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James Bond Lotus Esprit at Retro Con!

August 11, 2021 Leave a comment

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Con… Retro Con…

Frank Bedo and Monica Tulay of Jurassic Adventures have a new toy- A classic Lotus Esprit, very similar to the model seen in the classic 1977 James Bond movie ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’! They’ll have their sleek sports car on the show floor at Retro Con for Secret Agent photo ops with attendees, right next to their JP jeep. The car is deceptively small and difficult to enter/exit, so for the moment they are only doing photos next to the car.

“Can you swim?” No promises yet, but Frank and Monica are also trying to rig up a “Wet Nellie” mode for the show! Representing one of the coolest scenes in James Bond history, where the Esprit drives off a pier and dramatically transforms into a submarine. A full 8 years before M.A.S.K., and 40 years before GTA5 did it! The Bond franchise may have moved to a more gritty and realistic style in recent years, but there’s something to be said of the camp and charm of classic James Bond gadgetry…