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Report & Review / Re: Playmobil 5393
« Last post by Klickteryx on Today at 01:07:43 »
Except that on the box or in the advertising it often says, "Contents in box may differ from those illustrated".
I know it used to, I have a number of recent boxes which don't have that proviso.
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Report & Review / Re: Playmobil 5393
« Last post by playmofire on September 19, 2017, 22:58:58 »
As suspected, they're cutting corners.
Same play value? Well technically you get the same value using a farmer holding a broom and a bucket on his head. Does that mean a child should be happy to receive such a thing instead of a knight?
It's false advertising. If I buy something because it looks a certain way, then I expect it to be that when I open it as that is what I've paid for - not some near enough is good enough item.

Except that on the box or in the advertising it often says, "Contents in box may differ from those illustrated".
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News / Re: Toys R Us filing for bankruptcy
« Last post by Robbie on September 19, 2017, 20:58:07 »
I've had great memories over the years about the incredible bargains I've found at Toys R Us. It's the last big box toy store of its kind. Anyone remember KB Toys? I loved that store growing up.
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Report & Review / Re: Playmobil 5393
« Last post by Klickteryx on September 19, 2017, 18:54:09 »
As suspected, they're cutting corners.
Same play value? Well technically you get the same value using a farmer holding a broom and a bucket on his head. Does that mean a child should be happy to receive such a thing instead of a knight?
It's false advertising. If I buy something because it looks a certain way, then I expect it to be that when I open it as that is what I've paid for - not some near enough is good enough item.
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News / Re: Toys R Us filing for bankruptcy
« Last post by leefert on September 19, 2017, 17:44:22 »
It could explain some of the decrease in Playmobil, if Playmobil demanded payment up front...
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News / Re: Toys R Us filing for bankruptcy
« Last post by Oliver on September 19, 2017, 14:15:19 »
Even when I was a child I found Toys R Us to be a particularly depressing shopping experience. Though I did get 'Colorado Springs' for £15, so that was good.

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News / Re: Price drop for the Playmobil Porsche models
« Last post by Oliver on September 19, 2017, 14:04:23 »
Thanks! I've been wanting these
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News / Re: Toys R Us filing for bankruptcy
« Last post by tahra on September 19, 2017, 12:23:10 »
TRU here is NOT cheap.. though I suppose the playmoselection is good (if you shop in Portugal)..

However, my ONE online experience with them was lousy. We had to jump through so many hoops to get the stupid thing to accept the address that in the end we opted for paypal to skirt it. It was the inn, btw :P

Employees are generally very ignorant (on toys) and somewhat rude too, in my experience.

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News / Re: Toys R Us filing for bankruptcy
« Last post by Tiermann on September 19, 2017, 10:53:35 »
I already shop at their online store as often as I do their local storefront. Their problem is more being undercut on prices, not that they don't have things available online.
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News / Toys R Us filing for bankruptcy
« Last post by Klickteryx on September 19, 2017, 10:46:07 »
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41316205

Amazon is the biggest toy seller so it looks like Toys R Us, at least in America, is going to restructure to become a more online business. I wonder how a more online presence will affect toys like playmobil without big boxes to catch the eye or store displays? Will toys eventually all be sold online in bags?
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