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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.

Monday, December 7, 2015

M is for More Motorcycles...

...also; Again! (I think?)

These are mostly non-Hong Kong in origin, but there are some: The steel-blue scooter is an HK copy of one from the old Matchbox 1-75 range (except it was 1-50 during the period when the scooter was part of the range I believe), in which guise (die-cast) it was equipped with a side-car. While the pile of three are also HK; I'm not happy about the rider, he came on the green one but wouldn't sit right, however he seems more comfortable on the blue one, so may well 'go' with them. The answer may lie in the stored collection?

The rest are - or seem to be - Kinder, with the definite exception of the scooter and side-car with passengers which is a Spanish kiosk Sobre, but I'm not sure it's a Montaplex one, so maybe one of the lesser brands?

The yellow one came in a Kinder capsule, but seems a bit crude for Kinder? It could be an early one. The blue one has spikes on the wheels (which helped in stand-up on the counterpane) so seems to be missing a stand or base of some kind? The red and black racer is hard plastic and missing a screen or bar or something on the side-car.

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