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Title: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on December 30, 2017, 14:59:46
Hi klickies!

I will share in this topic my purchases and how my collection will evoluate from now on. Since I canít go back in time, I will start this after a busy day... A couple of days ago I ordered some Roncalli and other sets by Galeria Kaufhof, they had an extra 15% discount on all Playmobil during the Christmas weekend. Because of this some sets where almost 50% discounted, a chance I couldn't resist! But, as you might now, Galeria Kaufhof only delivers in Germany, so I had to let them deliver my purchase at one of their shops, the closest one for me was in Aachen. It took me 3 hours by train to get there, so I left the morning at 5:30 am. But believe me, it was totally worth it!

Iím sure this is my favourite purchase of 2017:
(https://i.imgur.com/Y1q7Eja.jpg)

The outside of the Cafť des Artistes is unfortunately not printed, but stickered. The good thing about it: it comes stickered!
(https://i.imgur.com/BFm2NEE.jpg)

The inside with pictures on the wall
(https://i.imgur.com/sXdXCo0.jpg)

The trailer looks really nice! I hope they will produce more sets of Roncalli...
(https://i.imgur.com/75kUngw.jpg)

Thatís it for today :-)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: playmofire on December 30, 2017, 15:13:50
They seem to be great sets in the spirit of Playmobil which seems to be disappearing.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on December 30, 2017, 22:09:34
They seem to be great sets in the spirit of Playmobil which seems to be disappearing.

Couldnít say it better, but I have hope. If the licensed product will sell, I hope they will pay more attention again to the ďclassic playmobilĒ, as what happened with Lego.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Erik on December 31, 2017, 05:33:20
Couldnít say it better, but I have hope. If the licensed product will sell, I hope they will pay more attention again to the ďclassic playmobilĒ, as what happened with Lego.

Don't hold your breath, I'm afraid...But these are great buys!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: GrahamB on December 31, 2017, 10:12:37

It took me 3 hours by train to get there, so I left the morning at 5:30 am.

Such dedication! But well worth it, those Roncalli Circus sets are lovely.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on December 31, 2017, 11:24:00
Such dedication! But well worth it, those Roncalli Circus sets are lovely.

Well, if I count everything together I saved about 110 euros! My train ticket was 26 euros, so in total I still saved 84 euros! That was worth a 6h (in total) trip! I canít wait to build my next diorama, but that will be in two or three months I guess. Iím still adding more details to my Western diorama and Iím waiting for the little amount of new Western  klickies that will be released in January and February.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on January 09, 2018, 17:03:39
Today I received my (small) DS order, since I mentioned that the old DS was still online (in Belgium), I didnít hesitate and ordered the next animals;

The buffalos Iím going to use in a diorama about the native Americans and the cows are for a Alpine / Forrest diorama:

(https://i.imgur.com/WGp76nI.jpg)

To my own surprise I have the buffalo in two colours now, the more darker one was added in a second hand Zoo I bought 2 years ago. I always thought that the lighter one, was the rare colour:

(https://i.imgur.com/WRGrrIv.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Macruran on January 10, 2018, 02:31:07
I love the buffaloes's faces. They look like they're about to speak.  :indian:
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on January 12, 2018, 17:13:47
Alright! Today I received another DS order; 3 native Americans and parts I had to order via the after sale service. Normally I will receive the remaining parts of my order on next Monday. So, expect some new pictures for my Western diorama  :lens: http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16454.10 (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16454.10)

To be clear: I ordered the Western windmill through parts, in total it was about 20 euros, seems a fair price, no? Also the carriage is still available via the parts service (except for the original wheels, so I ordered different ones):
(https://i.imgur.com/4x2d2Rr.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on January 15, 2018, 11:05:23
Today my final parts order arrived, the two walls on the left I ordered on eBay, the other parts via the Playmobil parts service. I can almost finish my ideas for my Western town  ;D Iím still waiting for the DS update on the Benelux website...

(https://i.imgur.com/Pr4HPaI.jpg)

And a small purchase from a local shop:

(https://i.imgur.com/YfGUUK6.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on January 30, 2018, 17:20:56
Today I received my last DS order. Thank goodness I received almost everything I asked for! Even the Roncalli klickies and stickers! I guess itís no longer a secret that my next diorama will be the Roncalli circus! I will start building it within a month. However, the two items that were not available anymore:

2x 30805450:
(http://playmodb.org/parts/8/80/30%2080%205450.gif)
and 30805470:
(http://playmodb.org/parts/8/80/30%2080%205470.gif)

=> both part of the Western water tower (6215). Iíll have to find a way to replace those..

The delivered parts and two purchases; the keyboard girl (9095) and Playmobil magazine (which I bought for the exclusive dog). All the other parts were ordered via the spare parts service:
(https://i.imgur.com/D8TbQiX.jpg)
Click the picture to zoom or follow this link: https://i.imgur.com/D8TbQiX.jpg
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Hadoque on January 31, 2018, 10:08:36
On the previous page, those darkbrown windows and doorframe  8-)
Which set do/did these come with??   :-[
The Western Farm has white ones, the Railway Station blue ones... I canīt think of a set where they are darkbrown...  ???
(18 years of collecting...I must be getting dementia!)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on January 31, 2018, 10:44:18
On the previous page, those darkbrown windows and doorframe  8-)
Which set do/did these come with??   :-[
The Western Farm has white ones, the Railway Station blue ones... I canīt think of a set where they are darkbrown...  ???
(18 years of collecting...I must be getting dementia!)

The new bank (6478).. threw me off too.

Lovely klickys too.. No hat grey though, right?
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on January 31, 2018, 11:21:57
Exactly tahra, it's from the Western Bank (DS version). I bought some to create a new Western building, but it will be for another diorama in the future. My table got to small unfortunately :wall:

(https://i.imgur.com/NzhI0Bt.jpg)

No hat grey though, right?

Are you referring to the hat of the police officer?
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on January 31, 2018, 11:33:46
Exactly tahra, it's from the Western Bank (DS version). I bought some to create a new Western building, but it will be for another diorama in the future. My table got to small unfortunately :wall:

I know all about that  :-\

Are you referring to the hat of the police officer?

No, the grey cap from Roncalli.. same as the baker's.. and a woman in figures.. something - but that one was green..
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on January 31, 2018, 12:01:31
No, the grey cap from Roncalli.. same as the baker's.. and a woman in figures.. something - but that one was green..

Aaah! The one that comes with the clown in set 9040, I own it already ;) ! The only set I do not own of Roncalli is the horse act, that's why I ordered two of those ladies (they will sell the tickets). And the two extra band members I ordered because I wanted a bigger orchestra. I might order an extra blue and red one as well, now I know they can be ordered via email.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Hadoque on January 31, 2018, 21:30:48
The new bank (6478)

Thanks!
As that one is a DS-only release (right?), I didnīt think of it.  :doh:

I know all about that  :-\

Me too  ::)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on February 01, 2018, 21:36:54
My purchase of today! I bought those in Supra Bazar (for the Belgians here). They always have some old stock of Playmobil and for a fair price. I will use those to for a Roncalli circus train:

(https://i.imgur.com/B1d3z5K.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on February 02, 2018, 11:36:00
As always the Belgian shop called Euroshop is the shop that offers the Fi?ures the first (I think). So I went there today to buy some and the latest Sheriff (9334):

Front:
(https://i.imgur.com/Ds2BNm8.jpg)
Click the picture to zoom or follow the link: https://i.imgur.com/Ds2BNm8.jpg

Back:
(https://i.imgur.com/8bOSyIr.jpg)
Click the picture to zoom or follow the link: https://i.imgur.com/8bOSyIr.jpg

Part number (I guess) of the pilotís hat; 33064002:
(https://i.imgur.com/LEZEA0n.jpg)
Click the picture to zoom or follow the link: https://i.imgur.com/LEZEA0n.jpg

Part number (I guess, though I never saw one starting with 4....) of the sushi; 4301350 16:
(https://i.imgur.com/3eLfyLV.jpg)
Click the picture to zoom or follow the link: https://i.imgur.com/3eLfyLV.jpg
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on February 03, 2018, 16:32:22
cheng suggested to give away my tricks to find and feel the Fi?ures. I have to see I didn't make any mistake in finding the ones I really wanted. Some of them I bought twice, it's easy to find them in a new batch at your local shop, once you found 1, you just search for the same codes at the back (above the barcode). When 2 batches are mixed (probably 1 month after the release), you will have to feel all of them 8}

I always focus on 1 item (and sometimes a second one to be sure):
The pilot: the helmet of course, that's easy
The sushi chef: the tray, also easy
The hunter / forest guy: the hat, a bit difficult because it's small part
The Arabian warior: when you feel the jacket, search for the legs, if the legs feel smooth, it's the warrior. Otherwise it could be the motor cyclist (the only one with a fat belly, also easy), the newspaper boy (search for his pants, easy to find as well), the hunter (search for the hat), the butcher (the hat or the sausages) or the Seaport officer (but his hat should give away his identity).

In about 10 minutes I found the 4 of them. Good luck :) ! I think this is one of the more easier-to-find-Fi?ures series. At least for the boys series. Didn't see the girl series yet in Belgium...
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: GrahamB on February 11, 2018, 15:11:33

Part number (I guess) of the pilotís hat; 33064002:
....

