James Bond collectibles: Barbie gets in the act

Move over, Ken. Barbie has entered the world of James Bond, at least 007 collectibles.

Got $34.99 burning a hole in your pocket? Well, for that price you can get one of these 007 Barbies: a Pussy Galore Barbie resembling Honor Blackman; a Honey Ryder Barbie resembling Ursula Andress; and a Jinx Barbie, resembling Halle Berry.

This isn’t the first time Barbie has been involved with 007. Back in 2003, Mattel offered a 007 Ken and Barbie collector set with “fabulous ensemble created by Lindy Hemming, the Academy Award®-winning designer enlisted for” Die Another Day.

The Our Man From Bond weblog wrote about this a few days ago.

Saab, once 007’s ride, won’t live to die another day

James Bond has escaped many death traps. It appears that Saab, which was 007’s car of choice in a few John Gardner novels, will not live to die another day.

General Motors Co. said today it would begin to “wind down” Saab after a last-minute attempt to sell the Swedish brand fell through. It was the second failed attempt for GM, which had a quick trip through bankruptcy court this year, to sell off Saab.