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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.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

S is for Seasonal 'Shelfies'

A few things I captured on my way round Woking while Christmas-shopping and visiting PW's estimable editor the other day . . .

Four for £10 from the Evil Empire, exclusive at the Toysaurus or you can get similar for a quid at Poundland, or less at Wilkinson's/Wilco; as we saw the other day [link] . . . and it's your money!

In Debenhams for xmas, shipped by Keycraft, another of the new names this year I've seen several other - non-toy - novelty items from, in my travels. Decent re-sculpts of the much-pirated Matchbox figures - why didn't they just do new figures?!!

How cool is this? Too cool for night-school, that's how! A Subbuteo colour-change, night-light I caught in Robert Dyas, didn't get the brand and have already deleted the un-cropped originals, but I think it was about 14.99?

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