Part number (I guess, though I never saw one starting with 4....) of the sushi; 4301350 16:


These are mold numbers, not part numbers (which generally start 30 or 40). If only Geobra would print part numbers on the parts, life could be a lot easier (though several parts with different numbers can come from the same mold, since the part number also depends on the colour of plastic used and any printing applied).
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on March 10, 2018, 14:46:03
These are mold numbers, not part numbers (which generally start 30 or 40). If only Geobra would print part numbers on the parts, life could be a lot easier (though several parts with different numbers can come from the same mold, since the part number also depends on the colour of plastic used and any printing applied).

I totally missed this reply, sorry about that GrahamB! But thanks for the explanation about the mold numbers! Damn it, no sushi orders then...
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on March 10, 2018, 14:55:35
Today I did that 3-hour train trip again to Galeria Kaufhof in Aachen to collect my online order (so far they still donít ship items out of Germany), but it was all worth it (in my opinion). Woke up this morning at 4:45 am to start my journey and this is what I got myself:

Click the pictures to enlarge ;)
(https://i.imgur.com/rXmcgxR.jpg)

A closer look at the fortune teller! According to the box picture, sheís part of the circus. Sheís a great klicky (but as some of us mentioned before, itís a pity she canít sit...). The tarot cards are also a really nice addition!
(https://i.imgur.com/lefqGkM.jpg)

The tarot cards:
(https://i.imgur.com/0tu0WiH.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Macruran on March 10, 2018, 15:00:05
Wow ~ looks like we have to take "tarot cards" off the list of "things that don't exist in Playmoworld"!  :D
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Rhalius on March 20, 2018, 08:06:48
The fortune teller looks great, and fits in many themes.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on July 23, 2018, 19:39:23
The hunt is on! Today I found series 14 in Belgium! I searched for 3 klickies that I wanted:

The Nutcracker, the 50's gangster and his Tommy gun and the Roaring twenties' girl (click the picture to enlarge):
(https://i.imgur.com/EWL74Bc.jpg)
(note that the gangster comes with money, I didn't used the notes for the pictures)

The Nutcracker is easy to find because of his hat.
The gangster is a bit more difficult, since a similar coat is used for the Musketier and his crossbow. I would focus on the suitcase.
The girl was easy to find because (at least in the 3 bags I bought) her dress has been put in the bag as 1 piece and is open behind the neck.

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

(https://i.imgur.com/eny7Sod.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Hadoque on July 23, 2018, 19:53:26
Today I found series 14 in Belgium!

Congratulations  :) Which brand of store?
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on July 23, 2018, 20:03:56
Congratulations  :) Which brand of store?

Bart Smit and Intertoys, both offer them at the same price Ä 2,49 each. I guess Colruyt and Euroshop must have them too by now.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: GrahamB on July 24, 2018, 07:25:53
Great figures! Thanks for the tips on how to find them when sealed in their bags! I have taken to buying full sets on eBay, it costs a bit more but I don't waste money on duplicates! I will look out for series 14 now they are out!

How is the Nutcracker's mouth made? Is it printing on the chin and neck?? That would be a first I think.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on July 24, 2018, 08:17:32
How is the Nutcracker's mouth made? Is it printing on the chin and neck?? That would be a first I think.

Hereby a close up from the head (click to enlarge), the printing is indeed on the chin and neck!
(https://i.imgur.com/soAd1Sq.jpg)

I also forgot to mention the newspaper of the 50's gangster. Apparently (and unfortunately) it's a paper version, not like the plastic newspaper: part 30045730 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-04-5730). Hereby two pictures of the front and the back of the newspaper. The text seems to be in Latin, I tried to translate it via Google translate, but that didn't work well... (click to enlarge)
(https://i.imgur.com/j1m6xH9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hlrAlrC.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Macruran on July 24, 2018, 13:52:21
It's not meant to be translated, it's lorem ipsum. :sherlock:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorem_ipsum

Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: GrahamB on July 24, 2018, 14:02:28
That's a strange head! Thanks for the pic! And details of newspaper. Even if it is untranslatable!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on July 24, 2018, 19:14:46
It's not meant to be translated, it's lorem ipsum. :sherlock:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorem_ipsum

Thanks Macruran! Too bad they used that, they could have done something nice...
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on July 25, 2018, 18:50:31
Today I found some nice offers in shops with "older" Playmobil stock, bought some of them together with some new sets:

(click to enlarge)

(https://i.imgur.com/mxXZpHY.jpg)
Older sets: 6815 (2015) and 4792 (2014)

(https://i.imgur.com/bOxjfOs.jpg)
Older sets: 4791 (2014), 4778 (2013), 5424 (2012) and 4757 (2010)

I'd like to mention that set 9103 is not in the Belgian catalogue, but it seems Euroshop, Europoint and Supra Bazar sell them...

And last but not least! The welder from series 14 and and and Zorro and Uncle Sam from series 1! (For the interested Belgians amongst us, they still have some series 1 at Supra Bazar Hulste). The welder is easy to find because of the gas cylinder.

(https://i.imgur.com/7ghQl1J.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/blj9WTs.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on August 15, 2018, 19:31:26
Today I paid another visit to Aachen (Germany). I was surprised to find Luther and Albrecht DŁrer still in a shop (Teddy & Co.)! I only had one of each, I bought two more of each now. Apart from that I took the advantage to take the new catalogue with me. I was really lucky to find the Forest House (6811) at 19,99 Euro in Galeria Kaufhof. I also bought 4 more nutcrackers of series 14, I have a small army now of 18 nutcrackers... pictures will follow...

(https://i.imgur.com/XyU7h7a.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on August 15, 2018, 20:20:25
I also bought 4 more nutcrackers of series 14, I have a small army now of 18 nutcrackers...

:o  :picsplz:


... pictures will follow...

Oh. Ok.  ;D :P
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on August 16, 2018, 11:50:42
:o  :picsplz:


Oh. Ok.  ;D :P

Here you go ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/OJMlA2p.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on August 16, 2018, 13:49:34
Here you go ;D

 :o

You're replacing the heads?

I hate the head, actually. The mouth, I mean. And can't figure it out...
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on August 16, 2018, 14:48:25
You're replacing the heads?

I hate the head, actually. The mouth, I mean. And can't figure it out...

Well, I was about to, but it seems that those heads are really accurate:

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2284/6393/products/FAO_NutcrackerSmall_face_silo_HiRes_1400x1600_f3dd5a9a-cfeb-4b12-818e-d3054e6c6512.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on August 16, 2018, 16:53:22
Well, I was about to, but it seems that those heads are really accurate:

:o  I suppose. But the heads are hedious. The mouth, I mean. And the worse is I really like the eyes...
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: GrahamB on August 16, 2018, 21:12:13
I like that Nutcracker's head because it recreates in PM (within the limitations of the klicky) the traditional wooden nutcracker doll, like the one you showed us bml87. I have found many of the male Fi?ures lacking in imagination in recent series, so it's good to see them think outside the box a bit.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on August 17, 2018, 14:53:14
I like that Nutcracker's head because it recreates in PM (within the limitations of the klicky) the traditional wooden nutcracker doll, like the one you showed us bml87.

Exactly, thatís why Iím going to leave the head like it is. I think itís very nice to use with the circus theme or for a Christmas theme. Of course, if you want to use the klicky in another theme, I guess you might change the head into a normal one.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on August 25, 2018, 07:00:38
Iím on my way to Cologne (KŲln, Germany) to pay my first visit ever to a Playmobil Funstore!  :woohoo:
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on August 25, 2018, 15:50:33
Iím on my way to Cologne (KŲln, Germany) to pay my first visit ever to a Playmobil Funstore!  :woohoo:

:picsplz: - and a detailed report!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on August 26, 2018, 15:30:10
My trip to Colongne started really chaotic and stressful. I was going to take a bus from Brussels to Cologne at 7:15am. So I woke up early and took the earliest train to Brussels... Thatís where it went wrong, my train had a delay, so I missed the bus! Actually I ran out of the station and I saw it driving away... I could die. The next bus was 4 hours later... so I took a train to Cologne which was of course more expensive... but anyway I arrived on the same time bus arrived.

I first went to Galeria Kaufhof and Teddy & Co. It appears that Galeria Kaufhof (and the Funstores) are selling the ďGerman Red CrossĒ sets already!!! However I didnít buy any of them, because Iím going to wait a year or more to get the best price ;) . Here are two pictures:

(As always, click to enlarge)

The flyer:
(https://i.imgur.com/KdfPGVz.jpg)

The back of box 9537:
(https://i.imgur.com/11g15bD.jpg)

Apparently the sets are on the ďwanted listĒ of many, because I returned in the afternoon and half of the stock was sold already!!!

Around 2pm I went to the Playmobil Funstore! First of all I was a bit ďunderwhelmedĒ itís really a small shop. Definitely if you compare it with the Lego shop (I checked out of curiosity) in Cologne, which is much more attractive! Playmobil should take an example to that! I didnít take pictures of the shop because it didnít have anything exclusive, just the racks with the blue boxes. On the other hand I have to say that the personnel is really friendly and willing to help you. Unfortunately they donít sell all the sets that are on the German website. I was really planning to buy the 3 Playmos and other exclusive klickies they only sell on the German website.

