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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.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

News, Views Etc . . . Herald Toys & Models - Press Release

Latest from Barney's website, sounds good for Swoppet Knight and civilian fans;

"...we are pleased to offer for sale a very substantial collection of Britains Swoppet knights, including a number of mounted figures. Because of the quantity, we are able to offer all dismounted knights at a special website price of £19.99 each (there are a large number of duplicates, most likely old homeworker stock, please ask for details). We are also pleased to offer for sale Part IV of the Roger Saunders collection, including a very rare Britains Garage Petrol Pump Counter Dispenser."

Barney's site can be found here.

Later the same day . . .

"Dear Customer, as previously mentioned, we are having to issue supplementary invoices in some cases, particularly if you're a customer from the USA or Europe and your order needs to be sent tracked. We have been subsidising postage charges since September 2013, when the website was launched, but can no longer afford to do this as Royal Mail have regularly increased their prices, particularly over the past 18 months, due to the pandemic and the introduction of World Zone 3 for the USA. Hope you can understand our position. Thank you for your continued support. With all good wishes, Barney."

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