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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.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Amscan - Amscan Incorporated - Amscan International Ltd.

US, UK and elsewhere via Hong Kong - now China

Amscan Inc., Harrison, NY10528, New York, USA (old head-office)
Amscan Inc., Elmsford, NY10523, New York, USA (head-office)
Amscan Canada Ltd., Dorval, Quebec, Canada, H9P 2T8 (old office)
Amscan Canada Ltd., North York, Ontario, Canada, M3J 2E8
Amscan International, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, MK10 0DA, UK (Amscan International head-office)
Amscan Europe GmbH, Dettinger Straße 148, D-73230, Kirchheim/Tech, Germany
Amscan de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., El Salto, Jalisco 45690, Mexico
Amscan Asia Pacific, Baulkham Hills, Sydney 2153, Australia

Website - Amscan US
Website - Amscan UK

1970's-present

Product Listing
Small-scale Military (early 1990's, Russians, 8th Army and Japanese)
39129 - 4 Army Men (UK, Airfix copies with US Marines in 4th blister)
39129 - 4 Army Men (UK, Airfix copies with 8th Army in 4th blister)

Other figures
4516 -Wedding Couple (2000's, cocktail sticks of 35mm couple with ‘cheese spike’)
396163 - Skeleton Figurines/Estatuillas de Esceleto (54mm approx, US/Mexico, Halloween graphics, 2010's)
- 8 Pirate Figures (ex-Hing Fat, shaped blister; no plank-walker 1990's-2000's)
- Bride & Groom (50mm cake decorations)
- Skeleton Paratoopers/Calaveras Paraciadista (10 skeletons with parachutes, 2016)

Bendy Toys (PVC, with Bronco, 1978/79)
- Popeye (1978)
- Olive Oyl (1978)
44008 - Genuine Popeye Canned Spinach Surprise (both figures in plastic 'tin', 1979)

Larger Scales (2010's)
290277 - Individual Cat (UK, various designs, also marketed in the US by MTC)
- Cats (as last, bagged in tens, no code sold in fours by MTC)
9900368 - Dinosaurs Attack (for Reithmüller)

Value Packs (2010's, US/[French] Canada/Mexico multi-lingual rack toy range)
- 36 Bugs (3x12 large/giant insects, PVC)
- 36 Zoo Animals (3x12 designs, PVC)
390228 - 6 Paratroopers (large blow-moulds, 2x3 colours)
- 6 Stacking Character Erasers (parts for 2x3 designs)
- 6 Track Racers (push-button launcher F1 types, approximately 1:70th scale)
- 8 Trucks (2 puddle-jumpers, 3 pick-ups, 3 vans, around 1:65th scale)
- 6 Monster Erasers/Sharpeners (googly-eyes, various designs/colours, assortment)
- 10 Diecast Cars (various designs/graphics, Matchbox 1-75 size)
- 12 3D Fossil Puzzles (crude micro-dinosaur skeletons, 3x4 designs)
- 12 Alien Attack Flingers (sticky-rubber, silver, approx 60mm)
- 12 Creature keychains (3x designs, 2x colours)
390201 - 12 Parachute Men (50mm, varied mix of 6 colours)
- 12 Paratroopers (lions, tigers, bears and dogs with parachutes!)
- 12 Sea Animal Erasers
398205 - 12 Unicorn Erasers
- 12 Whistles (mix of basketballs, footballs, baseballs and US footballs, with cords)
398218 - 12 Wooly Monsters

Other Novelty Items (alphabetical)
- Baseball Whistles (2000's, x12, with cord)
- Basketball Whistles (2000's, x12, with cord)
- Football Whistles (2000's, x12, with cord, US football/gridiron type balls)
- Soccer Ball Whistles (2000's, x12, with cord)
- 12 Whistles/Siffletes (2000's, 2x-each of above four types)
6990 - Party Cake Toppings (1980's 5x animal-coach circus-trains with candles and locomotive)
- Spooky Village Bag O' Bats (12 bats in a carded net, 2016)
- Tooth-pick flags (wooden with paper flag, 1980's, at least 15 different designs, for beach sand-castles and as cocktail sticks)
- 10 Favour Pack - Plastic Eyeballs (10 ping-pong balls over-printed as eyes)

Links

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

AMP Miniatures

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

Monday, 26 October 2015

ABC

ABC (Hong Kong pirate)



ABC Manufacturing (See: Battalions in Miniature)


ABC Model Railways





Or maybe you were looking for this ABC Models!

