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Playmobil 5094 THW
« on: December 21, 2015, 21:44:55 »
Playmobil 5094 THW

After I saw Playmobil THW items at Galeria (= German department store) in Essen, I imported one of the Playmobil THW sets at the website of Amazon. Sadly, the online store of Galeria does not ship to The Netherlands.

THW, or in proper German “Technisches Hilfswerk”, is a civil protection organisation controlled by the German federal government. 99% of its 83,625 members (2014) are volunteers. You can learn more of this organisation at this site of Wikipedia. THW is an inspiring organisation assisting police, health care and fire departments in case of an serious emergency. Their equipment is coloured dark blue, and although they use army equipment, they might only use it for civil tasks.



THW in action during a flood disaster. The truck is obvious an army truck, but THW may only use it for civil tasks. But these trucks are far better for off-road conditions then the trucks of the fire department.

My choice fell on Plymobil set 5094. It consists of a Smart-look-alike car, A brave man and boy, and some accessories. Only a few parts have to be assembled before you can play with it, like the blink light on the roof of the car and the fire extinguisher. The only stickers you have to apply are the number plates.



Playmobil 5094, complete with THW crew.

In the tiny boot of the car there is enough room for a box with equipment (ax, walkie-talkie, flashlight, stop sign) and a fire extinguisher. But the megaphone has to find a place in front.



The accessories that completes this set.



A little bonus, at least for me, this car fits into the middle wagon (Playmobil 4019) of the Playmobil RCE.

Although the set is not mentioned in the Playmobil catalogue or at the Playmobil website, the instructions are available at the German website. Talked enough, the crew is capable to help at any accident. THW to the rescue !!!


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Re: Playmobil 5094 THW
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2015, 23:30:35 »
Very nice!!!
I'm glad that I'm not the only one :)

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Re: Playmobil 5094 THW
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2015, 04:36:31 »
What a lovely set!

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Re: Playmobil 5094 THW
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2015, 07:22:22 »
It's a nice set that and thank you for the review, Marco.

The THW is a very impressive organisation and also does work abroad in disaster zones as well as being a great supplement for the usual emergency services.  I've often thought that this country (the UK) could do with something like it, especially as it runs down the fire service more and more. 

I have most of the earlier THW sets which were also releases for one of the German department stores, plus individual items made up from DS spares.  These are some of the items that I am planning to get rid of in the near future as I trim my collection down to a more mamageable size.

Maybe I should do some reviews before I do.
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Re: Playmobil 5094 THW
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2015, 15:19:03 »
Nice little thw set you chose. I have always been jealous of those big sets that come with so many little sets. It must look impressive to add them all up and have an army of emergency responders in blue.

Thanks for the review
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Re: Playmobil 5094 THW
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2015, 19:47:19 »
Thank you for the link and information about the THW - good to know the background of this set.  It looks very nice.  I particularly like the child klicky - I know he just has a usual face, but somehow he looks so proud to be helping.
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Re: Playmobil 5094 THW
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2015, 21:44:42 »
Thanks for the review - I like the color scheme...

And I had no idea that those small cars fit in the train... But I don't have that train add on..
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Re: Playmobil 5094 THW
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2015, 22:22:40 »
The car and those bikes look very good in the train!

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Re: Playmobil 5094 THW
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2015, 22:10:48 »
Interesting small little set, I like it nice colours and nice figures as always the kid copying the adult is cute  :love:, it's good that they're prepared and that they can take their car on the train  ;D