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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.

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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