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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, August 7, 2018

♥ is for Home Collection ★ is for Six Dinosaurs

This was going to be a quick box-ticker, a small set, still in blister, but they looked familiar and a quick search revealed that we have seen them before, under another brand.

1 Home Collection Perfect Moments Six Dinosaurs Poundland Anker Group Plastic Toy Animals 1 Blister Pack; Dinosaur Models; Dinosaur Novelties; Header Card; Made in China; Novelty Toy; Plastic Figurines; Plastic Toys; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com;
Packing on the left, one of many in the bags from Peter Evans at PW back in May, on the right the contents, in the upper two rows, below them a comparison with some similar dinosaurs, the purple one we saw here a while ago, but three more turned-up and they are similar (unpainted, finely wrought, polyethylene), but seem to be another maker/brand.

The six - although brand-marked Home Collection - are marked Anker Group on the reverse of the card.

Blister Pack; Dinosaur Models; Dinosaur Novelties; Header Card; Made in China; Novelty Toy; Plastic Figurines; Plastic Toys; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com;  2 Home Collection Perfect Moments Six Dinosaurs Poundland Anker Group Plastic Toy Animals 001
While I will often keep a header-carded bag intact, I usually carefully remove blisters as they take up too much room, the cards can then be filed - flat - separately. I seem to have reused the lower image for no good reason!

2 Home Collection Perfect Moments Six Dinosaurs Poundland Anker Group Plastic Toy Animals 001 3 Home Collection Perfect Moments Six Dinosaurs Poundland Anker Group Plastic Toy Animals
On the right in the upper shot is the larger sample we saw, under 'Perfect Moments' branding from Poundland with Henbrant's 'Oker' packaging, a year-and-a-half ago; they are also the right-hand of each pair below, with the lefties the 'new' Home Collection's from Anker - they are slightly less translucent or 'flatter' matter-finished than the newies, but the same palette and the same six colours.

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