Author Topic: Look at all the Playmobil I encountered on my Spain Trip!  (Read 670 times)

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Playmospain-021 by Andy Jones, on Flickr
For this trip, I mixed and matched some pieces to make a Pamplona bull runner. (traditionally white suit with a red handkerchief)
So everytime I saw a bull, I'd get a shot of him running away. I got about 20 of these pics all over Madrid and Sevilla
Playmospain-016 by Andy Jones, on Flickr
Playmospain-001 by Andy Jones, on Flickr

Here's my report there's WAY more Playmobil than LEGO in Spain. Playmoil was the dominant toy. I loved that.
In Plaza de Mayor in Madrid, there was a shop that sold customized playmobil, decorated like Spanish police and military.
IMG_5125 by Andy Jones, on Flickr
IMG_5128 by Andy Jones, on Flickr
These were about €16 I bought 2. As you recall, when I went to Italy, I had to track down the exclusive Carabinieri motorcycle cop. I could not find if there was anything like that exclusive to Spain. So I got these two.

Playmospain-025 by Andy Jones, on Flickr

Playmospain-004 by Andy Jones, on Flickr


I found this mural painted on the wall
Playmospain-006 by Andy Jones, on Flickr

I saw this knock-off playmobil
Playmospain-020 by Andy Jones, on Flickr

They used playmobil on their Pardon Our Dust signs
Playmospain-026 by Andy Jones, on Flickr

and they were all over the train station (I'm making a hook with my finger)
Playmospain-027 by Andy Jones, on Flickr

But the craziest thing I saw was this plush playmobil samurai! I didn't even know this existed!
Plush playmobil by Andy Jones, on Flickr :-[


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Re: Look at all the Playmobil I encountered on my Spain Trip!
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2023, 13:32:55 »
Great pictures! It looks like you had a fantastic trip and found a lot of cool stuff! :D

But the craziest thing I saw was this plush playmobil samurai! I didn't even know this existed!

There are at least two series of plush "figures" that have been released. I have one of the knights, one of the pirates, and the Viking. The samurai looks great too! ;)
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Re: Look at all the Playmobil I encountered on my Spain Trip!
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2023, 17:08:47 »
I like the first picture with the bull runner and bulls  ;D
Fun to see there is so much Playmobil on signs

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Re: Look at all the Playmobil I encountered on my Spain Trip!
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2023, 03:47:56 »
Fantastic post! So many great images. Thank you  :thanks:

Amazing to think of a country in which PM is the dominant toy  :yup: :clap: :prays: :cloud9:

Given the eruption of Greek sets in recent years, I feel there's a window open for Spanish ones. Admittedly some of the conquistador stuff would probably run into objections but with some imagination great work could be done. Imagine a Quixote world, with medieval Spanish village sets
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Re: Look at all the Playmobil I encountered on my Spain Trip!
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2023, 12:47:50 »
Awesome post! I too went on a trip around Spain, but sadly I don’t get to see a lot of playmobil around, and even the shops are not carrying many sets. But what surprised me the most was seeing some playmobil street sign in the old city of Valencia!