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I see a lot of members suggestions that require more investment into molds. The company itself recognizes the mold manufacturing issues and, as far as I can tell, subbed it out to a third party vendor.


To be honest, Playmobil have a habit of making new items which seem entirely pointless. They could easily keep re-freshing a number of lines with the use of existing items/recolours
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Brainstorming For Playmobil / Re: Modern steck
« Last post by Oliver on Today at 09:37:51 »
The Victorian walls have 5 tabs where as the zoo, western, medieval have 4 tabs


Aren't the tabs also bigger on the Victorian walls?
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Brainstorming For Playmobil / Re: Modern steck
« Last post by GrahamB on Today at 07:27:09 »
Here are some pictures of the Steck hospital I posted on here recently. We definitely need a ground floor in the new Steck buildings!


Ambulance Station 3432

Now its white Steck and white toasts!

...it has some nice parts, at least 8 of which are unique to this set (white Steck wall parts, grey door and window parts).



Some of the white building elements can also be found in the vacation cottage 3771, and the floor parts are also in the Riverdale Station set. These floor parts can be used to provide floors for the Steck buildings in the theme ‘Old Houses’ (see here), but were never included in those sets. 18 white toasts fill the gaps at the tops of the walls not occupied by signs.



There is a partition dividing the building into two unequal-sized rooms. There are five windows and two side doors in grey with grey frames and horizontal slats.

One end wall has two large white doors and internal shelving.





The base consists of 12 pieces:





The roof has 9 parts. There are two large red cross symbols on stickers on the roof.




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Many of these ideas are for the ten-year plan, not right away. PM does need to stabilize the ship before taking on another big project. They could start by making it easier to buy things.
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News / Re: Playmobil in the News
« Last post by JLMatterer on Today at 00:49:33 »




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Photography & Graphics / Re: JLMatterer Photo Gallery
« Last post by JLMatterer on Today at 00:11:21 »
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Brainstorming For Playmobil / Re: Modern steck
« Last post by Rasputin on June 17, 2024, 21:17:09 »
The Victorian walls have 5 tabs where as the zoo, western, medieval have 4 tabs



The safari foundations have 2 tabs

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Brainstorming For Playmobil / Re: Modern steck
« Last post by Eplay on June 17, 2024, 19:09:34 »
This might be heretical, but if they were to do a 'modern' line of Steck then I think they should go with the Victorian House scale rather than the traditional Steck scale. If you want to use buildings as anything other than background props, Steck is too small in scale for proper play

I didn’t know there is a difference in scale. The Victorian buildings and the castle pieces don’t fit together?
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News / Re: Not Quite Playmobil News
« Last post by JLMatterer on June 17, 2024, 18:16:13 »
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I’m curious if the concept of “go for broke” is a business strategy or a desire to squeeze a few sets, themes out of a failing business

I see a lot of members suggestions that require more investment into molds. The company itself recognizes the mold manufacturing issues and, as far as I can tell, subbed it out to a third party vendor.

The company is trimming the fat through layoffs and cost cutting measures .

When I was in business if we were failing due to our own negligence or the economy , the last thing we would consider was more debt through investments. We leaned up, tightened the belts , fired inefficient staff, found efficiencies strategies, and looked at ways at increasing revenue with the least expense
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