Any time I go searching on the 'net for something and I can't find it, I feel two things:
- I feel annoyed, because I wanted information and I didn't find it.
- I feel obligated to fill the gap with what little information I can contribute.
Back in November 2007 (this is a back-dated post), I was lucky enough to stumble across a complete set of Polymertex "Modern Plastics" Scrabble.
I'll tell you what I know about it:
- it's made in the Philippines
- the company that made it, Polymertex, no longer exists
- there's a Russian company by the same name, but I imagine that's coincidental
- there's also a kind of Korean paint by the same name
- the tiles are so green I suspect they may be radioactive
- it's clearly very old, as Scrabble boards go. This site/question/thing suggests in a roundabout way that it might be from 1968, which fits pretty neatly with my own assumptions that it's probably from the '60s, early '70s at the latest..
- based on information on this website, it's "possibly one of the rarest Scrabble sets I've seen", and from the response to the abovelinked Topix question, it's apparently "superb collectors item!!"
- from the same website comes the suggestion that it could be a trade sample, I would assume from a plastics manufacturing company
There are a few things that I want to know:
- is it an actual, licensed Scrabble game, or is it a knock-off?
- what's it worth?
- why are the pieces so freaking green?
- is it worth hanging on to?
Green Scrabble. Enjoy.