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Offline Raven

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Red Rod Thing
« on: August 25, 2021, 13:10:56 »
I was organising some unsorted parts, and I came across this:

Is it Playmobil?  And, if so, what is it from?

Klicky for scale:

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Re: Red Rod Thing
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2021, 08:08:56 »
I'd say not PM Raven, but that's just a guess.
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Re: Red Rod Thing
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2021, 04:19:33 »
It looks like a "shot", something to be shot out of a weapon. Compare PM modern "cannonballs" that have the ball at one end and a long shaft that goes in the cannon barrel, with a little notch at the end to engage the firing mechanism. This looks like that sort of thing.  :sherlock: :2c:
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Re: Red Rod Thing
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2022, 20:12:32 »
I have seen Transformers that fire similar missiles from spring-loaded ejectors in their hands or arms.