Ace

Could be/should be one of and see;

Ace-Acme (Play by Play)

Ace Corp. (Korea)

Ace Imperial Co. - See: AHI

Ace Model (US - Balsa wood)

Ace Model (Plastic Kits - 1:48th)

Ace Models (Ukraine)

Ace Novelty

Ace Toy  Mould Co. - See: Kast A Toy


Ace-Acme - Ace ACME (Play by Play) - Play-by-Play


US based importer, via-Hong Kong / China

15000 Woodinville Redmond Road North East, Woodinville, WA 98072, Washington, USA
Tel: +1-425-486-4660

Flourished: 1980-1990's? Possible connection with nearby Ace Novelty Co.?

30mm polyethylene ‘Animé’ type robots known to have been imported into the States in the mid-1990's as bagged items, probably also used in 'lucky bags', and Christmas cracker type novelty sources, definitely used in gum-ball machines.

As Play by Play, there was a wide range of soft toys, rag-dolls and such like.

Product Listing
- Robots (6 poses, 30mm, 'penny' bases)

What This Entry Needs
Filling out
More data
Logo
Full listing (split with P - Play by Play?)

Thursday, 6 August 2015

A-Toys - A-Toys (Esci/ERTL) - Esci-A Toys

Italy

1980's-1990's

An Esci/Esci-ERTL European production/marketing trade-mark only, see: Esci for more on the parent company. Brand was employed to sell more product.

Set Listing
Double-sets containing two complete ‘armies’ of opposing protagonists
1100 - WWII British and German Desert Infantry
1101 - WWII British and German Soldiers
1102 - WWII American and German Infantry
1103 - WWII German and Russian Infantry
1104 - WWII French and German Infantry
1105 - WWII U.S. and Japanese Soldiers
1106 - WWII British Paratroopers and German Infantry
1107 - WWII U.S. Paratroopers and German Granadiers [sic]
1108 - WWII German Soldiers and British Commandos
1109 - WWII Italian and Russian Soldiers
1110 - 1800 British and African Soldiers
1111 - 1815 French and British Soldiers
1112 - 1815 British and Polish Cavalry
1113 - 1854 British and Russian Troops
1114 - 1863 Blue and Grey Soldiers (ACW)
1115 - Roman and Barbarian Soldiers
1116 - 1806 French and Austro-Prussian Troops
1117 - U.S. and Vietcong Soldiers
1118 - 1815 British Hussars and Polish Lancers (same contents as 1112?)
1119 - WWII Commonwealth and Japanese Troops
1120 - 1815 British and French Artillery
1121 - 1800 British and Muslims [sic] Troops
1122 - 1812 French and Russian Troops
1123 - 1812 British and French Heavy Cavalry
1124 - French Foreign Legion and Arabs [sic] Warriors

Single sets – as per. Esci boxes
1200 - WWII British Infantry
1201 - WWII German Panzer Granadiers [sic]
1202 - WWII U.S. Infantry
1203 - WWII Russian Infantry
1204 - WWII Japanese Infantry
1205 - WWII French Infantry
1206 - WWII German Afrika Corps
1207 - WWII British Infantry «Desert Rats»
1208 - WWII British Paratroopers
1209 - WWII U.S. paratroopers
1210 - WWII British Commandos
1211 - WWII Italian Alpini
1212 - 1800 British Infantry
1213 - African Warriors
1214 - 1815 French Granadiers [sic]
1215 - 1815 British Soldiers
1216 - (Never announced/issued?)
1217 - 1815 British Heavy Cavalry
1218 - 1815 Polish Lancers
1219 - (Never announced/issued?)
1220 - 1854 British Hussars
1221 - 1854 Russian Infantry and Artillery
1222 - 1863 U.S. «Blue» Infantry
1223 - 1863 C.S.A. «Grey» Infantry
1224 - Roman Infantry
1225 - Barbarian Warriors
1226 - 1806 Austro-Prussian Infantry
1227 - 1806 French Soldiers
1228 - U.S. Special Forces
1229 - Vietcong Infantry
1230 - 1815 British Light Cavalry
1231 - WWII Commonwealth Soldiers
1232 - 1800 British Colonial Soldiers
1233 - 1815 British Artillery
1234 - 1815 French Artillery
1235 - French heavy Cavalry
1236 - 1812 Russian Infantry
1237 - 1900 French Foreign Legion
1238 - Muslims [sic] Warriors
1239 - Modern U.S. Paratroopers
1240 - Modern Soviet Elite Force

