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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.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

F is for Fur-coat - in a box!

And a box-ticker; we looked at the 101 Dalmatians here almost a year ago, but I got the chance to photograph these on Adrian's table the other day, not a complete set, but about half? I think!

The point to note is the scenic flats in the background of each scene, I think I have some in the unknown flats section, so they will have to be recovered when they come out of storage and moved to the Marx box.

I also think one or two of the scenic pieces have been seen in 'Snow Globes', suggesting that Marx or their contract manufacturer/s were also responsible for making snow globes, or supplied plastic components to someone who was?

Thanks to Mercator Trading for the photographs.


Paul´s Bods said...

Now there´s an idea, 101 dalmation snow globes. The Dogs are plain White, shake the globe and try to get the now Floating black dots to land in a satisfactory pattern on the dog.

Jan Ferris said...

Marx, the heyday of plastic toys. If I only had a few of those toys of my childhood...Nice finds!

Hugh Walter said...

The worrying thing is Paul: I think you'd try it! Cheers Jan!