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  1. The Moog

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    They're a lot more spread out in a few rooms and my current camera is rubbish at indoor shots unfortunately. I've got them grouped on top of my cupboards, fridge, basically any elevated flat surface. I have a wall of hanging clip huggers and plushies that I've never taken photos of. My fridge is literally covered in vintage plastic fridge magnets, which I love. My kitchen is pretty fuckin crazy looking to be honest ...
     
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    I think it was this thread but I saw an old post from PK with a full shelf of vintage elephant rubber toys and got this one on eBay :)
     
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    Nice, I don't think I've seen that one before, love the green colour. Certain animals feature much more than others for vintage squeakers. Cats, Dogs and Ducks of course. Rodents and Rabbits, and Elephants also seem very popular.
     
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    If you search “Sanitoy elephant” there are a bunch listed and I’ve seen blue, green, and pink painted versions. A nice, fairly large, cheap, cute toy that you can easily obtain - what more can you ask for? ;)
     
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    My latest Combex (4" high) taken from a vintage teething ring. The dealer that sold me this also sold me the orange one. She commented that maybe the mold was different for the orange version, because there are more details on the tan coloured one. I replied it was the same mold for both but the quality and colour of the vinyl just shows off the details better. The orange vinyl is the most common colour Combex used as far as i've seen.

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    @The Moog

    Tan were the earliest Convex from 1958 through the mid 1960's. They also used white at that time.

    Orange are from the 1970's.

    The paints are very sharp on early species whereas later ones are sloppy, tho charming.

    Black is the least common color they used. Have only seen cats and the Golliwog in that tone.

    With all the resources on the net, Combex is still one of the most elusive companies to get a full understanding of.

    The folks at the modern facilities did not seem to have any information nor a "vault" or archives so it's frustrating to collect but cheap, generally
     
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    My previous post erroneously has Convex due to auto correct, it should read Combex
     
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    'Purisized Vinyl' (E&S Lovable Toy)

    Android cat with Budgie pilot ;)

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    Not vinyl, but cute. KUDDLEE UGLEE from the 80's, with a nod to 'My Pet Monster' with the purple plastic chain. Made by Tara Toy Corp.

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    I've been searching for this vintage squeaker for about 10 years, and held out small hope of finding one because its very rare. His name is FLOOK by an artist who went under the name of TROG (Wally Fawkes) and he was the main character in the Daily Mail comic strip from 1949 to 1984. The woman who listed him on ebay didn't know what he was, so i got him for a reasonable price.

    I found a larger compressed paper version a long time ago (which is even rarer) but that one is very fragile and i wanted a more durable version. Score!

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    Very dry and slightly crumbly (made of compressed card/paper)
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    Really charming character design, I almost enjoy the compressed paper sculpt more but its hard to choose! Thanks for sharing and congrats on the score @The Moog.
     
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    I know what you mean, but I think the more realistic fur on the vinyl version makes it my favorite. Its a shame the comic strip has had very few reprints, its currently considered a bit of a 'lost' classic. Maybe a proper reprint series will happen in the future, who knows.
     
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    Congrats indeed! It is perfect and lovely. Love the blues eyes.
    I wonder if putting a light coat of some sort of fixative would help preserve that paper version longer?
     
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    Yeah, its an idea but he's really desiccated. I fear that any liquids would change his colour, or make him go mushy. I've toyed with the idea of getting a perspex box made to exact dimensions, so he slips right in all snug and protected. Probably be expensive bespoke.
     
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    Amazing! when you think you've seen it all, there's always something else. it's a great character design and I can't say I've ever seen a toy made of compressed paper. Was it a window display piece or something?
     
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    I'm not sure, but that is a possibility i've not thought of before. Other than the fragility of the figure, being an advertising display piece would certainly explain why its so rare! Who knows, it could just of been a readers mail away offer, something like that . . .

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    Vintage Chinese plastic, more like little ornaments than toys i suspect. I found the sleeping one last Friday in an old junk shop for 20p . The other two i've had a few years, i didn't know there were other sculpts out there.

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