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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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

M is also for Metro, Miles, Magister, Master and Monarch

Three quick posts this evening, the other two are below this one, which  gives us a new tag, although I don't anticipate adding to it any time soon, as I suspected this was a desk/ash-tray ornamental, not a toy and a quick Google revealed that to be the case: Metro Novelties are their name, and they seem to have made a series of these.

This one is a Miles Aircraft type and seems to most closely resemble the M7 Monarch communications aircraft in R.A.F. service, although it's probably supposed to be an M14 Master/Magister trainer. Your guess is as good as mine! Die-cast, single casting and given a matt/egg-shell silver finish.

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