Anyway, I came home with this ensemble:
(https://i.imgur.com/xFAxiDz.jpg)

I actually bought the 3 Yankees four times. With some modifications and combining them with the klickies of sets 3034, 3037, 5245 and 5249 I made the next groups of Yankees:
(https://i.imgur.com/WkefnZe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2QHzmdI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/o4BRch0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UcBYn6K.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TM25WwP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/n7wnGt4.jpg)

And last but not least! I ordered these klickies via the Parts Service and modified them as well, you may find them in my next Western diorama:
(https://i.imgur.com/dbzzAZY.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on August 26, 2018, 16:08:42
Thank you for the report!

Such bad luck with the bus :(   FOUR hours!? That's terrible!

I would very much like to get my hands on a few of those red cross klickys, but the sets are too huge for me :(

Love the purchases! And your customs! Those 3+1 sets are usually great to make armies...

You bought the woman with the grey skirt from ds parts? I want her too!

Again, thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on August 26, 2018, 19:23:21
Thank you for the report!

You're welcome, tahra ;)

Such bad luck with the bus :(   FOUR hours!? That's terrible!

I used FlixBus, I discovered it recently. Good service, enough leg space (more than a plane, but that's not difficult) and air-conditioning! "Unfortunately", unlike other bus services, they leave on time :lol:, otherwise I could have caught it...

I would very much like to get my hands on a few of those red cross klickys, but the sets are too huge for me :(

Well, now the sets are released, I guess it's easy to order them via the DS parts service, or your connections in Spain ;)

Love the purchases! And your customs! Those 3+1 sets are usually great to make armies...

After all I'm quite satisfied with my purchase, it could have been much more, so my wallet is also happy about it. ::)

You bought the woman with the grey skirt from ds parts? I want her too!

Yes, these are the klickies I ordered:
Barman: http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-13-0320
The priest: http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-00-4832
The grandmother: http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-14-4250
Barmaid: http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-14-0520
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on August 26, 2018, 19:50:23
Thanks :)   I'll try the "grandma".

Usually the klickys aren't easy to order, right?  I have.... issues with iberia.

We'll see. So far I didn't see those red cross ones in nembers (saw ONE, was outbid)... same with the dragnons ones :'(  (which is a LOT more serious!)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on August 26, 2018, 19:58:02
Usually the klickys aren't easy to order, right?  I have.... issues with iberia.

We'll see. So far I didn't see those red cross ones in nembers (saw ONE, was outbid)... same with the dragnons ones :'(  (which is a LOT more serious!)

I never had troubles with ordering klickies, so far all the klickies I ordered via DS, were delivered! Of course, you have to order the hats, bracelets, etc. ... separately, but I guess you know that :) .

I think the part numbers will be released soon, like I said, the sets are selling well (at least in Cologne).
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on August 26, 2018, 20:10:27
I never had troubles with ordering klickies, so far all the klickies I ordered via DS, were delivered! Of course, you have to order the hats, bracelets, etc. ... separately, but I guess you know that :) .

I think the part numbers will be released soon, like I said, the sets are selling well (at least in Cologne).

May the gods hear you..
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on August 31, 2018, 16:27:32
Today my new DS parts order arrived! 5 new klickies in the family!!!

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

From left to right:
Klicky 30002242 (set 4072), first released in 2005 (!): http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30002242
Klicky 30003252 (set 4665 / 6320), first released in 2007 (!): http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30003252
Klicky 30003643 (set 5608), first released in 2014: http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30003643
Klicky 30003633 (set 5608), first released in 2014: http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30003633
Klicky 30143710 (set 7980), first released in 2007 (!): http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30143710
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on August 31, 2018, 18:32:05
Today my new DS parts order arrived! 5 new klickies in the family!!!

From left to right:
Klicky 30002242 (set 4072), first released in 2005 (!): http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30002242
(..)

That's a really nice one :)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on August 31, 2018, 19:11:53
That's a really nice one :)

Indeed! It was a complete guess! Iím surprised that a klicky of 2005 is still available! This opens opportunities!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on August 31, 2018, 19:46:52
Indeed! It was a complete guess! Iím surprised that a klicky of 2005 is still available! This opens opportunities!

Indeed! (my wallet totally disapproves, btw)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Klickteryx on August 31, 2018, 21:28:49
Today my new DS parts order arrived! 5 new klickies in the family!!!

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



That second one has legs that are perfect for medieval conversions and a really nice colour too.

That fourth one with the mask, does the belt come with it? I didn't realise they were still making that design of belt.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on August 31, 2018, 21:36:26
That fourth one with the mask, does the belt come with it? I didn't realise they were still making that design of belt.

That belt appeared again in the last western batch... surprised me too!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Hadoque on August 31, 2018, 21:42:28
Klicky 30002242 (set 4072), first released in 2005 (!)
Klicky 30003252 (set 4665 / 6320), first released in 2007 (!)

Indeed amazing these are still available!
Now I wonder how many wonderful klickies (of which we sometimes donīt even know the partnumber) are gathering dust since many years in the warehouse...
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 01, 2018, 17:54:55
That fourth one with the mask, does the belt come with it? I didn't realise they were still making that design of belt.

I forgot to mention that all accessories need to be ordered separately, but you can still order the belt yes! It's this part: http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-02-2980

I also want to mention that I tried to order 2 Victorian klickies, unfortunately those were not available anymore. I tried it because those two figures were re-released in 2012 in set 5955: http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=5955 . I tried to order the women in blue and purple, so I don't know if the other klickies are unavailable as well...

I also tried to order the pale blue neckerchief (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-08-5470) for klicky 30002242 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-00-2242), but it appears that the part is sold out. However, I found out that part 30092062 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-09-2062) is still available and according to the set picture (6592) I guess it probably has the same colour. So I'm going to order that one!

(https://media.playmobil.com/i/playmobil/6592_product_detail)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 04, 2018, 20:13:28
A little sneak peak of my new Western diorama...

(https://i.imgur.com/s4vSYpT.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 12, 2018, 18:19:58
Today I took a huge guess with my DS parts order... :o Let me explain this to you... I guess most of you are familiar with the Altaya (Deagostini) Playmobil books, if not, click here: https://www.altaya.fr/enfants/playmobil-aventures-de-l-histoire . This collection started in January 2016 in France and the first wave included 50 books + exclusive figures. Because of the success, Altaya ordered 20 more klickies: 10 male and 10 female. This wave was released in March 2017.

I wondered if I could figure out the part numbers of those klickies somehow, so I started to investigate the "part gaps" on playmodb.org . I found out that there was a gap of exact 10 klickies in both categories (male and female) around the period that the second wave was supposed to come out. (I checked some known klickies before and after the gaps to determine the period of release)

Female: From 30149230 to 30149320 http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/category.pl?sortby=partnum&page=16&category=Klicky-Adult+female&pics=off
Male: From 30009203 to 30009293 http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/category.pl?cat=Klicky;subcat=Adult%20male;pics=;sortby=partnum;page=43

If I'm lucky enough and the part numbers are in the same order that the klickies were released with the Altaya books, then these should be the linked part numbers:

30149230   Athena
30149240   Aliťnor D'aquitaine
30149250   Woman from Alexandria
30149260   Female ninja
30149270   Mary Shelley
30149280   Cleopatra
30149290   Marie Curie
30149300   Florence Nightingale
30149310   Female singer
30149320   Jeanne d'Arc

30009203   Vincent Van Gogh
30009213   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
30009223   William Shakespeare
30009233   Male rockstar
30009243   Don Quijote
30009253   Director
30009263   Scientist
30009273   Leonardo da Vinci
30009283   MoliŤre
30009293   Tenisser

So, with this list I ordered 3 female klickies today: Mary Shelley, Marie Curie and Florence Nightingale. I will inform you if my research was right... :sherlock: I got the confirmation already that my order has been processed (= I will get klickies, how exciting). Normally it will arrive in one week... Note that the klickies will come without accessories (unfortunately)!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on September 12, 2018, 18:22:37
So, with this list I ordered 3 female klickies today: Mary Shelley, Marie Curie and Florence Nightingale. I will inform you if my research was right... :sherlock: I got the confirmation already that my order has been processed (= I will get klickies, how exciting). Normally it will arrive in one week... Note that the klickies will come without accessories (unfortunately)!

