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Kellner Plug-in Figures

by Letizia Rossi in Tech on 17 March 2008

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Invented in Germany in the 1920s these toy Plug-In Figures building kits hinge (literally) on the flexible "jummi" rubber connectors patented by Georg Kellner. A former airplane builder, who started a successful model plane company, Kellner created simple kits with interchangeable parts that could be combined to make posable figures.

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Five of these kits Tim, Hoppy Hare, Squeek the mouse, Edward + Erna and The Merry Bachelors are available online from Thorsten Van Elton ranging from £16-32.

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