The Herbs and The Adventures of Parsley

Putting an exact date to it is proving difficult.As it is with all HCF products.
Because whilst it's true that their figures came with a tiny gold sticker attached to the underside,it only ever carried the company name and "Made in Hong Kong" and never a date.

Further complicated by the fact that I've only ever seen them in plain plastic packets.Which were presumably sold loose in a point-of-sale display of some description.

It's anyone's guess how well this particular example sold of course.
But they do crop up quite frequently on ebay.
And I'd imagine some people bought him originally simply because he was a funky little item in his own right, irrespective of the tv connection.

You'll be very lucky to find a better example than the one pictured though,as the dyes are particularly prone to fading.
So keep them away from the sun !
And my thanks to Dawn Foster-Denham for doing just that and sending in the pics.
This Parsley was made by H.C.Ford of London Limited.

They produced all sorts of small novelty items in the 70's and 80's.
Many of which were these sorts of small figures for all manner of kids' tv programmes.
And usually sets rather than one-off's.Which makes this single Herbs character somewhat unusual.

It's just 5" long by 4" tall.
A solid object,with no "give" or squeek.So I suppose it's just as much a display item as it is a toy.
The main body is made of hard plastic or resin.It's then embellished with a sort of flock and felt finish.
On this page ...... a one-off novelty item from the 1970's