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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.

Friday, October 5, 2018

P is for Piggy-Wiggies

In the big box from Jim there was the now known pig from Zip, along with another one, beautifully marked, but following the 'same colour plastic/paint' rule established the last time we looked at these here, I looked a little closer, and seem to have nominally ID'd a couple more.

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First, the marked pair, the previously identified pig is on the right, in a new pale pink colour (like those Goshen Fair pigs!), the newly discovered sculpt is on the right, in a plastic shade matching the previously seen version. Note that she also has a relatively uneven engineer's letter stamped 'HONG KONG' in addition to the ZIP-mark.

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However, on looking at all the pigs (there was 50 or so altogether in the box) it was obvious that two of the totally unmarked pigs went with the older sculpt, including a second of the newer-found sculpt - all upper shot.

While the lower shot harks back to the priapism of horses in the previous post (above link), only it's an un-ascribed generic pig which is priapic this time, the Zip pig seemingly a eunuch!

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I stress, these are nominal ID's, as they are unmarked, but like the two foals last time, I'm pretty sure they are Zip and will continue to look out for other additions to this growing 'known' line and/or an actual set.

You can see from the whole sample (bags are, from the left; 1 Britains, 2 other British/known and 3 Zip/believed Zip) that there is a lot still to ID as far as HK/China-piggies goes! I have larger numbers in the attic and more in the garage from storage . . . one day, he says with little belief; one day! Actually, I think the marbled one and the similar gray ones along with some of the black ones are actually Corgi but they can wait for a better sorting session.

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