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James Bond Bandai 1960's 007 Tape Recorder Japan Exclusive MIB
This listing is for a vintage James Bond 007 Miniature Tape Recorder with the official James Bond 007 logo on the front. Marketed by Bandai of Japan and manufactured by Standard Radio Corp. The writing on the box is 99% Japanese script. Our guess is that this is from the Dr No/Goldfinger era - and not just because it sports a beautiful image of Sean Connery in full Bond pose. But also because it's a reel-to-reel tape recorder instead of a cassette or micro-cassette. The reels are sealed inside the unit. There are four controls: One red button to record, a lever marked brake, a blue switch for play, stop or rew (rewind) and a black dial for volume. Marked on the front with the 007 logo and a jet age speaker. The window that shows the tape progress has a bulls-eye.The back is marked Transistor Tape Recorder 007. Because the markings on the recorder itself are in English - we suspect this was originally intended for a European and/or North American market - but never made it.
The words "rare" and "one of a kind" are over used in this hobby. But in 35 years of active James Bond collecting, buying, and selling, we've never seen another boxed example of this - and only one loose example. You'll see more Gilbert Sears Boxed Tux Bonds than this.
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