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Re: V&A picture

Postby The Kraken Wakes » 16 Mar 2016 12:07

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Re: V&A picture

Postby Red Laser » 16 Mar 2016 20:00

Image This looks very familiar
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Re: V&A museum.

Postby Quickfire » 16 Mar 2016 20:55

Danke Schön Herr Tshot! Up until recently there were no images on any of these templates, other data remains consistent.
Thundershot wrote:Strange thing, doing a search for :AFLogo: the V & A list the company as being Air-fix & the manufacturer as Hasbro.

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/search/?of ... ionsearch=
Yeah, since the templates appeared there's been the Airfix + Hasbro tags in place for some items.

But the V&A Palitoy Archive items usually seem to appear without the tags, seemed to be part of the mass Museum of Childhood donation, other items may have slightly different provenance.

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Re: V&A picture

Postby Quickfire » 16 Mar 2016 20:59

Thundershot wrote:Just goes to show that even professionals can get it wrong:
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O4777 ... e-palitoy/

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some of the descriptions added to the templates subsequent to the addition of images are not written by professionals.

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Re: V&A picture

Postby paul463 » 16 Mar 2016 21:38

V&A coming to Dundee! Wonder if they will bring these with them!!
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Re: V&A picture

Postby Chopper » 17 Mar 2016 02:37

Fark, awesome is an understatement. Imagine that with a SPACE RANGER.
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Re: V&A picture

Postby Thundershot » 17 Mar 2016 08:46

Enemy Pirate Figure

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O4743 ... re-airfix/

"moulded plastic
khaki trouser, red jerkin, bare chest and arms, black peaked cap, blue tattoo on chest khaki back pack
black rifle
represents an oriental/Chinese man
in yellow sample box"

Once again no picture but from the description I'm guessing :gaucho: ?

This one I find interesting
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O4740 ... re-airfix/

Palitoy issued most of the early Joe's, in one form or another, but the Slugger Canon never made it to these shores..
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Re: V&A picture

Postby Coosbay_pirate » 17 Mar 2016 17:40

The Musuem is a 15 minute bike ride from me.. I've been before to see the AF and I'm sure the HQ wasn't on display, states it's in case 7 so I'll go take a look this weekend!
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Re: V&A picture

Postby Hopper » 19 Mar 2016 14:16

Wow.
This is pretty amazing stuff.

But yes, cringeworthy reading - as a lot of the descriptions are way off. I sometimes forget that our is a *ahem* niche interest.
Also, having worked in museums for many years, often the people entering information have absolutely no idea what they are describing - leading to bizarre and amusing descriptions. My own personal favourite - a box of Bronze Age pottery that had the phrase "God Only Knows" written in the 'description of contents' section.

Interestingly, the description of the Base, etc http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O4765 ... t-palitoy/ gives a whole pile of information about other props and mock-ups. The museum entry states TV adverts - but surely this was not the case (was there one with an Iranian Embassy?). They sound like the sort of thing used in the toy features in BAF - this sort of thing http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/toys/00 ... index.html or similar.

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Re: V&A picture

Postby action-figure-supplies » 19 Mar 2016 15:21

Interesting. Reading the first part of that description of the base immediately brought this image from the 1984 Action Man annual to mind. Looks like maybe they've transposed 2 descriptions together?
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