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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.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

P is for Pooch!

I've got tons of these somewhere, we looked at a few - rather fuzzily - here, but this lot has accumulated recently with mixed bags in May and the vending novelty purchase...

...Poodles and Scots/Highland Terriers always dominate these lots, with crude copies of old food premiums coming second. I think it's (Highland Terrier thing) down to the original (and much higher quality) gifts associated with whiskey brands, they were in glass, wood, ivory, Bakelite or 'ivorene' and we will look at them another day, along with the similar cats.

Lots of them are fitted with charm loops, some finding their way to the thin-end of a key-ring/key-chain. The two big blow-moulds will be infant or beach toys I suspect, rather that capsule toys or Cracker novelties, and speaking of 'crackers'; another source for these cheap plastic bubo's is the American food brand Cracker Jack, and the brown flat to the top right is from them I believe, and possibly the white one above him?

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