:o

That would be AMAZING - many thanks for sharing - and do let us know of the result - they will have an avalanche of orders  :P
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 12, 2018, 20:44:56
:o

That would be AMAZING - many thanks for sharing - and do let us know of the result - they will have an avalanche of orders  :P

I thought it was worth sharing this with the collectors! I really hope my research has some results... If so, I'll try to figure out if I can find other treasures!!!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Klickteryx on September 12, 2018, 21:37:45
How long do we have to wait to get an answer? :love:
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 12, 2018, 22:04:41
How long do we have to wait to get an answer? :love:

It usualy takes 5 business days, so I would say next Tuesday or Wednesday. This is 1 of the most exciting orders I have waited for!!! If my guess was wrong, then I can only hope that the 3 klickies are from the ďAltaya collectionĒ. In that case the part numbers donít share the same order as the collection. If theyíre not from the Altaya collection, I still have a good chance to receive 3 exclusive klickies... Weíll see...
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Macruran on September 14, 2018, 04:25:23
bml87 (if I may call you that) thank you for being a true Playmosleuth!  :sherlock:  Very interesting method and if positive results are obtained I would be VERY interested in getting some of those klickies!  :yup:  Drives me up the wall how such a fantastic series is so difficult to obtain.  :wall:
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Luftgaengerin on September 14, 2018, 05:42:10
Thank you! These are very exciting news!  :wave:
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: GrahamB on September 14, 2018, 07:52:32
That's great sleuthing, bml87! Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 14, 2018, 11:03:39
Thank you! These are very exciting news!  :wave:

That's great sleuthing, bml87! Fingers crossed!

bml87 (if I may call you that) thank you for being a true Playmosleuth!  :sherlock:  Very interesting method and if positive results are obtained I would be VERY interested in getting some of those klickies!  :yup:  Drives me up the wall how such a fantastic series is so difficult to obtain.  :wall:

Thank you all! And bml87 or Boris is fine ;) ! If my sleuthing was a success, I'll open a separate topic in which we can help each other. I did some other research already for the first wave and I found some interesting things.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 17, 2018, 18:36:15
In case you forgot... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydpmzU_i2hg ... :(o):
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 20, 2018, 15:32:14
Dear friends, 1 day turned out to be 2 days more... Anyway! Today I received my DS parts order. Unfortunately my research didn't have the result I hoped for, but! I was able to discover an unknown klicky!

In the picture you can see the first 6 klickies (from the left) that I was sure of, when I ordered. The last klicky, the Egyptian woman (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=k6492b), appears to be part 30149270. As you can see, it's not Mary Shelley as I assumed earlier. This is a klicky from set 6492 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=6492), released in June 2016 and costs 2,50 euros. On my invoice I got the note that part "30149290" and part "30149300" don't exist! Strange that they really leave gaps in the numbering of the klickies! (Or they are just simply not allowed to send customers the parts of the Altaya collection, I wonder...)
(https://i.imgur.com/7DiJrIh.jpg)
Concerning the other klickies from left to right:
30009622 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30009622) from 2011
30004252 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30004252) from 2007 (!)
30008672 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30008672) from 2010
30009532 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30009532) from 2011
30004910 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30004910) from 1994, but rereleased in 2017
30144770 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30144770) from 2011

I also ordered 40102180 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=40102180), 30005122 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30005122), 30145310 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30145310), 30143110 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30143110) and 30101950 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30101950), but those were not available anymore.

Now, does this mean I will stop my research for special klickies: no! I will try some other things and keep you updated about it!

In the next picture you can see my customs I made with my recent orders of klickies! Note that the white bonnet (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30080310) is still available to order and costs 0,35 euros!
(https://i.imgur.com/WtgTq7a.jpg)

Today I also got a notification that I will receive set 9326: Theodor Fontane tomorrow!!! :woohoo:
(http://www.maz-online.de/var/storage/images/maz/import/bilder/2018/6/so-sieht-die-figur-mit-verpackung-aus/691130533-3-ger-DE/So-sieht-die-Figur-mit-Verpackung-aus_w760.jpg)

That's it for today, will be continued (of course)...
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: GrahamB on September 20, 2018, 16:52:48
Strange that they really leave gaps in the numbering of the klickies! (Or they are just simply not allowed to send customers the parts of the Altaya collection, I wonder...)

I suspect the latter.

Well never mind, it was good sleuthing, even if the hoped-for result didn't happen!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 20, 2018, 21:34:43
I suspect the latter.

Well never mind, it was good sleuthing, even if the hoped-for result didn't happen!

Well, today I have put a new order. If this doesn't work, then we can conclude that it is impossible to order the Altaya/Deagostini klickies via the DS. Fingers crossed! :hissyfit:
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Klickteryx on September 21, 2018, 03:57:45
Thanks for the effort, at least it fills in some blanks. Interesting that they're mostly tanned figures.
Good to know that the white kerchief is still available as it claims it isn't on the website. I was going to try for some anyway.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 21, 2018, 11:09:09
Thanks for the effort, at least it fills in some blanks. Interesting that they're mostly tanned figures.
Good to know that the white kerchief is still available as it claims it isn't on the website. I was going to try for some anyway.

Anytime ;) ! But note that the tanned figures were not guesses, those I ordered on purpose. Itís only the Egyptian woman that I got by guessing. The two other part numbers that I guessed were Altaya klickies donít exist according to Playmobil.

I thought it was worth trying to order the white kerchief, I usually put one or two parts orders per month and I alway try stuff (that I really need and want) that are not on the website.

Today I also received Theodor Fontane, a bit weird that his whiskers come in a lighter grey colour... Here together with Captain Iglo, his beard an hair are completely white ;)
(https://i.imgur.com/Olc5GSN.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 26, 2018, 20:01:58
Today I received another parts order! Unfortunately no luck today with my "Altaya research" (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16456.msg300927#msg300927)... But I was able to connect two klickies to unknown part numbers.

(https://i.imgur.com/15oEaSi.jpg)
Part 30149660: the mother from set 6530 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=6530) (July 2017)
Part 30149580: the princess from set 9215 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=9215) (March 2017)

I also got the confirmation that part 30149710 is not available anymore, so we'll never know which (female) klicky that was...

I will do some more investigation, but I'm getting the feeling that the exclusive klickies (the ones that don't come in sets with a 4- (or 5-)digit set number) have completely other part numbers and don't follow the standard numbering...
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Klickteryx on September 26, 2018, 23:48:47
There are hundreds of fi?ures too which must have part numbers. Where are the holes in the sequences for them?
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 27, 2018, 10:41:37
There are hundreds of fi?ures too which must have part numbers. Where are the holes in the sequences for them?

I guess the complete fi?ures don't have part numbers, but the separate pieces have. But the Antaya klickies must have part numbers for sure. I tried one more guess... Finger crossed again!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on October 09, 2018, 19:20:23
Another parts order arrived yesterday!

Unfortunately no sign of the Altaya (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16456.msg300927#msg300927) klickies so far... (Iím not going to give up yet!) The first 5 klickies from the left I ordered intentionally, the other two ladies were guesses. More info youíll find under the picture.
(https://i.imgur.com/6TrTg0S.jpg)
Lady Marian (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30%2014%200510), she reminded me of her, from a re-release of set 3627 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/your_set_list.pl?title=Sets%20containing%2030%2014%200510%20(Lady);setlist=3627,6464) in 2015.
The nurse (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30%2014%207950) from set 6657 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=6657) (2015).
The Roncalli clown (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-00-8413) from set 9042 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=9042) (2016).
The rabbit teacher  (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-13-0830) from set 6173 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=6173) (2015).
The burglar (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-13-1210) from set 6393 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=6393) (2014).
The singer from set 9095 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=9095) (2017), which appears to have part number 30149160.
The blade warrior from set 9073 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=9073), which appears to have part number 30149190.

With the parts orders from the past month I made those three lovely ladies. You will see them in my next Western diorama. I still have to fix their husbands...
(https://i.imgur.com/bJqyMf4.jpg)

I restored my Romani Orchestra members from set 3723 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=3723). The pants I used are the pants from klicky 30144770 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-14-4770). As far as I know, itís the only klicky who has those pants in combination with the shoes. Unfortunately I miss two of those red bow ties (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-06-4330). If anyone can help, please feel free, Iím willing to pay for them.
(https://i.imgur.com/RfkuA1c.jpg)

Two other customs I made with the parts of the klickies I ordered during the past month.
(https://i.imgur.com/G0t0LIJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on October 10, 2018, 16:15:11
And again another order arrived today! Some parts of the Spirit series and some rare animals... One custom klicky is happy to receive them!
(https://i.imgur.com/8LqEIho.jpg)

The kitchen stove of Luckyís House detached:
(https://i.imgur.com/UsqdoTS.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on October 10, 2018, 16:59:42
Wait! There are TWO of those turtles!? DANG IT. I need to check them...
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Tiermann on October 10, 2018, 18:35:07
Yep, two new style sea turtles. A visit to your favorite animal theme Playmobil website would tell you all.

Great additions there! Interesting to see the stove back and with that dark colored wall.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on October 10, 2018, 19:08:24
Yep, two new style sea turtles. A visit to your favorite animal theme Playmobil website would tell you all.

Great additions there! Interesting to see the stove back and with that dark colored wall.

Exactly! It's because of your efforts, Tim, that I'm able to order the rare animals! Thanks for that!

The stove comes in a darker colour than the original version by the way.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on October 13, 2018, 15:02:56
Yep, two new style sea turtles. A visit to your favorite animal theme Playmobil website would tell you all.

I can't seem to keep track of my evergrowing want list..  :-\  :-[

And I forgot to look at mine.. I think I have a couple, but they are the same..
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on October 24, 2018, 18:17:18
In two months...
(https://i.imgur.com/ufro1Uy.jpg)

Some parts arrived as well! I finally understand why that horse (http://animobil.info/text/3e258fc(animobil)-3544.html) is so expensive! It has these fuzzy spots, instead of being painted! I totally missed this on Animobil! Iíll order the colt (http://animobil.info/text/3e258fc(animobil)-3561.html) later. I also own all the types of small birds now  :woohoo:
(https://i.imgur.com/Q6cJ1c5.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on October 25, 2018, 09:52:22
Some parts arrived as well! I finally understand why that horse (http://animobil.info/text/3e258fc(animobil)-3544.html) is so expensive! It has these fuzzy spots, instead of being painted! I totally missed this on Animobil! Iíll order the colt (http://animobil.info/text/3e258fc(animobil)-3561.html) later.

