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Title: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on September 15, 2021, 10:20:43
Hi everyone! My name is Ben and I will share from now on my collection with you.
It is a perfect timing as I just made a Novelmore diorama on the Expo in Roeselare Belgium. When I was young I had a lot of Playmobil, but in 2013 I sold everything... My Playmobil collection started in 2018 and today I have 2512 figures. I will share some of my purchases and the growing of my collection. I collect the Knights, Novelmore, History, Ayuma and Zoo themes, Magic themes and also licences like Volkswagen, Dragons and Heidi. I often share pictures of my collection on Instagram too: Speedybenplaymo.
I will also share the part numbers of unknown parts (till now) that I found out about :)
First I will start with that. As I bought a lot of Griffon Knights of the Fi?ures Series 19, there was a body (30634342) and arm (30282810) missing so I have those part numbers, just like the legs of the minstrel (30647836).
This made it possible to make some customs  ;D
(https://i.imgur.com/PwwRYBG.png)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on September 15, 2021, 10:40:45
Monday a DS order arrived with the snake and the peacock of AOA Ayuma.
(https://i.imgur.com/o1tYFcM.jpg)

The snake really is enormous! It has also a lot of "thorns" and the peacock has a really nice print  :love:
(https://i.imgur.com/saJlnma.jpg?1)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on September 15, 2021, 10:41:07
Well, that's it for now :)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Wigglesworth on September 15, 2021, 12:12:56
Hi Ben,

Your custom chap looks very dapper.

I like the snake -- thinking it could double up as a Harry Potter basilisk..
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: GrahamB on September 15, 2021, 15:10:52
That's a great picture of the Griffon-knight-torso guy, Ben.

Presumably you requested replacements for the missing parts from your Series 19 figures and picked up the part numbers from the invoice sheet when they arrived? If you email the numbers to Heather at playmodb@gmail.org, she will surely include them in the DB (or she may see them on here and pick them up that way).

2512 klickies! That's impressive!
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Tiermann on September 15, 2021, 19:23:20
Very nice, Thanks for sharing these.  Does the snake have the wire or metal insert so it can be bent into different shapes? They had the large red one before that was that way.
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: tahra on September 15, 2021, 19:24:22
Thanks for sharing :)

That snake is GORGEOUS! :love:
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: bml87 on September 15, 2021, 19:58:38
Welcome Ben! I was in Roeselare last Sunday and saw your diorama, it was the first time I saw the Novelmore castles in real life, I have to say they are much bigger then I expected! Now I'm curious of your whole collection, over 2500 klickies... That's a lot! But I guess since you're collecting knights, you'll have many duplicates?

I didn't know they sell the legs, arms and torsos separately now as well... That must be a recent change?
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on September 16, 2021, 17:17:49
That's a great picture of the Griffon-knight-torso guy, Ben.

Presumably you requested replacements for the missing parts from your Series 19 figures and picked up the part numbers from the invoice sheet when they arrived? If you email the numbers to Heather at playmodb@gmail.org, she will surely include them in the DB (or she may see them on here and pick them up that way).

2512 klickies! That's impressive!
Indeed!!
And thank you guys!
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on September 26, 2021, 09:50:09
Yesterday I have put my 2 Novelmore castles together as 1 big castle...

(https://i.imgur.com/VFkkn5i.jpg)

...but the table was too small :-[ so I still have some spare parts left. :lol:

(https://i.imgur.com/VXyja6W.jpg)

I watched the whole Novelmore series again yesterday and I can't wait for March 2022 to have that wonderfull dragon!! :love:

Next week the extra equipment of my skeletons should arrive and than I will take some pictures of my Sal'ahari Sands  ;D
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on September 26, 2021, 09:53:05
Welcome Ben! I was in Roeselare last Sunday and saw your diorama, it was the first time I saw the Novelmore castles in real life, I have to say they are much bigger then I expected! Now I'm curious of your whole collection, over 2500 klickies... That's a lot! But I guess since you're collecting knights, you'll have many duplicates?

I didn't know they sell the legs, arms and torsos separately now as well... That must be a recent change?

