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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, December 8, 2022

S is for Solid Slime!

This'll be the seventh post on the Aliens franchise this year, so clearly 'the year of the Aliens' here at Small Scale World . . . purely accidental, or coincidental! These are another iteration of the EMCE 'Nanoforce' figures with an additional Alien sculpt and no Colonial Space Marines!

20th Cetury Fox; Alien; Aliens; Aliens In Glowing Slime; Diamond Select Aliens; Diamond Select Toys; EMCE Aliens; EMCE Toys; Facehugger; Glow In The Dark; Glow in the Dark Aliens; Glow-in-the-dark; Previews Exclusive; Previews Exclusive Aliens; PX; PX Aliens; Slime Play; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com;
Further branded to both Diamond Select and Previews Exclusive (PX), who have been associated with a lot of the EMCE 'toy soldiers' stuff, the slime has, over time, set solid! The material is a sort of bouncy-ball rubber now, so I had to break them out physically, rather than just pull them gently away from the gloop!

The solvent for slime is apparently vinegar (discovered for a forthcoming post!), but I'm not sure it would succeed in re-hydrating these lumps! I kept a few of the larger lumps as a 'might be useful later' addition to the 'spares box'!

20th Cetury Fox; Alien; Aliens; Aliens In Glowing Slime; Diamond Select Aliens; Diamond Select Toys; EMCE Aliens; EMCE Toys; Facehugger; Glow In The Dark; Glow in the Dark Aliens; Glow-in-the-dark; Previews Exclusive; Previews Exclusive Aliens; PX; PX Aliens; Slime Play; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com;
Of the six possible, I managed to end-up with four sculpts, which is not bad going, when I already have the standard ones, but there is a surprise here, in a sixth pose (a 'Facehugger'), as the previous issue only had the five adult Xenomorphs. It's not a very good sculpt, and out of scale (unless you collect Action Man/GI Joe dolls) but may - therefore - remain uniquely in the glow-material, as far as being a collectable goes.

20th Cetury Fox; Alien; Aliens; Aliens In Glowing Slime; Diamond Select Aliens; Diamond Select Toys; EMCE Aliens; EMCE Toys; Facehugger; Glow In The Dark; Glow in the Dark Aliens; Glow-in-the-dark; Previews Exclusive; Previews Exclusive Aliens; PX; PX Aliens; Slime Play; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com;
The Facehugger is not on the press image (left), probably because it's a bit shit, but the box clearly states "collect all six Aliens!". The box is shown as being apparently a 24-egg double-decker, while mine only has the one layer of 12 eggs, which also calls for a shout-out to eBay seller 'silver-acre' (Darryl Jones, Silver Acre Comics) who sent me the whole box with a multiple purchase even though it wasn't part of the offer - cheers dude; got a post out of them!

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