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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, December 6, 2018

M is for More Shelfies

And more from TKMaxx, but then the shop I avoided for years thinking it only had clothes (!) is one of few sources for toys and novelties these days, corner shops are all franchised chains with a bland selection of small, pocket money toys (Martins/McColl's are still carrying that set of HGL 'Armymen' two years later).

WHSmith have almost stopped toys, even at Christmas, and while some people are picking-up from the Toysaurus's death, they only carry the same 'big name' stuff, it's only really The Works, Poundland and TKMaxx where the odd interesting thing turns up, with Paperchase and Tiger . . . sorry; Flying Tiger for the odd novelty eraser or something! The end of humanity will be bland and homogenous!

Ania Animals; Animal Toys; Boxed Toys; Killer Whales; Plastic Figurines; Plastic Toy Figures; Plesiosaur; Sea Life; Sea Lions; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Takara-Tomy; TKMaxx; Tomy Toys; Tomy-Takara; Toy Animals;
Anyway, a few more shelfies from Oct . . . no; these were taken in September! The stuff really has been piling-up this year.

I hadn't encountered Ania before, by Tomy, but then I probably wasn't paying attention on the animal forums! So I took a few shots to give a full flavour of the beast . . . s! In stock on the day were all aquatic subjects, with an ocean going dinosaur, killer whales and sea lions.

Ania Animals; Animal Toys; Boxed Toys; Killer Whales; Plastic Figurines; Plastic Toy Figures; Plesiosaur; Sea Life; Sea Lions; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Takara-Tomy; TKMaxx; Tomy Toys; Tomy-Takara; Toy Animals;
The Plesiosaur has a novelty element with articulated head, neck and shoulder sections (but then so did Britains crocodile, late giraffe and others), while the killer whales were a bit small and none seem to be in-scale with the others.

Ania Animals; Animal Toys; Boxed Toys; Killer Whales; Plastic Figurines; Plastic Toy Figures; Plesiosaur; Sea Life; Sea Lions; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Takara-Tomy; TKMaxx; Tomy Toys; Tomy-Takara; Toy Animals;
The sea lions looked as good as anything from Papo or Schleich with beautifully painted-in whiskers. I feel there should be a Beatles joke here, but they are neither walruses nor - indeed - carpenters! Tomy's Ania - if you collect animals, look out for them; they look nice!

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