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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.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

I is for Interstellar...Italians?

Believed to be Italian, these chaps are waiting a better ID, like a company name, or even whether they are actually from Italy! Anybody recognise them?

Hard polystyrene plastic with glued-on bases, they are a collection of spacemen and robot-looking types with a piratical air, TV related maybe and might well be premiums?

[15-02-2016 - may be Torgano, see comments, thanks Ervino!]

6 comments:

Jan Ferris said...

Hugh

You have been busy today. Thanks for the new materiel. Your posts are always a pleasure to read.

Jan

Hugh Walter said...

Ah! You flatter me Jan....some of my posts are talking shite about shite! But I try and it's nice to know people follow it!

H

Anonymous said...

Hi Hugh,

the "flatty" spacemen could be a '50/'60 production of the Torgano Italian toys manufacturer, but I'm not 100% sure... :-)

Cheers
Ervino

Hugh Walter said...

Ervino...you're a star, that's what you are! Brilliant, a name is better than no name, and yes, I should have said they are a bit two-dimensional! I'll stick Torgano in the tag list!

H

Anonymous said...

Hi Hugh!


Well, thanks but I wish I can give you some proof of my opinion. The Torgano spacemen I'm secure of are a little bit even more flat ( http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mE5XPZV-LrimR5fD5OkjJrA.jpg as exmple), but I remeber having seen some the ones you posted in some spacemen auction and in some discussion thread on the topic, and someone said they were Torgano too...

Cheers
Ervino

Hugh Walter said...

Oh..I see what you mean...'flat' flats! Well, it's a starting point, so I thank you for that!

H