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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.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

F is for F.A.B. Breakfast Ma, Schoolkid is GO!

Not shite...or....Quality Shite! Issued with Kellogg's Sugar Smacks in 1966 (Thunderbirds) and 1968 (Captain Scarlet), there are 8 of these to find, I'm up to four...the easy four! I might have a red Patrol Car in storage?

A T'Bird 3 joined 1, 2 and 4 in the '66 issue, with a helicopter and Spectrum Command and Patrol Cars joining the Pursuit Vehicle in the Scarlet issue of '68.

Of note is my T4, which has apparently factory-painted silver highlights on the headlight, windscreen and propulsion nacelles, which wasn't on the food-stuff abutting originals, hinting at a post-premium issue, possibly in crackers (Tom Smith often hoovered this stuff up), or gum-balls?

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