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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 8, 2018

T is for Two - Novelty Place Marks

In the after-Christmas sales I found a carded set of six young ladies in different coloured bikinis, but there was no price label on them even though they were in the crimbo-clearance zone of John Lewis's new huge aircraft-hanger of a store in Basingrad.

I took it to the till, thinking if it's more than three-quid I won't bother, explained to the checkout-staff-person that it was in the clearance isle, but didn't have a sticker and could she give me a price, which she did "It's eight-ninety-nine sir?" she said, "That's OK" I said, "I'll leave it, thanks!"

As a result I can't show them to you, but then I ran into Peter Evans last week and he thrust these at me . . .

'Her Madge' and a man called Brad in blue trunks! They're not far off the magic 54mm either, although she has more to offer after the addition of a base then he has, he can only peep-over things!

They look to be from the same source as the bikini-girls I saw back at the start of the month, same plastic, same names on the back, same kind of decoration - what else is out there?

Thank you Peter!

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