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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, December 2, 2016

T is for Two...Hollow cast Westerners

Time for another of those 'don't-know-anything-about-them-but-photographed-them-months-ago-anyway' posts, with a bit of hollow-cast for the fans of such things, and as usual with these it's a thanks to Adrian Little at Mercator Trading for the shots, which show . . .

. . . some of the most copied poses ever, and they're not Airfix! I don't think they're Timpo sculpts either, probably Britaims or Crescent maybe? Anyway, they were copied in hard and soft plastic by various people both sides of the Channel - if not the Pond?

The Lustre set are finished in what was known as 'spirit paint'' and are slighter mouldings, so later copies than the painted ones by Betal Parade. The single-colour ones may well have been sold singly as penny or tuppence toys in addition to the boxed set.

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