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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
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.

Friday, January 21, 2022

News, Views etc . . . New Links

More Toy Soldier faces from Roger Carter
 
Action figures, but fun in Vancouver!
 
Exquisite miniatures from Agnika Creations in India

Report on Lockdown, Prince August and Lord of the Rings (from last May)

After an unsung Pennsylvanian museum (last lot of links) comes an unsung Kentucky Toy Soldier collection

While the emphasis is more on dolls at the Kansas City Toy Museum

And then there's Tiny Town, Arkansas (looks like Ed Berg's work!)
 
Meanwhile in Ilkley (Yorkshire) our childhood is to be taught to today's kids!
 
Hand carved birch soldiers as conference awards (last paragraph)

Holy Cow History of Milton Levine - the comic-offer king
https://insidesources.com/holy-cow-history-how-ants-made-a-broke-gi-rich/

A collector's collection - Richard Schuster

Toy quiz! (UK readers - 'Boardwalk' is the same colour as Mayfair/Park Lane)



Obituaries

 

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