Ron Fuller Mechanical Toy Maker remembered

Thanks to Chris Platt for telling me about this obituary of Ron Fuller (1936 – 2017).

I remember seeing the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre of automata in Covent Garden, London. Some great videos of Ron Fuller  and his automata on YouTube. For the love of toys, watch some of these!

Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN, July 2017


Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

One thought on “Ron Fuller Mechanical Toy Maker remembered”

  1. Dear Mark, as soon as I had read the obituary I thought of you and John Hermit. Thanks for the wove regarding you tube. I would never have thought to look there. Many thanks. Mr Fuller should have a national monument dedicated to him ! Chris


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