Second only to Lego as one of the world’s most popular toys, Playmobil has always done its own thing instead of creating lines based on hit movies or other popular franchises—the NHL aside. But next year that’s all going to change as Playmobil is introducing its first licensed toyline based on characters from the…
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Last year Playmobil revealed its first official hockey line featuring actual teams from the NHL, but disappointingly it was limited to just the league’s original six franchises. A year later, the toymaker is finally introducing 12 additional teams to help fill out your kid’s miniature league.
Unless targeted at collectors who are happy to pay a premium for details and accuracy, toy versions of exotic sport cars rarely bear more than a passing resemblance to their real-life counterparts. So what happened here, because Playmobil’s Porsche 911 Carrera S is a near flawless replica.
Toy Like Me is an online campaign urging toymakers to have better representation of people with disabilities in their toy lines and characters. And last week Playmobil announced on its UK Facebook page that it was officially in the planning stages for a new set that finally included figures with disabilities.
A wise Canadian prophet named Stompin’ Tom Connors once declared that the good old hockey game was the best game you could name. And since it’s foolish to disagree with anyone nicknamed Stompin’, Playmobil has officially announced a new series of officially-licensed NHL toys focusing on the league’s original six…
Our toys have always lived far more lavish lifestyles than we could ever dream of. Barbie has owned everything from motorhomes to planes, G.I. Joe was better equipped than the U.S. Military, and now your child's Playmobil figures have a gorgeous ultra-modern mansion to call home.
Cheaper plastics, terrible battery life, buggy software, and about a million different toys based on Disney's Frozen? It's about time that someone stepped forward and gave the toy industry a good shakedown. And who better than this tiny Playmobil version of Germany's Martin Luther who was last seen nailing his latest…
I always used Playmobil figurines to reenact my favorite movies, but artist Pierre-Adrien Sollier recreates famous works of art with Playmobil shapes, painting images of the plastic toys in the place of people and animals.
As they say in Hollywood, "if at first you do succeed, try and try again with the exact same premise." So hot on the heels of the incredibly successful Lego movie, Paris-based ON Entertainment has revealed it will produce an $80 million animated featured based on the Playmobil toy line.
There's no way that this isn't the result of The Lego Movie's success. When I was a kid, Playmobil was what younger kids got to play with instead of Lego, since there weren't a bunch of small parts to swallow. That's kind of the same feeling that the movie announcement has.
One is a venerable line of permanently smiling German toys. The other is an epic fantasy series with plenty of evisceration and scenes of people putting appendages in other people's holes. The result? A Dothraki love-making scene with the power to annihilate your childhood.
Mark my words, this year's ThinkGeek April Fool's prank will wind up coming real—just like that Tauntaun sleeping bag. The only question is whether Apple will be a spoilsport and stop kids from getting a miniature sense of what it's like to queue up for a shiny new iProduct. All because of copyright protection blah…