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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.

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! :-))