James Bond fans, factory Entertainment will now be producing replica props from the vast history of the film franchise. The first such item will be a Spectre ring from the film Thunderball. If you order a ring before October 31st, buyers can choose the ring size, from men’s sizes 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12. If ordered after, you will automatically receive a size 11. The price is $249.99 and an order can be placed here. Check out pics and details below!
Starting today, James Bond enthusiasts may pre-order a limited edition prop replica of the SPECTRE ring worn by SPECTRE Agents Emilio Largo and Fiona Volpe in the classic James Bond motion picture, Thunderball (1965). The SPECTRE ring, made from 14K gold over solid sterling silver, with enamel and rhodium elements, is available initially only through Factory Entertainment’s website at http://www.factoryent.com
This new high-end collectible is the first of many that Factory Entertainment will release over the next several years. Fans can look forward to the release of iconic replica props from the official James Bond films including, among others, The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) and Spectre (2015).
“We consider it a privilege to be entrusted with bringing high-quality, meticulously accurate replicas of some of the most iconic James Bond props to fans of the series across the globe” said Barry Eldridge, Creative Director of Factory Entertainment.
As seen in Thunderball, the SPECTRE ring is one of the hallmarks of the nefarious SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) organization. Each important member of SPECTRE wears a ring bearing the infamous octopus motif.
Multiple sized prop rings were made for the film. They were based on a previous version used in 1963’s From Russia With Love, but with revisions to the design, specifically an updated octopus on the face and a new setting.
The prop rings were constructed as practical props by a costume jeweler and a decision was made to set the black octopus emblem on a light background, presumably for greater clarity and to better standout on camera. Contrary to popular belief, the setting was not mother-of-pearl. This belief was the result of studio lighting, making the highly-polished silver color appear as a brilliant white.
Created after exhaustive and careful study of reference materials from the EON Productions archives to ensure maximum accuracy, each Factory Entertainment replica SPECTRE ring is meticulously handcrafted in 14K yellow gold over solid sterling silver, with the recessed black enamel SPECTRE insignia accented by polished rhodium. An invisible layer of clear enamel protects the octopus motif so that the surface is smooth and durable. The underside of the ring is solid backed with a screen accurate split-style shank. The ring weighs approximately 16 grams.
Each replica is supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity.