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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

T is for Two - Dungeons and Dragons . . .

. . . from Comics Spain! Looking for something else the other day, I found the Bullyland folder, and thought "Ah! I must Blog those two", looking for them again a few days later I went instead to the Comics Spain folder and found these two - not for the first time; things Juan Angel sent me about nine-years ago! So firstly - ThanksGog!

It's two vinyl characters from the Dungeons & Dragons franchise/license held by [the recently demised] Comics Spain from TSR (Tactical Studies Rules), taken-out in 1985 and pertaining - I think - to a kid's cartoon of the early-evening/after-school TV type? The girl is supposed to have a staff or weapon of some kind (in green) but it has been removed by a previous owner . . .

. . . .and the catalogue managed to obstruct it too, so I still don't know what it should look like! Nevertheless an interesting pair and I think the Girl is called 'Diana', the short chap 'Master'? Scale is best described as 'Cartoon-size', but will be - nominally - 70mm?

The whole set; not quite what you expect from D&D, being all quite friendly-looking, even the obviously evil 'bad-guys'! Shades of Harry Potter in the boy wizard, years before the HP books as well; nothing new under the sun!

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