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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, September 16, 2014

T is - of course - for Toy Soldiers!

Quick box-ticker tonight, photographed on Adrian's Mercator Trading table at Sandown Park this weekend, possibly my favourite figures by this brand.

The 'Toy Town' range of toy soldiers from the British company Wend-Al, manufactured in aluminium, a hard wearing material that didn't reproduce detail well. The French company Quiralu, (who would - later - as a plastics company add an 'x' to read; Quiralux) used these moulds as well, but reversed the paint with blue jackets and red trousers in the French-colonial style.

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