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Re: New Figure - Napoleon 70679
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2021, 17:07:38 »
Well, I was hasty, so... oh well.

On the plus side, they will not have to deal with my awful portuguese euros. I gave them to the museum shop instead, right?
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Re: New Figure - Napoleon 70679
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2021, 19:36:29 »
Indeed, since today Napoleon is also available directly from Playmobil Northern-Europe (in which Playmobil-Benelux has been integrated) as well.

Well, I was hasty, so... oh well.

On the plus side, they will not have to deal with my awful portuguese euros. I gave them to the museum shop instead, right?

Same here.

I find it a bit weird they did not add Schiller at the same time. On the other hand, Napoleon is very famous in Belgium as well (e.g. The Battle of Waterloo) and Schiller is not at all. Probably they don´t want to add a figure that might not sell too well with the general public...
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Re: New Figure - Napoleon 70679
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2021, 01:49:09 »
The first nine boxes arrived today. I opened mine, and compared this Napoleon with the one from Figures Series 9 Boys. I thought the new one would have a dark green coat, but it is black.



The 70679 Napoleon has an empty peg hole in his bicorne. Why was no feather supplied? There is also no sword belt, so we have to assume that he is to hold his sword in his hand at all times.

Unfortunately, there is no booklet included. The only pertinent information is printed on the box, pointing out that the figure is a reference to the famous painting of François Gérard:



The printing on the box is post-Brexit. We talked about this bit on information before.



Horse is plain, blanket is new.



This Napoleon is welcome. The one from Figures Series 9 was better, though, imo.

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Re: New Figure - Napoleon 70679
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2021, 07:44:57 »
Corrigendum: only in daylight I can see that Napoleon's coat isn't black but very dark green:


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Re: New Figure - Napoleon 70679
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2021, 14:00:30 »
Corrigendum: only in daylight I can see that Napoleon's coat isn't black but very dark green:


To quote Father Ted, 'Sometimes you'll see lay-people wearing what look like black socks, but if you look closely you'll see they're just very very very very very dark blue'


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Re: New Figure - Napoleon 70679
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2021, 18:25:31 »
There's no feather in his hat in the painting. I would have used a different horse though.  Based on the painting the sport horse type with the tight mane would have been a better fit.

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Re: New Figure - Napoleon 70679
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2021, 20:28:17 »
Thank you for the pics, StJohn!

Corrigendum: only in daylight I can see that Napoleon's coat isn't black but very dark green:

:o

This drives me nuts - finding matching arms in a big ferrero rocher box is a nightmare  :-[
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Re: New Figure - Napoleon 70679
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2021, 04:33:24 »
There's no feather in his hat in the painting. I would have used a different horse though.  Based on the painting the sport horse type with the tight mane would have been a better fit.

Introducing the third horse style has created some inconsistencies. They seem to mostly use Type II's for historical sets, but Frederick the Great got a  Type III, which could have set precedent for Nappy here to also get a III.
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Re: New Figure - Napoleon 70679
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2021, 13:55:08 »
According to Benelux spare-parts page, the blanket is not new - it's from 5521 - Flamenco Horse with Stall and 6926 - Horse Farm.  The fancy hat is not available, just the unprinted version... I'll have to make a temporary number for it. Glad to know the proper colour of his coat, thank you StJohn.

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Re: New Figure - Napoleon 70679
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2021, 02:03:39 »

This Napoleon is welcome. The one from Figures Series 9 was better, though, imo.

Yes, that is what I thought too