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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.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

D is for DGC (Dave Grossman Creations)

In 1992 Cameo Guild Studios produced these five figures for Dave Grossman, as part of an annual issue of small scale figures taking scenes from Gone With The Wind.

By volume they are 99.98% packaging, but as mail-away or gift-shop 'collectables' the buyer needs to be psychologically convinced their 'carfully crafted' (lump of painted war games lead) unique (vaguely limited production) 'Figurine' (figure) is worth every dollar and dime!

The scene setting of the first figure issue was Scarlet being admonished on the steps of the family home for not wearing a winter dress or something - what? you think I've ever watched this overblown ca ca! There was some hideously expensive piece of poured resin (another cheap technology) building called 'Tara' to display the figures, which are a nice 30/32mm and would enhance any 28-35mm ACW war game.

Left-to-right; Scarlett, her Father Gerald, Sister Ellen and the slaves Mama and Pork.

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