I decided I should endeavour to make a toy of this type with myself as subject. These toys were prevalent in the 1960's and 70's and are now highly collectable. I found several images on the internet of the sort of things I remembered so fondly.
I began by sculpting a rough figure in plasticine. The toy would be made using a two piece plaster mould. I added detail like fur and wings to the plaster with tools after the rough cast was made.
It was a complex process made difficult by the confines of my small
cabinet. However I was very happy with the completed mould.
I am now able to mass produce these toys.
They have an elastic string in the back so they can be hung
dangling from the rear-view mirror of a conventional car.