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Plastic Tipis, Tepees, Teepees- Native American Tents
« on: November 20, 2022, 19:24:40 »
Whatever you call them, there have been four different Playmobil tepees in plastic (as opposed to later, fabric ones). Types 3 and 4 are pretty much identical apart from the stickers. Type 4 was a 30th Anniversary reissue (in 2004) of type 3 (first issued in 1989).

Type 1. Rigid plastic, does not fold up. 5 sides. Door reaches to the ground. No poles. Hole in the top where a piece fits to simulate the tops of 5 poles. Stickers unique to this design.
 
Top of the tepee
 
Scans of the 5 sides assembled into a composite (it is not possible to flatten this tepee without damaging it!).
       


Type 2 Five-sided, doorway has edge below. Flat piece assembled by joining two edges with poppers. Top has flaps over which a ring bearing 5 pole tops fits.
 
Top of the tepee
 
The tepee opened out
       
 
Type 3. Similar to type 2 but six-sided, join is down the centre of one face. Has a hexagonal base and six internal poles. Upper part of the tent has molded patterns. Unique stickers.
 
Base and poles
 
The tepee opened out
     
   
Type 4. Same as type 3 but with different stickers; stickers similar to those in type 2, but with different top and bottom borders.
 


Summary:


Stickers
1 to 4 Upper and lower border patterned
1   Blue crows on black in centre, red elk on left, blue bison on right
2   Eagle on yellow, Red figures on left, Blue on right
3   Eagle on blue, Blue figures on left, Red on right
4   Yellow crows on black in centre, blue elk on left, red bison on right
5 to 10 larger stickers
5   Green bear (half), yellow and green lower border
6   Blue vulture, yellow and red lower border
7   Red design, yellow and green lower border
8   Blue design, green and red lower border
9   Red vulture, green and blue lower border
10   Blue (half), green and blue lower border
11 to 15 Upper and lower border horizontal lines
11   Eagle on yellow, Blue figures on left, Red on right
12   Eagle on blue, Blue figures on left, Red on right
13   Eagle on yellow, Red figures on left, Blue on right
14   Yellow crows on black in centre, red elk on left, blue bison on right
15   Yellow crows on black in centre, blue elk on left, red bison on right


« Last Edit: November 20, 2022, 20:56:02 by GrahamB »
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Re: Plastic Tipis, Tepees, Teepees- Native American Tents
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2022, 09:30:48 »
:love:

Wallet shuddered, but I THINK we have this covered :)

Those are all beautiful, though not as "fancy" as the later types..

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Re: Plastic Tipis, Tepees, Teepees- Native American Tents
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2022, 19:49:20 »
Chief Graham bring heap big information to playmopowwow  :indian:
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Re: Plastic Tipis, Tepees, Teepees- Native American Tents
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2022, 07:50:56 »
Chief Graham bring heap big information to playmopowwow  :indian:
Hmmm, white man speak truth, even with forked tongue.