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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 1, 2018

RTM is for Rack Toy Month - S is for Soldier Shoot

So first post for Rack Toy Month and what I consider to be the quintessential rack-toy - carded knock-off toy soldiers and a dart-firing gun! There's also a bit of synergy involved as it's only a few days since we looked at the Lone Star equivalents, only this time it's not ganging-up on Native Americans but rather blowing-away generic khaki infantrymen!

And instead of 'Careful; You'll have somebody's eye out' corks, we've got 'Careful; You'll have somebody's eye out' sucker-darts.

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The bag with its rather leery header-card, I think both the font and the colour-choice places this firmly in the mid/late-half of the 1970's, it's that vague attempt to re-create the zeitgeist of the psychedelic-sixties, with a dodgy sheet of Letraset lettering!

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Figures are copies of the Crescent 60-millimetre khaki infantry figures - in fact the reason I bought this (at March's Sandown Park show) was because I think I have the figures loose and it's always nice to tie loose HK into a set, even if there's no maker . . . it's a start!

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Simple 'Hong Kong' mark in a spaced DIN-type font, set into a tablet-shaped recess under the heavy base. The pistol looks like the sort of toy which managed about 20-shots before the slackly-applied glue failed and the whole thing fell into two halves - we had toys like this when we were kids!

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