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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.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

B is for Book-full of Bunnies!

It only seems like the other day I cleared the Phidal out of the queue, but actually it was January, with a quick touch in April, both a while ago, and while I was bemoaning the apparent dropping of them by TKMaxx (my main source), they had two sets in stock the other day and I grabbed both.

2018; 5740 Ferrier; Beatrix Potter; Bemjamin Bunny; Brock The Bagder; Canada; Cottontail; CTMG; Eliana Palucci; Film Character; Floppsy; Fredrick Warne & Co.; H4P 1M7; Interactive Books; Interactive Toys; Jemima Puddle Duck; Montreal; Moppsy; Movie Promotional; Mr Fox; Mrs Tiggywinkle; NN10 6BQ; Northamptonshire; Peter Rabbit; Phidal Book; Phidal Peter Rabbit; Phidal Publishing; Pigling Bland; PVC Figurines; PVC Toy; PVC Vinyl Animals; PVC Vinyl Rubber; Quebec; Rushden; Sanders Lodge Industrial Estate; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Squirrel Nutkin; The Sandy Whiskered Gentleman; TKMaxx; UK;
This was actually the second, I was only there to sort out a car battery nearby, and popped in to have a look, purchasing the one we'll look at next, and wondering if this was the one I already had. So I memorised the figures and went home to check the set already published here, they were different and as I'd known I'd be back on the battery, got this at the same time a couple of days later!

2018; 5740 Ferrier; Beatrix Potter; Bemjamin Bunny; Brock The Bagder; Canada; Cottontail; CTMG; Eliana Palucci; Film Character; Floppsy; Fredrick Warne & Co.; H4P 1M7; Interactive Books; Interactive Toys; Jemima Puddle Duck; Montreal; Moppsy; Movie Promotional; Mr Fox; Mrs Tiggywinkle; NN10 6BQ; Northamptonshire; Peter Rabbit; Phidal Book; Phidal Peter Rabbit; Phidal Publishing; Pigling Bland; PVC Figurines; PVC Toy; PVC Vinyl Animals; PVC Vinyl Rubber; Quebec; Rushden; Sanders Lodge Industrial Estate; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Squirrel Nutkin; The Sandy Whiskered Gentleman; TKMaxx; UK;
We have all the rabbits again, Peter (left), Benjamin Bunny (right) with Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail (I have no idea if they are in name order and there are no clues on the figures or in the text!

Benjamin is wearing his Tam-o'-shanter . . . when we were kids we had the wooden Victory puzzle of that original painting by Beatrix Potter, and because in one of the stories Mr. McGregor throws a marrow at one of the rabbits, I thought, for years; he was wearing a marrow on his head!

2018; 5740 Ferrier; Beatrix Potter; Bemjamin Bunny; Brock The Bagder; Canada; Cottontail; CTMG; Eliana Palucci; Film Character; Floppsy; Fredrick Warne & Co.; H4P 1M7; Interactive Books; Interactive Toys; Jemima Puddle Duck; Montreal; Moppsy; Movie Promotional; Mr Fox; Mrs Tiggywinkle; NN10 6BQ; Northamptonshire; Peter Rabbit; Phidal Book; Phidal Peter Rabbit; Phidal Publishing; Pigling Bland; PVC Figurines; PVC Toy; PVC Vinyl Animals; PVC Vinyl Rubber; Quebec; Rushden; Sanders Lodge Industrial Estate; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Squirrel Nutkin; The Sandy Whiskered Gentleman; TKMaxx; UK;
Only ten figures again; which seems to be the trend now (cost of living crisis etc . . . ), but if it keeps them at 5.99 (an eminently acceptable 'rack-toy' price), I'm not going to whinge too loudly!

Tom Kitten replaces the three missing figures of the odd cockerel, Brock and Pigling Bland seen in the first set, with the other four - Squirrel Nutkin, Jemima Puddleduck, Mr Tod (The Sandy Whiskered Gentleman) and Mrs. Tiggywinkle - getting a reprise. I would had that the Nutkin is quite a realistic sculpt, but he was one of the less anthropomorphised originally, and I thought the Mr. Tod character sculpt was a poor sculpt.

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