"Maybe it was her way of telling you to get a desk job?"
"...Just the opposite."
Meet the new No Time To Die (2020) edition of Jack the Bulldog, handmade by English ceramics experts Royal Doulton. The new issue has been updated in porcelain, with a new code name 'DD 007 B', and is presented in a special No Time To Die box.
Backstory. This grumpy faced dog made his first appearance on M's desk in Skyfall (2012). He went on to survive the resulting office explosion, with little more than a few cracks to his face and some charring to his draped Union Jack flag before reappearing in her new underground office. After M's tragic death he was passed to 007 by Moneypenny in a memorable London rooftop scene that also revealed M's real name for the first time. The black box containing Jack is seen to bear a small label "From the Estate of Olivia Mansfield, Bequeathed to James Bond". Jack went to live another day on 007's coffee table in Spectre (2015) and is to appear soon in No Time To Die (2020).
Details. Royal Doulton have lovingly recreated all the chips, cracks and bumps of this old timer in porcelain and gloriously glossy colour. Like all Royal Doulton figures, Jack is handmade and hand decorated by skilled ceramic artists. He comes boxed and all ready to growl. To mark his ongoing role in the Bond films, Jack has the reference number DD 007 B printed on his base and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Dimensions. W 8.5cm/3.35in, H 10cm/3.94in, D 15.6cm/6.14in
The maker. Founded in London in 1815, Royal Doulton first began making British bulldog models during the First World War. Jack's Union Jack-clad ancestors appeared in 1941, symbolising the steely British spirit in the darkest hours of wartime. He was modeled by the company's art director Charles Noke and was joined by bulldogs inspired by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and others featuring the flags and hats of the Army, Royal Navy and RAF.