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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, 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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