Because this year is the 50th anniversary of the film franchise, you might be wondering why Corgi would be celebrating a 40th anniversary in 2005. That’s because Corgi was celebrating its own anniversary of being part of the Bond family, not the film franchise. Corgi’s been a big part of Bond merchandising almost since the beginning, but the films do still predate the toys slightly. Yet another big difference between classic and modern movies. Toys tend to hit shelves before films even open today.