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70939 + 70940 Series 24
« on: September 24, 2023, 16:49:11 »
70939 + 70940 Series 24

Review at playkingdoms: Figures 24 (direct link)

Late... always always late. :-[

But better late than never, right? RIGHT?  :P

Let me know what I missed ;)





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Re: 70939 + 70940 Series 24
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2023, 20:17:41 »
I haven't even opened my series24 figures yet tahra!
At that moment the ship suddenly stopped rocking and swaying, the engine pitch settled down to a gentle hum. 'Hey Ford.' said Zaphod, 'that sounds good. Have you worked out the controls on this boat?' 'No,' said Ford, 'I just stopped fiddling with them.' (With thanks to Douglas Adams)

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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2023, 22:13:25 »
Great review, tahra! :D

I agree that it would have been nice if the alien were to have a cape.

And I was surprised by the statue legs too when I saw them. :-\ I really like the custom figure you made with those parts though!
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2023, 02:46:10 »
Great review as always! I am still waiting to get a case from JLMatterer's source since my local shops dropped Playmobil. If that doesn't work out I may have to go international again like the last series. US distribution is all messed up this year. A big chunk of the add ons catalog sets never appeared, and others have disappeared from the US site. Two of the advent calendars have done a disappearing act now too.

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At that moment the ship suddenly stopped rocking and swaying, the engine pitch settled down to a gentle hum. 'Hey Ford.' said Zaphod, 'that sounds good. Have you worked out the controls on this boat?' 'No,' said Ford, 'I just stopped fiddling with them.' (With thanks to Douglas Adams)

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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2023, 09:02:03 »
 :lol: I forgot about that!
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Re: 70939 + 70940 Series 24
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2023, 18:35:23 »
Thank you :)

I am still waiting to get a case from JLMatterer's source since my local shops dropped Playmobil. If that doesn't work out I may have to go international again like the last series. US distribution is all messed up this year. A big chunk of the add ons catalog sets never appeared, and others have disappeared from the US site. Two of the advent calendars have done a disappearing act now too.

:( That is lousy. It's rare to see stuff here, except in a couple of big stores (dreadful prices)... when I was a cub they were EVERYWHERE. And then there were actually toystores.

...which doesn't really work in British English!

 ???  No?

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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2023, 02:08:03 »
They say "LEAVE-er" while we say "LEV-er", so the spoonerism doesn't work right.
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Re: 70939 + 70940 Series 24
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2023, 04:50:32 »
Thanks for yet another detailed review, Tahra!

There must have been a shortage of razors in Playmoland, and what is with that eyeless caveman?! Poor guy.
It's a shame that they didn't follow through with the concept on the statue. I'm on the fence about the sorceress. Those eyes are a bit creepy. The cosplayer has some nice parts.
I like the knight, the pilot, the paralympic athlete (he needs an accessory though), the bus driver, the unicyclist, and the falconer. But this series is lacking in showstoppers.


Now I'm overthinking this, but I think I usually say LEAVE-er.