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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.

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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