Figurines, 1984-2014

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Michael Jackson Superstar of the 80s, 1984, MJJ Productions, LJN Toys Ltd.  “‘GRAMMY AWARDS’ OUTFIT * FULLY POSEABLE * AUTHENTIC STAGE OUTFIT * RECREATE HIS FAMOUS DANCE STEPS.” 

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mary-kate and ashley, High School Years, 2004, Dualstar Consumer Products, Mattel. Made in Indonesia. Text on box in English, French, German, Italian, Danish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, and Cyrillic script: “High school is so cool!” “Wow! It’s our last year!”

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Kikkerland Jubilee Commemorative Limited Edition Solar Queen, 2012. Made in China. “Place the Solar Queen in the sunlight and watch her Majesty wave with a subtle twist of the wrist. This gesture, cultivated over the centuries, is the true mark of royalty. We recreate the Queen in miniature to pay homage to the real life version. God save the queen!! The solar panel on her handbag is her power supply. So, she never needs batteries, which means she may just wave forever!”

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Liverpool F.C. No. 1 Fan  Toy, 2009. Made in China. Battery operated. Waves scarf, chants, and sings The Fields of Anfield Road, You’ll Never Walk Alone, and We Are the Famous Kopites. “Introducing the number one fan. The perfect gift for anyone who loves football. Show your passion at work, impress your mates down the pub, and amuse your family at home.”

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Osama Bin Laden Punching Puppet, 2011. Made in China.  Acrylic black and white beard.“PUNCHING PUPPET PLEASE HOLD THE TORSE AND PRESS THE PEDALS. THEN, HIS ARMS WILL PUNCH OUT. NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS.”

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Egyptian Cat, 2014. Made in the UK. Sold in the gift shop of The British Museum. “The ancient Egyptians believed in the after-life and that their gods appeared on Earth in animal form. The cat was considered to be the incarnation of the goddess Bast, or Bastet. Cat figurines were often deposited at temples by people wishing to gain favour with the goddess. Moulded from an original Egyptian bronze handle mounting (c.664030bc) in the British Museum. This product is NOT a toy. For ornamental use only.”

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