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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.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

S is for Shoot of Shelfies

I don't know what the collective noun is for Shelfies, but as it seems the term was invented here at Small Scale World (albeit only as a construct of 'Shelf' and 'Selfie'!), I think it's reasonable to assume Small Scale World can declare the collective, so it's 'Shoot'!

A few photographs taken mostly in October and designed more to ID figures in future mixed lots, but a couple of more stand alone items too;

Action Team; Avengers; Batman; Boxed Toys; Contribution; Emergency Personel; Farm Toys; Halsall Haswell Toys; HTI Toys; Jakks Pacific; Majorette; Marvel Characters; NJ Croce; Robin The Boy Wonder; Shelfies; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Special Soldiers; Suntoys International; TKMaxx;
Taken on the 12 October in TKMaxx these Halsall Toys International imports (probably from Pioneer) have a figure each in all the double sets, there's a couple more below, and I've since (30th Nov.) seen another police pose and farm sets with one-each of two figures along with a pair of animals (cow and sheep), which I forgot to take pictures of.

Action Team; Avengers; Batman; Boxed Toys; Contribution; Emergency Personel; Farm Toys; Halsall Haswell Toys; HTI Toys; Jakks Pacific; Majorette; Marvel Characters; NJ Croce; Robin The Boy Wonder; Shelfies; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Special Soldiers; Suntoys International; TKMaxx;
Majorette don't offer a human figure, but do include a nice selection of animals in this farm play-set. Around 1:64th, but with the tractors hopelessly out of scale with the pick-up truck, some of this stuff would be useful for railway modellers.

Action Team; Avengers; Batman; Boxed Toys; Contribution; Emergency Personel; Farm Toys; Halsall Haswell Toys; HTI Toys; Jakks Pacific; Majorette; Marvel Characters; NJ Croce; Robin The Boy Wonder; Shelfies; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Special Soldiers; Suntoys International; TKMaxx;
Shot the same day is this toob of dinosaurs, which I shot just to get a 'name' for some of my unknowns which I recognised behind the 'glass', however it's not clear, they are credited/branded to NBC Apparel, care-of a TJX Processing Centre (which I assume is TK / TJMaxx) and manufactured by Fast Champ Industries (or 'industrial') Ltd, of TST East, Hong Kong - which is the one I'll use.

Action Team; Avengers; Batman; Boxed Toys; Contribution; Emergency Personel; Farm Toys; Halsall Haswell Toys; HTI Toys; Jakks Pacific; Majorette; Marvel Characters; NJ Croce; Robin The Boy Wonder; Shelfies; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Special Soldiers; Suntoys International; TKMaxx;
A Trip back to TKMaxx on the twenty-third of October found this from NJCroce with two of their bendy Bat-blokes and a car. But the car is a non-moving display, so utterly useless for kids, yet not of sufficient quality to make a decent display model, being a pretty-cheap moulding in styrene or propylene.

Action Team; Avengers; Batman; Boxed Toys; Contribution; Emergency Personel; Farm Toys; Halsall Haswell Toys; HTI Toys; Jakks Pacific; Majorette; Marvel Characters; NJ Croce; Robin The Boy Wonder; Shelfies; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Special Soldiers; Suntoys International; TKMaxx;
The 28th of month saw this arrive in my inbox from Mr. Berke over in New York, and from a store apparently called Ocean State (Job Lot?), again the aim to to ID the construction workers/mechanics as they come-in, in the future.

Action Team; Avengers; Batman; Boxed Toys; Contribution; Emergency Personel; Farm Toys; Halsall Haswell Toys; HTI Toys; Jakks Pacific; Majorette; Marvel Characters; NJ Croce; Robin The Boy Wonder; Shelfies; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Special Soldiers; Suntoys International; TKMaxx;
Brian was eMailing again two days later with this toob set of armymen, can't see a branding, but there is a TJMaxx price-label and I think we've seen these as generics on one or two occasions in the last two or three years, so probably just new packaging for Christmas? But there is a 100 of them!

Action Team; Avengers; Batman; Boxed Toys; Contribution; Emergency Personel; Farm Toys; Halsall Haswell Toys; HTI Toys; Jakks Pacific; Majorette; Marvel Characters; NJ Croce; Robin The Boy Wonder; Shelfies; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Special Soldiers; Suntoys International; TKMaxx;
I myself was back at TKMaxx on the 11th of last month where I shot a couple more of the HTI sets, in both cases there is a one-colour paint highlight; a black walkie-talkie and a blue stretcher bundle.

TKM seem to have a high turnover, so if you want to purchase this stuff you need to be quick or try more than one outlet, but at this time of year their home furnishing subsidiary also carries an enlarged toy section. I'll wait until they appear in mixed bags from charity shops or 50p trays at Sandown Park!

Action Team; Avengers; Batman; Boxed Toys; Contribution; Emergency Personel; Farm Toys; Halsall Haswell Toys; HTI Toys; Jakks Pacific; Majorette; Marvel Characters; NJ Croce; Robin The Boy Wonder; Shelfies; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Special Soldiers; Suntoys International; TKMaxx;
I went in again on Saturday and caught this set of rather nice Marvel Avengers' figures in the 70mm bracket (?) from Jakks Pacific, a big over-muscled maybe, but not as bad as a set of cartoon-deform Avengers (or Junior Avengers?) I saw in the Phidal display!

Action Team; Avengers; Batman; Boxed Toys; Contribution; Emergency Personel; Farm Toys; Halsall Haswell Toys; HTI Toys; Jakks Pacific; Majorette; Marvel Characters; NJ Croce; Robin The Boy Wonder; Shelfies; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Special Soldiers; Suntoys International; TKMaxx;
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