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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, October 30, 2016

V is for Very Small

But not as small as the Noch N-gauge cats and dogs, or some of Preiser's own birds! A lovely little set this; I can't remember where I got it but it appears mint, and it has the new numbering. You can't possibly collect everything by a company like this so I used to just hoover it up when it was cheap, or I had more 'disposable wealth'! Usually at shows or auctions, often as bulk lots.

Obviously meant - like most of the animal sets - for the circus dioramists/collectors, these could be caged in one of the trailers as part of the day-time visitors 'mini zoo' outside the big top, or they could be arranged to clown with the err . . . clowns, or do a tea-party thing - which would involve throwing cups of water and banana sandwiches around, not a right-wing push (putsch?) against democracy in the 1770's . . . or 20-teens!

"I claim this piece of Jungle for the Great White Queen Bonobo"! Said Victorian Chimp after the musket smoke had cleared . . . as he stabbed a still groaning local with the flag-pole he had brought along specifically for the claiming of stuff.

I can take the piss out of my lot too, all humans are pretty vile, incapable of improving much beyond the point we're at now, and why should we? We're only dumb, curious monkeys!

I clearly need an extra hours sleep - looks at calendar . . . WTF! Missed it!

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