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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.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

P is for Pixies, Dancing Pixies!

There aren't many companies who have made a concerted effort to take the crown away from Cherilea for 'Most Leery Figures Ever', but if anyone was seriously trying it was this lot out of Italy.

These figures from Nardi are barely earning the epithet 'swoppet' being only articulated at the waist and with a swivel born of the single plug-in feet. No matter; whichever torso you try with whichever legs results in some kind of anatomical shenanigans that you'd only expect to see in the freak show at the Zglmorg Bros. Circus "The Greatest Show Off Earth".

All that said though; still amoung my favourite figures and I wouldn't part with them!

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