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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
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.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

H is for How They Come In

Wednesday left me loaded with goodies, after purchases in most on the charity shops, ten minutes up the high street (I'm a bloke; in-scan-grab-pay-out, I don't mess about) added several books to the library, a 2nd hand copy of District 9 on DVD and this little-lot!

Animals; Board Game; Boardgame Pieces; Ceremonial Doll; Chinese Figures; Fontanini Chinoisery; Fontanini Statuette; Guardsman Bauble; Impro Prehistoric Animals; Lifeguards; Made in Hong Kong; Mini's; Minifigs; Playmodile; Revenge of the Sith; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Star Wars; Statuary; Statuettes; Tree Decoration; Tree Hanger; Wizards Of The Coast;
A Board game (£3) and two 'after' Fontanini Chinoisery statuettes, I say after as they are both unmarked and while the bases (polystyrene) and steel screws are reminiscent of the Italian maker's output, the two figures (polyethylene) are of poorer finish, so I suspect Hong Kong despite the lack of a marking; they were three-quid the pair.

One of those awful costume dolls; 'Empire Made' almost illegible on the gold-card ends, the whole sealed so you'd have to destroy the container to get him out, but he IS a lifeguard, so into the collection he goes; they were only asking 30p!

A handful of animals for 50p rounded-off the loot.

Animals; Board Game; Boardgame Pieces; Ceremonial Doll; Chinese Figures; Fontanini Chinoisery; Fontanini Statuette; Guardsman Bauble; Impro Prehistoric Animals; Lifeguards; Made in Hong Kong; Mini's; Minifigs; Playmodile; Revenge of the Sith; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Star Wars; Statuary; Statuettes; Tree Decoration; Tree Hanger; Wizards Of The Coast;
The animals were an odd assortment . . . two Impro pre-historic's, I have a tub of them somewhere which I have seen a couple of times, next time I see it I'll combine with the dozen or so I had accrued here and we'll have a proper look at them, a generic hippo' and a Playmobile wild boar made up the self-seal bag.

Animals; Board Game; Boardgame Pieces; Ceremonial Doll; Chinese Figures; Fontanini Chinoisery; Fontanini Statuette; Guardsman Bauble; Impro Prehistoric Animals; Lifeguards; Made in Hong Kong; Mini's; Minifigs; Playmodile; Revenge of the Sith; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Star Wars; Statuary; Statuettes; Tree Decoration; Tree Hanger; Wizards Of The Coast;
There was supposed to be six figures in the box, there wasn't! There was, in fact - 47 figures/36 sculpts! Again I have a whole tub of these so I'll return to them in the fullness of time, I think these are all from the first 60 of what became 240+ items I think, again; I have the notes on a dongle!

Animals; Board Game; Boardgame Pieces; Ceremonial Doll; Chinese Figures; Fontanini Chinoisery; Fontanini Statuette; Guardsman Bauble; Impro Prehistoric Animals; Lifeguards; Made in Hong Kong; Mini's; Minifigs; Playmodile; Revenge of the Sith; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Star Wars; Statuary; Statuettes; Tree Decoration; Tree Hanger; Wizards Of The Coast;
Oi . . . soldier! Haircut!

Then today - at time of writing Thursday 30th - I picked this little fella up, although at 95-mil (all-in) hardly 'little', he's a tree decoration who's lost his hanger/loop and will go in the box with all the other Bearskin'ed Guards.

4 comments:

peter holland said...

Hi! Whats with the Guardsmen? Is it just decorations?

Andy B said...

If you revisit the shops, and still like glass tree decorations, Paperchase have a triceratops "bauble"!

Hugh Walter said...

Not sure of your question peter? The one in the photo IS a decoration, or - at least - he was until he lost his loop, the ones in the box he's joining are mostly 50-60mm plastics with a few PVC key-rings and other novelties thrown in?

I'm finding it easier to store the larger scales by type rather than alphabetically!

I saw it Andy! They have two nice robots as well, but a bit pricey for me, the pink ballerina robot I could pass on anyway, but the other one is lovely, just a tenner! They had lots of nice ones, as do TKMaxx, but cheaper . . . Pirate coming tomorrow!

H

Hugh Walter said...

Sorry Peter . . . capital P!

H