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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2020 3:18 p.m. PST

"These two fantasy sets from Ukrainian producer Dark Alliance (a brand of Red Box apparently) are unique in many ways. The subject is very much related to a popular global culture icon of Ukrainian origin and as such these sets will be reviewed with more scrutiny than other sets from that range.

When reviewing a set called 'Stalkers' one not familiar with popular culture background may expect a sprue of creepy individuals harassing and observing other people. That would certainly be an interesting set to see but this is not at all what 'Stalkers' are about. To understand the meaning and the genesis of this term we need to reach back 50 years from now.

In 1972, a science fiction novel was written by the Strugatsky brothers – Arkadij and Boris – called 'Roadside Picnic'. The story describes a mysterious occurrence of areas on Earth where even the laws of physics become contaminated – the 'Zones'. These areas are heavily guarded by the military to protect the rest of the world, and those who venture inside to seek riches are called 'stalkers'. In 1979, Andrei Tarkovsky made a movie called 'Stalker' based loosely on the Strugatsky's novel…"




Full Review here


Sargonarhes31 Jul 2020 5:04 p.m. PST

Am I on the right board?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2020 9:22 p.m. PST

Ask THE BUG…. (smile)


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