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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.

Friday, August 24, 2012

C is for Current

In the shops now is another take on the Dalek freebee, and from the usual source; Dr Who Adventures magazine. I'm not sure why it's called 'Dalek Attack Set' but it catches the eye! Are they putting Daleks on the cover again because sales are falling, or because there's a new series of Dr. Who coming with Dalek episodes? The cynic in me wants to know! Manufactured/imported by Xcel Concepts.

The paint brush and 'key-ring' are really lame, a couple of PVA paints though, are always useful while the bouncy-not-a-ball is actually a lot of fun. The murder-machine-man is approximately 54mm as can be seen from the figure comparison bottom-right "Take that - you over-blown dustbin!" as I seem to recall Bernard Cribbins shouting once in a similar situation....sans fireman's helmet!

Next week (on sale a week yesterday) they have another 'Army' of the 25/28mm figures including one each of the two uncommon ones. Have a nice Bank Holiday if you live in a country that's having one this weekend, winter starts any day now!


Paul´s Bods said...

Dalek attack set!? Not just the cynic in you says "sales gimmick". The dalek with the loading hook looks daft :-D

Maverick Collecting said...

Hahahah, "Loading Hook"!! It really is the worst keyring ever...

Karlsburg don't 'do' bad keyrings, but if we did...