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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.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

O is for Odds and Sods

There are always a few things in the queue, which aren't really in the queue as they can only be used singly or wait forever for something to help them contribute to a larger post; these are two of they - as it is said in Bristol!

Bagged Toy, Beccles, Civilain Toy Figures, Dwarf Figurine, Gnome Toy, Hawkin's Bazaar, Hawkin's Bazar, Leprechaun, Novelty Figurine, NR34 75P, Pixie Toy, Plastic Figurine, Plastic Figurines, Plastic Novelty, The Old Aerodrome, Tobar Toys, Toy Gnome, Unknown, Unknown Toy Figures, Small Scale World, smallscaleworld.blogspot.com,
We start with a Gnome from Peter Evans, who - some of you may know - has just put his out to summer pasture; he kindly sent a duplicate my way!

Branded to Tobar so probably also a Hawkins Bazaar item at some point, he's a reasonable 54mm and manufactured from a dense polymer which could be anything, but probably isn't polystyrene.

Beccles, Civilain Toy Figures, Dwarf Figurine, Fontanini Dwarf, Gnome Toy, Hawkin's Bazaar, Hawkin's Bazar, Heinerle Manurba, Leprechaun, Manurba Heinerle, Novelty Figurine, NR34 75P, Pixie Toy, Plastic Figurine, Plastic Figurines, Plastic Novelty, Studio Heinerle Spiel und Süßwaren GmbH, The Old Aerodrome, Tobar Toys, Toy Gnome, Unknown, Unknown Toy Figures, Wundertüten, Small Scale World, smallscaleworld.blogspot.com, Hong Kong,
Posed with a 60mm coloured polyethylene Manurba for Heinerle 'Wundertüten' (Studio Heinerle Spiel- und Süßwaren GmbH!) copy of the originally white PVC Fontanini dwarf, a common, blow-moulded Hong Kong garden ornament/cake decoration and the two recently acquired Irish factory Wade Leprechauns to give you a sense of his size - he's definitely eaten all the pies!

Now, terrible to report, but Peter needs to keep a close eye on his Gnome Ghomes as there is such a very, actual, not-so-jolly 'thing' as gnome rustling, and it doesn't involve a bloke with leaves on his head, but rather; leaving gnomes!

The Daily Torygraph reported on the 8th May that a lady in Angus had had all her gnomes removed over several days between the 23rd and 30th April - batch-snatching!

In total 37 gnomes have gone walkabout, described by Police Scotland's Arbroath office as "small" and the "usual garden type", the elderly lady had collected them over 30 years and is genuinely bereft, the theft - believed to be a prank - is being treated as a 'not funny crime'.

Ambulance Toy, Civilian Toy Figures, Medics, Novelty Figurine, Plastic Figurine, Plastic Figurines, Plastic Novelty, Spanish Toy Figures, Stretcher Case, Unknown, Unknown Toy Figures, Small Scale World, smallscaleworld.blogspot.com,
Meanwhile these were sitting in Picasa waiting in vain for something similar to make a 'T is for...' post . . . although they could have been tacked-on to yesterday's Taffy post? Doh!

Sent in by Gog/Juan Angel, he's hoping someone can give him a brand name, brand-mark or set title, they presumably came with an toy ambulance or emergency-set of some kind and are quite modern, but rather nice sculpts, and it's always nicer when the two bearers are posed separately, rather than a duplicate pair.

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