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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, August 6, 2018

L is for Look on the Bright Side - There's a Black Panther!

Definitely one from the I buy them so you don't have to department, but in their defence, we will be looking at a very similar set in a day or two, which make these look top-banana!

1 Lewis Sales & Marketing Nature World Wild Animal Tub Jar Plastic Zoo Creatures DSCN8366 2941249; 3 Orchid Close; 84495 11210 3; Animals; Big Cat; Black Panther; Camel; Crocodile; Deer; Dromedery; Elephant; Fox; Giraffe; Includes 101 Pieces; Joey; Kangaroo; Lion; M11210; Made in China; Plastic Animals; Plastic Figurines; Polyethylene Toy Figures; Rhino; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; SN25 3ST; Swindon; UK; Wallaby; Wild Animal Models; Wild Animals; Wild Life; Wildlife; Wiltdhire; Wolf; Zebra;
The tub, or is it a 'jar'? It's a cookie-jar isn't it! It was either £2.50 or three-quid I can't remember, PoundworldPlus, and like the Dino' set the other day, I ignored it for a while, but weakened as I knew RTM was coming-up and would be happy to show it - RTM sets its own rules, I just roll with it!

2 Lewis Sales & Marketing Nature World Wild Animal Tub Jar Plastic Zoo Creatures 2941249; 3 Orchid Close; 84495 11210 3; Animals; Big Cat; Black Panther; Camel; Crocodile; Deer; Dromedery; Elephant; Fox; Giraffe; Includes 101 Pieces; Joey; Kangaroo; Lion; M11210; Made in China; Plastic Animals; Plastic Figurines; Polyethylene Toy Figures; Rhino; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; SN25 3ST; Swindon; UK; Wallaby; Wild Animal Models; Wild Animals; Wild Life; Wildlife; Wiltdhire; Wolf; Zebra;
It says, well; Lewis Sales & Marketing of Swindon says "101 pieces" . . . count them; they're all there and I make it 97, including two stands of 'army man' barbed-wire! Also packing is so random, you get none of one colour, tons of another and a similar rule applies to poses/species! With only two camels and 11 animal types, you wonder if at least one may be absent.

3 Lewis Sales & Marketing Nature World Wild Animal Tub Jar Plastic Zoo Creatures 1 2941249; 3 Orchid Close; 84495 11210 3; Animals; Big Cat; Black Panther; Camel; Crocodile; Deer; Dromedery; Elephant; Fox; Giraffe; Includes 101 Pieces; Joey; Kangaroo; Lion; M11210; Made in China; Plastic Animals; Plastic Figurines; Polyethylene Toy Figures; Rhino; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; SN25 3ST; Swindon; UK; Wallaby; Wild Animal Models; Wild Animals; Wild Life; Wildlife; Wiltdhire; Wolf; Zebra;
One of each in close-up, they are all old sculpts, from all-over the place (Britains, Hong Kong, German Wundertüten premiums) and going back to the 1960's, but re-jigged into a set of similar, or 'uniform'  quality, pity that quality leaves a bit lot to be desired!

4 Lewis Sales & Marketing Nature World Wild Animal Tub Jar Plastic Zoo Creatures DSCN8372 2941249; 3 Orchid Close; 84495 11210 3; Animals; Big Cat; Black Panther; Camel; Crocodile; Deer; Dromedery; Elephant; Fox; Giraffe; Includes 101 Pieces; Joey; Kangaroo; Lion; M11210; Made in China; Plastic Animals; Plastic Figurines; Polyethylene Toy Figures; Rhino; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; SN25 3ST; Swindon; UK; Wallaby; Wild Animal Models; Wild Animals; Wild Life; Wildlife; Wiltdhire; Wolf; Zebra;
As well as a short-count there are some gash figures - upper of each animal in the photograph - to sort-out before you let the kids at them, both short-shot miss-moulds and shrinkage damage from early mould-release are present, but not in large numbers.

5 RTM Lewis Sales & Marketing Nature World Wild Animal Tub Jar Plastic Zoo Creatures 2 2941249; 3 Orchid Close; 84495 11210 3; Animals; Big Cat; Black Panther; Camel; Crocodile; Deer; Dromedery; Elephant; Fox; Giraffe; Includes 101 Pieces; Joey; Kangaroo; Lion; M11210; Made in China; Plastic Animals; Plastic Figurines; Polyethylene Toy Figures; Rhino; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; SN25 3ST; Swindon; UK; Wallaby; Wild Animal Models; Wild Animals; Wild Life; Wildlife; Wiltdhire; Wolf; Zebra;
But - look on the bright side - there's a black panther. If you're lucky with both your animal and plastic-colour selections that is!

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