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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, November 8, 2018

H is for Hawkin's HALO Heroes

That's not what they were called, as far as I can remember, just made for a half-reasonable post-title! These are unusual in being branded to Hawkin's Bazaar rather than the more commonly used moniker of the parent; Tobar, and being from the storage lot must be over 7 years old, actually titled 13109 PBF Parachute Soldier.

The five-figure stock code matching Tobar's current codeing, as does the manufacturer code (038728) but while the postcode given is Norwich, it’s different to the current Tobar postcode, however;  there was a solvency problem with Hawkin's a few years ago reported here at the time and it'll all be connected to that.

13109; 80mm Figurines; 95mm Toy Figures; Cold War Era Troops; Hawkin's Bazaar; Hunson; Modern Paratroopers; NATO; Novelty Figurines; Novelty Toy; Parachute Toys; Paratrooper Toys; Paratroopers; Paratroops; PBF Parachute Soldier; Plastic Figures; Plastic Novelty; Plastic Toy Figures; Polyethylene Toy Soldiers; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Soldier Force; Chip Hazard, Small Soldiers, Max Headroom
They are 95mm and made from that odd sort of recycled plastic which is best described as 'sandy' textured, and I must have grabbed all four poses when I saw them, however . . .

13109; 80mm Figurines; 95mm Toy Figures; Cold War Era Troops; Hawkin's Bazaar; Hunson; Modern Paratroopers; NATO; Novelty Figurines; Novelty Toy; Parachute Toys; Paratrooper Toys; Paratroopers; Paratroops; PBF Parachute Soldier; Plastic Figures; Plastic Novelty; Plastic Toy Figures; Polyethylene Toy Soldiers; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Soldier Force; Chip Hazard, Small Soldiers, Max Headroom
. . . they are 'similar' versions of the more recent, slightly smaller (80-mil-odd) Soldier Force figures from Hunson, sent to the blog in the last year or two by Brian Berke. While all the details are not the same, the painting style and plastic type is the same and it may well be they are all from the same contract manufacturer, and that I missed-out on a larger version of the 'Max Headroom' character (or is it Chip Hazard from Small Soldiers?) on the right?

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