Hi Graham B,
yap, Playmobil is a very popular brand here. But it is ridiculously expensive. That's why I started looking for better offers abroad. Even though there is the shipping cost expense I still get it much cheaper .I think that Playmobil Inc. could have increase the brand distribution if they make an effort to reduce boxes size (because shipping costs are effected by the volume). in the fashion bussines, the british NEXT have done it, and they are selling here alot without having even one "real" store.