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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.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A is for Arabs

Continuing with the images I took as I was putting away Tuesday's plunder we arrive at a quick comparison of the various Arabs available in polyethylene in the late 1950-1960's for the recreating of Beau Geste or Lawrence of Arabia type scenarios on the carpet.

A motley bunch of mostly blade-wielding ner-do-wells and self explanatory as far as the makers go - everyone seems to have taken Timpo's lead, in colours if not poses! Cherilea's Arabs (and the accompanying Foreign Legion) are often brittle and mine's no exception with a split across the base.

The two from Charbens are both damaged; missing the butt's of their rifles and making them look even more like the Timpo pose they were taken from, but they also look like they're holding clubs - so they stay.

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