Author Topic: Playmobil 3719 Red trailer, was it inspired by.......??  (Read 275 times)

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You remember this one??






Now let me show you this one, notice the shapes of the container!:





The only question: Did the trailer mfg inspire Geobra or did Geobra inspire the trailer mag??  :lol:

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Re: Playmobil 3719 Red trailer, was it inspired by.......??
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 07:04:42 »
Well spotted, Bas! The more time I spend with Playmobil, the more examples of similar things in the real world I notice! Who knows which inspired what?

Here are some more examples where Life was copied by PM: http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=14523.0

Mind you, some PM things differ considerably from the things I see around me, a reflection of the location of the designers I am sure. Schultute, yellow school buses, green uniformed police officers, ADAC vehicles, etc.
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Re: Playmobil 3719 Red trailer, was it inspired by.......??
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 07:47:31 »
Well spotted, Bas! The more time I spend with Playmobil, the more examples of similar things in the real world I notice! Who knows which inspired what?

Here are some more examples where Life was copied by PM: http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=14523.0

Mind you, some PM things differ considerably from the things I see around me, a reflection of the location of the designers I am sure. Schultute, yellow school buses, green uniformed police officers, ADAC vehicles, etc.

I think that the source of Playmobil's ideas is the real world, not the other way round. 

Bearing in  mind that Playmobil is a German based company, it is no surprise that their vehicles and uniforms are influenced by what is/was seen in Germany, hence the examples Graham B cites.
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Re: Playmobil 3719 Red trailer, was it inspired by.......??
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 12:49:41 »
I think that the source of Playmobil's ideas is the real world, not the other way round. 

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