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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.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

T is for Toy Fair '18 Reports - Norev

Good news for Collectors, bad news for 54mm Toy Soldier Collectors, as Norev showed-off a new line (well; new to the author!) of 40mm farm sets which I suspected were designed to complement the 1:32nd scaled vehicle ranges of Siku and Britains-Tomy (or is it Tomy-Britains!?), but they had their own tractor/trailer set on display and it's all 1:43!

Smaller animals are over-scaled, those rabbits look positively dangerous and the hen could damage that farmer, but he's the all important figure and he looks well in-line with Britains, Starlux or Timpo.

Imported into the UK via- Amerang, there is a nice - if rather generic - farmhouse and a barn/outbuilding which will be of far more use to large-scale war-gamers, I recon it'll easily take a 'hidden' Acht-acht; sight it on the rockery and it'll have fields of fire over the whole of the vicar's lawn! What? It's always a vicar's lawn, or a padre's - men of peace seem to love a bit of vicarious blood-letting!

1:64th scale Construction vehicles were also on show, but without figures or accessory blisters, but play-mats hinted at a wider range?

8 comments:

Ranalcus said...

Sorry to bother you Mr. Walter
But do you still build model kits?

Hugh Walter said...

You're not bothering me! The answer is not clear . . . there are model kits to build - lots of them! But building them is not currently on the horizon!

H

Ranalcus said...

Also did you ever build Gundam model kit (Bandai) or Mini4wd (Tamiya)?

Hugh Walter said...

No, but there's these in the 'pile'!

http://smallscaleworld.blogspot.co.uk/2010/07/r-is-for-recent-aquisitions.html

H

Ranalcus said...

I have few Imai (And Arii and few other non-existend now manufacturers) kits and even kit from Xabungle too.
You got fine vintage loot

Here is my old backlog, my old "hobby room" at my Grandmother's house.
https://twitter.com/ranalcus/status/922443839117373440

Hugh Walter said...

Cheers Renalcus - I'm not on Twitter! If you want to send it to the Blog, I'll happily put it on the Blog!

H

Ranalcus said...

It is more like I CAN send you small package with old toys/model kits. From time to time I need to "remodel the layout" of my hobby room, as the free space is worth more than gold now and there are times that I prefer to give away stuff for people that will appreciate it rather than sell it or throw it away (it this times not many people want to get "old stuff" that is not super popular RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT).

So if you want I can send you small package in next few months.
You can talk to me at twitter or send me an email to Diaboroc@gmail.com

Hugh Walter said...

Donation?!! Absa-freakin'lootly (as one of the small scale dealers used to put it!), I'll eMail you!

H