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Offline Klickteryx

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Re: Roads
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2018, 22:47:40 »
They did do some play mats recently...

I wish they didn't have silly drawings though - like tall trees, flowers, a pier, fences, horse stall, barrels.. That just looks awful when you put real playmo on it too.
Where can I see a picture of them?

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Re: Roads
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2018, 04:24:14 »
When I look at pictures of Playmobil dioramas, I find the best ones include non-Playmobil scenery. Although PM rocks, grass, roads, trees, etc. do exist, sometimes a diorama can look a bit unfinished or incomplete if the creator uses only PM items. Just my opinion, but even Geobra use non-PM items in their promotional pictures and box art (this was especially true in the early days).
Perhaps the exception to this is when a creator produces indoor scenes (remember Toby's zoo visits and several other masterpieces by Raven?) which can look great with all-PM parts.

I agree with this - the early ones used lots of model-railway surfaces and plants. I feel like Playmobil trees are probably cripplingly expensive for anything on a big scale, but then I've not really bought model railway stuff either, so maybe it's the same sort of pricing.

When I was a kid I had a big table with a painted road and fields on it, but of course that does kind of limit what you can do unless you're prepared to regularly re-paint it

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Re: Roads
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2018, 06:05:25 »
Where can I see a picture of them?

playmobil's site, searching by play map: direct link
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Re: Roads
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2018, 21:02:36 »
playmobil's site, searching by play map: direct link
Thanks.
It's an okay concept but a play mat should be four times the size.
Those maps seem designed to take a few toys to a friend's place and they don't appear capable of being laid together to form a larger play area.