Wednesday, October 31, 2012

10/31/12: 007 Car and Beat Makerz Car from Toy State

Adding to my Holiday Gift Guide is a fun toy for any boy on your list. Toy State released cool cars in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movie franchise.  This is a new line under the 007 brand.  The one I received is the  Die Another Day 007 Aston Marton V12 Vanquish Secret Agent Car.   
Despite Evan now knowing who 007 is he still can identify with Spy cars.  Being a 7 year old boy he is very in to Spy gear.  He was very excited to see the cool features on this toy.
As a matter of fact so was our dog.  Fred really liked chasing the car around.  It moves, plays Bond music, lights up and has guns that pop up and make shooting noises.
You can see this better in the short video of it in action (excuse the darkness as we have no power thanks to Hurricane Sandy):
Here it is in the box.  It does include batteries which is always a plus when you have an impatient child waiting for you to open a toy.
Here is some more information about the 007 line:
Designed with the aspiring secret agent and ultimate James Bond fan in mind, the 007™ toy line feature replicas of the cars seen in popular Bond films such as Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Quantum of Solace, as well as the top secret feature car from the upcoming latest installment in the franchise, Skyfall. Featuring classic Aston Martin, Lotus and Ford models, each 007 car is fully equipped with Toy State’s best-in-class lights and sound play features, including Bond-style alterations straight from Q’s lab! Unlock secret weapon reveals, dramatic spinout and chase sequences, and exciting radio-controlled wheelie action, with the iconic James Bond Theme serving as the soundtrack for all of the play fun!
“Toy State has effectively captured 007’s signature style in creating authentic replicas of some of the James Bond franchise’s most celebrated cars,” said Michael Tavares, Licensing Director of Danjaq LLC. “We look forward to the release of these toys and seeing their contribution to the excitement of our 50th Anniversary year and the release of Skyfall worldwide.”
We also received the Toy State Beat Markerz Car.  This car is cool in the fact that it lights up and plays some cool music.  You can even control the music.
 With the DUB Beat Makerz DL4 Luxury Car your child can be a DJ! There is a sound board on top of the vehicle to select which instruments you want to play.  You can even scratch and use car effects.  Very cool. 
Here it is as packaged:
Here is some video of it in action:
 You can find more info from the Toy State Website.
Twitter: @toystate
Disclosure:  This toy was received for review purposes.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions are my own.

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