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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.

Friday, August 10, 2018

K is for FuntastiK

Another Fantastic . . . sorry Funtastik; Smashy and Nicey have a lot to answer-for! When we looked at those rather poor zoo/wild animals from Lewis Sales & Marketing the other day and I said a worse set was on the way . . . these are they!

1 Animal Kingdom Funtastik Tradeway Ltd Bely Blister Pack Plastic Zoo Toys 5 055745 431362; Animals; BT29 4TF; Dinosaur Set; Header Card; Item No 431362; Made in China; No BL58; Rack Toy; Rack Toy Month; RTM; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Toy Animals; Wild Animals; Wild Life; Wildlife;
The Funtastik is only a brand-mark for a Tradeway Ltd., we may have looked at previously - checks  - no; Trademark Promotions and Tradewind Toys and neither on the Blog  . . . yet!

Indeed - the pack is actually a Bely blister-pack, being seen here before as a shelfie from Mr. Berke, while this set was put to one side for the Blog by Peter Evans and handed across at Plastic Warrior's show in May.

And . . . I know it says Dinosaur Set; there was NO sticker on the Anker/Home Collection dinosaur set in the same bundle! It is also an identical backing-card to the aforementioned Bely dinosaur blister-pack Brian B sent the blog a while ago, which probably has something to do the anomaly? Wheels within wheels!

5 055745 431362; Animals; BT29 4TF; Dinosaur Set; Header Card; Item No 431362; Made in China; No BL58; Rack Toy; Rack Toy Month; RTM; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Toy Animals; Wild Animals; Wild Life; Wildlife; 2 Animal Kingdom Funtastik Tradeway Ltd Bely Blister Pack Plastic Zoo Toys-001
The animals are marginally better that those the other day, or at least in level of sculpting they are, in pose they are poorer and in number, no more than a handful, and with five yak-a-likes out of 16 animals, not much of a selection! Packing-out with the de rigueur palm trees.

3 Animal Kingdom Funtastik Tradeway Ltd Bely Blister Pack Plastic Zoo Toys 1 5 055745 431362; Animals; BT29 4TF; Dinosaur Set; Header Card; Item No 431362; Made in China; No BL58; Rack Toy; Rack Toy Month; RTM; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Toy Animals; Wild Animals; Wild Life; Wildlife;
The Yak thing will be almost perfect for Hunish or Mongol war-gaming, the elephant and Rhino are pretty poor, the camel is not one to write home about, the lion's OK, but I think the 'rock-ape' baboon is quite a decent rendition, and a smallish 54mm- compatible - having lost a stone-throwing contest with a troop of them once, I regard them with the greatest respect.

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