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Offline Ismene

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F?gures Ideas
« on: August 18, 2020, 09:47:23 »
Because Playmobil is apparently running out  :lol:



lady in grey big skirt dress (like Victorian half-mourning)
dark-skinned bride and groom
pregnant ancient Greek lady (previously suggested by another forum member)
pregnant lady in formal wear (previously suggested by another forum member)
Scottish step dancer
black swan ballerina
firebird ballerina
male ballet dancer (a prince dancer would work for many ballets)
rat/mouse king from the Nutcracker, with rats and mice of course
cat lady (I mean a lady with a bunch of different cats, not a lady dressed up as a cat)
drummer
a female knight that actually has boobs
clarinet player
Elizabeth I
Beast (from Beauty and the Beast fairy tale)
Ching Shih (a Chinese pirate leader)
college student with laptop, books, backpack
medieval farmer
Florence Nightingale or Mary Seacole (ie. a historical nurse figure)
buddhist monk
kawaii woman with hamster and hamster accessories (Can you tell how much I want hamsters in other colors?)
Mongolian falconer
dark-skinned dad with baby in carrier or stroller
librarian
woman in hanbok
British judge (with the wig)
crafter with sewing machine, yarn, knitting needles
astronomer


Note: Pink plastic will not be needed for any of these!

Add whatever else you can think of.  ;D

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Re: F?gures Ideas
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 04:29:02 »
-A bit shallow  :-[, but I'd love more darker skinned girls in ballgowns!  :love: I discovered the Forest Princess on klickypedia who was lovely, but I've had no luck acquiring her.
-It'd be great to see an African Native like from 7460! They're beautiful!
-Heck, a female African native would be amazing!
-A better male fairy is another, not like that hodge podge from Series 17 (what on earth was that?!) Maaaaybe a dark skinned male fairy since we've had a few females?
-Dark skinned merman too!  :-[
-HADES since the Greek Mythology section has abandoned him! It would be amazing if he even had a three headed dog, but that might be closure to a Special Plus figure...
-A traditonal Chinese female dancer?
-A werewolf! A REAL one with a wolf head!
-A barbershop singer! With striped suit and everything!
-A Renaissance era woman
-A Renaissance era man
-Old school sailor with bell bottoms!  :love:
-A satyr. Just so I could see how Playmobil tackles it
-And a half naked nymph to go along with him!  :P

That's all I have for now. Oh what a pleasure to dream.... :cloud9:

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Re: F?gures Ideas
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2020, 05:48:16 »
a female knight that actually has boobs

Grrrrreat ideas - Buddhist monk! you could do Japanese, Thai, Chinese etc.! - but on this one I disagree. The idea that medieval female combat armor would have visible breast protrusions is a modern one, invented by the usual suspects. There's zero practical reason to make them on functioning armor.

-It'd be great to see an African Native like from 7460! They're beautiful!
-Heck, a female African native would be amazing!

The red figure in 7640 is a female. Agree, that's one of my favorite sets! Impossible to make now though probably.

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-A Renaissance era man

There's one coming in series 19. Rest of ideas are great!
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Re: F?gures Ideas
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2020, 09:15:49 »
There's zero practical reason to make them on functioning armor.


I suppose comfort wasn't much of a consideration; a wee bit of space up there might help. :lol: But isn't the Series 18 knight wearing chainmail, rather than a breastplate (or am I misinterpreting the print - I don't have series 18, so I'm going by photos)? Also, the square hips read as male.
I just want a female chainmail torso - not shapely breastplates.

-A better male fairy is another, not like that hodge podge from Series 17 (what on earth was that?!)


A supervillain with wings?

In any case, great ideas!

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Re: F?gures Ideas
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2020, 15:14:50 »
I suppose comfort wasn't much of a consideration; a wee bit of space up there might help. :lol:

They'd just make the overall swell of the chest armor bigger. So the fat torso could be used for a female knight.

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But isn't the Series 18 knight wearing chainmail, rather than a breastplate (or am I misinterpreting the print - I don't have series 18, so I'm going by photos)? Also, the square hips read as male.
I just want a female chainmail torso - not shapely breastplates.

Took a close look at the 18 knightette and...that's not chainmail. I don't know what it is, it looks like something they made up at random with no real world correspondence. Her shoulderpiece definitely eliminates the possibility of a bust torso though.

As to busty chainmail, it's most probable that any putative knightette would keep her girls strapped down as much as possible to keep them from flying around during combat. Accentuating the female form is just not a concern when there's killing to be done, despite every hollywood movie. But I suppose PM has signed fully on board with hollywood now, so we'll likely see one eventually.
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Re: F?gures Ideas
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 09:02:35 »
Mystery armor . . . It seems to be modular, like linked scales.

Not much is going to be flying under chainmail. Playmobil just isn't set up for undergarment structural nuances. Yes, women knights probably wrapped their chest, but sports bras achieve a similar compressed look, as do a number of other undergarments used in different countries during different eras. There just isn't a klicky torso option for squished but still there. In any case, the current knight has more makeup than head protection, so we still need a redo.

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Re: F?gures Ideas
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 01:36:45 »
I would love to see them use the bear suit painted as a panda as one of the Figures series. Seems like an obvious one.
I agree heartily with the possibility of adding ancient gods that didn't make the main theme here as well.
The unicorn hat from Everdreaerz needs to be done in white with gold mane and horn as well.

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Re: F?gures Ideas
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2020, 08:33:22 »
...gods that didn't make the main theme....

Like Annoia, the goddess of kitchen drawers which won't open because of a misplaced utensil within? (As invented by the late Sir Terry Pratchett).
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Re: F?gures Ideas
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2020, 08:56:26 »
Like Annoia, the goddess of kitchen drawers which won't open because of a misplaced utensil within? (As invented by the late Sir Terry Pratchett).

She is a vengeful deity.

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Re: F?gures Ideas
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2020, 10:36:08 »
Like Annoia, the goddess of kitchen drawers which won't open because of a misplaced utensil within? (As invented by the late Sir Terry Pratchett).

I should sacrifice something, maybe it would make her less angry at me.