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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.

Monday, July 9, 2018

P is for Problem Solved!

Chris Smith sent a follow-up to the recent Taffy 'box-ticker', with a practical suggestion/solution to the question of why no bearers have been seen for the Taffy (et al?) stretcher-case.

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He (Chris) has found that the quite long (and bulb-ended) carrying-handles on the Taffy stretcher actually clip rather nicely to the . . . err . . . 'portly' waists of the jeep driver/mule or donkey & motorcycle rider from Thomas Toys and Poplar Plastics/Poplar Playthings.

Not only do I think he's on to something, I think in the absence of any other likely candidates; it's probably the answer! Indeed, if you turn the left-hand chap 180° they could do a half reasonable job of carrying (waddling!) the casualty somewhere.

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Chris also supplied a shot of the Jeep the figure sometimes comes with, and checking the original post there was one in the Taffy boxed-set, but not the two necessary to make up a stretcher 'team', but he could be posed lifting the stretcher on or off the Jeep and the other thing Chris has found is that the heavy leg-stands on the underside of the stretcher clip into the back of the jeep, so my original 'where's the bearers?' question has been comprehensively put to bed twice!

1 - It clips into the back of the jeep, and if you remove the plug-in weapon/equipment you can get two-cases on each Jeep.

2 - It can be carried by the sitting/riding figure, and presumably it would work with the soft-capped, hippy-cop biker and the Mexican donkey-hand?

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