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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.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

S is for Shop-full of Shelfies!

I've been building up a small stash of shelfies, with lots of help! And while they should have gone-up in August, there's no hard and fast rules here at Small Scale World, so we'll have a quick look now.

Carded Rack Toy; Carded Toy; Carded Toys; Gnome Figurines; Gnomes; KiKo; Mixed Figures; Mixed Novelties; Mixed Toy Figurines; Mixed Toys; Motormax; Poundland; Rack Toy; Rack Toy AFV's; Rack Toys; Rack Toys MOC; RBI; Redbox; Siku; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Tai Sang; TKMaxx;
These are in Poundland at the moment . . . not unsurprisingly for a pa'nd! Three versions of Buddha on the left, a piratey type, a gardener who had nearly sold out and some white blob at the back which looks a bit Thai!

On the right a new collectable? She's probably already sold-out, more pirates and three ger'nomes, two are off to Pride, the third is a mermaid . . . how long before we have a limited-edition, chrome-plated, super-deform, angry-bird, Star Wars, gay-pride, Funko-mini mermaid-gnome with troll hair Tamagotchi? It's only a matter of time peeps!

Carded Rack Toy; Carded Toy; Carded Toys; Gnome Figurines; Gnomes; KiKo; Mixed Figures; Mixed Novelties; Mixed Toy Figurines; Mixed Toys; Motormax; Poundland; Rack Toy; Rack Toy AFV's; Rack Toys; Rack Toys MOC; RBI; Redbox; Siku; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Tai Sang; TKMaxx;
Redbox under their Motor Max label, ID'ing a few of the many mechanics out there, this was in TKMaxx a while ago now, so will have gone, but it'll be out there somewhere if you need it, I'll wait for the loose figures to turn-up . . . thinks; might have a few already?

Carded Rack Toy; Carded Toy; Carded Toys; Gnome Figurines; Gnomes; KiKo; Mixed Figures; Mixed Novelties; Mixed Toy Figurines; Mixed Toys; Motormax; Poundland; Rack Toy; Rack Toy AFV's; Rack Toys; Rack Toys MOC; RBI; Redbox; Siku; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Tai Sang; TKMaxx;
Couple more from TKMaxx, the Siku 8x8 swamp-hog is about 25/28mm compatible, and would seem to need a matt khaki re-spray and a recoilless rifle or ATGM mounting! The other Redbox has no figures either, but was interesting for being credited to the French Motormax Toy 'Factory' in Villepinte (my qoutes), via the 200 Horton Road, Middlesex office (UK) but 'manufactured' by RBI (Redbox International) in Rialto, California, yet "MADE IN CHINA"! Ultimately it's all Tai Sang!

Carded Rack Toy; Carded Toy; Carded Toys; Gnome Figurines; Gnomes; KiKo; Mixed Figures; Mixed Novelties; Mixed Toy Figurines; Mixed Toys; Motormax; Poundland; Rack Toy; Rack Toy AFV's; Rack Toys; Rack Toys MOC; RBI; Redbox; Siku; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Tai Sang; TKMaxx;
These came from Brian Berke, our roving reporter in New York, rather at the infant end of the spectrum, the one on the left though has nice, realistic fire appliances (quite collectable) with deformed mini-vehicles you think must be from another line! While I'm strangely drawn to the three slightly deformed mini-AFV's on the otherwise aircraft card - just the sort of stuff which turns-up in mixed lots at car-boot sales or charity-shops!

Carded Rack Toy; Carded Toy; Carded Toys; Gnome Figurines; Gnomes; KiKo; Mixed Figures; Mixed Novelties; Mixed Toy Figurines; Mixed Toys; Motormax; Poundland; Rack Toy; Rack Toy AFV's; Rack Toys; Rack Toys MOC; RBI; Redbox; Siku; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Tai Sang; TKMaxx;
Also from Brian came this Mexican, traditional style bagged rack-toy with header card and a collection of Marx 3" copy figures and various (non-Marx?) accessories. It might have a bit of age, but a lot of that Mexican stuff turns-up on evilBay, issued by Kiko or Ki-Ko (aren't they the people who did the licensed version of Arfix's Robin Hood play-set in the 1980's?). There's a yellow canoe in the Tee-Pee, which will return to the Blog soon . . . 'ish . . . I hope! It's my bad!

Carded Rack Toy; Carded Toy; Carded Toys; Gnome Figurines; Gnomes; KiKo; Mixed Figures; Mixed Novelties; Mixed Toy Figurines; Mixed Toys; Motormax; Poundland; Rack Toy; Rack Toy AFV's; Rack Toys; Rack Toys MOC; RBI; Redbox; Siku; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Tai Sang; TKMaxx;
Peter Evans sent us this one at the beginning of September (where did that month go?), via Faceplant messages, so it would have missed RTM ayway, shot at the Gift and Promotional show in Birmingham the other month. A mix of stuff, some of which we've seen before.

Nothing special, but the stone towers with their industrial-looking doors might make a useful sci-fi accessory, suitably repainted, and there is a couple of new trucks and some M60's with ERA if I'm not mistaken? I don't know who's carrying it, but at two quid wholesale, it shouldn't be more than £3.50/£3.99 when you find it?

Thanks to both Brian and Peter for the contributions, shelfies sorted, still out there now!

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