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    I love how you can never really tell the actual size from photos. I’ve ordered cute old vinyls thinking they are 3-5” and they show up 9-12”
     
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    Yeah, its happened to me a few times!
     
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    Bless you Joe! Keeping things beautiful.
     
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    ^^ thanks mate, apparently not everyone enjoys my contributions to SB but as long as people like you get a kick out of them, that's cool with me.

    I found this one at the end of last year at a boot sale, it cost me around £2.50 if i remember correctly. 14" high and made of blow mold plastic.
    Its certainly for a very small child. The only marking is a stamp that says 'Carefully made in Great Britain 0204'.

    Its a bit of a shelf-hog but it fits in with my cute vintage stuff nicely. An impressive centre piece!

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    Vintage Salt & Pepper pots. I bought these a while back at a boot sale, something like a quid for the pair. :thumbsup:

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    Vintage squeaker- not Combex for a change, but he's 5" high and fits in perfectly with my 5" Combex squeakers.
    Going by the header card i reckon its 1970's but it could be 80's ....

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    Love those sprays! Probably lazy and careless on their end, but subtle and perfectly off for me.
    Also, no butt shot? ;)
     
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    Swinging Duck. Thats 'Swinging' not 'Swinger' .... he's not a dirty duck ;)
    The plastic is a bit fragile so i didn't attach his wings for the photo, i wanted to get him back in his box without breaking him.

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    Recent bear purchases, vintage Combex :thumbsup:

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    Nice Moog, I can't believe how many Combex guys you still manage to uncover. Great sleuthing!

    That flying duck reminds of some other 'spring'-based toys I used to know. It's a shame they don't have fun things like this anymore. I mean, sure, the springs never lasted, but you still got a lot of enjoyment out of them.
     
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    Yeah, even with the few catalogues i've found online, there still seems to be an endless supply of sculpts i have never seen before (even after many years of searching). Add to that the Australian devision of Combex, which used different vinyl colours to the UK base and its a dizzying amount ...

    I found this one on ebay the other day. Way too much money for my wallet, but they were nice enough to include full scans with their listing:

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    Thanks Moog, those pages are glorious. I am glad you saved them, thank you! So many wonderful toys there. I'd love to own a bunch of them, in addition to the traditional soft characters (like you've collected) I love those 'modern' styled animals. The description on these toys is just hilarious too, classic catalogue days. :)
     
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    Yeah, i'm particularly fond of 'Vinyl Dump Packs' :lol:

    Its interesting - i found this old blow-mold rabbit scooter a while ago and had no idea who the manufacturer was. I now have to assume it was Combex going by this catalogue. Also, i unintentionally photographed mine on almost the same angle as this Womble one in the old catalogue.

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    ^ Haha, perfect, it was definitely meant to me.

    Now where can I find an adult version? Womble is fine. :oops:
     
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    Blue Face Hippo :thumbsup:

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    The colors! :razz:
     
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    Combex 1979. Another obscure / forgotten licence, a bit harder to find than the usual stuff. The blue hat fella is easier to find than the red hat female i found the other day. They're from 'Woofits', a series of kids books written by famous chat show host Sir Michael Parkinson.

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    Two old rubber balls i rescued from my parents garden, they said 'they came with the house'. No amount of abrasive cleaning could shift the dirt on them until i used a Mold & Mildew Blaster, and then it came straight off ...

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    I found this at the Malvern Flea Market on Monday for £10. He's a big fella at 10" high. The makers marks have been melted at the base so i don't know who made it, but it looks like a 50's/60's vintage one to me for sure.

    I cant figure out if he's supposed to be Porky Pig or one of the three little pigs - or maybe its some other character?

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    Nice one! I love his expression. I’d guess he’s the 3rd, industrious pig, with his bricklayer clothes on! :thumbsup:
     
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    Nice sturdy vinyl. Another toy i assumed was around 4" high and when he turned up he's around 10" high. Which was a nice surprise. No makers marks and he has an articulated head (no surprise, being different coloured vinyl). He's an old one, i haven't cleaned him yet.

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    Chiltern Squirrel with original bag. 5" high squeaker, love those old school red sprays. Made in England.

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    Old Rosebud squeaker, 4.5" high. :thumbsup:

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    Super cute!
     
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