bond Novel by Sebastian Faulks (writing as Ian Fleming)

We have just received delivery of this limited edition of the new James Bond novel. This is number 250 of only 300 copies made available worldwide, the splendid Bentley Special Series Edition. Beautifully bound in leather, with stitching to match the luxury car makers upholstery, this book also contains a die cast model of James Bonds Mark VI Bentley, ‘the ‘Locomotive’ as Fleming referred to it. Completely sold out in the UK, the only available copies are now in the US, and this is one of only 100 copies for sale here. We ship worldwide, so if this is the book your personal library is calling out for (and it should be), purchase it today and it could soon be on its way into your collection. Click here for more details.

Although this particular edition of ‘Devil May Care’ has never been read, I did purchase a copy of the UK edition a few weeks ago, here are my thoughts (for what they are worth).

Faulks manages to bring the writing style of Fleming back from the Sixties, without it being too much of a pastiche. The story moves along at a brisk pace, although never quite living up to the ‘Fleming sweep’. The characters were interesting, with a twist to one that was a bit of a surprise. I thought the tennis match worked much better than I expected when I first heard about it, very much in the style of the great battles on the golf course or around the casino tables that Fleming thrilled us with. The appearance of the ‘Caspian Sea Monster’ was inspired, a machine I always thought belonged in Bond’s universe more than our own. Overall I thought it a very enjoyable read, a welcome return of the Adult Bond thriller. Hopefully more Bond novels will be appearing in bookshops before too long.

David Williams (www.bondpix.com)

Montana, USA

July 2nd 2008

May 272008
 

or ‘How I came to love Ian Fleming, James Bond and John Barry.’

James Bond novels by Ian Fleming I’m not sure of the exact date, but it was likely in the late 1960′s that I was first transported into the thrilling world of Ian Fleming. His 6th novel, ‘Dr. No’, was offered to me for a few pennies by my cousin Ray, who purloined it from his Granddad. This slightly tattered blue paperback, with its intriguing spider’s web cover, soon became my favourite book, easily surpassing Enid Blyton’s ‘Famous Five’ adventures and Blue Peter annuals. The heady mixture (for a nine year old at least) of thrills, adventure, exotic locations and girls stirred something inside me, and the search was on for more of the same. The inside provided a list of other James Bond Thrillers, and over the next few years I hunted them all down.

Doctor No and Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming My second Bond book turned up one day whilst I was recovering from a bout of the measles. My Mum bought ‘Live and Let Die’ to me as I lay in bed, and all of a sudden I felt a whole lot better. This wonderful gift seemed to proclaim that I was no longer my Mummy’s little boy, but a young man, authorised to read these ‘racy’ adult thrillers, full of violent deaths and pert breasts. The cover was the poster art for the film starring Roger Moore, and by this time I was already familiar with the James Bond films. I saw my first, ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’, in early 1970, having been taken to our local Regal cinema in Edmonton, North London by my parents. For days after I could be found hard at work designing go-karts loaded with machine guns and grenade launchers. That would impress the local gang from nearby Crescent Avenue, I thought.

The gold Corgi Aston Martin DB5The rest were bought from various bookshops in London, or during annual holidays to South Coast seaside resorts such as Brighton (where I later learnt Ian Fleming had recuperated after his penultimate heart attack). These books added to my mounting James Bond Collection, which included Corgi’s gold Aston Martin DB5, which has long since lost it’s box and hapless passenger. One of the first LP’s (remember those, made of vinyl?) I ever bought was the ‘Special 10th James Bond Collection 10th Annivesary LP sountrack albumAnniversary Edition: James Bond Collection’ containing a selection of music from ‘Doctor No’ to ‘Diamonds Are Forever’. From an early age, John Barry was much more to my musical tastes than the Beatles or Rolling Stones. Mum would often shout up to me ‘shut up go to sleep’ as I lay in my bed humming the Bond themes out loud. When the Bond films started to appear on ITV back in the seventies, I would record the audio on my cassette recorder, and cut out the movie descriptions from the Radio and TV Times listing magazines. How I longed for a video recorder in those pre-VHS days.

It was in the early 1980’s that I discovered the James Bond British Fan Club, run by its founder Ross Hendry. Their club magazine ‘007’ was on a shelf at ‘Forbidden Planet’ in London’s West End as I perused the store for Bond books and other collectibles. It had George Lazenby on the cover, so I bought it and on the The James Bond British Fan Club magazine 007way home read it from cover to cover. A few days later, my cheque was in the post and I became a member. That started the next frantic phase of collecting 007. Books, magazines, toy vehicles, a few posters and other miscellaneous items found their way to my small, cramped bedroom and into my Bond Collection.

Since then I’ve continued in my quest for all things James Bond, reading all of the continuation novels by Amis, Gardner and Benson, and going to the cinema to see Lazenby, Connery, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan and Craig perform as Bond. I had the very good fortune to attend filming of two of Brosnan’s 007 movies ‘The World Is Not Enough’ and ‘Die Another Day’, and got to meet many of the unsung heroes of the Bond movies, the fearless men and women of the action unit and stunt team. I was alongside the red carpet as the stars walkedA collection of Ian Fleming and James Bond memorabilia to the World Premiere of ‘Die Another Day’ at the Royal Albert Hall. It was through my work shooting stills as a freelance photographer on ‘TWINE’ that I first came into contact with a female Bond fan from the United States. Her name was Val, and over the next 2 years we became very good friends. The Fleming Effect finally took hold of us both, and in the summer of 2002 we became man and wife. We now live happily together in the Treasure State of Montana, where we jointly run Bondpix Freelance Photography. So you could say that, thanks to Ian Fleming and his fictional alter ego James Bond, I am now living the ‘soft life’, happy and content half a world away from my roots.

And loving every minute of it! Thanks Ian, and Happy Birthday.

David Williams: Montana, USA, May 28th 2008

In Remembrance of Ian Lancaster Fleming: Born 28th May 1908 – Died August 12th 1964

‘I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time’ – Ian Fleming

Nov 172007
 

A View…to a Boat Chase.
Trailer for the DVD showing behind the scenes filming of the exciting boat chase from the James Bond 007 movie ‘The World Is Not Enough’. Includes exclusive footage of Pierce Brosnan performing his own stunts on the River Thames and in London’s Docklands. Plus amazing explosions and other fantastic stunts.

You can purchase the full Special Edition DVD now from this link: A View To A Boat Chase