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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.

Friday, March 23, 2012

News, views etc...Plastic Warrior 147 (February 2012)

Forgot to cover this when it came out the other week so quick review now. Since it went all colour on us - a couple of years ago now - it has got better and better, so to this issue;

* Peter Evans looks at Marx swoppet Guardsmen and Mexican Copies
* Cherilea Diddy-Men by Colin Penn
* Matt Thair continues his round-up of Cherilea's British Commandos (part 2).
* A look at a new maker with Scott Lam's thoughts on his new company Expeditionary Force
* Coverage of other new products from
- Kid Robot
- Armies in Plastic
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Dollar Tree and Accoutrements via Paul Stads
* Rare/unusual Timpo Box from Karl James
* Elastolin Copies
* Daniel Morgan has an in-depth look at Britains/Herald Ballet Dancers
* Lone Star test shots and rarities
* Developments in Gerald Edwards research of Poplar Plastics, both Spacemen and Romans
* ...and Alwyn Bryce finding mysteries where there probably aren't any, but we must humour him - he's a journalist!
* Plus all the usual news & letters (BMS French Foreign Legion), and front and back cover pictures that are worth a years subscription by themselves, so subscribe!

And don't forget;

Forthcoming PW show at Richmond confirmed for the 5th May at the Queen Charlot Halls, Richmond, Surrey.

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