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« on: April 20, 2017, 12:45:49 AM »

a childhood favourite....just had to have him
sculpted........... Cheesy
lovely sculpt almost finished
release post a Salute

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 09:06:08 AM »

a childhood favourite....just had to have him
sculpted........... Cheesy
lovely sculpt almost finished
release post a Salute

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And with 6mm scale tanks, perhaps, an army can be designed for him too Cool Cool Cool
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 10:05:36 AM »

I'm glad you've gone for the wrist controller, rather than the handset.  I made one out of cardboard when I was a nipper - sadly, not functional!
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 10:27:36 AM »

thanks Chaps a must have figure for me to do

need to look at the scaling of his army....

should be fun!! Wink

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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 02:06:44 PM »

He had a very brief cameo in Grant Morrison's Zenith (in 2000AD), when the superheroes* of all the various dimensions teamed up to fight the Lloigor, and you got to play "Where's Wally?" trying to spot characters from various old British comics.



Hate to tell you this, guys: you don't see what becomes of him, but he isn't among the small group of survivors at the conclusion. I think the Many-Angled Ones got 'im.  Sad






*Including my personal favourite from those dim, far-off days: Robot Archie.
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 03:57:57 PM »

that's a pity Plynkes.........thought he was
immortal (ish) Cheesy Laugh

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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 11:46:10 PM »

 Love Outstanding Ged, I so wanted to be him as a kid.........what comic was it, Victor maybe?
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 08:06:06 AM »

cheers Chris...Beano methinks.............

see you at Salute?

 Wink............loved the character Cheesy
like you  Cool

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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 08:30:31 AM »



Beano indeed....
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2017, 08:34:20 AM »

For those who never read them:

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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2017, 11:18:14 AM »

He had a very brief cameo in Grant Morrison's Zenith (in 2000AD)

Another thinly-disguised version, "Tusker", is killed by the Fury in Alan Moore and Alan Davis's "Captain Britain".

Below is the first "General Jumbo" strip in The Beano, from September 1953.  Art is by Paddy Brennan.  The character and story will probably have been devised collectively by editor George Moonie and his staff at D C Thomson (there were no freelance writers than).  The series ran until 1975, then intermittently til the 1990s.  It still crops up from time to time in Annuals.  As you can see, Jumbo was originally a hefty lad, thus earning his nickname.


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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2017, 11:19:34 PM »

Joroas and Steve F great postings not seen either
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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2017, 12:31:05 AM »

Not a piece of my childhood and I'd never heard of the character before now, but the idea of a Superfigs team composed of a single 28mm scale controller fig and a bunch of 6mm or 10mm scale troops/tanks as henchmen is strangely appealing.
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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2017, 01:09:40 PM »

Hobby Services indeed.............that was part of the appeal then..
"early wargame" figures controlled by oneself in the guise of the
young General

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