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China Playmobil !!
« on: March 10, 2006, 07:22:40 »
Hi @all,

found at a ebay auction this China Set.

I think was a cheap copy of Playmobil !!

I dont think Playmobil tell a Lizens to China !!!!

China the Land there was NO copyright !! *lol*

ENJOY !

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Re: China Playmobil !!
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2006, 07:31:24 »
Noshery! :lol:

The figures certainly do look exactly like Playmobil ones. I expect the quality of the plastic is nowhere near as good as what Geobra use though.

Interesting set! Thanks for the pic, Andi. :)
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Re: China Playmobil !!
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2006, 05:13:36 »
I wonder if its the same make as the made in China knights set that I have?

 It is very poor quality and you can see how closely they have copied Playmobil apart from the assembly of the figures.

 The 2nd picture contains both genuine Playmo and China parts can you tell them apart at a quick glance?

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Re: China Playmobil !!
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2006, 11:54:39 »
UHHHHHHHHHHH,

how bad !!!!  :omg:

Are this right there was a screw at the backside ??

Are this Set in a BOX ??
Where do you get this ??

many thx for this pic

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Andi

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Re: China Playmobil !!
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2006, 12:10:13 »
The 2nd picture contains both genuine Playmo and China parts can you tell them apart at a quick glance?

The bootleg figure on the left is easy to spot, but probably more so because you have placed a real klicky beside it, enabling us to draw immediate comparisons between the two. The finish to the body parts (especially his arm) appears much less neat, his hair doesn't look like it fits his head properly, and the printed design on his torso is of a poorer quality than what we would generally expect to see on an official figure.  :P

But I think that if the China-manufactured knights set was offered loose at auction, it would be very hard for a buyer to know they were fakes unless the photographs were as clear as the ones you've posted here, Garry. The shields and helmets especially are very close matches to the real Playmo ones, although the lack of detail in the tree would be an immediate giveaway to any experienced collector.  ;)

Thanks for posting these pics, Garry. Very interesting stuff. :)
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Re: China Playmobil !!
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2006, 13:02:11 »
UHHHHHHHHHHH,

how bad !!!!  :omg:

Are this right there was a screw at the backside ??

Are this Set in a BOX ??
Where do you get this ??

Hi Andi,

 Yes that's right , the screw in the back held the figure together.

 The set originally came on a card as a blister pack but I got this one loose off Ebay. I knew it was a fake when I was bidding on it but I'm sure others didn't, I ended up paying over £6.00 for it just to satisfy my curiosity.
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Re: China Playmobil !!
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2006, 17:27:17 »
Thanks for the pics and info guys!

I agree the figures look like poor copies, but I would not mind having some of the swords in black. Is the plastic itself of similar quality?
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Re: China Playmobil !!
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2006, 12:36:26 »
The roof looks like a copy of a McDonalds, too;) 

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Re: China Playmobil !!
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2006, 22:29:04 »
I've located a site from China/Hong Kong (I think) where these sets appear to be available:

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Re: China Playmobil !!
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2006, 23:50:52 »
shall we give it a try matchboxluc?
Is a nice design and easier disassemble idea with the screwdriver ;-)

Thank you all for the interesting info


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Panos