Yes I do have many duplicates for my Novelmore, griffon knights, fleur-de-lis, skeleton and orcs army.
I will post more pictures of my collection in the net days/weeks  :lol:
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on September 26, 2021, 10:27:23
I still hope that Playmobil  :playmo: will release some Novelmore citizens as duopack or special plus or Playmobil plus set :klickygrin:
And I hope that there will be a Novelmore mystery boxes series 2! Hopefully with citizens, skeletons, Violet Vale, Novelmore and Burnham Raiders characters! Like Scribbles and Sir William Keene.

My Burnham Raiders castle is too small for all of the knights...
So, here is the biggest part of the figures
(https://i.imgur.com/Gf2w7lo.jpg)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Tiermann on September 27, 2021, 02:08:19
I assume you noticed that the Novelmore Advent Calendar for this year has castle wall parts in it? It's a bigger and more expensive one because of that but useful if you have that castle series. I got the Lava large castle but haven't gotten the main Novelmore one.
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: tahra on September 27, 2021, 08:20:18
Thanks for the pics!

I love the look of the dark Novelmore castle, but will not get it, since it's system WHY (wallet rejoices). It looks beautiful though.

And I also love the klickys, generally (except the "gear" thing printed all over them) - gorgeous colors.

Looking forward to more pics!

I did a different skeleton army with a couple of surprise skulls and some extra parts...
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: bml87 on September 27, 2021, 09:50:41
I love the look of the dark Novelmore castle, but will not get it, since it's system WHY (wallet rejoices). It looks beautiful though.

As far as I know the Novelmore castles are system X (at least the main walls)... So your wallet might reconsider it...

Here's the manual: http://playmobil.a.bigcontent.io/v1/static/70220_buildinginstruction
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: tahra on September 27, 2021, 10:16:43
As far as I know the Novelmore castles are system X (at least the main walls)... So your wallet might reconsider it...

No, the recent castles (since the first ones, and even those...) have system X bits, but are ,imo, basically system WHY, since they aren't really versatile. I hate those stupid walls - with the battlements included to me they are basically useless, since there's nothing else you can do with them :(

The large dark tower is especially gorgeous... but system WHY...
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: GrahamB on September 27, 2021, 17:43:24
If I am correct, "System WHY" is not a term used by Geobra, but invented by Collectors (tahra, probably!), in parody of 'System X,' as a protest about building parts which can only be combined with parts from the same set, so there is little or no scope for creating your own buildings with them. They are sometimes joined with yellow and red connectors, as in System X buildings.

For anyone unfamiliar with English, the letter Y is pronounced the same as the word 'why,' so it's a clever parody! Why not produce more versatile pieces?
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: tahra on September 27, 2021, 19:26:48
If I am correct, "System WHY" is not a term used by Geobra, but invented by Collectors (tahra, probably!),

I am 99% almost sure it wasn't me!  :-[

But very fitting :(
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on November 01, 2021, 12:58:46
My newest buys of Ayuma. The big tree is really really awesome. I watch the series every week and it is nice to recognise the sets in my collection!
I will post the coming days more pictures of my diorama's at home ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/CcFLQp8.jpg)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on November 01, 2021, 13:09:36
Here is the battle of the Land of Honey:

(https://i.imgur.com/Vde5BXi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TlqXMmi.jpg)

And the king's Castle:

(https://i.imgur.com/uCQbgCV.jpg)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Tiermann on November 01, 2021, 18:17:18
Great sets there, quite a few of those figures series knights you have. Interesting to see them massed like that.
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: tahra on November 01, 2021, 18:29:41
:)

Thanks for sharing - that tree is indeed gorgeous!
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Indianna on November 02, 2021, 03:56:05
If I am correct, "System WHY" is not a term used by Geobra, but invented by Collectors (tahra, probably!) . . . .

I am 99% almost sure it wasn't me!  :-[

But very fitting :(

Actually, it was Martin Milner who coined the term, but you embraced it enthusiastically, tahra!   Here's your post from 10 years ago  :)  (https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=9033.msg164223;topicseen#msg164223)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: tahra on November 02, 2021, 08:47:29
Actually, it was Martin Milner who coined the term, but you embraced it enthusiastically, tahra!   Here's your post from 10 years ago  :)  (https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=9033.msg164223;topicseen#msg164223)

Thank you for this piece of history!

