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Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 01 Dec 2016, 13:51
by Kismet
OzBiggles1963 wrote:
kylie_koyote wrote:Where does the flame come out?


Yes, my question exactly! lol
I was thinking his head might snap sideways & the flame comes out? :?


I wondered that. The only other place where it looks possible to separate the figure is the waist. Alternatively, I suppose it is possible that the figure isn't modelled completely all the way round and the flame is at the back somehow.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 01 Dec 2016, 14:19
by Fairblue
OzBiggles1963 wrote:
kylie_koyote wrote:Where does the flame come out?


Yes, my question exactly! lol
I was thinking his head might snap sideways & the flame comes out? :?

I don't have a clue. This was on an auctions site that I subscribe to.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 01 Dec 2016, 20:30
by Frecks
The only way to find out would be to buy the model. It looks great and would sit well on the coffee table in the flat. I have ashtrays and cigarettes and matches in my model of the flat but the only lighter I could find is silver and so small you cannot see it if I put it in the flat. I have recently added some miniature books connected to flying in the 1930s which make the room seem much more authentic.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 02 Dec 2016, 08:29
by tiffinata
Without looking closely, I reckon the flame would come out at the top of the prop, it being the highest point.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 02 Dec 2016, 08:42
by Tommy Smith
How splendid, great thing to have. Here's one revealed.
http://www.grandauctions.co.uk/auction/ ... le-lighter
Flip top head, nicely hinged.
https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-us/auct ... e0010ee43d

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 02 Dec 2016, 08:53
by Spitfire666
Tommy Smith wrote:How splendid, great thing to have. Here's one revealed.
http://www.grandauctions.co.uk/auction/ ... le-lighter
Flip top head, nicely hinged.
https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-us/auct ... e0010ee43d

Thanks TS. They both look nice. Don't think i would feel happy about decapitating the airman every time I wanted to light up though!

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 02 Dec 2016, 18:13
by Tracer
Yes: it does look a bit grisly.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 03 Dec 2016, 09:58
by Rumpity
Frecks wrote:I have never seen one of those KK. It looks great. Had you forgotten about it? There was a Biggles Fan Club of some description connected to a promotion with a breakfast cereal in this country but I do not know anything much about it.



Quaker Oats in the 1950s & 60s. Here's a link.
Get your Biggles coders and flashers (?!) here.

http://cerealoffers.com/Quaker_Ltd/Quak ... _oats.html

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 13 Jul 2018, 23:31
by Anticlockwise Prop
Biggles Bust figurine

I don’t believe its for sale itself but a seller on ebay is using a “Biggles Bust” as a prop in a number of his advertisements for books that he/she has for sale. I don’t believe that I’ve seen one of these before.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BIGGLES-GOE ... SwJ95bSE~~

I’ll try and attach an image downloaded from ebay as well as insert the link from ebay.

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Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 14 Jul 2018, 01:07
by Kismet
I'm not sure how I feel about the bust. It looks a bit ghastly there but it might be the angle. A bust of another aviator re-purposed or a talented family member?

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 03 Aug 2018, 15:17
by kylie_koyote
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So I found an app called "Bigglesworth" - it appears to be for folks who play "World of Warcraft" (which I do not play).

Anybody on the forum heard of this before?

It struck me as odd.

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 03 Aug 2018, 16:06
by OzBiggles1963
That's weird, but Google tells me that 'Mr. Bigglesworth' (I.e. Cat in Austin Powers, lol) seems to be character in this game...

https://wow.gamepedia.com/Mr._Bigglesworth

Re: Unusual Biggles items and ephemera

PostPosted: 03 Aug 2018, 16:14
by kylie_koyote
ah ha! That helps, Oz B, but still doesn't explain things entirely.