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

Sunday, August 21, 2016

R is for Royal Guard Set

That's the 1st Royal Regiment of bog-brush wearers to you sir, how very dare you! What is going on in this artwork? Knitted tea-cosies? Manx-cat skin? The 94th Loyal Circus Volunteers - Foot & Mouth?

We've looked at these before, but two more have come in since, both overprinted to Corneilius' WHC-Success label and with three different coloured legs, so worth a punt in Rack Toy Month!

Comparison with various other Hong Kong produced Guards (and one Household Cavalryman and an Infantryman in No.1 Uniform: 'Blues') and Airfix - far left - with a tatty Britains Eyes-Right figure to the far right.

The breakdown of the three common small-scale HK swoppet figure types. That's it; short and sweet!

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