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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, February 12, 2019

T is for Two - Movie Characters

Another couple of stand-alone pieces shoved together under the 'T is for...' trope, we're off to the movies today and it's to the VHS paradise of the mid-1980's 'Home Cinema' experience we turn!

Film Character; John Rambo; Movie Promotional; Old Plastic Figures; Old Plastic Toys; Plastic Figurines; Plastic Toy Figures; Plastic Toy Soldier; Rambo; Rambo II; Rambo III; Sylvester Stallone; TV And Film-Related; TV Character; TV Related; TV Tie Ins; TV Toys; Vintage Plastic Figures; Vintage Plastic Toys; Vintage Toy Figures; Vintage Toys;
Totally unmarked, but it's got to be John Rambo! Frown . . . check, clenched-fists . . . check, sleeveless-vest . . . check, knotted-bandana . . . check, M60 ammo-belt . . . check, bad-attitude . . . err . . . he lives in the controlled environment of a carded, self-seal bag, so I don't think so! Also Mattel (see below) had the licence at one point, through Arcotoys? A search was not helpful - we need more quality Bloggers!

Film Character; John Rambo; Movie Promotional; Old Plastic Figures; Old Plastic Toys; Plastic Figurines; Plastic Toy Figures; Plastic Toy Soldier; Rambo; Rambo II; Rambo III; Sylvester Stallone; TV And Film-Related; TV Character; TV Related; TV Tie Ins; TV Toys; Vintage Plastic Figures; Vintage Plastic Toys; Vintage Toy Figures; Vintage Toys;
I know - that was Arnie', but either of them could have been parachuted into each-other's 'action movies' without much change! Steve Wright in the Afternoon, best thing that ever happened to popular-radio - Wharkkwharkkwharkk . . . "Get the geese off!" I'm wondering if he may be from a short-lived board-game, given that he turned-up on his own and I've seen or found no others?

Battlestar Galactica; Cylon, Film Character; Mattel Battlestar Galactica; Mattel International; Mattel Plastic Toy Figures; Movie Promotional; Old Plastic Figures; Old Plastic Toys; Plastic Figurines; Plastic Toy Figures; Plastic Toy Soldier; Starfighter Pilot, TV And Film-Related; TV Characters; TV Related; TV Tie Ins; TV Toys; Vintage Plastic Figures; Vintage Plastic Toys; Vintage Toy Figures; Vintage Toys;
Battlestar Galactica was a lower-budget, rush-job designed to cash-in on the Star Wars phenomena back in the late 1970's, which was better than it might have been and Mattel grabbed a licence, issuing a couple of light-and-sound space-fighter toys each of which had a little pilot figure.

The figures are of a mini-action figure design, but come in at around the 50mm mark. Four points of articulation (hips - riveted loose through the groin; shoulders - sealed into the torso-halves) and are very hard to keep standing-up, they really only had to sit in their cockpits or die spectacularly as the owners narrative directed! The grey Cylon Warrior seems rarer than the earth-bound human. Note - the arms and legs are the same mouldings on both figures!

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