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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.

Monday, June 21, 2010

News, views etc...Prize!

OK, I notice we're not far off 30,000 visitors, not much by blog standards, not even that many by toy/model/war-game blogs standards, but as collecting commercial plastics seems to be the smallest niche in the whole gamut of toy collecting from Victorian board games to Lego, via dolls and soft toys, it's a respectable total, for which I will thank you all for passing through.

If the thirty-thousandth visitor takes a screen-shot/screen-capture of the event (the counter at the bottom of the page showing '030000') he/she will be eligible for a prize, just email me with the image attached and state whether you are a small scale collector, 54mm fan, war-gamer or other and I'll find something suitable, though it may be a week or two before I get it in the post; logistic problems!!

We have a winner...wishes to remain anonymous, I'll email you tomorrow, as I must go to bed or I'll oversleep and not get-up for work! I normally average 60 to 120 hits per day depending on whether or not I've updated in the previous day or two, I've had 230 hits in less than 24 hours, so a bit of competitive 'following' I think! Thank to all who have visited in the last day...and the last 31 Months.

Winners Blog - removed to maintain anonymity!


Anonymous said...

The 30,000 figure is a reflection on your skill in making a varied and interesting blog. Well done! ^_^

Anonymous said...

Nice piece of strategic clicking there, Timmy ^_^

The Belgian, said...

Always loved playing strategic games :p

Anonymous said...

Always loved clicking ^_^

Anonymous said...

** imagines Timmy sitting at his keyboard, clicking away, playing "Small Scale World" meets "Las Vegas"! **


Maverick Collecting said...

Ah...to be fair there were quite a few clicker's....

Anonymous said...

Yep ... that's where the strategy part comes in. In my mind's eye, I see them sitting at their various keyboards, clicking away. And Timmy played it right! Well done, Timmy.

** kicks self for not thinking of joining in **