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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.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

U is for Unknown UgL'RG

Not in the Charity shop packs of LRG's we looked at this morning but a purchase from the last Sandown Park toy show; who will go in their - temporary - crate until such time as I get them all out of storage (and married-up), where I know I have a few more of these, a blue one for certain and possibly a green one looking more like Atom Boy or a character from the Godzilla franchise.

Marked China and almost certainly a gum-ball machine prize/toy, I love the salmon-pink colour. Lacking a base, he doesn't have a pencil-top hole either, so - although there's no signs of a loop here - I wouldn't mind a small flutter on his having been available at some point as a key-ring? He may - of course - have been sold as a pencil rubber/eraser?

There are shades of Robocop to his design, but probably more coincidence than any production dating-aid, he's quite recent and - as I hinted at above - if not totally fictional; probably a Japanese Manga/Anime character.

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