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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.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

T is for That There Interweb Thing

A return to our irregular round-up of Toy Soldier related 'stuff' on the Internet...

Knitted Toy Soldier

Life-sized Card Toy Soldier

Personalised Toy Soldier Mug



Toy soldiers in art from 1876, I can see French Zouaves and Cuirassiers? (Lucotte/Mignot?)

Antonio Mancini - Boy with Toy Soldiers



For hollow-cast fans; auction news of a major collection coming-up for sale next weekend in the States;

OTSA - present the James A. Henderson collection



British Pathe visits Peter Cushing with his model soldier collection...

Peter Cushing and his Toy Soldiers

2 comments:

Ed and Bettina Berg said...

Hugh, as ever I'm playing catch-up and finally caught this post. Love the old Pathe' films to begin with but this was fascinating (to me) for two reasons. I never knew Cushing was an avid collector nor had I ever heard of H.G. wells 'Little Wars' book. I gotta get on the ball LOL

Ed

Hugh Walter said...

Hey there Ed...Little Wars has been reprinted a few times over the years so should be easy to track down on Amazon, and your fellow American; Paul Stadinger (Stads list) - was one of the dealers who got hold of some of the Cushing collection, but that was way back '95/96! I think I got some Merten or Preiser from it, off him, but the provenance was ummm 'hearsay'!