James Bond Thunderball Toys Price Guide – Whilst looking at some James Bond toy auction results we came across the amazing 007 Underwater Battle game from the film Thunderball which was selling for well over $1,000 / £1,000. In fact in our opinion Thunderball has some of the best toys and game releases of any of the early Bond films. This James Bond Thunderball Toys Price Guide feature takes a look a some of the original toys and games created around the original Thunderball movie release. (click to view James Bond Thunderball items on ebay).
Thunderball is one of the classic entries in the James Bond franchise. The 1965 film, starring Sean Connery as 007, set the standard for what all Bond movies could be. Action, suspense and gadgets are all part and parcel of the film, with some incredible underwater scenes that remain amazing to this day. It follows Bond’s mission to prevent a hijacked NATO plane filled with nuclear weapons from being used by SPECTRE agents; it features iconic moments such as jet packs and the beginning of SPECTRE’s Number Two both getting their comeuppance.
The underwater battle scene does seem to have the most influence on many of the toys and games created.
The Classic Underwater Battle
The underwater battle in the 1965 classic James Bond film Thunderball is a classic of cinematic history. It stands out for its highly detailed camera work and beautiful special effects, not to mention the epic scale of the entire scene. Watching Sean Connery’s daring heroics as he takes on the underwater villains remains one of the most iconic moments of the entire franchise. The battle sequences combines suspenseful fights with comedic banter, providing an engaging viewing experience that will get any viewers heart pounding in anticipation. It is an unforgettable moment full of action and adventure that only 007 can provide.
The underwater battle in Thunderball (1965) is a spectacular finale to the film. Bond (Sean Connery) uncovers SPECTRE’s Number Two Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi)’s plot to hold NATO to ransom with two stolen nuclear warheads. After 007 is captured by Largo, CIA Agent Felix Leiter (Rik Van Nutter) orders the US Coast Guard to parachute in and engage Largo’s men beneath the hull of Largo’s boat the Disco Volante. What follows is a spectacularly choreographed battle that is as beautiful as it is thrilling.
The 007 Underwater Battle Game from Tri-ang enables players to create the Largo v James Bond battle. The set is a key game for collectors and complete sets in good boxes have sold for $1,600 on ebay. The set includes a number of figures including red and black Frogmen, a Largo model and sharks.