Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die Edition...
THE LITTLE CAR COMPANY, Aston Martin and EON Productions have collaborated to create a No Time To Die special edition of the Aston Martin DB5 Junior. The car is an electric two-thirds scale version of the iconic Aston Martin DB5 complete with gadgets. Only 125 vehicles will be built, making these the ultimate collector’s item for Bond fans worldwide.
Inspired by the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die (released in cinemas from September 30), the film sees the return of the iconic Aston Martin DB5. This unique collaboration with The Little Car Company has created a gadget-laden collector's item.
The two-thirds scale version of the original comes with a fully electric powertrain and pays homage to the rich shared history of the brands, with Silver Birch paintwork, Smiths instruments, individually numbered chassis plates and Aston Martin badging.
In true Bond style this special edition boasts even greater power and range over the standard DB5 Vantage Junior, giving it a higher level of performance. After extensive development and months of collaboration between the three companies, the car is a truly authentic tribute to both the Aston Martin and 007 brands.
The original Aston Martin DB5 was 3D-scanned for reference, allowing a completely accurate reproduction. Whilst some elements of the car have been replicated, such as the Smiths instruments on the dashboard, some elements have been reimagined for the modern era: the fuel gauge has been converted into a battery meter while the oil temperature now monitors the motor temperature.
The No Time To Die Special Edition has been designed as a convertible and not the fixed head coupe driven by 007. This is to offer seating for an adult and child side by side, allowing all generations of Bond fans to share the love of driving. With multiple driving modes and a range of up to 80 miles, aspiring secret agents should be able to escape any situation.
There are also some secret 'Easter Eggs' hidden within the car for the lucky owners to find!
A quick-release steering wheel allows for a speedy entry and exit for the driver, and when they need to stop in a hurry they can rely on both regenerative braking and high-performance Brembo disc brakes. Bilstein dampers and coilover springs ensure the suspension can handle the performance squeezed into this two-thirds scale marvel.
James Bond’s full-sized Aston Martin DB5 has long been a much-loved character in its own right. No Bond car would be complete without Q style gadgets and the Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die edition is no exception.
Chris Corbould OBE, the Oscar-winning special effects supervisor, has worked on fifteen James Bond films since the early 1980s, and he consulted with The Little Car Company on the development of the car's complex gadgets in miniature; "When I saw the DB5 Junior in the flesh I was amazed at how identical it is to the full-sized car it's stunning and an amazing feat of engineering."
All the gadgets are operated by individual controls in a hidden switch panel in the passenger door. At the push of a button the headlights drop to reveal a twin set of simulated Gatling guns, complete with imitation barrel blasts and flashes. As witnessed in the No Time To Die trailer, the skid mode comes in handy when caught in a tight spot. The No Time To Die special edition also has a unique digital number plate activated through the hidden control panel. And just like the original car, this special edition can produce a smoke screen to aid a successful getaway. Ejected through the rear 'exhaust', the smoke has a supply tank good for an hour of safe smoke before it needs topping up.
Although the DB5 Junior is not road legal, as an authentic Aston Martin model every owner will receive automatic membership of the Aston Martin Owners Club. In addition, all clients will receive complimentary membership of The Little Car Club, allowing them to take part in exclusive events where they, their children and their grandchildren can drive their DB5 Juniors on the most prestigious racetracks.
Ben Hedley, CEO of The Little Car Company: "Regarded as the most famous car in cinematic history, the gadget-laden Aston Martin DB5 awed audiences around the world over fifty years ago. Now that story continues. As part of an exclusive partnership with EON Productions and Aston Martin, we have had the opportunity to create something truly unique for James Bond fans and collectors. We can't wait to see the adventures these cars take with their owners."
Bond fans worldwide are able to secure one of the limited-edition No Time To Die editions of the DB5 Junior by visiting thelittlecar.co/db5junior/007. With only 125 cars being built, build slots are allocated on a first come, first-served basis by placing a fully refundable deposit. Pricing for the car has been set at £90,000, plus local taxes.
Great to play with, environmentally-friendly, natural toys for children and a big hit with parents too!
LEADING THE WAY with a ground-breaking one hundred per cent recyclable "I'm Green" line of bioplastics, ethical children's toy-maker Dantoy is entirely focused on producing toys that are safe for children while caring for the environment. The company hopes to inspire other brands to follow its example and become Greener.
Manufacturing toys that are not only free of chemicals, toxins and pollutants but also have reduced carbon emission in their production, the company recently won the Silver Change for Play award with its bioplastic which is made of at least 90 per cent sugarcane, a recognised sustainable raw material.
Featured here is an eleven-piece baking set from Dantoy's current range of bio-toys. In muted colours of ecru, caramel, pale blue and green, the set comprises of a rolling pin, whisk, large and small bowls, a pastry trimmer and an assortment of shaped cookie cutters, including one for a gingerbread man and a heart.
Stimulating children's awareness of colours and shape, the set encourages youngsters to bake and have some fun. Tactile and practical, the Dantoy 11-Piece Baking Set is suitable for use by children from two years old and upwards; our little 6-year-old testers played with the products happily for hours as soon as they were given them.
Made to last and carrying the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, the toys do not contain the harmful substances such a phthalates, perfume, BPA or endocrine-disruptive substances found in some plastics and they are approved for contact with foods. They are also frost-proof and are microwave and dishwasher safe.
While traditional plastic is made from crude oil, Dantoy's "I'm Green" PE (bioplastic) is made in Central and Southern Brazil from sustainable sugarcane cultivated on controlled, pesticide-free plantations that are harvested every six to twelve months. Ethanol, a form of alcohol, is extracted from sugarcane to make the bioplastic.
