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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

T is for Tiger . . . Electronics.

Having mentioned the converion I did on a Tiger Electronics Star Wars vehicle earlier today, I thought I'd better show it, and in doing so we might as well look at the small sample in the collection.

Bobba Fett; Bounty Hunters Ship; Electronic Toys; Galoob Action Fleet; Galoob Micro Machines; Galoob Micro-Machines; Galoob Micromachines; Jango Fett; Land Speeder; Landspeeder; Light And Sound; Obi Wan Kenobi; Plastic Land Speeder; Plastic Spaceship; Plastic Star Wars Toys; Plastic Toys; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Star Wars; Star Wars Toys; Starship; The Empire Strikes Back; Tiger Electronics;
These three came in first, all from the 2nd/5th movie in a franchise I've lost track of; are we up to No-9 or waiting for No-9? How many altogether, how many are back-story spin-offs, do I care now that it's all new characters?

The two cars/Speeders from the opening scene's 'car chase' came together in a sale - at Woolworths I thing? It was a long time ago now - while Jango Fett's spaceship was a separate purchase, I seem to recall.

The electronics were a simple set of sounds from a slightly raspy speaker, triggered by pressing a button.

Bobba Fett; Bounty Hunters Ship; Electronic Toys; Galoob Action Fleet; Galoob Micro Machines; Galoob Micro-Machines; Galoob Micromachines; Jango Fett; Land Speeder; Landspeeder; Light And Sound; Obi Wan Kenobi; Plastic Land Speeder; Plastic Spaceship; Plastic Star Wars Toys; Plastic Toys; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Star Wars; Star Wars Toys; Starship; The Empire Strikes Back; Tiger Electronics;
This came out a year or two later, and had a handle attached so you could 'fly' it about while making noises, the removal of which I refereed to earlier. It'll need to be filled-in one day, but as you can only see it if you turn it upside down it's not an issue and it looks far better than it did with a handle attached!

Also Tiger and roughly scaled with the other one-man fighters from Galoob's Action Fleet line, it's a nice addition as I don't think we ever got 2/5-movie stuff for Action Fleet after everyone got their fingers burnt with the 1st/4th.

Bobba Fett; Bounty Hunters Ship; Electronic Toys; Galoob Action Fleet; Galoob Micro Machines; Galoob Micro-Machines; Galoob Micromachines; Jango Fett; Land Speeder; Landspeeder; Light And Sound; Obi Wan Kenobi; Plastic Land Speeder; Plastic Spaceship; Plastic Star Wars Toys; Plastic Toys; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Star Wars; Star Wars Toys; Starship; The Empire Strikes Back; Tiger Electronics;
A comparison between the Action Fleet Bobba version from Galoob shows up the smallness of the Tiger Electronics one, they were 'header-card' scale! Which makes the speeders perfect for Micro Machines, but leaves Jango's ship needing some muck it its boots. Why they didn't use the Galoob one - when they had previously used the Action Fleet AT-AT for their battery-operated effort - is something to ponder?

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