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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.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

T is for Toy Fair '18 Reports - Melissa & Doug

Relatively new to me; they joined the tag-list a few weeks ago I think, Melissa & Doug are about thirty-years-old, a US firm; they opened a UK office a year ago and were stalling-out at the Toy Fair.

Their display was mostly craft stuff aimed at youngsters, and I only took the shot because we have been covering paint-your-own here recently (how they snuck into the tag-list), and once the gods have loaded you with a theme, you can but follow it until it runs out!

I didn't shoot the owl as it was very 'infant-toy'-like, so are the dinosaurs really! But fun for the kids, I didn't shoot the horses because . . .

. . . I'd already shot them as a shelfie in TKMaxx after Christmas!

Melissa & Doug have had a set of horses in the past; 'Pasture Pals', but these are simpler sculpts and almost as daft as the dinosaurs! But they're out there, they are figural and they are small scale!

Remember also; Mr. BB  sent us a couple of Shelfies of these before Christmas, so this is tag number 2 for M-&-D!

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