I was quite sure it wasn't my idea. But it's PERFECT.
(ah, I said that.. didn't remember  :P )
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: GrahamB on November 02, 2021, 09:18:41
Thanks for that info., Indianna. I will give Martin the credit he deserves in future!
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Indianna on November 02, 2021, 15:27:27
No worries, Graham - that was slightly before your time so you probably wouldn't have remembered the origin.  :)

I'm reminded that there is so much interesting history in the threads here at PlaymoFriends.  If I'm looking to kill some time I like to go back to the beginning of a thread and read through to the present day - it's a nice way to see some old friends, too.  :yup:
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on November 06, 2021, 13:29:08
The dark alliance

(https://i.imgur.com/33FDpLj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1O1LUqm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3DX5oO0.jpg)

The medieval tax house
(https://i.imgur.com/47YEARp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YHtuRFc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/R27Vm58.jpg)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Rasputin on November 06, 2021, 15:49:06
Is that a playmo fried egg ?
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: tahra on November 06, 2021, 17:59:34
Is that a playmo fried egg ?

I second the question!  :love:
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: bml87 on November 07, 2021, 13:37:24
Is that a playmo fried egg ?

The bowl has a white spot printed on it and I guess it's a coin in the middle :)

https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-63-4206
(https://playmodb.org/parts/6/63/30%2063%204206.gif)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Rasputin on November 08, 2021, 14:12:09
Very clever  ;)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on February 28, 2022, 12:22:10
Here are some pictures I recently made  ;D
(https://i.imgur.com/tbyDxVP.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/iW6lhgU.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/pIFJqQ6.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/91nS5NE.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/JakXLrD.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/1nYDMRc.png)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Eplay on February 28, 2022, 12:34:04
Wow, nice armies  :D
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on February 28, 2022, 18:48:58
Thank you! ;D
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Tiermann on February 28, 2022, 20:11:58
That's some serious army building. Great choices
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Pynedor on February 28, 2022, 23:09:08
That is a great collection! Did you gather all of those by buying complete cases? :D
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on March 01, 2022, 16:28:20
That is a great collection! Did you gather all of those by buying complete cases? :D
No, I feel the bags and that store had 2 cases of the boys and girls series so I filled up a case with Moors and Walkures ;D
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Pynedor on March 01, 2022, 22:40:33
No, I feel the bags and that store had 2 cases of the boys and girls series so I filled up a case with Moors and Walkures ;D

Nice! I've been having trouble finding many stores with them in stock lately, but that is definitely the best strategy. <*)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: tahra on March 02, 2022, 08:45:15
Awesome pics :love:
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Ismene on March 02, 2022, 09:34:14
Those are some impressive armies.
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on March 02, 2022, 20:50:09
Thank all of you!
Here is my latest project :)
On Friday I am getting ready for another diorama on the Connect to Smile expo in Mol this weekend, called Animalia. :love:
(https://i.imgur.com/bmbAg5J.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dFnGdl6.jpg)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Eplay on March 03, 2022, 19:06:26
Wow!
Looking forward to seeing pictures of your diorama.
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on March 15, 2022, 13:33:48
Here are some pictures of my Animalia diorama in Mol, Belgium on the 5 and 6th of March!
(https://i.imgur.com/FaKyjEo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bnu1gbQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4Rw6rbV.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/K03pTAS.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/dFm7z73.png)

I bought this bird at the expo :)
(https://i.imgur.com/dLAquw3.png)

And I ordered a Novelmore sail for my 2nd Viking ship and honestly I am so happy I bought it, I think it is very beautiful!
(https://i.imgur.com/lqdvKtr.jpg?1)

And I made some customs. I made more but will share the rest soon :)
(https://i.imgur.com/BKyw32c.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/mpRzbbp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/E417von.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/HhlEGFj.png)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Tiermann on March 15, 2022, 16:28:27
That is a wonderful display! Is that your zebra? Of course I have always liked the large animals as well s the small ones. The bird is lovely too. Congratulations
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on March 15, 2022, 16:46:51
That is a wonderful display! Is that your zebra? Of course I have always liked the large animals as well s the small ones. The bird is lovely too. Congratulations