I had no idea either... though it's not very... playmobilish.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: GrahamB on October 25, 2018, 12:57:03
Are those coffins on the right of your final picture?
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on October 25, 2018, 13:09:15
Are those coffins on the right of your final picture?

Yep, from one of the american sets... Must get me a couple too!

Edit: this one - 9312 (playmodb link) (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=9312)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Tiermann on October 25, 2018, 17:21:50
I highly recommend the sticker sheet from 9312 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30%2080%203625) as well. It has great jar stickers for a wizard, witch or alchemist and the coffin lid sticker plus a nice bat that fits on the top of the rack of shelves. Also that shelf unit is in dark grey - a new color for an old part.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on October 27, 2018, 10:05:08
I highly recommend the sticker sheet from 9312 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30%2080%203625) as well. It has great jar stickers for a wizard, witch or alchemist and the coffin lid sticker plus a nice bat that fits on the top of the rack of shelves. Also that shelf unit is in dark grey - a new color for an old part.

The stickers look cool indeed, but only if I wanted to use the coffins for a Halloween diorama. For my Western diorama, I will leave the coffins plain.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on October 27, 2018, 10:06:46
I had no idea either... though it's not very... playmobilish.

True, but from a distance you don't see the difference luckily.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on November 07, 2018, 20:36:08
The crew is ready to serve! I ordered some extra Roncalli girls and boys and customised some of them. Apart from 3 others, this is the complete crew!

(https://i.imgur.com/uWc6PQ3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/23Lv00Q.jpg)

Apparently I received the last 9 pieces of the hat (according to my invoice, I actually ordered 10 of them):

(http://playmodb.org/parts/6/63/30 63 7302_online(2).jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on November 09, 2018, 17:45:18
Today I received some more parts! I was able to restore some older clowns. Two pictures of my clown family:

(https://i.imgur.com/2FiYvTv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fEEi7Fo.jpg)

Apparently it is cheaper to order the colts / foals via the DS parts service, than to order set 6263 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=6263) for example. Now I still miss one, which I ordered separately...

(https://i.imgur.com/fsZSSfy.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on November 12, 2018, 20:28:14
I was so lucky to get me this one second hand! I cannot wait much longer to create a new diorama soon!

(https://i.imgur.com/mxhfFDb.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Birdie on November 15, 2018, 18:36:53
Oooooh that one is one of my alltime favourites  :love:  (yes, I have a lot of favourites, but nevertheless...)

Enjoy your purchase!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: GrahamB on November 24, 2018, 13:29:15
Yes, those buildings with Steck platform pieces are very sought-after and lovely.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on January 26, 2019, 18:49:10
The figures of series 15 are available in Belgium (Colruyt and Euroshop are the first shops as usual)!

I bought some doubles because I really like this new batch!

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

(https://i.imgur.com/6xAUUMg.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Giorginetto on January 28, 2019, 14:17:48
All very impressive and look forward to see more of your great collection
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Rasputin on January 28, 2019, 15:12:18
I viewed this entire tread and it has been quite helpful in greatly expanding my ďhave to haveĒ list for our western and circus collection  :wow: thank you Boris
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on January 28, 2019, 21:19:24
All very impressive and look forward to see more of your great collection

Thanks, Giorginetto! I will soon start to create a new diorama, I'm just waiting for a new parts order to finish my last Western diorama (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16762). This time I will create a forest diorama!

I viewed this entire tread and it has been quite helpful in greatly expanding my ďhave to haveĒ list for our western and circus collection  :wow: thank you Boris

Wow, thanks for the kind words Rasputin and anytime! Like I replied to Giorginetto, I'm waiting for a new parts order, which contains a lot of klickies! I will share it here when it arrives! Apart from that I have been buying a lot of sets the past month, many sets on my wanted list were on sale!!! Maybe I will share some pictures soon of my last purchases!



Today I went to Colruyt again, past Saturday I didn't have much time to sort out some Figures. Now I have all the klickies I wanted. If you want to see details of the other Figures, our Playmofriend Luftgaengerin bought them all, check it out here (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16816.0).

The Dutch girl seems useful in many ways, the hippy guy fits with the circus people and to my own surprise, the lady in blue is not just a lady, but the Queen! As you can see, I made already a custom clown with the parts of the new gnome!
(https://i.imgur.com/ALGlfZC.jpg)

I told you, the Queen!
(https://i.imgur.com/fqV2COQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: GrahamB on January 29, 2019, 08:48:37
Aha! A badge is all you need to become a hereditary leader!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on January 29, 2019, 17:28:12
Aha! A badge is all you need to become a hereditary leader!
After killing the former one ;)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on February 06, 2019, 20:33:36
Today my new parts order arrived!

Since I own already the first take along Western Town (4398 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=4398)), I decided to only order the (unique) klickies of the second version (70012 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=70012)):
(https://i.imgur.com/oaBDBz7.jpg)
From left to right:
The sherif 30003794 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-00-3794) (2018), I ordered two of him to make some customs
The outlaw 30003784 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-00-3784) (2018), I ordered two of him to make some customs
The banker 30003774 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-00-3774) (2018)
The bounty hunter 30003804 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-00-3804) (2018)

I was hoping to receive more of the Zoo klickies, but it appears some of them are sold out... I couldnít find set 6818 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=6818) with the female beekeeper anymore, so I ordered the DS set 6573 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=6573) with the male klicky. Afterwards I ordered the female klicky.
(https://i.imgur.com/tzoHyon.jpg)
From left to right
The zookeeper 30000183 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-00-0183) from set 5969 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=5969) (2015)
The female beekeeper 30148430 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-14-8430) (2015)
The Air France stewardess from set 9151 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=9151) appears to have part number 30149320 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-14-9320) (2016). She was a guess in my Altaya research (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16456.msg300927#msg300927), so still no positive results unfortunately.

A fowl foal and two children:
(https://i.imgur.com/QAM3VFR.jpg)
From left to right:
The fowl foal 30670613 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-67-0613) from set 6926 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=6926) (2017). Strangely enough you can only order this animal via email.
The pirate boy 30102790 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-10-2790) from set 5135 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=5135) (2011 !!!)
The farm boy 30103710 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-10-3710) from set 5686 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=5686) (2016)
The book 30643655 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-64-3655) from set 9455 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=9455) (2018)

Some custom klickies, if you want more info of the original klickies, just ask!
(https://i.imgur.com/gJmAgkZ.jpg)
The only klicky that didnít change a lot, is the third one. I used the robber 30006922 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-00-6922) from set 4239 (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=4239) (2009 !!!)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Tiermann on February 06, 2019, 21:59:10
Interesting klickies.
You are writing fowl but mean foal. Fowl is used to describe birds - particularly as waterfowl - meaning ducks and geese and relatives.
Foal is a young horse or relative like donkey or mule.
That particular foal and the adult horse from the same set have never been available from parts department Germany except by email order, don't know why it is more special than other painted horses.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on February 06, 2019, 22:08:52
Interesting klickies.
You are writing fowl but mean foal. Fowl is used to describe birds - particularly as waterfowl - meaning ducks and geese and relatives.

Oops! Thank you, Tim! I corrected it! Funny that I came up with a word that is still related to animals...

About the klickies, Iíll come with more information about those that were sold out later.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Hadoque on February 07, 2019, 00:51:26
You are writing fowl but mean foal. Fowl is used to describe birds

He was thinking of Fowlty Towers  ;)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on July 06, 2019, 16:24:39
The movie figures series 1 are finally available in Belgium (shops: Fun, Dreamland and Euroshop)! But damn, that price!!! 4 euros each!!! Anyway, as always I make a selection of which figures I want and thereís always a chance Iíll buy more after the popular and useful reviews by tahra. I bought the pirate captain, the sherif and the farmer. I changed the heads of course and the doubles I will use to create other klickies.

(https://i.imgur.com/ln8VL6X.jpg)
Click to enlarge the picture ;)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on July 06, 2019, 16:33:41
Anyway, as always I make a selection of which figures I want and thereís always a chance Iíll buy more after the popular and useful reviews by tahra.

Thank you. Expecting mine... I just finished the s15 review  ::) :-[  I am slow.

I changed the heads of course and the doubles I will use to create other klickies.

I like most heads, but don't understand why they are all crosseyed.

Exceptions for Marla, who looks like she's REALLY drunk, and Dasher, who just looks like an idiot...

Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: StJohn on July 06, 2019, 18:06:06
I bought the pirate captain (...)

He is cool! I like it when they use these legs for early modern figures. The printed cuffs are also trŤs chique, and the head is mighty fine.

Is the farmer printed on his back?

But damn, that price!!!

 :o Is it the same elsewhere? I find the 2,99 Ä in Germany already hard to swallow ...

