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Playmobil 70872 Super Hero, Fun Imaginative Role-Play, PlaySets Suitable for Children Ages 4+

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Musical Flower Tower with Twinkle Play Set - Includes Twinkle, a fairy and a Unicorn. Released on September 21, 2015. Schenk figures, like the early Playmobil figures, do not have moveable hands, and unlike the Playmobil horses, the Schenk horses do not have moveable heads. Schenk figures also bear different colors from their Playmobil counterparts. They were also made with inferior plastic. Following the collapse of communism, a 1995 court ruling forbade the manufacture and distribution of the Schenk figures. The owner of Schenk, Károly Schenk, was allowed to sell off his remaining toy figures only in Hungary until March 1996. However, Schenk bootlegs may still be available in toy shops in Hungary. Playmobil toys are produced in themed series of sets as well as individual special figures and playsets. New products and product lines developed by a 50-strong development team [ citation needed] are introduced frequently, and older sets are discontinued. Promotional and one-off products are sometimes produced in very limited quantities. These practices have helped give rise to a sizeable community of collectors. [ citation needed] Collector activities extend beyond collecting and free-form play and include customization, miniature wargaming, and the creation of photo stories and stop motion films, or simply as decoration. [ citation needed] Early Playmobil figure of a woman History [ edit ] Shortly after the weekend, Grayson responded that STX would use variable pricing in their future projects: "we have already learned from this experiment. And we will continue to learn more and will tweak it for the future so it can be the benefit to the industry that we know it can be." [26] While the film's several worldwide distributors recouped TV sale money, they also financed it via pre-sales and thus face losses. [26] Rebecca Rubin, a Variety writer, attributed the low box office to the Playmobil brand being far less popular than Lego. [26] TV series [ edit ]

In The Globe and Mail, Kate Taylor looked at the very concept of making TV series about toys. Initially she contrasted Playmobil's ethos with that of Lego in a favourable way, writing: "In the highly segregated world of children's toys, Playmobil gets better marks for battling sexual stereotypes as (its) male and female figures can play a variety of roles. With Lego, you get the predetermined sexual stereotypes of the movies." The first Playmobil sets were themed around Native Americans, construction workers and knights. [8] Playmobil toys are specifically aimed at children from the ages of four to twelve. The company believes that older children tend not to play with these types of toys and so they have resisted creating toys from less well-known historical time periods. Many adults own or collect Playmobil and make movies with the toys.

Playmobil's CGI series Novelmore to land on YouTube with new play-sets en route". ToyNews . Retrieved 2021-07-29. ITVS GE signs with Playmobil for Super 4 animation | Latest news from the licensing industry | Licensing.biz". Archived from the original on 2016-01-30 . Retrieved 2014-04-12. Wilson, Jason (9 October 2015). "The Playmobil Conundrum". The New Yorker . Retrieved 2 April 2021.

Wilson, Jason (23 December 2019). "Playmobil's Plan to Infiltrate Your Workplace". The Washington Post Magazine . Retrieved 2 April 2021. The titular "Super 4" are Alex, a medieval prince, Ruby, a pirate, Twinkle, a fairy, and Gene, a scientist, who along with Alien, a cute bunny rabbit, are united in being exiles from their respective worlds who have banded together to have adventures, fight villains and save their worlds from calamities. We’ve not forgotten the classic play activities like painting and colouring books. Which is for all ages to enjoy! Grab the paints and crayons you need in our stationery section. After all, we all need a bit of DIY fun!Giggles and grins are guaranteed with our wondrous selection of playsets! As we all know kids love to play and explore. And we’ve got a playtime selection that’s bound to give them playtime bliss. In early 2019, a prototype for a product named Playmobil Pro was posted on LinkedIn. The product line introduced the Playmobil figure into corporate settings, targeting adult professionals in place of children. The concept aimed to rival Lego Serious Play, by incorporating the Playmobil figure into a modelling kit used for corporate creative workshops. The Playmobil Pro figures differ from classic Playmobil figures by their white colouration and simple designs. Playmobil Pro was made available in the United States in January 2020. [10] Licensing [ edit ] Blakemore, Erin (11 June 2015). "A Playmobil Figure of Martin Luther Has Become the Fastest-Selling of All Time". Smithsonian Magazine . Retrieved 19 November 2023. Keslassy, Elsa (November 6, 2014). "AFM: On Ent. Plays With Wild Bunch, Pathe on Playmobil Pic (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety . Retrieved July 22, 2015.

