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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, July 1, 2018

PBI is for Poor Bloody Indians!

Having listened, tonight (THursday last), to the 'In Our Time' on the Mexican-American war and what happened to the Comanche afterward (40,000 'locals' at the start of the war 1,500 marched into a 'reservation' after it - at gunpoint, by the war-mongering, 'infesting', illegal immigrants!), I thought this was a timely post, especially given the pure shit that anal-speaking buttock-linguist Trump's been vomiting-forth from his potty-mouth in recent days, the nasty little fascist with his pliant trophy-wives - the latest of whom struggles with English as a second language!

Lone Star Harvey Series Red Indians Native Americans Board Game Target Playing Pieces Marked 5 (five) and 15 (fifteen) On New Base Panels 54mm (fifty-four millimetre) Novelty Toy Figures, Small Scale World, smallscaleworld.blogspot.com
Some people say these are copies, I think they were provided by Lone Star as the sculpts are the same and the bases have the same off-setting of a 'shadow base' you see with the some of the medieval figures and the Para's we looked at the other day.

There are no cowboys. There wasn't a cowboy set. This was about shooting the natives and stealing their land. A wire ran through the clip allowing the figure to fall back when hit by the dart or cork or marble or whatever it was. The maker is still currently unknown I think, but someone like Lines or Chad Valley, or even DCMC themselves must be in the frame?

There is a third figure with 10 on the base, now I think I have him in storage, I know I have one, and I'm sure it's a '10', but I seem to recall it's the kneeling firer, and red. I also think I've seen green ones . . . I think I may be wrong on all counts. All the others I've seen are yellow and the kneeling firer would be hard to knock-over for a mid-score?

A fortunately now long-gone, anachronistic throw-back to our racist, land-grabbing, murderous colonial past and remember; viruses and bacteria have colonies.

1 comment:

Hugh Walter said...

Paul Morehead of Plastic Warrior magazine has confirmed they were in the Lone Star catalogue (1966, cork firing pistol - 1155: Cork .45 Shooting Game), there are several poses (at least four, maybe five) and they do seem to have been in different colours!

H