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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, May 28, 2017

D is for Dancing Loons

You probably spotted these in the plunder posts, more 'believed to be' Argentinian plastic, sort of original sculpts . . . sort of not!

The flappy-arms-man (bet noww, bet noww!) is clearly based on the old Crescent Medicine Man, and the dancing legs owe something to Britains Swoppets, but they are re-sculpts rather than closer copies or pantographs.

Also I can't work out if the guy with the shorter rifle-butt is a miss-mould or a deliberate second cavity with the rifle turned into a club/tomahawk, but it's got factory-paint over the truncated piece - if that's what it is, there are also differences with the scabbard and the feathers, so it may be meant, anyway he's holding a scalp in the other hand! Scalping-hands-man - bet now! No bet - no get!

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