Press release: Big Chief Studios Ltd announced today that it is to produce a range of high-end collectables based on the classic James Bond film series.
Working in collaboration with Eon Productions, producers of the James Bond films, the first wave of figures will feature characters from the 1964 classic Goldfinger including: agent 007 James Bond (Sean Connery) in his iconic grey three-piece suit; treacherous villain Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) and formidable henchman Oddjob (Harold Sakata).
Initial product offerings will be focused around the very first films in the series featuring Sean Connery as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 and will include the world-dominating villains, lethal henchmen and intelligent enchanting women of Bond. The highly detailed figures will feature accurate character likenesses, authentically styled hand-tailored costumes and accessories. The range will be further enhanced and expanded with additional characters from the James Bond film series.
Initial product releases will be available direct to consumers via Big Chief’s dedicated website (www.bigchiefstudios.co.uk), www.007.com and through select hobby and specialist retailers.
Fans around the world have eagerly awaited a new officially licensed range of high-end figures based on the James Bond films. There is no brand more iconic and identifiable with Great Britain than James Bond, so it is particularly fitting that Eon Productions have chosen a UK company as their appointed partner. Big Chief Studios Ltd. is comprised of industry veterans with the experience and passion to deliver high quality collectables. Specialising in the design, development and manufacture of gift, collectable and toy products, and offices in both Birmingham and Hemel Hempstead, the company has a network of distribution channels. Big Chief is working hard to deliver the very best collectables for fans of the world’s greatest spy.
Eon Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising. Eon Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-four films produced since 1962. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and SPECTRE.
The deal was brokered by IMG, the exclusive global licensing agent for the James Bond 007 franchise.