In light of an impending General Election, we have been looking through our political collectables. The majority hail from the fabulous 1980s and 1990s Spitting Image T.V show.
They are from a time where political satire was easy. The programme ended in the mid 1990s when politicians on the whole became faceless . We have certainly entered a time where political satire is handed to us on a plate , maybe it is time for a revival of the iconic programme.
I have personally collected all of the spitting image dog toys and have them displayed at home. We do sell them as well, but I always make sure that I have one of each for myself. We have most of them on sale at the moment.
Mikhail Gorbachev is the rarest of the group. I have always found him to be in good condition. Never been chewed by a dog.
George Bush Sr is pretty hard to find in the U.K. He has Dan Quayle, who was his Vice President in his pocket.
Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan as a pair are the most popular. Story goes they are dressed as the Kray twins and are Maggie and Ronnie.
Then there is Neil Kinnock dressed as a clown with Roy Hattersley as his red nose and David Owen with a little David Steel in his pocket
In our personal collection we have the Spitting image characters by Kevin Francis that were modelled by Roger Law. They were produced in a limited edition of around 650. we have Margaret Thatcher , Neil Kinnock and John Major.
Check out this best ever clips tribute .