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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.

Monday, March 15, 2010

U is for Unknown Cacti I

Right, now we're looking at those I don't know much about, any help identifying these would be gratefully received and acknowledged.

These are all by the same company, the bases don't give much of a clue, but the general style of the sculpting - slightly 2D - could point to Charbens?

Again these are all by one maker, quite thin bases and they are practically 'Flats'. They could be a Hong Kong product, but I don't think so.

Also a single manufacturer, these are far too tall for the tiny little hexagonal bases. The similar design/layout suggests a very lazy sculptor!

I think the one on the left is Cherilea, but have no proof, so confirmation would be nice? The next one is a factory painted Prickly Pear, and seems to be common without the flowers, but I think that's just the owners cutting them off! The last two are hard plastic copied from the Quick one above, but with a hollow back. It's some reasonably current HK/China company and a mint set will give a name!

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