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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.

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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