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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.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

F is for Football - 4 - Brian's Bits

These days; whenever we do a season, or even a mini-season here at Small Scale World, the contributions of Mr B. Berke are never far away, and the Football mini-season is no exception, this was going to be post number two, but due to this afternoon's post, it's now the closer for the football mini-season, as always; Thank you Brian.

These 'Soccer Championship' rack-toys follow a time-old pattern of large scale football figures; previously Hong Kong, now 'China' - when I worked for a toy dealer we would often get this type of figure in, sometimes with a kicking-action. These don't seem to have a kicking-action, but they are well detailed sculpts (in at least three poses), with swivel-waists and moving arms.

We seem to be looking at a Dutch 'International' with Brazil and Scotland (?) on the card art. It would be interesting to see/know the whole line. It should also be noted that the two on the card-art seem to have had a better decorative regime than the one in the blister, although 'Brazil' seems to be wearing blue-suede loafers! Pester-power shut-'em-up crossed with cake decoration!

Kaskey Kids in the US are behind this tub of Soccer Guys, not the best sculpts and a limited pose range (three players? Plus goal-keeper's and referee). Also it's hard to judge size, but they look like they would go well with either of the Styrene cake-decoration sets we looked at in Part 3, depending on size? Probably the smaller HK ones?

The yellow and blue skin would need paint!

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