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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, January 8, 2019

B is for Box-ticking - WWII Russians - Cherilea+

So, onwards and upwards to one of the wackiest sets of toy soldiers, and as with several others from the 'wackiest' listings; it's Cherilea! Although it's arguable a pink background contributes slightly to the weirdness!

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I'm sure the Soviets got a few Bren-guns before their own production was up to full war-footing, but the idea that the Cossacks went to war with only LMG's or heavy weapons is stretching the idea of artistic license somewhat, I fear!

But again, they were only meant to be toys and - although ours came from the church-fete (with much playwear showing in the paint) - we loved these as kids, double-breasted chef's jackets, fairy-tale prince's hats, rectal flame-probe an'all!

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Re-issued recently (Marlborough/Dorset?) in several colours (I've also seen a lighter tan), there are also originals in a paler sand and with lighter-grey trousers. Hats were a bit off-the-radar, although the red flaps each-side seem to have been the genesis for the later Crescent set (seen earlier today here at Small Scale World) with their twin badges?

And - spot the deliberate mistake: the one damaged one is the one pose I haven't found in the newer versions either . . . go figure! 

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