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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.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Q is for Quiz

Speaking of Merit, as I hope I just have below (I'm back to pre-loading these articles at home and whacking them in under the dongle-credit wire!), Bernard Taylor who you may remember provided some very useful images of the late Merit figure sets the other month has sent me a rather intriguing composite of various figures, which I offer to you as a bit of a quiz...
I won't tell you what they are for now (there are some clues in the tag-list!), but will post the answers as a comment for those who give up! The interesting thing about them is that despite being from several sources, they are almost all from the fair hand of Charles Stadden, the master sculptor who's work weaved its way through our childhood with toy and model soldiers and civil figures in metal and plastic, and our adolescence in the various figures he made for the sports trophy manufacturers and foundries.

Me? I got one wrong!...not telling!


Maverick Collecting said...

Here is the key;

Top row
1 Merit 5125
2 Merit 5125
3 Merit 5125
4 Merit 5128
5 Model Land RML 70
6 Model Land RML 70
7 Tri-ang Rl'ways Rcode
8 Hornby Dublo 052
9 Hornby Dublo 052
10 Subbuteo C104 old

Middle row
1 Merit 5125
2 Merit 5125
3 Merit 5128
4 Model Land RML 70
5 Model Land RML 70
6 Hornby Dublo 052
7 Hornby Dublo 054
8 Subbuteo C104 old
9 Subbuteo C104 new
10 Subbuteo C135
11 Subbuteo C135
12 Subbuteo C135

Bottom row
1 Merit 5128
2 Merit 5128
3 Model Land RML 70
4 Model Land RML 70
5 Hornby Dublo 052
6 Hornby Dublo 052
7 Hornby Dublo 054
8 Subbuteo C135
9 Subbuteo C135

I got top row number 7 wrong, easy mistake as the Triang platform figures look very like the stand-alone Hornby figures.

Free Online Quiz Maker said...

Really nice post!

Paul´s Bods said...

I didn´t get any...even looking at the tabs as a guide :-/

Maverick Collecting said...

Sorry to hear that Paul, but they are pretty far from soldiery, and mostly quite old!!

Ajn - Luca Rajna Progetti Fotografici said...

I've linked your blog on our forum!
You are really in touch with the small world!


Maverick Collecting said...

Thanks Ajn - Luca Rajna Progetti Fotografici - glad you liked it!