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Think you know your James Bond films? Think again…

There can be no doubt that Ian Fleming’s novels can be held accountable for creating one of the best sequence of action movies ever, and with Bond 25 out next year, Betway crunched the numbers behind the first 24 Bond films to create this comprehensive guide.

Below are a selection of our favourite facts and figures, but don’t just take our word for it- check out their guide.

Props:

If you want to snag some super spy gadgets for yourself, it’s going to cost a pretty penny. The Aston Martin DB5, or ‘the most famous car in the world’ from Goldfinger and Thunderball sold for $4.1m back in 2010. A poker table used in Casino Royale sold for £85,250, while the Omega ‘Seamaster Professional – Planet Ocean’ wristwatch Daniel Craig wore in Skyfall sold for a staggering £157,250.

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Bond’s famous Walther:

James Bond originally wielded a Beretta 418 until a small arms expert (and fan of the novels) told Ian Fleming that it was a lady’s gun, as its size made it underpowered for real combat. Fleming then wrote a scene in Dr. No to give Bond his now famous Walther PPK.

First Editions:

Ahead of Casino Royale, demand soared for first-edition copies of Fleming’s 1953 book, with one copy selling for £50,000 back in 2013. All first editions should say’Jonathan Cape’ on the title page and are worth even more if they have their original dust jacket. With over 100,000,000 copies sold worldwide, it’s not surprising that the Bond film series is one of the most successful of all time.

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