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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, August 11, 2016

A is for 'Army Men' in Alternate Artwork

Back to Modern stuff, both from Brian Berke, several months apart, but both still findable that side of the pond I'm sure.

The two packagings found by Brian in his jaunts round the dime-stores and party-shops of the Big Apple, the figures must have been around for a while as they are already available as much poorer piracies. We may even look at some soon, I know I've photographed a few.

Let's face it - if you're over about eight years of age you don't really want these in your army!

But you do need one of each in the archive! Three figures 'after' Matchbox, 2 after Airfix and three other poses, all from Ja-Ru, one of the older import 'Jobbers' still going, and I'm working on their A-Z entry, with help from Brian!


Jan Ferris said...

They don't look like they are well fed.

Hugh Walter said...

Yes Jan . . . the last three have been two-weeks in the bondu without a ration-pack - haven't they! :-))