Single Sprue ‘Action’ or ‘Battle’ sets (Consisting of only one (of two) sprues, where there are two different sprues in the Esci original, the collector is looking for two versions which I have nominally called a troop sprue and a command sprue, the one having the common poses (4, 5 or 6 X 5 or 6 poses) the other having the less common poses (3 or 4 X5 and 1 or 2 X5 poses) or suchlike)
1400 - British Soldiers (command sprue)
1400 - British Soldiers (troop sprue)
1401 - German Soldiers (command sprue)
1401 - German Soldiers (troop sprue)
1402 - American Soldiers (command sprue)
1402 - American Soldiers (troop sprue)
1403 - Russian Soldiers (command sprue)
1403 - Russian Soldiers (troop sprue)
1404 -Japanese Soldiers (command sprue)
1404 -Japanese Soldiers (troop sprue)
1405 - (Never announced/issued?)
1406 -German Afrika Corps Soldiers (command sprue)
1406 - German Afrika Corps Soldiers (troop sprue)
1407 - British Desert Rats (command sprue)
1407 - British Desert Rats (troop sprue)
1408 - British Paratroops (command sprue)
1408 - British Paratroops (troop sprue)
1409 - American Paratroops (command sprue)
1409 - American Paratroops (troop sprue)
1410 - (Never announced/issued?)
1411 -Italian Alpini (command sprue)
1411- Italian Alpini (troop sprue)
1412 - British Red Coat Soldiers (command sprue)
1412 - British Red Coat Soldiers (troop sprue)
1413 - African Zulu Soldiers
1414 - Waterloo – French Guards (command sprue)
1414 - Waterloo – French Guards (troop sprue)
1415 - Waterloo – British Infantry (command sprue)
1415 - Waterloo – British Infantry (troop sprue)
1416 - (Never announced/issued?)
1417 - (Never announced/issued?)
1418 - (Never announced/issued?)
1419 - (Never announced/issued?)
1420 - (Never announced/issued?)
1421 - (Never announced/issued?)
1422 - U.S. «Blue» Infantry (command sprue)
1422 - U.S. «Blue» Infantry (troop sprue)
1423 - C.S.A. «Grey» Infantry (command sprue)
1423 - C.S.A. «Grey» Infantry (troop sprue)
1424 - (Never announced/issued?)
1425 - (Never announced/issued?)
1426 - (Never announced/issued?)
1427 - (Never announced/issued?)
1428 - U.S. Green Berets (command sprue)
1428 - U.S. Green Berets (troop sprue)
1429 - Vietcong (command sprue)
1429 - Vietcong (troop sprue)
1430 - (Never announced/issued?)
1431 - (Never announced/issued?)
1432 - (Never announced/issued?)
1433 - Waterloo – British Artillery
1434 - Waterloo – French Artillery
1435 - (Never announced/issued?)
1436 - 1812 Russian Infantry (command sprue)
1436 - 1812 Russian Infantry (troop sprue)
1437 - 1900 French Foreign Legion (command sprue)
1437 - 1900 French Foreign Legion (troop sprue)
1438 - 1900 Muslim Warriors (command sprue)
1438 - 1900 Muslim Warriors (troop sprue)
1439 - Modern U.S. Soldiers (command sprue)
1439 - Modern U.S. Soldiers (troop sprue)
1440 - (Never announced/issued?)

What They Say
"Action, Battle, Combat!"

What This Entry Needs
Decent, useful links
1:35th listing

Sunday, 2 August 2015

ABC - ABC Model Railways

Richmond Hill Farm, Richmond Hill, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX44 7XF, United Kingdom
Tel: 07813 031152
eMail: info@abcmodelrailways.com
Website: http://www.abcmodelrailways.com/

Early 1980's - Current

Retailer who had two shops, now only doing the rounds of Toy Fairs, Swap Meets and club exhibitions/open days, where they sell second-hand model railways in various scale, put on their own exhibition layouts/dioramas and retail the old Model Scene range of scenics and tools. Now mail-order only, via the email above, unless you arrange to see them at a show.

What They Say
"Following the closure of our two retail outlets, we continue to trade at exhibitions and selected toyfairs all over UK, we been trading for over 32 years, now offering a range of new & pre-owned models from T gauge, Z, N, OO9, HOe, HOm, 00, H0, 0.16.5, 0. Full range of track, modellers bit’s & pieces, tools, scenic’s, we hold a big range of OO9 & Bemo."

What This Entry Needs
Whatever anyone feels needs to be added