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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2020, 08:13:21 »
No, in our collection :)

....which is in a small, independent enclave in Portugal known as Playkingdom, famed for its mountains....
At that moment the ship suddenly stopped rocking and swaying, the engine pitch settled down to a gentle hum. 'Hey Ford.' said Zaphod, 'that sounds good. Have you worked out the controls on this boat?' 'No,' said Ford, 'I just stopped fiddling with them.' (With thanks to Douglas Adams)

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2020, 09:13:22 »

Only one flag ...

I may be able to help you with missing flags. Let me know what you need. Or you may be interested in this. The signalling flag stickers there are similar to those in 3550 and 3750.
At that moment the ship suddenly stopped rocking and swaying, the engine pitch settled down to a gentle hum. 'Hey Ford.' said Zaphod, 'that sounds good. Have you worked out the controls on this boat?' 'No,' said Ford, 'I just stopped fiddling with them.' (With thanks to Douglas Adams)

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2020, 16:21:56 »
I may be able to help you with missing flags. Let me know what you need. Or you may be interested in this. The signalling flag stickers there are similar to those in 3550 and 3750.
Thanks for the link! But I just found out that I already had the flags from some leftovers I bought a while ago. And the signalling flags were already in the set I just bought. But thanks nevertheless :)

Now I only need the ropes. Maybe a store for handyman stuff has something similar...  ???

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2020, 15:45:04 »
Still, my favorite is still the 3940.

Thatís a very impressive ship indeed. Incredible big cabin and an elaborate below deck compartment. Very nice. Not so sure about the colors though. Saw some nice customs with more realistic colors.

Thanks for mentioning this one :)

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2020, 15:04:14 »
. . . Now I only need the ropes. Maybe a store for handyman stuff has something similar...  ???

I've had more success with a craft or sewing supply store for finding string or cord that can be used for Playmo rope replacement.  The hardware store stuff is usually too thick.  Good luck!   :)

Also, for some wonderful and amazing custom ships, be sure to check out this website created by the late and beloved PF member Macgayver.

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2020, 16:20:05 »
Thanks for the tip, Indianna, I will check hobby-shops and the like.

McGyver did some great work, wow. Some impressive customizing there. Thanks for the link!

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2020, 10:03:23 »
Think I've found the perfect Playmobil rope:



It's 1.8 mm, white and looks like actual mini-rope. Yes! My pirates will be so happy!

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2020, 05:46:18 »
I can't believe there used to be stickers to go in the ship. It's really insignificant, yet it has some kind of appeal. Ahhh the old days...wish I'd been there.  :-\

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2021, 00:11:27 »
The 3750 was my first playmobil set and it made me fall in love with playmobil...I definitely remember the black and white sticker inside the cabin, but I absolutely do not recall the other framed picture (it even looks too new for the set, and Iím curious why one sticker would be black and white while the other would be in color)...is there anyway the framed picture did not belong- I mean, my memory recall could 100% be inaccurate, but Iím interested to know. Also, the original pirate ship showed a picture on the back of two dueling pirate ships, one with blue sails. Did this blue sail ship exist? Sometimes toys pictured various versions of sets that werenít available, but back in the day there wasnít much of any way to check into such matters. These kind of marketing techniques filled my imagination with even more depth and wonder when it came to the possibilities of collecting : ) so either way, well done playmobil

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Re: Pirates!
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2021, 10:43:47 »
What stickers were included in early PM sets seems to vary quite a lot. Many sets were produced in their thousands, no doubt meaning multiple production runs. Geobra changed the packaging design quite often (leading to the most dedicated collectors seeking every package variant, even if the contents were unchanged; variants are referred to as versions in Collector) because that was relatively cheap to do, compared with creating new injection molds for plastic parts.

Stickers were a relatively cheap way of creating 'new' sets as well. Perhaps with a change of colour of some parts. I am thinking of the early cars (several designs, relatively few molds, lots of sticker variation) and vans (I will post something on vans on PF in the next couple of days). For example, earlier (1977) versions of the ambulance in set 3254x had 'AMBULANCE' and red cross stickers, whereas later versions (1982, at a guess) had the same stickers, but in addition 'MALTESER HILFSDIENST' and the logo (red Maltese cross) of Germany's largely voluntary medical aid service, giving owners of the later version the choice of which stickers to use.

In short, your memory of a set without the coloured sticker may not be flawed, PlaymoGuardian!

Incidentally, my 3750 (bought in about 1998, though strictly speaking it is the equivalent set 3053) does have the coloured sticker. The set instructions (1997) on the PM website show both stickers and give the part number of the sticker sheet as 3088560, but earlier versions didn't necessarily have both.

I've just noticed that Corso's set box (second picture) shows a sticker sheet as part of the set contents, with a sticker of a framed picture of a sailing ship in colour, different from the later one, but no black and white picture sticker. So, as I said, stickers can vary widely!

Blue-sailed ship, now that I can't comment on!
« Last Edit: February 21, 2021, 11:02:42 by GrahamB »
At that moment the ship suddenly stopped rocking and swaying, the engine pitch settled down to a gentle hum. 'Hey Ford.' said Zaphod, 'that sounds good. Have you worked out the controls on this boat?' 'No,' said Ford, 'I just stopped fiddling with them.' (With thanks to Douglas Adams)