Why do I keep having the weirdest Bond dreams of all? This wasn't a Bond dream per se, but it contained some strange references to Bond vehicles.
In the dream some wealthy old man, that I don't know in my waking life, was preparing to have a party in their mansion and for some reason I'd been persuaded to help out with the preparations. This guy was very nostalgic for a particular brand of toy cars he had owned in his childhood and told me to go and buy a load of them to show off as a talking point for his guests (he sure knows how to party, huh? Apparently no-one told him, or my subconscious, there's a pandemic on as well).
I found the shop that specialized in these model cars and all the very old ones the guy would have liked were withdrawn from sale for some reason, so I started to look at the various new ones hanging up and was pleased to notice quite a number of James Bond themed cars. There were even three or more models just devoted to Connery's DB5. Each box had a closeup photo of a different gadget inside the car and the photos were very high quality so couldn't have come from the original movie footage, I suppose. The gadgets looked different to the actual ones in Goldfinger although I think there was an ejector seat.
Anyway, the really weird and I think funny bit of this dream is next to those DB5 models was a different toy with a photo of a vehicle speeding along a tree-lined road but the vehicle was absurdly disguised as a giant full-color statue of a man!
It was scaled up to be about ten feet tall in the photo. Very puzzled and somewhat amused, I asked the shopkeeper about it, who enthusiastically insisted it featured in The Man With The Golden Gun and asked didn't I remember it, which of course I didn't.
As odd as it is, maybe it wouldn't be entirely out of place in that film, what with Bond disguising himself as a waxwork, Nick Nack disguising himself as a statue, and a car sprouting wings and flying. Then elsewhere in the Moore era there's the crocodile submarine, gorilla suit and of course the infamous Bondola. Even those make more sense than this though, it has to be said!
One thing that could be salvaged from this idea is Bond having to steal a parade float vehicle from a carnival and some sort of chase involving that, doubtless with the parade adornments getting smashed off. I don't think that's ever been done before.