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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, December 11, 2015

B is for Brum-Brum Autos

Mostly Cake decorations or pocket-money toys, but there were a few in the lot the other day, and these are the sorts of larger items which - like the larger musical instruments - would have come in those plastic-netting Christmas stockings we used to get as shut-em-ups a day or two before the big day!

I've probably got three-times these in storage (including a nice Marx die-cast of the Corgi style), with few duplicates so we will look at them in greater depth one day. Of interest here are the red one on the top right - it is an absolutely mint Irwin, still smelling like it's just been made (of a phenolic/celluloid polymer) - and the cream and blue ones with a wide track which are Italian pocket-money toys. The drag-racer is probably an earlier Kinder toy, while the blue one top-centre, is a hard styrene early HK piece, possibly Blue Box, but unmarked.

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