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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.

Friday, December 19, 2008

L is for Levi Strauss Jeanswear

This guy obviously came with a certain well known brand of trousers (or pants if you live the other side of the pond - I wear my pants under my trousers!), There is no sign of his having ever been a key-ring so I guess he was a stand alone figure. He may have been attached to the key chain through the stirrup though?

One of the problems with these intermediate sized figures (he's 45mm), is that they often start out as key-rings but get the loop pulled off or cut-off, indeed in the early days I used to cut them off myself, I have a nice 25mm Knight - also rubber - which I vandalised in just such a manor, I've never found another 'good' one!

Factory-painted PVC or vinyl rubber with 'Levi's' on the face of the plinth and 'jeans' on the reverse.

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