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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

D is for Diener Industries

These little fellows (well not that little at 50mm) are made of a still uncommon - but becoming more common - material; Silicon Rubber. When I first saw them nestling in the bottom of a large tub of quality crap at a car boot sale I assumed they would be Pencil Toppers, something I also collect, however they have no hole! So they are probably 'Pocket Money' toys or Christmas Cracker novelties.

They are all marked on the back (C) Diener Ind and carry a name on their tummy; Brack (blue); Dard (orange); Zama, the pink one. They may be characters from a cartoon or comic strip, any ideas?

For those who like a little left-field gaming they would make nice adversarys for a 1950's pulp wargame using say...Roco Minitanks and their US Soldiers Combat Group. Diener also do a range of fictional dragons/dinosaurs in a more conventional PVC vinyl rubber and a smaller size/scale.

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