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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.

Friday, August 5, 2016

T is for Two - Euro'Rack-Toys

If nothing else, Rack-Toy Month will lighten Picasa's load! Spain and Germany provide today's frivolous novelty baubles of polymer loveliness!

Actually by Manurba, once they had crossed the channel they became Tallon . . . there'd been a war or something and it was considered practical to hide Germanic titles from the Brits, now the 'Brexit' idiots have re-dug the channel so thoughtlessly, maybe Tallon will be re-born, carrying Schleich or Playmobile. . . or worse . . .Nutella!

We've looked at them before, and will return to them when the rest are out of storage, but for now, here they are, Anglo-German Rack Toys in Rack-Toy Month!

Wholly uninspiring figures I'm sad to say, they look like what I think they were meant to be in a de-militarised Germany - NATO troops on manoeuvres! Available in grey or green, about every 40th figure is marked ‘WEST GERMANY’, usually the officer or the standing ‘at ease’ pose, although I think I’ve a prone figure with it written down the leg? There’s probably an eighth figure, maybe ten (the bulk of mine are in storage), but don’t expect them to be any more lively
Oh Dear! The Spanish running out of steam; painted 54mm and unpainted 60mm with not enough horses presented by Comansi in a too-big bag? No wonder they changed their name to Novalinea (New Lines) shortly after! It's a Rack Toy, what'da'ya expect for a couple of shillings and sixpence? And the artwork's lovely.

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