James Bond Action Pen & Vaper Paper

Action Pen and Vaper Paper

Ignoring the dubious spelling of ‘vapor’, this 1965 James Bond set from the American Character company is one of the coolest 007 gadgets I’ve ever seen. You can never go wrong with a spy pen, especially one that fires projectiles and doubles as an alert whistle!

This video also includes the expanded pack which adds to the fun with a spy ring and ID bracelet!

The real gimmick here though isn’t the pen, it’s the paper. As you’ll see in the video, once you’ve written your secret messages, you can place the paper in a cup of water and marvel as it disintegrates. Fantastic stuff until you realise that once it’s gone, you can’t drink the water and you can no longer write a further message. Ah well, you’ve still got that pen!

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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