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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.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

N is for No Indian and Three Cowboys!

Picked these-up right at the end of the Plastic Warrior show; from Barney B as he was clearing up, cost a pittance and this is the post they were destined for! I think we have looked at one - loose - in a post rounding-up various examples of these HK knock-offs, but here they are on the card.

1 Made In Hong Kong Indian And Cowboy Header Carded Plastic Toy Figures DSCN6678 Header Card; Hong Kong; Hong Kong MOC; Hong Kong Plastic Toy; Horse Riders; Mounted Cowboys; Mounted Figures; Plastic Figures; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Wild West;
Presumable you either got three cowboys or three Indians? There are quite a few of these swivel-waist types, and they come on various horses, so without a sealed, card like this they are just 'mush' really!

2 Made In Hong Kong Indian And Cowboy Header Carded Plastic Toy Figures DSCN6679 Header Card; Hong Kong; Hong Kong MOC; Hong Kong Plastic Toy; Horse Riders; Mounted Cowboys; Mounted Figures; Plastic Figures; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Wild West;
Not sure who provides the original of the horse, or the rider, but I know it's not Rel who used (fifteen/twenty years ago) to get the credit for any HK horse which wasn't obviously Britains, Elastolin or Marx! If anything it's all a bit Lido-like with shades of Tim-Mee, Lido did similar swivel-waist figures as well, but not - I think - a two-gun pose?

3 Made In Hong Kong Indian And Cowboy Header Carded Plastic Toy Figures DSCN6680 Header Card; Hong Kong; Hong Kong MOC; Hong Kong Plastic Toy; Horse Riders; Mounted Cowboys; Mounted Figures; Plastic Figures; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Wild West;
Bit of a box-ticker, so rather dragging the arse out of it with this shot, but it's typical of how Hong Kong got the horses to stay-put, by shoving their legs through little-slots in the backing card, you see the same thing (we've seen it here at Small Scale World) with the small-scale Giant and Giant-like production too.

In this case the separate header-card is stapled tight to the figures/bag stopping them sliding out of the slots and moving about.

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