Friday, January 27, 2017

Line Mar Match Box Construction 037 Scare Crow

I found a Line Mar Match Box Construction Set from the 1930s, complete and with instructions. The box claimed the set made 100 different toys. I decided to test that claim -- one toy at a time. You can read all the posts for the Line Mar construction project at 100 Toys.

037. Scare Crow

There are a few things that betray the origin of this Vest Pocket Builder's set. One of them is the "Made in Japan" marking on the box. But even without that, it's clear that this toy came from a country where English isn't the first language. In America, we'd call this figure a "scarecrow," not a "scare crow." 

The scarecrow was pretty easy to build. As you can see, the dowels just barely enter the metal body. That meant there were no problems with dowels getting in the way of each other as was the case on the past few models. 

The toy was also surprisingly stable on its narrow base. All in all, a good toy to build.

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