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Volkswagen Camper Bus and Beetle
« on: January 27, 2021, 05:29:08 »

I love the new Volkswagen vehicles. They look beautiful.






I wrote up a review (for a different blog!!) Here
https://www.figures.com/2021/01/26/review-playmobil-vw-fun-volkswagon-beetle-70177-and-t1-camper-bus-70176/

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Re: Volkswagen Camper Bus and Beetle
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2021, 09:22:34 »
Great review Andy!
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Re: Volkswagen Camper Bus and Beetle
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2021, 09:28:42 »
Thanks for the great review :)

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I've always wondered, and I don't know if you are free to discuss... do review samples have strings attached?
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Re: Volkswagen Camper Bus and Beetle
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2021, 09:50:17 »
Sigh ... In other words; two sets I want this year.
And my wallet is already moaning.

Still - considering the amount of detail; these are definitly more VW-sets as Playmobil.
IMHO Playmobil is more stylised/ generic (even if it is becoming more and more detailed).
It feels rather non-Playmobil to me.

Still - they are awesome sets  8}

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Re: Volkswagen Camper Bus and Beetle
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2021, 09:52:28 »


Still - considering the amount of detail; these are definitly more VW-sets as Playmobil.
IMHO Playmobil is more stylised/ generic (even if it is becoming more and more detailed).
It feels rather non-Playmobil to me.

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Re: Volkswagen Camper Bus and Beetle
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2021, 15:52:00 »
Tahra,
I'm always 100% transparent. I currently receive select sets from Playmobil's marketing people to do reviews. There's an obligation that the review and photos will be in earnest (as opposed to just taking a few cell phone pics and slapping that up on a blog)

I understand what you guys mean about the balance between being playmobil and some other toy company. I think the feel of the plastic and the limited number of opening doors gives it a distinct playmobil feel. I believe that if you handed these to someone 5 year ago (prior to any of their licensing) they would know it's a playmobil toy.

I didn't forget the BMW. Which, if I recall, was the result of a toy company licensing the playmobil look and feel to make a BMW Z4. But is not considered an official playmobil toy.

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Re: Volkswagen Camper Bus and Beetle
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2021, 19:45:58 »
It feels rather non-Playmobil to me.

Very well observed. I hadn't thought about this, but see that you are right. Glaringly departing from the house style, this might have been necessary to achieve sufficient turnover. The movie/tv licence sets are doing exactly the same thing.

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Re: Volkswagen Camper Bus and Beetle
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2021, 22:02:46 »
I ordered 1 of each from PM USA when they very briefly available (supposedly). PM canceled the order the next day as they weren't ready to go after all. The order was just over $90.

I bought 1 of each from a local WalMart today; they came to just over $70. Lucky for me PM had to refund my $90; I  saved $20.

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Re: Volkswagen Camper Bus and Beetle
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2021, 08:57:22 »
Tahra,
I'm always 100% transparent. I currently receive select sets from Playmobil's marketing people to do reviews. There's an obligation that the review and photos will be in earnest (as opposed to just taking a few cell phone pics and slapping that up on a blog)

Thank you for the reply - so, no strings as to the actual review?  I am often told (especially by those close to me) I am sometimes hard on mine, and that they are not very.. "accessible".... But I have decided I do reviews for playmocollectors, not the general public, so...  Like the disclaimer says, we ALL know playmobil rules, right?  :-[  (I don't get any review freebies, I was just curious about how that worked, regarding what strings it came with)


(I always love your photos, btw.  :love:  And I am still laughing at that caption!  :lol: GENIUS!)
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Re: Volkswagen Camper Bus and Beetle
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2021, 13:52:09 »
Tahra,
I'm always 100% transparent. I currently receive select sets from Playmobil's marketing people to do reviews. There's an obligation that the review and photos will be in earnest (as opposed to just taking a few cell phone pics and slapping that up on a blog)


Another question about the review site - is it all your own work, or is it a collective? There's just so many reviews  :o