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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.

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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