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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.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

G is for Gift Egg Updates - 2 - Dracco and Bon Bon Buddies

I buy them so you won't have to; let's get the real shite out of the way, so you know what to avoid.

There are several sets of Star Wars eggs around at the moment including some with figures in and others with figural key-rings, these - from Dracco Candy of Spain - have an enticing enough wrapper, but. . .

. . . are the pits, a sheet of stickers, or a styrene-sheet key-ring, I don’t see a pound there, do you? Maybe kids today like this sort of stuff and I'm just looking at it from the point of view of an adult figure collector, but I seem to remember knowing when I'd been sold a pup when I was a kid too!

I gave this a punt too, we looked at a Mickey one a year or so ago (little red pencil rubber I think?), and this was no better, a very naff key-ring and a paper sticker from Bonbon Buddies.

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