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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, January 1, 2017

L is for Lolloping Leo the Laminated, Layered, Log Lion!



Probably a wartime or immediate post-war toy from someone like (but not necessarily or actually-) Forest Toys. It could even be home-made; following fret-plans from Hobbies Annual (?), either as a one-off, or a small-scale commercial venture.

The lion is a laminate of three main 'layers' with a central fret giving the nose and tail and then two carved blocks attached to either side giving the body and legs, while two further, minor additions sculpt the lion's outer-mane, either-side - like mines on a mini-sub!

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