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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.

Friday, June 2, 2017

EG is for Ezio Guggiari (EG Toys)

Not really a 'box-ticker', as it's an unusual firm, but I doubt we'll ever return to it here, so therefore definitely ticking a box! We learn from Bassetterre (via Garratt) that EG Toys made plastics after 1960,  and having looked at a few Argentine plastics last week I thought it fortuitous to get the chance to shoot these at Sandown last weekend.

A bunch of Gauchos chillin' by the camp fire, maybe singing a song about a pretty lady, waiting back in somewhere for them? . . .

. . . No! They're singing something altogether more raucous and the cook's put down her pans to step-out with the head honcho, givin' it large! Add the Timpo 'Camp-fire' vignette and you can have a real ho-down - or a play-off!

There are a few more poses in Garratt's The World Encyclopedia of Model Soldiers, along with a few accessories while there's more here from Diago and here from Alberto in colour with potted histories of the company for Spanish Speakers and a more general Blog has a piece on them here. If you want some, try here - but they're not cheap - if the Navy is the 'Senior Service', then hollow-cast and solid lead is definitely the 'Senior Branch' of our hobby!


Brian Carrick said...

Lovely figures, shame about the price!

Hugh Walter said...

I just bought the winning ticket in tonight's roll-over with the sole intention of buying the lot! :-))