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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.

Friday, January 11, 2019

S is for Squat Squidgy Squadies and Safe Samurai 'Sassins

You may remember a while ago, Brian Berke sent some shelfies to the Blog of these delightful little weirdoes, well; he only went and sent the Blog some in his autumn parcel - didn't he!

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Imported into the 'States by those new-old favourites Greenbriar/DTSC, but apparently on behalf of Imperial to whom the figures are also branded, and they are a soft, hollow silicon rubber, a bit like squeaky-toys but sans squeak, or; sans squeaker!

39277 40847; 40847; 45649; 45650; Contribution; DTSC Toys Canada; GI's; Greenbrier; Greenbrier Toy Importers; Imperial Toys; Imported Plastic Figures; Ninja Fighters; Ninja Warriors; Rubber Figurine; Rubber Figurines; Rubber GI's; Rubber Man; Rubber Ninjas; Silicon Rubber; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com;
Ninjas; too cool for martial-arts school and the colours are lovely; the camera's flash has reddened one, who - to the eye - is a pinky-heliotrope sort of colour, while the purple one has reproduced quite accurately. Style is slightly 'deform', or cartoonish with big heads, hands and feet.

39277 40847; 40847; 45649; 45650; Contribution; DTSC Toys Canada; GI's; Greenbrier; Greenbrier Toy Importers; Imperial Toys; Imported Plastic Figures; Ninja Fighters; Ninja Warriors; Rubber Figurine; Rubber Figurines; Rubber GI's; Rubber Man; Rubber Ninjas; Silicon Rubber; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com;
The cool colours extend to the generic (but vaguely 'Fritz' helmeted) combat infantry, with butterscotch, mint and blueberry, fairy-cake, icing hues! I have no idea how many colours there are in ether line, nor - indeed - whether the rich colours of the Ninjas carry over to the soldiers or the pastels vise-versa?

39277 40847; 40847; 45649; 45650; Contribution; DTSC Toys Canada; GI's; Greenbrier; Greenbrier Toy Importers; Imperial Toys; Imported Plastic Figures; Ninja Fighters; Ninja Warriors; Rubber Figurine; Rubber Figurines; Rubber GI's; Rubber Man; Rubber Ninjas; Silicon Rubber; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com;
Equally I don't know how many poses there are in either line, although they are numbered sequentially; so this may be 'it'. While the packaging carries the details of Greenbrier and DTSC (for Canada) it carries the logo of Imperial, however the figures are all marked Greenbrier International.

You can also see here just how squidgy they are and - courtesy of the 'Berserker' that they are around the 100mm mark. Many thanks to Brian for sending them.

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