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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.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

G is for Guards - Unknown Swoppets

In some of the previous posts last week and in some of the posts to come I refer to these as 'Unknown (Charbens?)', but as there are other 'swoppet' guards of a non-Timpo persuasion; I'm not sure if they are Charbens at all?

So - any of you large-scale collectors know who these were made by? Lone*Star? Cherilea?, I know they are not the Crescent ones (my favourites - and I don't have any!!), the reason why I'm not sure is that there are some other more Timpo-like swoppet guards, with very similar (to Timpo) bases and separate rifles that are a sort of Charbens brown? The annoying thing is I have known in the past...Doh!

probably meant to be six in the range, the shouldered-arms guy fits three legs and the officer would go on marching legs if I had both as spares.

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