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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

W is for World of Dinosaurs

The first set from Phidal I bought the other day is a bit of a departure from them, but if it's a sign of things to come, more of it, farm and zoo to follow, knights and soldiers in the near future . . . I suspect not, but the hope is worth some thought!

Apatosaurus; Dinosaur Models; Dinosaur Set; Elasmosaurus; Kronosaurus; Phidal; Phidal Publishing; Pteranodon; PVC Dinosaurs; Rubber Dinosaurs; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Spinosaur; Stegosaurus; T-Rex; Toy Apatosaurus; Toy Elasmosaurus; Toy Kronosaurus; Toy Pteranodon; Toy Spinosaur; Toy Stegosaurus; Toy Triceratops; Toy Tyrannosaurus Rex; Toy Velociraptor; Triceratops; Tyrannosaurus Rex; Velociraptor; World of Dinnosaurs;
No movie, no cartoon, no Disney license, no Marvel or DC tie-in, just some model dinosaurs. A Guaranteed seller; I don't know, nor have ever known kids who aren't fascinated (or at least a little interested) in the prehistoric behemoths, so I hope in does well and encourages them to look at original sculpts of other fauna, extinct or extant!

Apatosaurus; Dinosaur Models; Dinosaur Set; Elasmosaurus; Kronosaurus; Phidal; Phidal Publishing; Pteranodon; PVC Dinosaurs; Rubber Dinosaurs; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Spinosaur; Stegosaurus; T-Rex; Toy Apatosaurus; Toy Elasmosaurus; Toy Kronosaurus; Toy Pteranodon; Toy Spinosaur; Toy Stegosaurus; Toy Triceratops; Toy Tyrannosaurus Rex; Toy Velociraptor; Triceratops; Tyrannosaurus Rex; Velociraptor; World of Dinnosaurs;
Again only ten, and simply marked © Phidal, from the top left to bottom right they are;

  • Triceratops
  • Stegosaurus
  • Spinosaur? [not named in blurb]
  • Velociraptor
  • Pteranodon
  • [not named in blurb]
  • Apatosaurus
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • Elasmosaurus
  • Kronosaurus 

And they seem to be a whole new set of sculpts, not Battat's or Toy Major's, so, yeah, any farm, zoo or other figures of a non-licensed type Phidal want to produce or commission will find a market I think? Let's hope.

2 comments:

Jan Ferris said...

Ah, a few others that didn't make the soup. Nice finds!

Hugh Walter said...

Out there now! Should be round the 7/8-dollar mark, try TJMaxx!

H