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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.

Friday, February 9, 2018

T is for Toy Fair '18 Reports - Minimasters Sports Company

A new name at the Toy Fair this year, and they have figures, or - at least - a figure!

I suspect a toe-dipping exercise to see how it runs and whether it will be joined by further sports figures, or quietly dropped in 18-months or so! Website says there's a golfer - good walk spoiled!

And what a figure it is! 1:8th scale (about 10-inches), the idea being one of a single interactive plaything, posable on a mantle-piece, bedside cabinet or bookshelf, paintable (it's not clear if paints are included) and for playing two knock-down or goal scoring games, as Minimaster puts it in their own blurb: "Play, Display or Customise".

A bit big for me (I'll take one if I see it unsullied by 'home painting' in a charity shop) but I wish Minimaster Football every success and might get-in small pots of claret and blue - just in case!

Humm . . . should have run this with the other footballers last week! Hey-ho, it's all grist to the mill, the first Pirates for TLAPD were stuffed forcefully thought the letter-box yesterday (Monday 5th) by Royal Fail, ripping the jiffy-bag's corner and we're about/soon to have a Pirate-ship - out of pirate-season! And them joined by more TLAPD stuff today (Tue. 6th) from Mr. Berke, so  - shaping-up for September, all I've got to do is remember nearer the time!

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