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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.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

F is for Follow-up - Wooden Car

Following the post on the little wooden car the other day Chris Smith (who some of you may remember from his days dealing ex-Soviet era Eastern European toy soldiers at PW's old venue) sent me this set of book-ends by way of a follow-up.

How cool are these? It's a sort of Triumph Spitfire/Porsche 911 hybrid - with luggage-rack holding a school trunk - I'm loving it! Similar to the little one we looked at the other day Chris wondered if it was by the same people; I suspect not, these have a better build-quality for a start, and less intrusive varnish?

The one we looked at the other day was a little tourist novelty to be played with 'on-tour' and dropped over the side of a ferry on the Bodensee by accident, leading to tears before bedtime!

These are by Woodentops of London Chris reports - the link takes you an outfit in Chelmsford which I suspect is a newer and unrelated concern (the bookends look quite 1970's/Habitat?), but they do import from Germany.

Many-thanks to Chris - it's always nice to get feedback by way of a follow-up, which adds to the original post, or the 'bigger-picture'; we like wooden toys here at Small Scale World and the warm glow of nostalgia.

"Eer, Max - It's the laast pair of V8 interceptors. . . race yer . . . with guns!"

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