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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
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.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

M&B is for Maia & Borges

A Portuguese company, very much the equivalent of the now defunct Comics Spain or France's early Papo, producing ranges of original or licensed figures and animals, they've worked with Schleich and Kinder/Ferrero in the past while also providing a go-to for local companies or organisations wanting a small production-run of something like a luggage-tag or corporate logo . . .

. . . or show/event mascot, as here with the - now 20-years old - Lisbon Expo '98 chap . . . or chap'ess? The lack of shoe-laces points to the male of the species; who appears to be some sort of ocean wave-based lifeform! It's moulded in white PVC and over-painted, with an additional stenciled logo, and key-ring fitted.

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