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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, July 16, 2019

2xD is for Not Included!

Isn't it the bane of large-box toys that they require missing, absent, elsewhere power sources! At least on this one the fact is clear, and while one has to ask how a big ticket item can't go the extra nine-yards and include batteries, the Devil's advocate from 'elf & safety' says it's all about possible long-term storage and the resultant fire risk!

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Another cheap board-game chuck-out, courtesy of a local Charity shop, nothing exciting, but it's a box ticked, reminding me of some of the TCR or Tomy stuff one saw TV-advertised back in the 1980's, around Christmas time.

It's a box full of stuff which builds into an interactive 'activity' game . . . . a box full of stuff to rapidly get lost and/or broken - the triumph of marketing and consumption over any respect for the planet!

Boxed Game; Extreme Snowboard; Game; Game Counters; Game Playing Pieces; Mattel; Mattel Games; Mattel International; Mattel Toys; Playing Piece; Scenic Model; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Snow Boarders; Snow Boarding; Snowboarders; Sports Figures; Sportsmen; Trees; Winter Sports;
From the front they look OK, and having looked at various boarders here over the last few months, neat additions to the growing sample, however from the back . . . very disappointing and the sort of thing you get in very cheap rack toys - we saw a similar prince/princess pair here a while ago, and a large green alien!

Boxed Game; Extreme Snowboard; Game; Game Counters; Game Playing Pieces; Mattel; Mattel Games; Mattel International; Mattel Toys; Playing Piece; Scenic Model; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Snow Boarders; Snow Boarding; Snowboarders; Sports Figures; Sportsmen; Trees; Winter Sports;
I kept two of the tree obstructions for a tub of such-like stumps, boughs and branches, I have ferreted-away somewhere! Everything else has gone to recycling and, err . . . that's it; Mattel's board game Extreme Snowboard.

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