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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic 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.

Monday, August 7, 2017

C is for Creatures / Créatures and Croissante

Some other Greenbriar/DTSC imports, all with no other branding; carded bags of insects, both courtesy of Brian Berke in New York, so available in the US (Greenbriar) and Canada (DTSC) and grow-animals.

There are at least two assortments, the left hand one being the better of the two, although these are at the bottom-end of rack-toy sculpting/quality - if you know what I mean.

Nevertheless; they make excellent 'Giant Insect' monsters with all scales of toy figures and can be painted-up.

Centipede, mantis, grasshopper/locust and fly, two of each with a minimal paint-job sprayed through stencils. You can never have too many flies!

Brian also sent shelfies of these un-ascribed cards of a crocodile and lizard. Now, there's a lot of these grow-toys around, mostly small (30/40mm) figures which grow to 60/70mm size; I'm sure you've all seen them: 'grow your own nun, girlfriend, hit-man' &etc. But these are huge! Judging by the holes in the hanging-hook plate behind they are about 12-inches to start with, if they're going to grow 600% they'll fill the bath and shove the kids out onto the floor-mat!

And they don't taste like croissants!

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