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Offline GrahamB

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Short handcuffs
« on: February 17, 2021, 18:25:29 »


I found this in my spares, I can't remember where it came from. It's very similar to the longer handcuffs piece, which is PM, but without the 'holes' in the chain and with the cuffs aligned differently (and it's shorter).

It's not Lego either, see here. The Lego ones have a central cylinder.

Any ideas on its origin?
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Re: Short handcuffs
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 19:20:31 »
The title of your subject unfortunately reminded me of when I worked at an Adult "toy" store, 30 years ago....  :o  :uhoh:

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Re: Short handcuffs
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 20:26:48 »
I thought of the things on the Super 4 aliens set, but it's not, clearly (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-04-0182)

Could it be a different lego mold? Or a lego "cousin"?


The title of your subject unfortunately reminded me of when I worked at an Adult "toy" store, 30 years ago....  :o  :uhoh:

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Re: Short handcuffs
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2021, 20:51:02 »
Graham,  at a glance, those look like  a small version of Wookie cuffs, or `binders" as SW geeks call them.

I am trying to see if there is a photo  match for them in some data bases, but nothing so far..ll

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Re: Short handcuffs
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2021, 10:20:26 »
Could it be a different lego mold? Or a lego "cousin"?

The Lego part I linked to is the only one on Bricklink (available in other colours too) which seems to be a pretty comprehensive database (Lego having so many devotees!), but a Lego look-alike is a definite possibility.

Graham,  at a glance, those look like  a small version of Wookie cuffs, or `binders" as SW geeks call them.

I wondered if there was an alternative word for handcuffs, but trying 'binders' on Playmodb only came up with books in which papers, magazines, etc. are bound together.

The title of your subject unfortunately reminded me of when I worked at an Adult "toy" store, 30 years ago....  :o  :uhoh:

'Nuff said...
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Re: Short handcuffs
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2021, 10:22:20 »


I wondered if there was an alternative word for handcuffs, but trying 'binders' on Playmodb only came up with books in which papers, magazines, etc. are bound together.


Heather uses "manacles" as an alternative so it may be worth searching elsewhere on that.
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Re: Short handcuffs
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2021, 10:24:21 »
Thanks Gordon, Yup, tried 'manacles' and 'leg cuffs' and 'restraints', no luck.

I found this, which is similar, but not the same.
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Re: Short handcuffs
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2021, 16:12:49 »
Perhaps small handcuffs from Play Big ?
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Re: Short handcuffs
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2021, 18:51:54 »
These are not playmobil. 4218 has the 'shorter' set of playmobil handcuffs , the longer version has been round since the 70s , a classic playmobil part really like the old green beer bottles.

The Playbig ones are long as well, very similar to the classic playmobil. These sort ones much be used by an action figure that has a smaller hand distance , Star Wars, maybe  i dont collect them. Airgam boys dont have them . Lego handcuff are thicker in the middle to allow a lego grip , these are not legos if you ask me....
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Re: Short handcuffs
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2021, 02:39:22 »
Maybe they are handcuffs for children.  P)
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