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 Post subject: Bond Bug
PostPosted: Wed 18 Aug 2010 17:04 pm 
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Split from the Gallery (where only pictures of completed builds are allowed)  :wink:

That looks awesome, Rivera. Great build. Im just building one of these myself but that looks stunning !:thumb:

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Aug 2010 22:16 pm 
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Oh my god!
I actually owned (briefly) TWO of the real things, although one was for spares!
I imagine that an un-built Airfix example will cost me more than I paid for the full sized version?
To be honest, it wasn't a bad thing to drive and as someone who only had a motorcycle liecence at the time, it had a bit more street-cred than a Robin (just!)

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it had a bit more street-cred than a Robin (just!)

Well, I had one back in 1970 and I had no problems attracting the girls,   everyone else thought it was great to watch them get in and out !!   Dont forget this was the era of the mini skirt! I took it to France in 71 and 72 and wherever I parked it the crowds gathered, and when I lifted the hood to get in there was total amazement. Oh happy days. I'll have a look for some photos of it abroad. Lets hope the kit is re-released one day.

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Dont have any photos of mine unfortunately, looking forward to seeing this build progress

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I'll second the call for a re-release. My Dad owned one of these in the early 70's and thought it would be nice to make one for him with his number plate on it.

Then I saw the prices that they go for :shock:

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I'm another ex Bond owner, also had two because the hinged roof broke on the way back from Weston Super Mare and we finished the trip in a side by side motorbike.

I think they may sell a batch if they did re release it, judging by eBay the demand could be there.

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I would for sure buy a kit if rereleased. I recall making this kit at least once when it was still current and always wanted the real thing :)

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One drives past my office on most days- I would certainly buy a re-issue


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Hand up here for one as well. There is one on the bay at the moment for £125 :o

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Robin Jenkis the guy who runs the 'Scale Plastic and Rail' Website owns one. He is a keen modeller and may be able to help with reference pics/material.


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I've taken the freedom to PM some of You guys that have posted here. I have three Bugs in my pile, but none 100% complete.
One are only missing decals, and instructions thou. I don't "need" any of them. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Bond Bug
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Don't think this will get rereleased, isn't the tooling lost?


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 Post subject: Re: Bond Bug
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I hope that is not the case, I would certainly buy one or three of this kit, it is such an iconic vehicle- a real blast from the past.

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 Post subject: Re: Bond Bug
PostPosted: Thu 09 May 2013 17:22 pm 
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rogerbass wrote:
isn't the tooling lost?

If you had checked the History Section :arrow:
viewtopic.php?f=43&t=976
you'd see that the tooling has not been lost :think:

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 Post subject: Re: Bond Bug
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Ratch, can't see anything in your "view topic" to suggest the tooling is still available today?


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 Post subject: Re: Bond Bug
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Roger, we only remark when a tooling has been lost, damaged or retired :idea:
For example :arrow:
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=465

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 Post subject: Re: Bond Bug
PostPosted: Thu 30 May 2013 15:31 pm 
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Airfix still have the mould. It was scheduled for a release, along with the Beach Buggy, around 2007/8 ish but in the end was not.

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 Post subject: Re: Bond Bug
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So begs the question, why don't they re-release the Bond Bug and the Beach Buggy, the Bond Bugs sell for silly money for vintage editions so there must be interest and so far nearly 3000 people have read this thread, so maybe we should all email Airfix and get them moving. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Bond Bug
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Just because a subject fetches silly money on e-bay doesn't mean there's a viable market for a production run :(

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 Post subject: Re: Bond Bug
PostPosted: Fri 07 Jun 2013 22:31 pm 
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rogerbass wrote:
So begs the question, why don't they re-release the Bond Bug and the Beach Buggy, the Bond Bugs sell for silly money for vintage editions so there must be interest and so far nearly 3000 people have read this thread, so maybe we should all email Airfix and get them moving. :D

Nearly 11,000 people have read my w.i.p. page,doesn't mean that all like it.

3000 kits at say a tenner each,where's the profit in that to a largish company?

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