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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. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

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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