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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
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.

Galoob G.I.'s

Better text and more images to follow in 2016...sometime! I need one of those little digging man icons for vast swathes of my blogging now!

Ready reckoner, really just a screen-capcha to find where I've placed the early un-numbered figures and accessories so you can find them down the page!

Silly sets - toward the end, as Hasbro hovered in the background and Kenner started issuing similar sets in similar packaging (Small Soldiers for instance), Galoob went a bit weird and started producing the figures in odd colours, trying to find a 'sci-fi' or fantasy element to sell product, unnecessary, given they had done OK during the whole electronic gaming era, up to that point, but when you're desperate, you sometimes can't see the wood for the trees, and one suspects sets like this only hastened the end?

Earlier set contents - back in the mid 1990's I didn't rate the mini vehicles (still don't really although there's a shed-load of them in a bag somewhere!) nor did I rate packaging at all and used to only buy the figures-only sets and immediately get them out! These are two of they!

Later sets - Now I don't open them at all! On the left is a later unnumbered set with some of the later poses, while the right-hand image is with the second tranche numbered figures, who's appearnce heralded the end of the earlier figures.

 1 (provisional)

One of the most useful figures in the whole set, this chap can be used as AFV crew for any NATO or most middle-Eastern armies of the last 50 years with a bit of paint. As with several of these early un-numbered figures he comes in two versions, with several, consistent, sub-types.

2 (provisional)

I know...he's writing in his note book, or working shot-fall out on a calculator, but he looks like he's fixing a smoke, and that makes him a more useful figure in my book! Smaller version is particularly deformed, especially the head.

3 (provisional)

"Go there, do that" man. The pointy guy, he's always in the movies so you need one on the gaming board!

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26

First figure with a number as standard, and therefore the guy to blame for the forced placing of the proceeding provisional numbers by farty collectors like me!

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50 (provisional)

The sculpting style of this chap and 58 means either could be here (according to any factory records/numbering system), unlike 69 who clearly belongs were he has been placed.

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58 (provisional)

See note under 50, re. numbering.

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70 (provisional)

Although provisional (the figure has no number visible upon it) the sculpting style means this is the correct figure for this slot, and what a nice figure, the watch is a nive touch and the M1 helmet means he can be used anywhere from 1942 'till the late 1980's...or, as an irregular or in the developing world; today.

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72, 73 and 74 (provisional)

Cannon is provisional, but where else would you put it than with the figures it accompanied! And both figures are nice - if slightly small - additions to an ACW army.

75 (provisional)

Just to round the set up to 75, if you disagree with this placeing what would you do? have 74, fine, but put something else here? What, no point!

Conversions


Sorting, numbering etc...


Bits and Bobs

Motorcycle and Sidecar

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