To the members of Playmofriends,
I have taken the dive into the world of Playmobil after a 15 year hiatus. My first set gifted to me was playmobil 3056 and I remember the Christmas when I got set 4033, 4120,4121 and 4122. I also remember the year when my younger brother decided he could ride on top of the rail cars of said set, damn you fisherprice (c) and putting into the minds of young children that you can ride on any toy..
Fast forward to 4 months ago where I came across the bin with all the bits and pieces and the memories came flooding back. I started by finding as many parts on ebay to replace all the bits that were broken. Hence how I came across this site and although at the time I could not use the search function someone had linked in their posts to playmobilDB where I was able to get the piece numbers for each item. Well as you will soon see I did not stop with just fixing my old sets, I now have about 100 meters of brass track, 118 mint in the box of the apox 257 sets plus add-ons ever made for the western theme (I include Indians and civil war into this theme).
My goal is to have them all mint in the box never opened, but do not worry I still lots out of the box that are for dioramas. I am not a big fan of the new horses, so you will not be seeing any of them in my dioramas. I supposed this is because when I was playing with these toys as a child they were of the older style and that is what I am accustomed to.
When I am not hunting down playmobil sets in my free time I am usually outdoors hiking, biking, canoeing or traveling the world. Work keeps me busy as I am a manager in the freight fowarding deparment of a customs brokerage firm. I also volunteer at a mens shelter doing food prep on Saturdays.
If any of you are interested I will be doing up a post with pictures of my collection of mint in the box toys and will update the post as new ones (well new to me, some of these sets are older then I am) arrive to add to my collection. Oh and if anyone knows someone selling set 5799 Civil war duo-pack please PM me.