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Rasputin:
The site i used to put in the train show contacted me. The x husband who ran the Home & Garden expo (he saw the value in hobby trains) retired after my last show. His x wife was given the expo and she saw no value in “us nutty collectors”. A feeble attempts was made to move to the Charles Schultz Discovery Museum (snoopy) but space was limited and the event was too short for a big diorama.

Well I guess the money bug finally came home to roost and the wife finally realized the benefit of silly collectors and their insatiable hobby drawing in the paying customers and their annoying offspring.

So I was contacted and asked to join in, and please put up a diorama once again, they’ll pay me this time.

some business person actually saw the faint blue light in their head turn on

Now if only playmo-US would show some support this time, just think of all the grass root advertising and PR ……

tahra:
It's great that she saw the light :)  Do post pics!  ;D



--- Quote from: Rasputin on October 05, 2021, 13:34:16 ---Now if only playmo-US would show some support this time, just think of all the grass root advertising and PR ……

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Are you NUTS?!? Imagine that... what if people figured out this is NOT lego, and then they'd want to... <gasp> BUY IT! The HORROR. Money. Foreign money. Yuck.

Rasputin:
As one who has run successful businesses, if some “collector” was willing to promote my product free of charge and was requesting some already free catalogs and perhaps a few dozen keychains to hand out to future consumers …..hmmmm?  Nope it’s “that guy who asks questions” about his chosen hobby . Luckily I do have great generous playmofriends and they do see the value. Hats off to R.S.

Currently I have plans on building a warehouse for private dioramas and other generous non-playmofriends whom have offered up their warehouses for private shows in the future.

Yes pictures as always

tahra:

--- Quote from: Rasputin on October 05, 2021, 15:38:17 ---As one who has run successful businesses, if some “collector” was willing to promote my product free of charge and was requesting some already free catalogs and perhaps a few dozen keychains to hand out to future consumers …..hmmmm?  Nope it’s “that guy who asks questions” about his chosen hobby .

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I believe playmobil was very clear on their feelings about us collectors. :(

Tiermann:

--- Quote from: tahra on October 05, 2021, 15:53:13 ---I believe playmobil was very clear on their feelings about us collectors. :(

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I think the one hope in your comment is the word 'was'
With Playmobil so seemingly disorganized and chasing after other businesses' success maybe they will eventually try copying the AFOL route from LEGO.  They are certainly going down the licenses aimed at adult collectors route, so there is a glimmer of hope there.

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