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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, 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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