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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.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

T is for Two - Tiny Forts!

A real picasa clearer this one, but it all has to go here eventually, so let's get the box ticked and move on - unlike a policed traffic accident - there's always "Plenty more to see here"!

Castle Keep; Castle Toy; Dragon; Fort; Magazine Freebies; Magazine Giveaways; Paw Patrol Fort; Paw Patrol Premium; Paw Patrol Rescue Knhight; Plastic Fort; Rescue Knights; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Tiny Forts; Toy Castle; Toy Fort; Unknown Fort; Unkown Castle;
I bought this 'Rescue Knights' set, with a PVC dragon and no knights, while I was in a supermarket a while ago (checks image - no, there's no date!)  . . . photo says this-last May? I thought it was earlier than that!

The mag' is credited to Viacom (owner of the Paw Patrol property) and Spin Master, who might be responsible for the toys, while the toy's card is actually credited to Story House Egmont Ltd.?

Castle Keep; Castle Toy; Dragon; Fort; Magazine Freebies; Magazine Giveaways; Paw Patrol Fort; Paw Patrol Premium; Paw Patrol Rescue Knhight; Plastic Fort; Rescue Knights; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Tiny Forts; Toy Castle; Toy Fort; Unknown Fort; Unkown Castle;
It's a bit of fun, and you can see there's provision for up to three placings of the flag (the only connection with Paw Patrol being the sticker), or up to three flags. Quite sure this is bought in by Egmont from an anonymous factory in Guangdong or Szechwan and has no connection with Spin Master! Equally sure it appears on other-branded kid's magazine elsewhere in the world with other flag-stickers, and maybe toys other than a dragon?

Puppies, kittens, foals and piglets all being popular, if my non-scientific, and erratically occasional surveying of the kid's magazine-rack in supermarkets or newsagents is anything to go by! Indeed, the provided dragon doesn't fit in the locker behind the folding walls (the door is non-functional detailing), but other figures/accessories would?

Castle Keep; Castle Toy; Dragon; Fort; Magazine Freebies; Magazine Giveaways; Paw Patrol Fort; Paw Patrol Premium; Paw Patrol Rescue Knhight; Plastic Fort; Rescue Knights; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Tiny Forts; Toy Castle; Toy Fort; Unknown Fort; Unkown Castle;
Similar to a small fort made by Lido in the US, but unmarked and with different joints - slot & tab rather than Lido's opposing studs - but also sourced in the 'States, is this rather too-bright to photograph little fort. Sheet polyethylene, about 5-inches on a side with another non-working door sculpted in one of the sides; can anyone put a name to it?

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