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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.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

F is for Follow-up - Dusyma Now

An overly-grand title, as there's very little I can tell you about Dusyma now you can't tell yourself with five minutes on Google! But a few thoughts with images from their current catalogue.

Animal Snap; Barentanz; Bear Dance; Big Nail Toy Set; Dusyma Animals; Dusyma Ertzgibirge; Dusyma GmbH; Dusyma Kindergartenbedarf GmbH; Dusyma Trees; Dusyma Wood Toys; Dusyma Wooden Toys; Elephant Herd; Elephantenherde; Erzgebirge Animals; Erzgebirge Scenics; Figuren; Grosses Figuren-Nagelmaterial; Herd of Elephants; Kindergartenbedarf; Nagelspiel; Nail Toy; Schorndorf-Miedelsbach; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Spiele mit Tieren; Steckbaustein; Stuttgart; Toys with Animals; Wendwise;
Typical animals and trees - infant 'snap' type game

A quick Google may lead you straight to the Dubai-based (.ae = Arab Emirates) English language website, despite the fact that the German firm is still there now at Schorndorf-Miedelsbach, and on .de (= Deutschland), if you look harder.

While some image searches lead you straight to a Hong Kong factory, apparently passing-off the [German] wooden-production as theirs?

Animal Snap; Barentanz; Bear Dance; Big Nail Toy Set; Dusyma Animals; Dusyma Ertzgibirge; Dusyma GmbH; Dusyma Kindergartenbedarf GmbH; Dusyma Trees; Dusyma Wood Toys; Dusyma Wooden Toys; Elephant Herd; Elephantenherde; Erzgebirge Animals; Erzgebirge Scenics; Figuren; Grosses Figuren-Nagelmaterial; Herd of Elephants; Kindergartenbedarf; Nagelspiel; Nail Toy; Schorndorf-Miedelsbach; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Spiele mit Tieren; Steckbaustein; Stuttgart; Toys with Animals; Wendwise;
Other simple dexterity/matching games

It would seem that the parent in Germany now formally called Dusyma Kindergartenbedarf GmbH, is the wholesaler of products from around the world to the educational (and hospital?) sectors in Germany and Europe, and may also be responsible for project management of larger jobs - outfitting new schools, early-learning libraries or hospital play-areas, worldwide?

Animal Snap; Barentanz; Bear Dance; Big Nail Toy Set; Dusyma Animals; Dusyma Ertzgibirge; Dusyma GmbH; Dusyma Kindergartenbedarf GmbH; Dusyma Trees; Dusyma Wood Toys; Dusyma Wooden Toys; Elephant Herd; Elephantenherde; Erzgebirge Animals; Erzgebirge Scenics; Figuren; Grosses Figuren-Nagelmaterial; Herd of Elephants; Kindergartenbedarf; Nagelspiel; Nail Toy; Schorndorf-Miedelsbach; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Spiele mit Tieren; Steckbaustein; Stuttgart; Toys with Animals; Wendwise;
A heard of elephants!

"The self-developed and distributed Dusyma wooden and educational toys are mainly produced in Germany and other European countries. Dusyma itself operates its own production facilities in Schorndorf, Brandenburg and the Erzgebirge."

Dusyma Germany - Code of Conduct

"Dusyma develops, manufactures and supplies educationally valuable play and learning material as well as room concept for children. Dusyma is the most innovative designer of kindergardens and social institutions in the world."

Dusyma Dubai - Website

Animal Snap; Barentanz; Bear Dance; Big Nail Toy Set; Dusyma Animals; Dusyma Ertzgibirge; Dusyma GmbH; Dusyma Kindergartenbedarf GmbH; Dusyma Trees; Dusyma Wood Toys; Dusyma Wooden Toys; Elephant Herd; Elephantenherde; Erzgebirge Animals; Erzgebirge Scenics; Figuren; Grosses Figuren-Nagelmaterial; Herd of Elephants; Kindergartenbedarf; Nagelspiel; Nail Toy; Schorndorf-Miedelsbach; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Spiele mit Tieren; Steckbaustein; Stuttgart; Toys with Animals; Wendwise;
We had a set like this when we were kids!

Equally, while Google keeps sending me to Dubai, that may be only a local thing? Like an Englishman in Nigeria Googling Walgreens and being redirected to the Boots branch in Fleet each time? Anyway, the company is still run by Lulu Schiffler-Betz, the older Schiffler's daughter by his first wife.

Animal Snap; Barentanz; Bear Dance; Big Nail Toy Set; Dusyma Animals; Dusyma Ertzgibirge; Dusyma GmbH; Dusyma Kindergartenbedarf GmbH; Dusyma Trees; Dusyma Wood Toys; Dusyma Wooden Toys; Elephant Herd; Elephantenherde; Erzgebirge Animals; Erzgebirge Scenics; Figuren; Grosses Figuren-Nagelmaterial; Herd of Elephants; Kindergartenbedarf; Nagelspiel; Nail Toy; Schorndorf-Miedelsbach; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Spiele mit Tieren; Steckbaustein; Stuttgart; Toys with Animals; Wendwise;
Ammunition for when you absolutely, positively have to go nail-crazy!

The products in these images are finished in the same fashion as the toy train in Joe Walton's sample-case, that is to say glossy, flat colour with minimal wood-grain, they could also sit next to products from Dregano or Tobar imports and be indistinguishable, unlike the rough-cut stuff that made-up most of the case's contents.

Animal Snap; Barentanz; Bear Dance; Big Nail Toy Set; Dusyma Animals; Dusyma Ertzgibirge; Dusyma GmbH; Dusyma Kindergartenbedarf GmbH; Dusyma Trees; Dusyma Wood Toys; Dusyma Wooden Toys; Elephant Herd; Elephantenherde; Erzgebirge Animals; Erzgebirge Scenics; Figuren; Grosses Figuren-Nagelmaterial; Herd of Elephants; Kindergartenbedarf; Nagelspiel; Nail Toy; Schorndorf-Miedelsbach; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Spiele mit Tieren; Steckbaustein; Stuttgart; Toys with Animals; Wendwise;
The Logo/building block
Image; Wikicommons

One hopes we will actually see much more of wood (and tin-plate) in toys and playthings going forward, as we break-off from our addictive love affair with polymers and while one also hopes there will be a more sophisticated type of wooden toy for slightly older or more discerning children, maybe (with higher production values) we could also see a return to compositions?

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