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Re: What specific items/pieces would you like to see?
« Reply #60 on: September 04, 2022, 17:50:25 »
To me personally Playmobil was always the company that historically stuck to the mortal world, I know they quickly started a limited phantasy element but the ratio has seemed to grow significantly in the past 10 years. As fun as the fantasy can be it seems to take away production/warehouse space away from traditional themes . How popular can the dinosaurs with laser cannons really be ?

The number of sets and themes that incorporate fantasy elements have definitely increased in the last several years. It must be profitable. I certainly hope that the traditional, more realistic sets continue to be released.

I agree in part with you, however some fantasy themes were not that bad. For example, for the medieval sets a little bit of fantasy is not such a huge problem. There were alwasy some sets with magicians, fairies and so on. There was also a classical dragon set + knight, if I remember correctly! I think they were really cute and well done. I am not a huge fan of the newer ones, though.

I absolutely agree. Those classic Magic theme sets (and Knights theme sets that had fantasy elements) are some of the best that have ever been released in my opinion.

I look at a theme like the Ayuma.

A neat theme with lots of great usable elements for a robbin hood Forest or similar diorama but then as soon as I look at the “Tree of Wisdom” I immediately try to figure out how to delete the atrocious eyes .

I agree that Ayuma (and Novelmore) have some great parts, especially for a more traditional Medieval fantasy setting. However, the Ayuma figures are not very good for customising due to the body part differences, and both the Ayuma and Novelmore figures and parts have so much printing on them that it makes using some of the parts with other ones difficult too.

And that tree design would be really cool without the face. :)
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Re: What specific items/pieces would you like to see?
« Reply #61 on: September 04, 2022, 20:24:58 »
I’m not sure how profitable they are?

As a gauge to how well sets are moving I like to watch Amazon. I thought they use an algorithm that lowers prices until the item starts moving out of the warehouses

Lately all the Dino laser wars, and the destruction derby animal cars have been getting to 40+% off and staying there
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Re: What specific items/pieces would you like to see?
« Reply #62 on: September 04, 2022, 21:58:49 »
Yes

I look at a theme like the Ayuma.

A neat theme with lots of great usable elements for a robbin hood Forest or similar diorama but then as soon as I look at the “Tree of Wisdom” I immediately try to figure out how to delete the atrocious eyes .




ahah the the tree of widsdom reminds so much of Pocahontas disney movie: there's a similar tree in the movie  :lol:But yes, these sets are not bad per se but the target is clearly different from the older ones...I mean, these sets really look like they are just for child, while the older ones - having a more realistic feeling - could be used to really set up more realistic dioramas. That said, when I was a child I liked playmobil because it looked very realistic and not so childish.

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Re: What specific items/pieces would you like to see?
« Reply #63 on: September 05, 2022, 07:57:09 »
ahah the the tree of widsdom reminds so much of Pocahontas disney movie: there's a similar tree in the movie  :lol:But yes, these sets are not bad per se but the target is clearly different from the older ones...I mean, these sets really look like they are just for child, while the older ones - having a more realistic feeling - could be used to really set up more realistic dioramas. That said, when I was a child I liked playmobil because it looked very realistic and not so childish.

For me, Ayuma would be one of the best themes EVER - if the klickys' bodytypes were not these idiotic ugly ones. :'(  makes SO mad and sad thinking of the beautiful armies I could have made :'(  >:(

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Re: What specific items/pieces would you like to see?
« Reply #64 on: September 05, 2022, 13:59:43 »
Armies of what, overly happy trees, animals and klickies

I’m surprised the design department didn’t try to make the mushrooms smiling
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Re: What specific items/pieces would you like to see?
« Reply #65 on: September 05, 2022, 14:46:33 »
Armies of what, overly happy trees, animals and klickies

I love the colors... amazons, elves, forest.. SOMETHING, whatever. There would be loads to use, even excluding the silly pinkish stuff (and even those could probably be of use, if not those idiotic starving ugly ridiculous stupid bodytypes - no, NOT over it :'(  >:( )

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Re: What specific items/pieces would you like to see?
« Reply #66 on: September 06, 2022, 08:15:49 »

I mean soon it’s possible this “fantasy” element will infect normal themes

Oh wait……..


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Three great examples there of the 'infection,' Ras!
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