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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.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Misterkit - MisterKit - Mister Kit

Via Alberelle, 49, 20089 Rozzano, Milan, Italy
Tel & Fax : ++39-02-8243791

VAT No.: IT11786130150

Defunct model shop and on-line retailer from Italy, was to be found South off the central ring-road in Milan


Aftermarket Italian Aircraft Kits

- FIAT Cr.42 (1:72, multi-media kit, two versions)

- FIAT G.50 (1:72, resin, re-issued by Vintage Models)
- FIAT G.50 (1:48, resin, wing only update/conversion kit)
- FIAT G.55 (1:72, resin, re-issued by Vintage Models)
- FIAT C.202 (1:72, multi-media update/conversion kit)
- FIAT C.205 (1:72, multi-media update/conversion kit)
- Reggiane RE.2005 (1:48, resin, in association with/branded to Flying Machines)

There was also a range of paints I believe?

What this entry needs
- Better listings
- Paint list

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Magic Source International Ltd.

2445 East Dominguez Street
CA 90810

Magic Source International Ltd. Hong Kong
Address unknown

See also: Zhenhai Toys

This company is an importer supplying third-parties with cheap rack toys and other goods from Hong Kong, China and elsewhere. Third-party facilitators/shipping agents like Top Source Trading Ltd. (Hong Kong) or Flegenheimer International Inc. (California) are utilised in the carrying out of their business.

Known Listings
Rack Toys
0154 - Military Superpower (crude Matchbox 8th Army piracies, supplied by Zhenhai)

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Maurice Corry Ltd.

Until more information is forthcoming, assume subsidiary of, and see: 120 Mini

Friday, 26 February 2016

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Mulberry Miniatures

Model Makers
4 Village Works
London Road
East Hoathly
East Sussex

Tel: 01825 841144

Flourished 1989-2002

Gavin Collins - artist/painter

54mm/1:32nd scale (2 1/4 inch) whitemetal/pewter (?) toy soldiers painted in a 'toy soldier' style, unpainted kits of the medieval 'Poitier' figures turn-up on eBay, so it must be assumed they were purchasable at some point and the studio/a shop in Lewes was apparently visitable. Toward the end (?) the painter was reported (by a contributor to the main Blog) to be suffering from a Cancer, and thus the quality of the work dropped-off.

Listings (the listings are based on Internet searches and auction listings and are subject to error, omission and miss-description, along with the possibility that codes are from retailers and sellers, not the original catalogue)
#MED1 -
#MED2 -
#MED3 -
#MED4 -
#MED5 -
#MED6 -
#MED7 -
#MED8 - William Marshal, circa, 1200 (mounted in full armour)
Battle of Poitiers 1356
#? - Earl of Oxford
#? - John Chandos
#? - Siure Chateavilain
#? - Jean II
#? - Sir Hugh Calvery
#? - Philippe of France
#? - Lord Hopton 1356 (1995)
#? - Comte de Blois
#? - Bohun, Earl of Nothampton 1356*
#? - Sir James Audley 1356*

* Same body and leg sculps
English Civil War Range
Cavalry (five pieces each)
ECW? - Royalist Horse Regiment (blue/white jackets, officer, trumpeter, Colour-bearer, 2 troopers - drawn sabres)
ECW? - Parliamentary Horse Regiment (beige/orange jackets, officer, trumpeter, Colour-bearer, 2 troopers - drawn sabres)
Foot Figures
ECW23 - Earl Of Essex' Regiment 'Pikemen Charge Your Pikes' (Parliamentarian, 1 officer, x5 men)
ECW? - The English King Charles I (leader of the Royalist Army, 'static grass' on base - quite a crude figure)
ECW? - Sir Nicholas Slannings Regiment (x6 pike men marching)
ECW? - Tower Hamlet Traymed Band (x6 pike men marching)
ECW? - Musketeers (x6 figures)

American War of Independence
C - 69th Light Company (x3 running figures)
4-C - 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment (x3 advancing figures)
5-C - 1st New York Regiment (x3 fifer figures)
7-C - 2nd New York Regiment (x3 fifer figures)
9-C - Colonel Lee’s Regiment (Virginia, x3 drummers)
10-C - 76th Regt, 3rd BN 1777 (x3 Marching figures)
11-C - 2nd South Carolina Regt 1779 (x3 Firing figures)
12-C - 1st New York Regt 1777 (3 Firing figures)
14-C - 3 Drummers (3rd New Jersey, 3rd New York and 7th Pennsylvania)
15-C - 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment, 1777 (Officer)
16-C - 14th Continental Officer
17-C - 8th Massachusetts (x3drummer figures)
18-C - 44th Regiment Light Company (x3 kneeling, firing figures)
DLB - De Lanceys Brigade 1778 3rd Battalion
? - Washington's Lifeguard Officer (x4 figures, 18th Rhode Island regiment)


