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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.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

N is for Not That Long Ago, in the Galaxy We Share . . .

. . . I scored a couple of Star Wars items, the middle of August to be exact, and having another hanging around, a small post was born . . . phffft . . . that's a different movie!

C3PO Toy Figure; Dark Side; Darth Vader; Darth Vader Toy Figure; Electronic Toys; Jiggling C3PO; Light Sabre; Mighty Morfin Power Rangers; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers; Novelty Figurine; Novelty Figurines; Plastic Toy Figures; Power Rangers; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Star Wars; Star Wars Toothbrush; Star Wars Toys; Stormtrooper Toy; Toy C3PO; Toy Darth Vader; Toy Stormtrooper Figure;
I think this must be either an unmarked McDonald's type premium (which is unusual; their stuff is usually clearly marked?), or some bootleg market-stall rack toy type thing? I don't remember it being marked anyway, but as it was not working I'd already decided to take it apart for the figure. Is that crown the Burger King logo or the new movie graphics? Kylo Ren?

C3PO Toy Figure; Dark Side; Darth Vader; Darth Vader Toy Figure; Electronic Toys; Jiggling C3PO; Light Sabre; Mighty Morfin Power Rangers; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers; Novelty Figurine; Novelty Figurines; Plastic Toy Figures; Power Rangers; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Star Wars; Star Wars Toothbrush; Star Wars Toys; Stormtrooper Toy; Toy C3PO; Toy Darth Vader; Toy Stormtrooper Figure;
A light-sabre will cut through anything! The funny thing was it started making Star Wars noises and flashing as I was taking it apart - it clearly had a loose connection somewhere - and for clues to origin I took similar equipment out of those Tiger Electronics spaceships and Speeders when I added them to the Galoob fleet a decade or more ago now?

C3PO Toy Figure; Dark Side; Darth Vader; Darth Vader Toy Figure; Electronic Toys; Jiggling C3PO; Light Sabre; Mighty Morfin Power Rangers; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers; Novelty Figurine; Novelty Figurines; Plastic Toy Figures; Power Rangers; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Star Wars; Star Wars Toothbrush; Star Wars Toys; Stormtrooper Toy; Toy C3PO; Toy Darth Vader; Toy Stormtrooper Figure;
From the same Charity shop (and the same collection?), I also got the C3PO jiggler, like a bobble-head he is articulated, but at the waist, and he jiggles like a hula-girl at the slightest movement. He's unmarked apart from a single figure '15' on the underside of the base, and while construction seems simple, it is robust, even the push-on base can't then be removed due to a sharp shoulder on the pegs.

Go Berserker! Get him while he's posing for the camera! . . .

C3PO Toy Figure; Dark Side; Darth Vader; Darth Vader Toy Figure; Electronic Toys; Jiggling C3PO; Light Sabre; Mighty Morfin Power Rangers; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers; Novelty Figurine; Novelty Figurines; Plastic Toy Figures; Power Rangers; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Star Wars; Star Wars Toothbrush; Star Wars Toys; Stormtrooper Toy; Toy C3PO; Toy Darth Vader; Toy Stormtrooper Figure;
. . . the final item in the line-up is the Stormtrooper toothbrush Peter Evans had chucked in the big bags at Plastic Warrior's show! I'm using it, not on my teeth mind; to clean dirty toys!

For some reason it is called 'Firefly' which is also another movie altogether? And is carried by Dr. Fresh in the US and Canada; Grosvenor Consumer Products here. It came with a spinning Power Rangers Biro-topper TV thing!

2 comments:

Terranova47 said...

FIREFLY was a brief TV series about 2002. To quote:

Set 500 years in the future after a universal civil war, the crew of a small transport spaceship takes any job so long as it puts food on the table. The disparate men and women just want to survive and maybe have better lives, but they face constant challenges on the new frontier, such as the Reavers -- flesh-eating mongrels who live on the fringes of the universe.

The claim to fame for the series is that it's cancellation is a running gag on the 'Big Bang Theory'

Why it's mentioned on a Star Wars toothbrush is a mystery.

Hugh Walter said...

I know Terra, I've go it! It's not bad for the budget and a bit of crowd-funding . . . I actually read the graphic novel first!

H