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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.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Q is for Question Time - Answer Robot

This is probably the weirdest thing in Question Time so far, and may remain-so for some time.

A lot of companies re-use paper products to keep costs down, way-back-when sometimes as shredded packaging, while Comansi would print new labels on the back of over-run, so you'd end up with Thunderbirds stuff on the back of your sheriff toob!

In order for the Answer Robot (previous post) to spin easily in a crude, low-tolerance moulding, he has beneath his feet two punched discs of card faced shiny-side to shiny-side, with bare un-printed, un-coated card in contact with his base and a foam disc over the magnet.

The two discs are printed with what look to be other board-game logotypes, I think they might be non-English, Spanish or Italian maybe. Does anyone recognise them? They may point to the 'actual' maker; they may just point to the printer!

Bit of fun, but I thought the graphics might be instantly familiar to anyone who has the games, if they are from games?

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