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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.

Friday, February 20, 2015

M is for Multi-coloured Motorway-making Motor-vehicles

Another one I shot years ago. This was clearly a common beach-toy type thing and lots have survived (by comparison with other toys of the same era), and they do appear on evilBay occasionally, sometimes with the enclosing cellulose-foil wrap still extant.

It was the slot-in figures that drew me to it as they are just the type of thing that turns-up in mixed lots and 50p bags, so I'm always looking to identify them, I also have a soft touch for Tudor*Rose.

Standard polyethylene (here described as polythene) toys of the time, around 1:48th scale. These toys are sometimes described as polypropylene, but this is erroneous as PP is a denser, more expensive plastic used where fine detail is required in the moulding.

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