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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.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

B is for Bug Eyed Aliens

Or F is for Follow-up - Roswell (link)


There aren't many bug-eyed aliens suitable for use with 50-70mm figures, even allowing for the fact that they can [presumably] vary in size, and indeed do vary in size - according to the legions of 'abductees', most of who seem to be poor 'white trash' from the deserts and trailer-parks of the continental USA, rather than the 'victims' being randomly distributed around the world and from different socio-economic/educational backgrounds?

And this is not to ridicule them, I have seen a 'UFO' (tale told in link), it's just to register my suspicions as to the weighted nature of the - self identifying - subject group, and the levels of alcohol, other controlled substances or even a desire for 'five minutes of . . . ' that might be involved? Apropos the previously told tale . . . it's now obvious a [very fast] drone would fill all the criteria.features of our 'UFO' were they playing with such things in 1984!

Although - even as I write this (Wednesday night/Thursday morning) someone channelling synergy on the World Service has just stated the new head of world chess (and one of the organisers of the Russian World Cup) claims to have be abducted by Aliens!

However, I have digressed; there are not many . . . etc . . . etc . . . and we looked at examples of a few of them last time, so having brought the last lot together with the storage lot, the follow-up post is similar in coverage to the previous post, but we can spread them over more images!

There are others, the Mars Attacks cereal premium figures for instance, which will get a separate post some day.

Alien Novelties; Alien Novelty Toy; Alien Stamper; Area 51; Bug-Eyed Aliens; Capsule Toys; Galoob Trash Bag Bunch; Green Aliens; Grey Aliens; Gum Ball Capsule Toys; Louis Galloob Toys; Martians; Novelty Alien Figurines; Party Favours; Plastic Aliens; Plastic Toy Aliens; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Toy Aliens; Toy Football Player Figures; Trash-Bag Bunch; Unknown Plastic Aliens; Unknown Space Aliens; Unknown Space Toy; Unknown Toy Figures;
When we looked at the skaters/boarders, I said there were others sets available, and I had most of another set in storage; these being footballers . . . and a referee? Clearly they have been watching too much terrestrial telly on Zargbalg IV!

The bases are much smaller, whether this points to two waves of all these sets (I'm still saying there's a set or two remaining to find!), or just that the boarders got larger bases for some reason, I don't know, but the soft semi-transparent PVC/rubber polymer, the shade of green, size and sculpting of the figures in the two sets otherwise matches.

Alien Novelties; Alien Novelty Toy; Alien Stamper; Area 51; Bug-Eyed Aliens; Capsule Toys; Galoob Trash Bag Bunch; Green Aliens; Grey Aliens; Gum Ball Capsule Toys; Louis Galloob Toys; Martians; Novelty Alien Figurines; Party Favours; Plastic Aliens; Plastic Toy Aliens; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Toy Aliens; Toy Football Player Figures; Trash-Bag Bunch; Unknown Plastic Aliens; Unknown Space Aliens; Unknown Space Toy; Unknown Toy Figures;
I actually had three more of the - believed to be - capsule/gum-ball machine, prize figures, the two reverse-colour duplicates of the ones we saw last time in one place and the orange one somewhere else as he'd come in separately and I hadn't put two-and-two together or he came in at that moment everything was getting thrown into storage - anyway here they all are together! Note; the orange one only has three digits per hand, the others four, but they all have three toes!

The lower image shows a scaler with the stamper (below), a Galoob 'bug-eye' from the Trash-Bag Bunch and a couple of the above greenies. I love these figures and if anyone has any they don't rate/want, I'll be a happy recipient! Or even pictures, how many poses/colours are there? We will definitely return to them sometime.

Alien Novelties; Alien Novelty Toy; Alien Stamper; Area 51; Bug-Eyed Aliens; Capsule Toys; Galoob Trash Bag Bunch; Green Aliens; Grey Aliens; Gum Ball Capsule Toys; Louis Galloob Toys; Martians; Novelty Alien Figurines; Party Favours; Plastic Aliens; Plastic Toy Aliens; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Toy Aliens; Toy Football Player Figures; Trash-Bag Bunch; Unknown Plastic Aliens; Unknown Space Aliens; Unknown Space Toy; Unknown Toy Figures;
Having mentioned him (or her, who am I to sex an alien?); here's the stamper! I always stamp the card in their storage bag so I have a sample of the stamp as they invariably dry-out over time. He It's a resin moulding, glued to a generic ink-stamp 'capsule' which is probably bought-in from a company specializing in such novelty stuff, and is of unknown origin/maker.

Alien Novelties; Alien Novelty Toy; Alien Stamper; Area 51; Bug-Eyed Aliens; Capsule Toys; Galoob Trash Bag Bunch; Green Aliens; Grey Aliens; Gum Ball Capsule Toys; Louis Galloob Toys; Martians; Novelty Alien Figurines; Party Favours; Plastic Aliens; Plastic Toy Aliens; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Toy Aliens; Toy Football Player Figures; Trash-Bag Bunch; Unknown Plastic Aliens; Unknown Space Aliens; Unknown Space Toy; Unknown Toy Figures;
This is odd, around 70mm, it's hollowed-out in the rear like that battle-babe from the other day, or the cheapie royalty I mentioned at the time, and again it may be a cost-cutting measure, or an aspect of a known character who's escaped me?

He looks like he should be holding something above his head, and probably comes from a larger play-set of some kind, but as hinted; 'rack-toy' rather than big-name branded?

Anyway - it's another bug-eyed alien, it's in the collection, and it's finishing this post!

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