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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.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

S is for Spacemen...by Various Makes via Lido; Captain Video...et al!

I'm not even going to try and attribute these, the sculpts were originally Lido, but they have been license-copied, supplied-to and pirated by dozens of firms as stand-alone carded toys, bagged rack-toys and give-aways or premiums in three (?) sizes over 30-odd years (1950's-1970's) in hard Polystyrene and soft polyethylene.

Also this is a couple of small samples - I seem to have photographed twice! But I have more in storage with some of the smaller-sized ones so we will return to them...for now; Lido Captain Video!

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