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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, February 23, 2018

A is for Agglo

That's Agglo the Chinese exporter, not Aglow the French importer! Just a quick fillip to yesterday's dinosaur posts which absolutely clears dinosaurs from the lap-top . . . I think!

Shelfie'd in one of Mr Berke's favourite NY discount stores and sent to the blog at Christmas, so still current'ish? We'll look at the Dino's first even though the second set is the more interesting.

This seems to be a mix of two sets, smaller monochrome 'minis' in yellow, green and brown; the green being very washy-looking, and larger models with a bit of airbrushed paint, the whole bulked-out with the usual rocks and trees and stuff.

They look to be really old sculpts, whether they are old stock or not remains a mystery, but from some of the stuff which does turn-up from time to time it's clear there are the odd warehouse or two full of old stuff out there somewhere!

This is more interesting, as it's the same figures and vehicles we saw Imperial (and others) carrying earlier last year and again in Rack Toy Month, the Tiger turret is still on the Sheridan hull and the T-whatever turret is still on the Tiger's hull! Unified-Germans versus Yanks? Seems to be a tad against the spirit of NATO membership!

The 'planes may have been bought-in from another source, as the F-something 'scaryplane' (F17?) thing turns up quite often in other play-sets (including Redbox's Motormax sets) and is in a harder polymer like ABS or propylene, but the Tomcat/Eagle (? I don't really 'do' aircraft) is usually found in the same crumbly plastic as those figures look to be the version of (see previous posts), so the stealth-fighter may just be in a harder plastic due to moulding issues, especially with that tail!

A lot of Fun!

The 'other' agg'lowe! Imports of generic Airfix 54mm clones, reduced to 25mm.

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