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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, August 28, 2012

T is for Toy...Story

Currently available from Poundstore here in the UK, the lack of English on the packaging would seem to suggest that these have been bought-in as clearance from an European distributor. Clearly designed to support the Parachute-drop rides that have been going-in to the various Disneyland theme-parks over the last year or so, these are brilliant.

Somewhere between 54 and 6omm they will go equally well with either. I have a sub-collection of parachutists and 'poopa-troopers' so couldn't resist these when I saw them on Friday last. There are various sets of figures based on these movie-heroes - not least the Lego squad with Jeep, but - as a kid - you can't beat chucking something like these out of the bedroom window and running downstairs to see if you can beat them down (you can't!), so get some now while they have lots, they'll make excellent stocking fillers/tree-treats this coming Christmas whether y0u're expecting small visitors...or have rug-rats of your own!

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