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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, February 11, 2018

I is for If You Like Sci-fi Toys!

I received an email and some very interesting shots of Zero Hour (Code Zero in the 'States) toys, as the Photo's aren't collageable and the text is self-explanatory, I give you first Richard Dixon's own words, then the shots...

Hi Hugh

I've just been reading your site stuff on Zero Hour Toys....

....I was the principal photographic designer for Bluebird Toys in 1989 - 1990....I also designed the Toy Fair Displays for the Range at Earls Court Toy Fair and the smaller display at Harrogate Toy Fair to launch the range.

During my time on the promotion for the product I also built a large display for Hamleys in London for the Christmas Display to promote the Range...and worked on the TV advertisements and all Children's Comics for the Range....

....Best Regards




Richard's website is a wealth of toy info and nostalgic imagery . . .


. . .  thank you Richard for these fascinating pictures!

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