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Offline Rasputin

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Playmobil and Funko past collaboration
« on: March 04, 2023, 14:17:35 »
Didn’t Geobra do a collaboration with Funko with some odd looking playmobil ?

“As reported by Kotaku, Funko revealed during an earnings call that it has so much idle stock sitting in warehouses that, financially, its best option is to throw $30 to $36 million worth in the garbage.”



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Re: Playmobil and Funko past collaboration
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2023, 12:40:24 »
That's pretty wasteful. I don't know if it's part of the contracts they sign with various license holders that prevents that, but these toys could be distributed to various associations for kids.
Pops aren't the most dynamic toys, but they could still spark some kids' imagination and bring joy instead of being thrown away.

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Re: Playmobil and Funko past collaboration
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2023, 04:31:34 »
Absolutely, seems donations would be an environmentally friendly option. Business wise….flooding the market with free toys would not be wise

I see this also as a problem with licensing and collaboration in general. Geobra is trying to portray itself as a earth friendly plastic company that recycles. On the other hand they are willing to work with companies that are gross polluters. Look at the VW diesel emissions fraud, or this Funko waste . Not very earth friendly at all and it’s guilt by association . Your judged by the company you keep.
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Re: Playmobil and Funko past collaboration
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2023, 08:25:51 »
I don't find those big headed things interesting at all, but whoever agreed/allowed/thought of that should be flogged.

What a freaking waste. Give them to collectors! Give them to some worthy charity to sell/raffle/whatever...

Gods, so stupid. And I am sure some people would love to have them and can't get/afford them :'( 

Brainless idiots.

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Re: Playmobil and Funko past collaboration
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2023, 22:35:17 »
I remember those, doctor who and back to the future I think and probably others. They weren't playmobil to me so zero interest. Fans of those franchises were not going to buy them because they were too stylised. Non playmofans buy playmobil back to the future etc because of the vehicles though the doc and marty twin pack is pretty good by itself. Poor market research obviously.

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Re: Playmobil and Funko past collaboration
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2023, 18:11:48 »
I can dish! I was at the US Toy Fair in NYC when the playmobil licensed toys were premiered at the Funko booth.
The playmobil folks were surprised, they hadn't really heard this was going on.

They had an oversized Willy Wonka, and they had the Ninja Turtles, BTTF, Dr. Who, and Wonka figures on display, but not yet for purchase.
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They did resonate very well with collectors. I DO believe the interest in licensed properties got people thinking, especially with the Back to the Future line. But I think playmobil's designers pulled it off better.

It's true, Funko POPs have over saturated the market, it was a fad, interest has waned. They can dump remaining stock on the market as it will decimate whatever (perceived) value existing POPs have.  I've been watching, and you can definitely see the "tide receding" at Comic conventions and toy shows. There are less and less vendors selling POPs and the ones that are, are selling with more discounts.



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Re: Playmobil and Funko past collaboration
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2023, 00:10:45 »
I'd be interested in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles if done as a proper playmobil licence though I don't like the style of the funko ones here, too simplistic. The other ranges with Dr Who and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory really give a good impression of those themes. Can't see playmobil ever doing daleks though.

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Re: Playmobil and Funko past collaboration
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2023, 03:22:06 »
Imagine if they did something like Coronation Street or Eastenders ;D