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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, May 24, 2018

News, Views, Etc . . . Housekeeping!

Gog (Toys From The Past) posted that the latest issue of Figuras en Action (Action Figures) is now available as a free download from the dedicated blog, I had originally downloaded a few at the start (issue one published the same month I started Blogging!) then rather let it slip, but you can still download all 18 issues (as I just have), and don't let the title fool you, although it's all in Spanish there is plenty of smaller figure or plastic 'solids' stuff in there, this 80-page issue (for free!) has Comics Spain's fantasy D&D figures, Yolanda/Kellogg's basketball players and Sobre Sopresa envelop-artwork for a start, while the previous issue covered Comansi sets and Chambourcy premiums.

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Don’t forget it's Potter's Sandown Park Toy Fair this Saturday, if you are travelling down from the West (M4/A4 corridor, or A34) you could pop-in to Didcot on the way, or on the way back!

Barry Potter (BP Fairs)
Sandown Exhibition Centre, Sandown Park Racecourse,
Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ
01604 846 688
07966 527 177

Ronnie Davis (Retro Ronnie Toy Fairs)
Civic Hall, Didcot, OX11 7JN
07708 385 061
07900 266 427

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Toys in the Media! Boosted (geddit!) robot of the old school variety flogging a financial services 'product'! The irony is - he looks quite worried by the prospect.

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I have added some info to the HR Products entry in the A-Z adding details and a link to Grace's Guide which pushes the dates of their carrying-out business back a few years, adds some location details and a link to the other site. I am intending to do more with the A-Z's now, especially after everything comes out of storage in a couple of months, it will be a winter 'project'!

Normal-service here at Small Scale World may resume next week sometime - it may not!

7 comments:

jah said...

Your work rate seems to have changed to that of you feline assistant. Be warned I will report you to the Blogg Police unless there is a great improvement in your output. How do you expect to earn your 1 million pounds (or is it 67 pence and 3 tins of cheap cat food) a year sponsorship money with such a small amount of postings. Really you are getting lazier than my teenagers. No thinking about it you have a long way to go, But you are traveling in that direction.

Anonymous said...

yeah - come on TJF might catchup if you take the rest of the year of ;-)

G

Hugh Walter said...

Never a truer work spoken in jest Jah! There's a six-month waiting list for action on adsence appeals! I will post some little vehicles tomorrow and then get back into the swing of it!

G - It'll be a cold day in hell before his Blog looks anything like mine, despite his best efforts to provide a 'mirror' service!

H

Hugh Walter said...

Wednesday! Too much on today!

H

Gog said...

Hi Hugh,

Thank you so much for this blog entry promoting our magazine Figuras En Acción. I am glad you mention the title is a bit misleading and highlighted those three articles dealing with plastic figures. Since I am the editor (and this happened a while ago, in issue nr.8), I always try to include articles dealing with other types of toys than action figures; and I am not just talking about plastic figures, but board games, die-cast miniatures, dolls...

We have people like Pablo on the team (coleccionismo80-90.blogspot.com) who is a real expert of PVC figures, I am not sure if I recommended you this blog before.

I hope this blog´s readers download the magazine and take a look at the pictures, and maybe even translate some bits with some online translators.

I wanted to send you some pictures of figures I recently got in lots and that I think you may know. Let´s see if I have some time in the next 1-2 weeks.

Thank you again and cheers!
Juan

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Hugh Walter said...

Gog - Pleasure! I've got a question for you actually, I'll eMail you later!

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H