Sea Plastic (Minic Ships 857 858)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Sea Plastic (Minic Ships 857 858)

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location:
Arch Two , Area 18
Tri-ang Minic Ships (display)
1960s

The museum's Minic Ships display is laid out on top of a sheet of original Tri-ang "Sea Plastic" (available in two sizes as M 857 and M 858).

This rippled textured plastic sheeting is actually extremely realistic and has just the right amount of reflective "gleam" ... although an occasional staff member has voiced dark suspicions that something very similar may have been sold in the 1960s as plastic shower curtain.

Minic Ships M857 and M858 "Sea Plastic"