Doctor Who annual art, rare James Bond and Project SWORD toys and more up for auction this weekend in Bristol

An illustration for the 1985 Doctor Who AnnualNestling among a huge number of Star Wars, Real Ghostbusters, Corgi and Dinky toys up for auction at East Bristol Auctions on Saturday 29th July 2017 are a number of items that we think will appeal to downthetubes readers, including some rare Doctor Who annual art and some highly collectible toy cars, and some great James Bond models…Doctor Who Annual 1985• A rare and original 1985 Doctor Who Annual panel of artwork depicting Colin Baker as The Doctor. Measuring approximately 33cm x 44cm in Watercolour and ink, the published art an be seen on pages 6 and 7 of the 1985 annual. The auction also includes some art published in a High Chaparral children’s annual published in either the 1960s or 1970s

Corgi Batmobile (Model Number 267) Box Art

• An original vintage Corgi Toys diecast model 267 Batmobile with Batman and Robin. Within the original box, with display stand, both figures, the part-unused string of missiles, Secret Instructions – and the rare cotton lapel badge (which is usually missing). Condition of the model is generally mint to mint+, and the box being good to very good. Seldom seen in this condition

Century 21 Moonbus

A rare Century 21 Toys Limited made Battery Operated ‘Moon Bus’ plastic toy. Within the original box, it appears complete (satellite detached), with original rubber tracks to wheels. These toys featured n the “Project SWORD” text stories in the TV21 comic inspired by Gerry Anderson’s TV shows.

James Bond Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5

An original vintage Corgi Toys diecast model No. 261 James Bond 007 Aston Martin DB5, inspired by the car that appeared in Goldfinger, complete with the ejector seat figure, and “Secret Instructions” to base. Rare.

James Bond Toyota

A rare original vintage Corgi Toys No. 336 James Bond 007 Toyota 2000GT from You Only Live Twice, which is in remarkable ex-shop-stock condition and rare in this form.

Corgi Green Hornet Black Beauty

A rare vintage Corgi Toys made diecast model No. 268 “Black Beauty” from The Green Hornet TV show. It comes with 3x rockets and 2x discs, which is rare (hands up those who lost them all…)

The Real Ghostbusters ECTO 1 - Kenner

An original vintage Kenner made The Real Ghostbusters action figure vehicle Ecto 1. Largely good condition, it’s just missing the decals. Comes with top seat and guns, working claw to rear!

East Bristol Auctions toy sales take place quarterly and the lots for the auction on Saturday 29th July 2017 can be viewed and bid on here on They’re always filled with Dinky, Corgi, Hornby, puppets, dolls, Transformers, MASK, Ghostbusters, Lego, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, Bears, Star Wars, action figures, antique games and anything else encompassed under the ‘toy’ banner. Web:



John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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