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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
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, 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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