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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. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

T is for Tiger

Another character, but this time from commerce, the Esso tiger 'in your tank', was almost indistinguishable from the Kellogg's 'Tony' of the same era (early-1960's to the late-1970's) and with both having various toys/premiums issued and then pirated by HK for gum-ball machines, it's fortunate this one is carrying an Esso board so we know who he is!

Key-chain, hand-painted, hard-plastic, probably Hong Kong, given away with petrol; that's it!

2 comments:

Jan Ferris said...


Ah! Your Esso tiger brings back memories. Before heading to the mountains with a car load of boy scouts my dad would stop at the local Esso station to fill the tank.

Hugh Walter said...

Glad it hit the nostalgia button Jan...there are a few on FeeBay most days, so pick one up?

H