The plantations supplying Dantoy Bioplastics are more than 2,500km from the Amazon region. The areas for cultivating are managed by Sugarcane Agroecological Zoning, overseen by Brazil's Federal Government, and transportation for further processing is by train rather than using lorries to keep it more eco-friendly.
Fresh sugarcane is planted every five to seven years and it can be harvested several times a year. Classified as sustainable raw material, sugarcane absorbs carbon dioxide naturally from the air, minimising the greenhouse effect.
For every kilo of the manufactured bioplastic, 3.09kg of carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere. Carbon emission counts are positive right from the plant's budding to being manufactured into bioplastic.
Green-brand Dantoy also uses recycled cardboard for all its packaging and would like to see people buy less but buy well; to appreciate toys and to look after the environment. Not only will your children love using Dantoy's products but they will be perfectly safe too. Everybody can be eco-friendly so by choosing brands from manufacturers who care about children's safety and the future of the planet will all help make a measurable difference. Tested by Maggie Woods and playmates
The fun-to-use Dantoy BIO-Line 11-Piece Baking Set is available now from Amazon.
Finch a movie about a man, a robot and a dog, survivors in a wasteland world, comes to Apple TV+ this November....
In Finch, directed by Miguel Sapochnik, a man, a robot and a dog form an unlikely family in a powerful and moving adventure of one man's quest to ensure that his beloved canine companion will be cared for after he's gone.
Tom Hanks stars as Finch, a robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland. But Finch, who has been living in an underground bunker for a decade, has built a world of his own that he shares with his dog, Goodyear.
He creates a robot, played by Caleb Landry Jones, to watch over Goodyear for when he no longer can. As the trio embarks on a perilous journey into a desolate American West, Finch strives to show his creation, who names himself Jeff, the joy and wonder of what it means to be alive.
Their road trip is paved with both challenges and humor as it's as difficult for Finch to goad Jeff and Goodyear to get along as it is for him to manage the dangers of the new world.
Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens.
After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut.
Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for £4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.
For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.
All-in-one kids camera and 10-second instant print Wi-Fi portable label printer creating waves around the world!
myFirst, a kids tech collection by Oaxis in Singapore has, following on from the hugely successful myFirst Camera Insta 2, has now launched their latest product the myFirst Insta Wi.
The myFirst Insta Wi is a 12MP digital camera that also has a rear and wide-angle selfie lens.
The camera can turn snaps into instant prints in just 10 seconds. The prints are sharp, clear, and quick. This makes the Insta Wi the fastest instant print camera on the market.
myFirst Insta Wi allows for amazing selfies and snap which makes it stand apart from the vast majority of instant print cameras. The Wi has a selfie camera set above its 2.4-inch bright IPS screen and it also takes full HD videos.
It prints on low-cost thermal paper or even thermal sticker paper.
The WI goes toe-to-toe with the heavy hitters of instant printing but pulls ahead on value for money. Each print costs around less than a cent or a penny to do!
With the added Wi-fi feature it comes with a range of labels allowing printouts in a range of styles and sizes and the ability to print anytime, anyplace. Additionally, it comes with a dedicated app and the camera is able to customize labels by drawing, or text, or symbols.
Meaning the Insta Wi can be used everywhere from, home, school, office or park.
This myFirst Camera Wi will redefine the way we use instant printing cameras and label printer. This is the first time these two features are present in one device, making it one of the most useful household devices. It's great for instant print photos, office and book labeling, organisation, and cute decorations and stickers.
The myFirst Insta Wi comes with a memory card slot so photos taken can be saved and printed into color photographs at the user’s leisure and also labels are designed so they can be reused and printed in your own time.
Unlike conventional label printers, the myFirst Insta Wi is lightweight, allowing it to be carried around easily. Ideal for the whole family and especially great for youngsters, the camera is an all-in-one kids camera and portable printer that combines an instant print digital camera with a portable printer.
The myFirst Insta Wi costs just £59 on Kickstarter. It will also be available on myFirst.Tech.
Christmas movie channel GREAT! movies christmas launches this
YOU'RE IN FOR A GREAT CHRISTMAS because the GREAT! movies christmas channel will be appearing on your screens from Thursday 23rd September.
Set to be the go-to channel for Christmas viewing for 2021, this all-new, free-to-air christmas movies pop-up channel will be bursting with feel-good festive films, ranging from Christmas classics, new premieres and wonderfully indulgent treats.
Guaranteed to keep everyone in the holiday spirit from now all the way through to January 2022, the channel launches across Freeview 51, Sky 319, Virgin 424, and Freesat 303 (temporarily replacing GREAT! movies classic).
All day, every day, you'll find a cracking line-up of Yuletide delights including exclusive channel premieres such as A Christmas Melody starring Mariah Carey, Just In Time For Christmas featuring Christopher Lloyd, On Strike For Christmas, The Christmas Sitters, Beaus of Holly, family comedy Call Me Claus with Whoopi Goldberg, A Husband for Christmas, and Crazy for Christmas.
So, if you can’t wait to kick off the festivities at ho-ho-ho-home, tune-in to the GREAT! movies christmas channel.
Annual pop-up channel GREAT! movies christmas is part of Narrative Entertainment's free-to-air TV entertainment network: GREAT! (which, as it name says, consists of GREAT! movies), GREAT! movies action, GREAT! movies classic and GREAT! tv.
The GREAT! channels celebrate the best of movies and TV and make them accessible to everyone enabling friends, families, and communities to come together in great company and connect through a shared love and enjoyment of great content.
All the above channels are available on Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media and Freesat.