The fastest selling Playmobil figurine is of Martin Luther. It was released to commemorate 500 year anniversary of Ninety-five Theses, which sparked the start of the Reformation. The first edition of 34,000 figurines sold out in three days. [14] [15] [16] FunParks and FunStores [ edit ] The life-sized Playmobil pirate ship in FunPark in Zirndorf, Germany Playmobil Dino Rise series launches ahead of new range". Toy World Magazine | The business magazine with a passion for toys. 2021-05-04 . Retrieved 2021-07-29. Playmobil hands were designed to be capable of gripping and holding objects. Earlier figures had arms of one piece. Since 1982 all figures have hands that also rotate at the wrist. [3] Almost all Playmobil figures are unnamed, thus allowing children to invent their own characters. Exceptions to this include the many characters from the three Playmobil-inspired computer video games produced by Ubi Soft Montreal between 1998 and 1999, such as Alex, Hype and Laura, the protagonists from their respective games. The first figures used a chiseled out hairpiece with a button shape for adding headgear, until a later redesign gave the hairpiece a more natural rounded shape, also prompting a redesign of the headgear. The first female figures were distinguished by hairstyle and a wider chestpiece suggesting a skirt, until a redesign replaced the chestpiece with more displayed breasts, smaller waists and slightly thinner arms.Super 4 is an animated television series that began in 2014, marking the 40th anniversary of the Playmobil toys that inspired it. It features a band of heroes who protect the inhabitants of the disparate worlds of Kingsland, the Enchanted Island, and the City of Technopolis, against calamities and enemies. Lost Island with Alien Raptor Play Set - Includes an explorer, a raptor and an alien. Released on August 4, 2015.

In 1978, Schenk [ hu], a German-Hungarian firm, began reproducing bootleg Playmobil figures. They had not received any authorization or license from geobra Brandstätter. Schenk produced exact copies of the original toy, though some sets were modified to create new types of sets, usually military, from Hungarian history. Thus, Schenk produced the Hussar (Huszár), from the period of the Hungarian War of Independence as well as the Hungarian hussar series (Magyar huszár sorozat). Other sets included the Austrian soldier (Osztrák), Turkish soldier (Török), William Tell (Tell Vilmos), and the Hunyadi series (Hunyadi sorozat). There are a number of Playmobil amusement parks, called FunParks, that feature play areas and events themed around Playmobil toys. There are also FunStores within FunParks and, formerly, in other locations. FunStores are dedicated Playmobil shops that carry full lines of current Playmobil releases. The First Playmobil® Sets Enter the Market". collectobil.com. Collectobil Collector's Guide. Archived from the original on 2010-08-19 . Retrieved 2020-02-01. {{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL ( link) Playmobil ( / p l eɪ m oʊ ˈ b iː l/) [1] [2] is a German line of toys produced by the Brandstätter Group (Geobra Brandstätter GmbH & Co KG), headquartered in Zirndorf, Germany. The signature Playmobil toy is a 7.5cm (3.0in) tall [3] (1:24 scale) human figure with a smiling face. A wide range of accessories, buildings and vehicles, as well as many sorts of animals, are also part of the Playmobil line. Hirsch, André (20 November 2017). "Martin Luther ist die beliebteste Playmobil Figur". playmorama.de (in German) . Retrieved 19 November 2023.Dan Schreiber, James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray (20 February 2015). "No Such Thing as a Pokémon-Playing Goldfish (Episode 48)". No Such Thing As A Fish (Podcast). Quite Interesting Ltd. Event occurs at 20:30 . Retrieved 19 November 2023. {{ cite podcast}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list ( link) From 1976 to 1980, Playmobil was licensed by Louis Marx and Company in the United Kingdom and sold under the brand name Playpeople.

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