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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
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.

Friday, December 18, 2009

A is for "And now for something completely different"

This might not look like it, but IS - another festive post! These were given away in Christmas Crackers, as if they'd be found anywhere else!

Being among the most frightful figures in my collection, these do bare more than a passing resemblance to some large scale (100mm?) comic characters originating in - I think - Europe which included a clown, or even some of the Marx 'Nutty' biggies. Likewise there were the Wierd-o's kits issued by several companies under one title or another. Clearly the tail end of some odd late 60's/70's fad for over the top caricatures! 35mm give-or-take.

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