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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.

Monday, March 15, 2010

C is for Cacti; A - F

Along with my side collection of Totem Poles, which I looked at soon after starting this blog, I've also had a side collection of Cacti for the same reason, scale, there is no scale to cacti, and some can - in the wild - grow to be much bigger than human beings, where cacti have been specifically produced for small scale figures (Marx, Pegasus) they are poxy little things I haven't bothered to post here!

Late HK for Britains 'Herald', Styrene glued into a base, two designs, flat, with detail on the obverse only. Also HK copies by two companies; larger first generation and smaller second generation piracy. The pirates have detail on both sides though!

A selection of Cherilea cacti - three to the left, with HK copies to the right, both the original and the copies of the left hand one look like pond weed!

Two by Comansi/Novalinea on the left and one on the right which could be a European copy, but is more likely to be yet another HK rip-off?

Crescent's effort (first three pairs) then two HK pairs and some singles. The whole point of this one WAS to split it in two with a craft knife, but you rarely find Crescent originals so divided.

All these will be much clearer if you left click on the images.