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I’m a 56-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.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

B is for Bobbing Bunny!

We've seen bobbing tanks here several times in two designs, but this came-in with a mixed lot of mostly British/Canadian 'dime-store' type plastics, and I'd forgotten all about it until someone came round the other day and we were going through them, indeed, if it hadn't been for that visit and Brian's kindness a few days ago there would have been no seasonal stuff here today at all!

Bobbing Bunny; Cheerio; Comansi Novalinea; Dime Store Cars; Dime Store Toys; Dime Store Vehicles; Dimestore AFV; Dimestore Trucks; Easter Hare; Osten Haase; Peter Pan Playthings; Poplar Plastics; Poplar Products; PP; PPP; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Thomas Toys; Thunderbirds; Tudor Rose;
In fact I got two mixed-lots recently, this is both lots together, some (from Mercator Trading) have been seen here in the past, others haven't, and a similar-sized lot came from a charity-lot on feebleBay, among which was the target of this post.

I know I've spelt probably incorrectly - Doh! And the wreaker-truck turned-out to have faint PP's on the wheel-hubs so is another Poplar, but the motorcycle-rider is PVC so probably a Thomas left-over. while the Cheerio's are half-and half 'Canada' (yellow wheels) and 'England' (black/white wheels).

Bobbing Bunny; Cheerio; Comansi Novalinea; Dime Store Cars; Dime Store Toys; Dime Store Vehicles; Dimestore AFV; Dimestore Trucks; Easter Hare; Osten Haase; Peter Pan Playthings; Poplar Plastics; Poplar Products; PP; PPP; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Thomas Toys; Thunderbirds; Tudor Rose;
It's a Bobbing Bunny! He appears to be driving the bastard-child of a White's scout-car and an Indian Pattern Chevrolet as supplied to the Long Range Dessert Group (LRDG)! And that's all I can say about it really, it is what it is, and you can see that for yourselves!

Bobbing Bunny; Cheerio; Comansi Novalinea; Dime Store Cars; Dime Store Toys; Dime Store Vehicles; Dimestore AFV; Dimestore Trucks; Easter Hare; Osten Haase; Peter Pan Playthings; Poplar Plastics; Poplar Products; PP; PPP; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Thomas Toys; Thunderbirds; Tudor Rose;
I'm not saying my diet's that healthy at the moment but I made the little bugger work for his sugar-coated,Mr Cadbury's Parrot, chocolate mini-eggs! Up and down the carpet, up and down the bedspread, up and down the table, up-and-down the mantelpiece, he's quite versatile and delivers all sorts of treats!

Only marking is a Made in England and tool/cavity mark '2' and he probably came with either Jelly-Tots (or similar?) or a great, big, tooth-loosening gobstopper?

6 comments:

Terranova47 said...

I had that Bobbin' Bunny in a blue truck from Woolworth back in the 50's. It contained a load of small solid chocolate Easter eggs wrapped in foil in a twist of cellophane.

Without the rabbit it became LRDG with Airfix 8th Army.

Great to see one again!

Hugh Walter said...

And I bet you chucked the bunny, you heartless child! Funny Terra'; I nearly said something about cellophane bags, twisted and given a little bow/tie! Did it come in a generic mug, or on a stick? The newsagents in Hartley Wintney (Webb's and Richardson's? And another I never got the name of and which we rarely used - except for plain chocolate Bounty's) use to have all sorts of non-branded goodies at Easter!

H

Terranova47 said...

The truck and eggs came in the cellophane twist. Somehow the truck sat for ages in the bin potatoes were kept in. The rabbit's head was broken off and lost so no repair just a repaint in desert camouflage.

Hugh Walter said...

If I see another it's yours! I tried to do a video of it bobbing, but the light wasn't too good and he kept sticking at the shoulder!

H

Jan Ferris said...

Damn rabbits are always getting themselves into some kind of mischief.

Hugh Walter said...

You gotta' watch 'em Jan or they take liberties!

H