Enjoy your purchases and thanks for showing
StJohn
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on July 06, 2019, 19:45:01
Thank you. Expecting mine... I just finished the s15 review  ::) :-[  I am slow.

No problem, they still have stock of series 15 :lol:

I like most heads, but don't understand why they are all crosseyed.

Exceptions for Marla, who looks like she's REALLY drunk, and Dasher, who just looks like an idiot...

They all look really cartoonish, I guess you can make a really funny diorama with them, but I prefer to stay with the traditional faces.

He is cool! I like it when they use these legs for early modern figures. The printed cuffs are also trŤs chique, and the head is mighty fine.

The parts are indeed very nice and useful for other themes as well! I agree that the head of the black captain is definitely fine, because all black klickies (as far as I know) have the white eyes with the black printed pupils. So this one looks quite authentic (apart from the small mouth, which is a thin line).

Is the farmer printed on his back?

None of the three figures I bought are printed on the back, unfortunately.

:o Is it the same elsewhere? I find the 2,99 Ä in Germany already hard to swallow ...

I noticed that in France they are also sold for Ä 3,99. I guess this is the price outside of Germany :'(
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Hadoque on July 06, 2019, 21:13:54
Thanks for showing them. I meanwhile bought mine on ebay, that is almost my only source since there are little or no toystores anymore in my area. Even the Fun one is now also gone. Just one Dreamland left, so everyone storms that shop and mostly the wanted figures are gone immediately. I usually donīt even bother anymore to go search for them there...

Ä 3,99. I guess this is the price outside of Germany :'(

A high price for just a figure with no big accessories  >:(
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on July 07, 2019, 07:42:39
Thanks for showing them. I meanwhile bought mine on ebay, that is almost my only source since there are little or no toystores anymore in my area. Even the Fun one is now also gone. Just one Dreamland left, so everyone storms that shop and mostly the wanted figures are gone immediately. I usually donīt even bother anymore to go search for them there...

A high price for just a figure with no big accessories  >:(

Were they cheaper on eBay? Thereís still a Fun in Sint-Denijs-Westrem. Unfortunately, the prices are more expensive there for the regular sets. They also sell the common figures in Colruyt. I always get mine there, although I havenít seen the movie bags over there yet. Once you know how the klickies are put in the presentation box, itís very easy to sort them out (unless the shop has mixed them in a mesh box). They always come like this, so you only have to feel the bags per 4:

(https://i.imgur.com/P1PvWBV.jpg)

So far they always came like this! And believe me, I checked a lot  :sherlock:
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on July 07, 2019, 15:41:33
No problem, they still have stock of series 15 :lol:

 ;D ;D

They all look really cartoonish, I guess you can make a really funny diorama with them, but I prefer to stay with the traditional faces.

I like them  (with those exceptions) - variety and all.

None of the three figures I bought are printed on the back, unfortunately.

Do check the woodcutter from figures 15 (direct link on playkingdoms (http://www.playkingdoms.com/pk2/library/figures/figs15/s15b2.aspx#b06)) - he's not only gorgeous but also printed on the back! :o
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Hadoque on July 07, 2019, 23:31:36
Were they cheaper on eBay? Thereís still a Fun in Sint-Denijs-Westrem.

Got them on ebay in a range between 3,50 and 5,00 euro per figure. Excluding shipping of course. But I try to combine with other stuff, though that does not always work out.
The Fun in S-D-W is too far off for me (Iīm on the entire opposite side of the city), too hard to reach without a car and public transport to that place is a nightmare (like it is to most of the rest of the country). Fun Stores are indeed quite expensive for most of the regular sets. So, ultimately it would be a whole hassle to go look there for a few figures and even not being sure that theyīll still have the ones that I want... Most probably that store will already be raided by Playmo-Wim, he lives overthere.
There is a Colruyt near me, but they have very little Playmo and I havenīt yet seen Surprise Figures there.  Maybe once, some leftovers from several years ago but of course not the interesting ones. :-\
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on July 08, 2019, 09:19:29
The Fun in S-D-W is too far off for me (Iīm on the entire opposite side of the city), too hard to reach without a car and public transport to that place is a nightmare (like it is to most of the rest of the country).

I was in the new Fnac yesterday in the Veldstraat, they had a bunch of series 15, for 2,09 euros each! Unfortunately mixed in a basket... so you can't use my trick there. Anyway, they also had the Movie series in stock, untouched ;-) ! And in the original presentation box! However they were not yet priced, but I guess they're between 3,50 and 3,99. I didn't buy any, since I got the ones that I wanted. Maybe that shop is closer for you? To my own surprise they had quite a lot of Playmobil sets!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Hadoque on July 08, 2019, 23:03:04
I was in the new Fnac yesterday in the Veldstraat

Ah?! I havenīt been in the Fnac in ages, I didīt know they started selling Playmo  8}

Since they introduced the circulation traffic plan to ban as much as possible motorized vehicles, I donīt go much into town anymore.
I donīt have a car but I drive a Vespa, but now I have to follow the same diversion routes for cars. Insain. To do a route/distance that took me 15 minutes before the circulation plan, it now takes me 45 minutes to drive around the entire city to enter it on the other side. All nice when you have lots of time and the weather is good and air-polution is low. And no thanks to being pressed as a sardine with full shopping-bags in an overfilled bus that now rides only once an hour on weekdays and twice an hour on Sunday. This country is going to hell. Oh well, the entire planet probably.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: GrahamB on July 09, 2019, 11:19:07
The fates are against you, Hadoque! A 45-minute trip by Vespa braving traffic and poor air quality, only to risk finding out that Fnac have sold all the figures to bml87 sounds too daunting. Buy 'em on eBay and let the postal service take all the flack!  :(
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on July 09, 2019, 11:50:56
to risk finding out that Fnac have sold all the figures to bml87 sounds too daunting.

 :lol: well, he doesn't have to worry about that, I was there by coincidence, so if he would dare to do the trip, all the stock is his  ;)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Hadoque on July 12, 2019, 21:52:39
The fates are against you, Hadoque! A 45-minute trip by Vespa braving traffic and poor air quality, only to risk finding out that Fnac have sold all the figures to bml87 sounds too daunting. Buy 'em on eBay and let the postal service take all the flack!  :(

I used to drive hours with my previous Vespa scooter through rain and thunderstorms to reach some little toyshops in forgotten towns, but I guess Iīm getting old.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on August 03, 2019, 16:30:28
The hunt is on! Series 16 finally arrived in Belgium. I picked all the klickies that were on my wanted list. I guess this is one of the best series so far! I just need a couple of those black musicians extra, I want to add some other instruments to the band!

Some customs after the hunt on series 16 and the Movie series 1:

A really nice torso, which was available already with klicky 30000344 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-00-0344). Unfortunately the white of the torso (and the arms in the musicianís case) are not clean white, but shiny glittering white, so you canít create white klickies with it. Unless there are sleeves in this colour, does anyone know?
(https://i.imgur.com/O8aekl5.jpg)

The yodel quartet:
(https://i.imgur.com/7taRhqa.jpg)

The upper class couple:
(https://i.imgur.com/bpZyxd0.jpg)

Two trappers and a lumberjack:
(https://i.imgur.com/hrfVRss.jpg)

Train conductor and two engineers:
(https://i.imgur.com/APBuBvm.jpg)

Four zookeepers:
(https://i.imgur.com/rmC1gKP.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Macruran on August 03, 2019, 17:10:29
Great customs!  :clap:
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Hadoque on August 04, 2019, 21:23:24
Very nice customs indeed.
I especially like the trapper in the middle and the lumberjack next to him.

A really nice torso, which was available already with klicky 30000344 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-00-0344). Unfortunately the white of the torso (and the arms in the musicianís case) are not clean white, but shiny glittering white, so you canít create white klickies with it. Unless there are sleeves in this colour, does anyone know?
(https://i.imgur.com/O8aekl5.jpg)

As far as Iīm aware of, no other sleeves yet in that "glittering white" colour then these Series 16 ones... Maybe somewhere a female curved sleeve though, of those I donīt keep track as much.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 22, 2019, 20:27:17
I wanted to take pictures of my Western klickies for a very long time. Today I found the time to take them! You will see original, semi-custom and custom klickies which I consider to fit into the Western World. I numbered the pictures, which will make it easier if you want to comment them or if you have questions about some of the customised klickies. Feel free to copy them or to let them be an inspiration, after all, some of my own customs were inspired by others! Enjoy (and click to enlarge):

1
(https://i.imgur.com/OddwrNB.jpg)

2
(https://i.imgur.com/KSbbeUx.jpg)

3
(https://i.imgur.com/KJfMg1x.jpg)

4
(https://i.imgur.com/KFbJsBB.jpg)

5
(https://i.imgur.com/7saL6GQ.jpg)

6
(https://i.imgur.com/YTy7h5A.jpg)

7
(https://i.imgur.com/2LnW8t4.jpg)

8
(https://i.imgur.com/rU5RbSS.jpg)

9
(https://i.imgur.com/5hbRxTq.jpg)

10
(https://i.imgur.com/UWyg8CV.jpg)

11
(https://i.imgur.com/DKqsgqC.jpg)

12
(https://i.imgur.com/BDCH3pR.jpg)

