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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.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

E is for Hephalumps

I said we'd come back to charms when we looked at elephants, so lets do that and get them out of the way...

These charms are so common, there are lots of variations and they are based on older phenolic 'ivorene' ones, themselves based on ivory originals. The red one appears to be a bottle (missing its top) which may be a soy-sauce dispenser from take-away food? The red and yellow capsule toy is in two parts, the head plugging into the body.

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