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I’m a 58-year-old Aspergic gardening 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.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

H is for Hing Fat's Hooligan Hijackers

A quick return to some figures we first visited back in 2012, possibly the first TLAPD (not sure in had gone 'International' then?); Hing Fat, except that the figures I was then told (2012, two years into being a larger scale collector) were Hing Fat are probably the donors for Hing Fat's simpler set . . .

Hing Fat; Hong Kong Copies; Hong Kong Piracy; Hong Kong Toy; International Talk Like A Pirate Day; ITLAPD; Pirate Day; Pirate Toy; Pirates; Plastic Pirates; Rado Industries; Ri-Toys; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Sub Piracies; Talk Like A Pirate; Toy Pirates; Yat Ming;
Being the seven figures to the left of this shot, the rest (blue, red and mustard yellow) are definitely Hing Fat, several of the Toy Soldier shops on-line still have them in stock. This follows the pattern of Hing Fat appropriating contemporary Hong Kong or China stuff and putting it out there again, worse.

The better and slightly larger ones will be someone like Rado/Ri-Toys (Hing Fat pirated their Japanese), Yat Ming or well . . . there's 'undreds really?

Hing Fat; Hong Kong Copies; Hong Kong Piracy; Hong Kong Toy; International Talk Like A Pirate Day; ITLAPD; Pirate Day; Pirate Toy; Pirates; Plastic Pirates; Rado Industries; Ri-Toys; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Sub Piracies; Talk Like A Pirate; Toy Pirates; Yat Ming;
Hing Fat on the right, their NASA astronauts in grey were poorer that someone else's donor, as were their take on the MPC spacemen and they have copied  several generations of ex-Airfix Cowboy & Indian, which their rivals have copied better!

Hing Fat; Hong Kong Copies; Hong Kong Piracy; Hong Kong Toy; International Talk Like A Pirate Day; ITLAPD; Pirate Day; Pirate Toy; Pirates; Plastic Pirates; Rado Industries; Ri-Toys; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Sub Piracies; Talk Like A Pirate; Toy Pirates; Yat Ming;
I've kept photographing them as they've grown, along with the doubt as to the original set, so here's a bunch more images, these are Hing Fat, not the better ones!

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