13
(https://i.imgur.com/4RUxpPH.jpg)

14
(https://i.imgur.com/L1a6zTf.jpg)

15
(https://i.imgur.com/5uvJR1H.jpg)

16
(https://i.imgur.com/FxLU5hT.jpg)

17
(https://i.imgur.com/UW6wTMb.jpg)

18
(https://i.imgur.com/AHjDSKX.jpg)

19
(https://i.imgur.com/hN8VIiq.jpg)

20
(https://i.imgur.com/k7gTOXZ.jpg)

21
(https://i.imgur.com/6kKHi2J.jpg)

22
(https://i.imgur.com/nzUwzxQ.jpg)

23
(https://i.imgur.com/z5H9W6H.jpg)

24
(https://i.imgur.com/iYRifqw.jpg)

25
(https://i.imgur.com/6X7hxC0.jpg)

26
(https://i.imgur.com/qVdmKPf.jpg)

27
(https://i.imgur.com/EDQJBEz.jpg)

28
(https://i.imgur.com/8kpiLNX.jpg)

29
(https://i.imgur.com/B1y0Tcr.jpg)

30
(https://i.imgur.com/ykasBVy.jpg)

31
(https://i.imgur.com/9cBJefC.jpg)

32
(https://i.imgur.com/JTXNKvE.jpg)

33
(https://i.imgur.com/eGqddfJ.jpg)

34
(https://i.imgur.com/Mpw5bPS.jpg)

35
(https://i.imgur.com/9gemcKb.jpg)

36
(https://i.imgur.com/P7BnUl8.jpg)

37
(https://i.imgur.com/9lHybCJ.jpg)

38
(https://i.imgur.com/6bm9mdP.jpg)

39
(https://i.imgur.com/uIKeTnh.jpg)

40
(https://i.imgur.com/UW1H7YS.jpg)

41
(https://i.imgur.com/4p7NbnM.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Macruran on September 22, 2019, 20:54:13
Magical!  :o
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: GrahamB on September 23, 2019, 08:29:00
Wow! That's a LOT of western figures! Great customs bml87!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on September 23, 2019, 08:54:25
Great klickys :)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: PlaymoCollector on September 23, 2019, 14:22:12
That's a gorgeous collection! I love the diversity you managed to get, you could fill up a town with those klickies.  :o

They look excellent, the whole lot! If I had to name one, I'd have to say I'm particularly fond of the old preacher in #10.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: doug on September 23, 2019, 15:50:29
Very cool.
I saw Deadwood, Tombstone, and spaghetti western characters amongst the crowd.

A great use of parts, and to repeat others: a unique and diverse group.

We get to see them in a diorama soon...?
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on September 23, 2019, 18:07:31
Ok, the long version..

The ones with the clown/milka guy torso in #4 are great - that torso IS amazing for a variety of themes!

And the movie farmer in #5 with a normal head and beard looks great too!

Love the guy in #6 - another PERFECT torso... for.. well.. EVERY FREAKIN THEME.

The men in shorts in #7 throw me off a bit... but I assume you know better than me!  And love the milkmaid woman like that.

I think the hats in #17 and #23 could use some erasing, so as not to have equal markings.. Then again, one only notices this because they are side by side, right? :)

Love that woman on #24! Very creative, with the shoulder things and the jacket! Really really gorgeous!

I had never thought of the egyptian mother in #25 as fit for western - I stand corrected :)

And the women from the pirate torsos on #26 = :love:

And... I envy you the woman on #32 - especially her grey skirt ;D


In all, a great varied bunch! Thanks for sharing them!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 23, 2019, 20:16:47
Thanks a lot everyone! I actually didn't realise I have over 160 Western Klickies until I took the pictures, it was about time for a photoshoot :camera:! With all those mystery bags coming out in 2020 I will definitely be able to create more unique Western Klickies! I'm looking forward to all of those new parts!

And now some more detailed answers ;)

you could fill up a town with those klickies.  :o
We get to see them in a diorama soon...?

I have done two Western diorama's already: North American desert (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16703) and Western Town II (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16762) (which was an update of an earlier version). I'm currently working on a third one: North American forest (https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16978.0) and I know it takes long, my apologies! But like some of us, I am a perfectionist and I'm still waiting for some parts to arrive. I will post some pictures soon! Apart from that, I have a new idea for Western Town III! I will not set up the farm anymore (due the lack of space) and instead I will build some more Steck buildings to create a larger town, I guess most of the figures might fit in! :cowboy:

The ones with the clown/milka guy torso in #4 are great - that torso IS amazing for a variety of themes!

I will say it once more, it's thanks to you I saw the true purpose of this torso! For those who missed it, click here (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=8205.msg301058#msg301058).

The men in shorts in #7 throw me off a bit... but I assume you know better than me!  And love the milkmaid woman like that.

I have to say I actually don't know if men in the Old West wore that type of shorts, on the other hand I see it more and more in Playmobil Western diorama's. Eventually I had two of those pants left since I used that very useful torso of the Lebkuchen baker ;) and I thought let's give it a try!

I think the hats in #17 and #23 could use some erasing, so as not to have equal markings.. Then again, one only notices this because they are side by side, right? :)

Indeed, even if one of the hats was "corrected" they look too similar to put next to each other. Somehow a missed opportunity of Playmobil. It's different with the 4 guys in picture 23, I see them as brothers that form a gang.

Love that woman on #24! Very creative, with the shoulder things and the jacket! Really really gorgeous!

I have to be honest I was inspired by one of the wonderful customs of specialist (https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1270). Click here (https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16705.msg301239#msg301239) (second picture) ;)

I had never thought of the egyptian mother in #25 as fit for western - I stand corrected :)

As you might remember, she was one of the guesses in my Altaya research (for those who missed it, click here (https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16456.msg301064#msg301064)). After changing the head, she looked very useful indeed! By the way, I'm still ordering unknown part numbers now and then :sherlock:

And the women from the pirate torsos on #26 = :love:

I'm so proud of those! Playmobil should create a Latin American theme! That would be awesome!

And... I envy you the woman on #32 - especially her grey skirt ;D

You might remember I ordered her via the DS (https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16456.msg300716#msg300716), unfortunately I tried to order a second one recently and I got the reply that she is sold out :hissyfit:
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on September 23, 2019, 20:27:49
I will say it once more, it's thanks to you I saw the true purpose of this torso! For those who missed it, click here (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=8205.msg301058#msg301058).

... how DID you ever find that again?   :o


I have to say I actually don't know if men in the Old West wore that type of shorts, on the other hand I see it more and more in Playmobil Western diorama's. Eventually I had two of those pants left since I used that very useful torso of the Lebkuchen baker ;) and I thought let's give it a try!

Yes, that klicky is all amazing (and he doesn't have THAT hair!) - the only thing I wish is that he had those baggy long sleeves... I mean, there is nothing wrong with white arms, but I do have a box of them..



Indeed, even if one of the hats was "corrected" they look too similar to put next to each other. Somehow a missed opportunity of Playmobil. It's different with the 4 guys in picture 23, I see them as brothers that form a gang.

What I meant was not the hat in itself... I think it looks weird to have the same bullet holes and stitching on all of them... even if it was a uniform...


By the way, I'm still ordering unknown part numbers now and then :sherlock:

:)

You might remember I ordered her via the DS (https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16456.msg300716#msg300716), unfortunately I tried to order a second one recently and I got the reply that she is sold out :hissyfit:

:(  A shame.


Looking forward to a large dio with everyone!  :love:
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: StJohn on September 23, 2019, 20:35:54
24
(https://i.imgur.com/iYRifqw.jpg)

24, second from the right is my favourite (very creative, very evocative) but they are all great. Thanks for showing these treasures!

Best wishes
StJohn
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 23, 2019, 21:00:31
... how DID you ever find that again?   :o

Are you still doubting my sleuthing-methods?! :lol:

What I meant was not the hat in itself... I think it looks weird to have the same bullet holes and stitching on all of them... even if it was a uniform...

With "corrected" I meant "erasing the holes" as well, so I follow your way of thinking in this! If I was good at drawing I would dare to draw some other Playmoish details on parts, unfortunately I am not gifted with drawing... 8}

Yes, that klicky is all amazing (and he doesn't have THAT hair!)

I should do a diorama with klickies with that hair only, I have plenty of it, you would love it :lol: By the way, for those who are like ??? and don't know what tahra means by that hair, here's an example:

(https://playmodb.org/parts/0/04/30%2004%202800.jpg)
It's not that bad.....

24, second from the right is my favourite (very creative, very evocative) but they are all great. Thanks for showing these treasures!

Thanks, like I told tahra, I was inspired by one of the wonderful customs of specialist (https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1270). Click here (https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16705.msg301239#msg301239) (second picture) ;)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Tiermann on September 23, 2019, 21:00:57
Wonderful variety of figures with some excellent customization ideas. Thanks for sharing them with us. I really need to get that Milka/Clown white shirt with the suspenders. It would be perfect for a second worker shoveling coal in the larger train engines.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Hadoque on September 23, 2019, 22:17:05
Some nice customs in there  8-)

From the girls, one of my 2 favourites is the same one as the one mentioned by The Green Man ehrr St-John.
Good that Mr. "Ronald Tramp" was not around in the 19th century, he might have build a wall around her so we would never get to see her.
She could also function nicely as a Native from the Southern Americas (Peru, Bolivia, ...) from after the Conquista era.