#BN25 - 2nd Dragoon Scots Greys c1815 'Scotland Forever' Pt1
#BN26 - 2nd Dragoon Scots Greys c1815 'Scotland Forever' Pt2
#BN89 - 23rd Light Dragoons
#BN106 - 88th Regiment Connaught Rangers
#BN190 - 27th Inniskillen Regiment at Waterloo (x6 figures)
#BN? - Waterloo 5th Battalion, 60th Rifles (x3 figures, the 'Green Jackets')
#BN? - 95th Rifles at Waterloo (x5 figures in various positions with carbines + officer, sword)
#BN? - 92nd Highlanders at Waterloo (x15 Scottish figures marching, at the slope)
#BN? - 92nd Gordon Highlanders (x6 figures)
#BN? - 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers (x3 figures)
#BN? - 4th Kings Own Regiment Light Company at Waterloo 1815
#BN? - 44th East Essex (x6 figures)
#BN? - Grenadier Guards (x6 figures)
#FN1 - Napoleon and Staff (x5 mounted)
#FN8 - Empress Dragoons of the Guard (1 officer, 1 trumpeter, 1 standard-bearer, 2 dragoons)
#FN9 - Grenadiers a Cheval of the Guard (1 officer, 1 trumpeter, 1 standard-bearer, 2 grenadiers)
#FN25 - Mounted Kettledrummer, French Imperial Guard (Grenadiers a Cheval, circa 1804)
#FN30 - French 2nd Regiment of Carabineers 1811-14 (x5 mounted figures)
#FN62 - 105th Of The Line
#FN91 - 7th Regt Light Infantry
#FN? - Napoleon Marshal Ney and a charging French dragoon
#FN? - Napoleonic French trooper charing over broken cannon
#FN? - Fusiliers Grenadiers of the Middle Guard (6 pieces & 1 Foot Marching)
#FN? - French Foot Soldiers
#FN? - Officer, 45th Regiment of Foot
#FN? - 1st Regiment Grenadiers A Pied, Last Stand at Waterloo (x6 figures in various poses)
#FN? - 1st Lancers of the Guard Full Charge
#FN? - 2nd Lancers of the Guard Full Charge
#FN? - Empress Dragoons Full Charge
#FN? - 9Th Cuirassiers
Other Nations ('All World'?)
#AW1 - Belgian Grenadiers
#AW2 - Silesian Jaegers
#AW3 - Dutch National Militia
#AW4 - Dutch National Militia
#AW5 - 1st Brandenburg Regiment
#AW? - 2nd Regiment Carabiniers (Dutch, 5 pieces mounted at halt, same as #FN30?)
Special Editions
#? - King Arthur Knights
#? - 45th Of The line Grenadiers Marching (Napoleonic)
#? - 'Butchers Bill' (x7 figures, Napoleonic)
'Le Champs de Batalle' (Champions of Battle)
#? - Kings Foot-guard Musketeers, Battle of Naseby 1645 (English Civil War)
#? - Sergeant C. Ewart at Waterloo Taking The Eagle of the 45th Regiment (Napoleonic)
Other Items
#? - Battle of Poitiers Chess Set
#? - Battle of Agincourt Chess Set
Dolls House Accessories (may be another Mulberry, or a search for new makets?)
#? - Beer Stein (1:12th scale (7/8 in tall x 1/2 in wide) antiqued pewter)

Mulberry On the Home Blog

What This Entry Needs
- Much better company history
- Much better product listing
- Cross-referance with US-based Mulberry - a garden accessory rannge of Pixy/Gnome things.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015




Appear to have made promotional board-games for the publican/drinks industry. It is not known what the exact nature of the promotion was, but it is likely that either the games were sent out to public houses as a ‘bar game’, perhaps on recipt of an order of a certain size? Or; that it made-up part of a seasonal ‘gift set’ of 100 Piper’s whiskey at Christmas or suchlike.

Board Game
- Battle of the Clans (4 semi-flat figures in different colours, 100 pipers/House of Seagram tie-in)