Thank you! Unfortunately no, it is not my zebra, I got to use it for the diorama, but I do think the zebra is goureous! :love:
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: tahra on March 15, 2022, 19:05:33
Great display :)

Love the big zebra and the birdie too :love:

... where is that novelmore sail from? (my poor old head :( ) - I tried to get the fireship sail from parts, but at least then it came up as not available :( 
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Eplay on March 16, 2022, 05:19:21
Great diorama!!
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Pynedor on March 19, 2022, 19:27:11
I like the custom figures! That Novelmore sail is cool too. :)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Macruran on March 19, 2022, 21:21:44
Wait, there are giant PM animals? How did I not know this  ??? :deco:
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on March 22, 2022, 11:46:25
Great display :)

Love the big zebra and the birdie too :love:

... where is that novelmore sail from? (my poor old head :( ) - I tried to get the fireship sail from parts, but at least then it came up as not available :(

I bought the sail at Play AVS :)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on March 22, 2022, 11:47:25
I like the custom figures! That Novelmore sail is cool too. :)
Great diorama!!
Thank you!!!
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Ismene on March 22, 2022, 11:56:33
So many lovely animals in your diorama! It's nice that the giant zebra was there to accompany them, and the bird is a great find (I didn't know they existed in XL).

Is it just me or does the green floral wallpaper go really well with the orcs?
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on March 22, 2022, 11:57:21
Tried customising with the head of the Star Trek keychain :-[
Very happy with the result ;D
(https://i.imgur.com/GTYUiLS.jpg)

I got also the new Ayuma magazine figure and soul animal, they are so beautiful :woohoo:
(https://i.imgur.com/kCjPoyg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/iaUBu4X.png)

March is a very busy month with a lot of releases in the subjects I am interested in  ;D
For now I only got me 2 of the Ayuma sets, the pegicorn and the one which is made out of steck!
(https://i.imgur.com/IGPAVDA.jpg)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Tiermann on March 22, 2022, 20:27:19
Those are great! Do those rocks and that tree trunk have Steck connectors? Those would be new pieces I think?
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: tahra on March 22, 2022, 20:49:39
The Ayuma sets are beautiful :)

Love the elf with spock's head, except for the metal thing on top :(  Can't believe they ruined that hair...

Might get one myself, since I didn't manage to get my hands on any yet...
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Rasputin on March 23, 2022, 00:45:03
Those are great! Do those rocks and that tree trunk have Steck connectors? Those would be new pieces I think?

Yes, please elaborate
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Pynedor on March 25, 2022, 21:10:06
Those are great! Do those rocks and that tree trunk have Steck connectors? Those would be new pieces I think?

Yes, please elaborate

I have also been wondering about this since I saw this set! :D
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Basie10 on April 15, 2022, 00:10:33
What a fantastic collection!  I'm loving all those Arabian nights figures 8}
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on May 02, 2022, 16:57:09
What a fantastic collection!  I'm loving all those Arabian nights figures 8}
Thank you!!
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Speedyben on May 02, 2022, 17:02:52
My newest buy arrived today! For sure it is one of the most amazing sets of this year!
(https://i.imgur.com/ZdywOos.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4BYiuBE.jpg)

My XXL collection :)
(https://i.imgur.com/BWsRqvD.jpg)

And here is the back of the flyer with the 2 new houses too!
(https://i.imgur.com/YN2LDKO.jpg)
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Oliver on May 02, 2022, 18:24:00
Thank you! I didn't realise the Tower was out already.

Really happy the bakery has the shutter on the front. All the figures look cute too
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: tahra on May 02, 2022, 18:25:21
Thanks for sharing - the sets are great (duh), and they did an AMAZING job with the packaging - it's beautiful.
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: Pynedor on May 02, 2022, 23:29:08
Excellent purchase!

Thanks for sharing - the sets are great (duh), and they did an AMAZING job with the packaging - it's beautiful.

Yes! It's unusual to see packaging without theme markings.
Title: Re: SpeedybenPlaymo's Collection
Post by: tahra on May 03, 2022, 07:52:07
Yes! It's unusual to see packaging without theme markings.

Hadn't noticed that...  but it's gorgeous.  :love:

The bell-less belltower background reminds me of a place we were in during the pcc tour in Nuremberg...