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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, October 10, 2018

U is for Unknown Wild West Flats - 3 - Known 'Hong Kong' of Origin

On to those unknown Wild West flats about which one fact IS known; that they are from Hong Kong! And we have seen most of them here already I suspect, but I'm literally 'box ticking' a whole box with these four posts!

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Flat, 35mm'ish copies of the Crescent/Kellogg's 54mm solid Indians! Obviously copied by hand rather than pantograph, and copied poorly, with bits missing (the tail of the archer's headdress!) or badly moulded.

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I have a single yellow one, so there must be more, and likewise the slosh of gloss-blue on the other addition to the line-up could be home paint, but I suspect a minimally-painted version was put out there at some point.

Those of you of an observant persuasion will have noticed that the two eagle-bird men are very different sculpts, one having a feathery hood, the other 'fish-scales'. I have a dozen or so of the red ones and there is quite a bit of variance, but the 'Hong Kong' mark is the same on all of them, so it's hand-copied straight to multiple cavities I think!

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We have definitely seen these on the Blog but I had a couple of loose ones in storage and couldn't remember whether or not I mentioned last time that they are scale-downs of the old Gibb's 'Toob' flats from the USA, I don't have any copies of the Gibb's US Cavalry poses, but it has to be wondered if they too were pirated, at the same time? Still missing the wagon!

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These are semi-flat and probably accompany some of the smaller mounted figures you find from Hong Kong, I only have the one pose and the two figures - about 45mm. Along with the first lot they are a soft polyethylene ('polythene').

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