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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, April 11, 2018

F is for Further Fluff on Flexible Femmes and Funny Fellow!

Well, I can't keep having 'follow-ups', but that is what it is rather, the recurring theme which hadn't  been on the blog until a year or so ago, but which now keeps cropping-up!

This chap came in the other day with a mixed lot, he looks to be a classic 1970's type, a bit grubby, a bit sticky with leeching phthalates, and the paired holes on the rear in line with the wire armature, but he's marked 'CHINA' so - like the garden-ties which started all the 'bendy posts'; probably quite modern.

Also he looks familiar, but I can't place him; is he a non-police character from Space Precinct? Some of them were a little lobster/mantid-looking, although I stress that I'm thinking out loud as I don't recall the antennae  . . . Woohbwha-Woohbwha-Woohbwha-Woohbwha! - that's my Dr. Zoidberg impersonation, be thankful you're only reading it, it's a worse listen!

If it's Space Precinct that would definitely shove the date back to the earlier uses of China as a marking in the run-up to and after 1997's hand-back, funnily enough - I've just got an ethylene gorilla which looks totally HK but is marked CHIN!

12-04-18 - See comments; Dr Cockroach from Monsters V Aliens - DreamWorks tag added

A shelfie I took just after Christmas - more of the NJ Croce range first brought to our attention by Brian two years ago - DC 'babes' although it would be more of a fight-out than a night out with that quintuplet in the same hostelry!

I think one or two were in another line up a year ago, but with about five versions of the Batman now seen, they may all be costumed from different sections of the 'expanded' DC-verse?


Anonymous said...

He is Dr Cockroach from monsters V aliens voiced by Hugh Laurie.

Hugh Walter said...

Thank you Mr Anonymous! You are a star, that's what you are!

Tag and note added.