As a Navy Commander, James Bond is well versed in the sub-aquatic and has used numerous underwater gadgets in his five decades onscreen, two of the most famous being the "Breathers" seen originally in 1965's Thunderball
, and then revisited in a revised form in 2002's Die Another Day
. While not the same prop, they share a common heritage and this set showcases their evolution. Both replicas in one set designed to honor and celebrate the art of the 007 film prop! Issued to Bond in the Bahamas, the Thunderball
prop is famously used by 007 to infiltrate Largo's lair through the shark infested pool. With direct homage to Thunderball
, Bond is issued an updated version of the breather in Die Another Day
. The Factory Entertainment Breather Evolution Set prop replicas were created after exhaustive and careful study of surviving props in the EON Productions archives and reference materials such as blueprints, photographs and reference documents. Both replicas come with a museum quality display stand, acrylic cover, numbered limited edition plaque, Certificate of Authenticity, and detailed prop story booklet.
In Shops: Apr 30, 2014