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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.

Friday, July 3, 2015

P is for Peter Pan Playthings

When we looked at the MPC mini-planes a while ago, I mentioned briefly the 'rocket planes' in the other-makes round-up picture; last shot here. Well; synergy being what it is, they turned-up a few months later to explain the slot in their underside.

Found at Plastic Warrior' show in May, I tried to buy it but the owner had wandered-off and there was no price on it, so I just shot it for the archive! A pull-back, sprung-lever flic-fires the 'planes (I'd imagine with some force) across the carpet, possibly at an unsuspecting sibling...since known as 'one-eye'!

A reminder of the original three from my bag of bits. Two are marked Hong Kong and have crude stars on the wing-uppers, the third is unmarked, has smaller ailerons/tail-planes (?...horizontal/flat bits of the tail!) and cannon extending forward of the wing-tips, hinting at at-least two other makers of what was probably a common 'novelty' toy in the late 1950's.

I wouldn't be surprised to the learn the original was Thomas or Pyro, with moulds being shared to legitimate companies and the whole copied in HK by less legitimate ones!

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