From the others, my favourites are the ones that could also fit f.e. into the 17th/18th centuries (mostly the ones with the kneepants, the guy with "yelloworgange" high hat & short vest, and the woman dressed in grey)



Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Macruran on September 23, 2019, 22:41:10
Good that Mr. "Ronald Tramp" was not around in the 19th century, he might have build a wall around her so we would never get to see her.

US policy towards Mexico and Mexicans was far more aggressive than anything "Tramp" has even suggested, from the 19th century basically until Reagan.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: PlaymoCollector on September 24, 2019, 09:08:58
I have done two Western diorama's already: North American desert (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16703) and Western Town II (http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16762) (which was an update of an earlier version). I'm currently working on a third one: North American forest (https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16978.0) and I know it takes long, my apologies! But like some of us, I am a perfectionist and I'm still waiting for some parts to arrive. I will post some pictures soon! Apart from that, I have a new idea for Western Town III! I will not set up the farm anymore (due the lack of space) and instead I will build some more Steck buildings to create a larger town, I guess most of the figures might fit in! :cowboy:

I checked those out and woah, Western Town II left me speechless. The attention to detail in each and every shot is marvelous and the atmosphere feels so real. Can't wait to see how North American Forest and Western Town III turn out, too!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 24, 2019, 10:36:15
Wonderful variety of figures with some excellent customization ideas. Thanks for sharing them with us. I really need to get that Milka/Clown white shirt with the suspenders. It would be perfect for a second worker shoveling coal in the larger train engines.

Thanks, Tim! It seems that no one recognised the cameo of George R. R. Martin so far in that picture (nį 4). Now check again (https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16456.msg306333#msg306333) and compare:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/16/George_R._R._Martin_by_Gage_Skidmore_2.jpg/800px-George_R._R._Martin_by_Gage_Skidmore_2.jpg)

Some nice customs in there  8-)

She could also function nicely as a Native from the Southern Americas (Peru, Bolivia, ...) from after the Conquista era.

From the others, my favourites are the ones that could also fit f.e. into the 17th/18th centuries (mostly the ones with the kneepants, the guy with "yelloworgange" high hat & short vest, and the woman dressed in grey)

Thanks, Hadoque! I said it before, Playmobil should do a Latin-American theme! I guess the age before and/or after the Conquista era would be great!
I really like the woman in grey (at least if you were referring to picture 30) as well, therefore I was glad that klicky 30145720 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30%2014%205720) could still be ordered via the DS!

I checked those out and woah, Western Town II left me speechless. The attention to detail in each and every shot is marvelous and the atmosphere feels so real. Can't wait to see how North American Forest and Western Town III turn out, too!

Thanks a lot! The dessert and forest are easier to create, because when I'm creating a town I also want to create the interiors of the houses, which means more details = more work! But it's relaxing to build new diorama's anyway!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: playmovictorian on September 24, 2019, 11:14:00
What an amazing collection indeed  :love:

I am loving the yodel quartet, the New Orleans jazz band and the upper class couple !

I am also always "gobsmacked" to see how knowledgeable you Guys are when it comes to identifying the smallest accessory and its origin, I feel like such a novice compared to most of you, even after 10 years  :P
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Hadoque on September 24, 2019, 17:19:28
US policy towards Mexico and Mexicans was far more aggressive than anything "Tramp" has even suggested, from the 19th century basically until Reagan.

I know there have been US-Mexican troubles and wars in the past.
At the end of the Reagan-era, I saw and crossed (through a gate) a big wall in Berlin. But I wasnīt aware of such a wall on the US-Mexico border back then. I thought the big modern fences, wires etc. on the US-border with Mexico - and the plans to expand that - came (much) later, but Iīm a European and could be wrong about it.
For the rest, I like to joke with names (and about politics of all kinds) and I do not want to stray off path here with a discussion about US politics.

Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Macruran on September 24, 2019, 18:37:27
Then I'd advise you not to bring politics up in the first place, particularly topics you know little about.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Hadoque on September 24, 2019, 19:34:50
Then I'd advise you not to bring politics up in the first place, particularly topics you know little about.

My apologies for having stepped on (long) toes.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 24, 2019, 20:21:58
What an amazing collection indeed  :love:

I am loving the yodel quartet, the New Orleans jazz band and the upper class couple !

I am also always "gobsmacked" to see how knowledgeable you Guys are when it comes to identifying the smallest accessory and its origin, I feel like such a novice compared to most of you, even after 10 years  :P

Thanks a lot, Karim! About our knowledge of parts, I think we have to thank a lot Heather (https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=128) for her great efforts by creating and updating the Playmobil database (http://www.playmodb.org)! To me it is like the Bible of Playmobil. I "studied" it a lot in my search for parts and klickies and I'm very thankful for her contributions which are very useful for all the collectors! On the other, it's also because of the database that a lot of my money goes to the DS parts service of Playmobil ;D
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 24, 2019, 21:00:34
Many of us are experienced customisers and I'm sure everyone has his own method of splitting a klicky. Today I would like to show you how I split my klickies (of course I'm talking about the klickies that don't come from the mystery bags).

I use 3 things: a klicky (of course), a piece of an inner tube (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_tire#/media/File:Bicycle_tube.jpg) of a bicycle tire (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_tire) and pincers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pincers_(tool)):
(https://i.imgur.com/u21RPAi.jpg)

1. I put the piece of the inner tube a bit over the klicky's shoulders, this will protect the plastic against any damage (caused by the pincers):
(https://i.imgur.com/got9wwB.jpg)

2.A I put the pincers right under the klicky's head and I put the pincers together gently (go to step 3):
(https://i.imgur.com/Pmujvv8.jpg)

2.B If you could see through the inner tube, step 2.A would look like this:
(https://i.imgur.com/LZFkkZE.jpg)

3. Now gently put the pincers together, until you have the feeling that the head is halfway out (as in the picture). After that, pull the head out with your hand, using some force and the klicky will be split without any damage! Of course it happens, when you are a little too enthusiastic that the head pops out immediately when you're using the pincers too fast. In that case you could have a little bit of damage at the edge of the neck (almost invisible).
(https://i.imgur.com/m0hiaoR.jpg)

Now, for klickies that wear a coat, a jacket, a collar... (something around the neck):

1. You have to use a second piece of inner tube, just like this:
(https://i.imgur.com/w5NduNJ.jpg)

2.A Now put the pincers next to the cheeks of the klicky (go to 2.B to see what I mean here):
(https://i.imgur.com/HGTZyNM.jpg)

2.B If you could see through the inner tubes, it would look like this:
(https://i.imgur.com/phwbTZM.jpg)

3. Now, don't put the pincers completely together, instead make sure you have a grip on the head and pull until you have the feeling the head has come out. Because you used two pieces of inner tube, the head and the jacket won't be damaged at all!

Notes:
If you want to try this method, you can always practise on some older klickies, you will see this is a very easy method!
After about 4 months (depending on how many klickies you have split), you will have to use new pieces of inner tubes to avoid damaging the heads. Luckily an inner tube is quite long ;)
It could be that a little bit of black came off on the klicky's face, you can easily remove this with some disinfection alcohol for example.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: StJohn on September 24, 2019, 21:42:29
My apologies for having stepped on (long) toes.

All this on the day impeachment inquiries into "Tramp" are launched. ;D
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: Macruran on September 24, 2019, 23:49:49
All this on the day impeachment inquiries into "Tramp" are launched. ;D

Pelosi hasn't scheduled a floor vote yet.
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: playmovictorian on September 25, 2019, 01:38:04
Thank you for sharing your splitting method with us with the detailed pictures  :)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on September 25, 2019, 08:14:41
Are you still doubting my sleuthing-methods?! :lol:

NO!!  I am impressed. (I have a text file with the LONG version of THE PROCESS, so I can do a "find" on it, see the date/filename, and find the pic/post... Now, without that.. VERY impressed! :wow: )


With "corrected" I meant "erasing the holes" as well, so I follow your way of thinking in this! If I was good at drawing I would dare to draw some other Playmoish details on parts, unfortunately I am not gifted with drawing... 8}

Yeah, well.. I TRIED to do a mouth for that knight (who was the BRILLIANT MIND who thought he didn't need a mouth?! What a stupid, senseless thing to do :( ), but quit after several attempts.


By the way, for those who are like ??? and don't know what tahra means by that hair, here's an example: (...)

Is there ANYONE who doesn't know that yet?  My name for it is not fit for kindergarten.

It's not that bad.....

Yeah it is.  :P

Thanks, Tim! It seems that no one recognised the cameo of George R. R. Martin so far in that picture (nį 4).

Nice!  :)

(I did a pic for the release of Dance - link on playkingdoms (http://www.playkingdoms.com/pk2/new/new.aspx?pag=2011) - scroll to 12 July)

Many of us are experienced customisers and I'm sure everyone has his own method of splitting a klicky. Today I would like to show you how I split my klickies

That rubber piece is a good idea... I use a "ring" made out of cardboard and tape - in need of replacement  ::) - when I yank the klickys... I do that for speedos or kids (cause it's hard to get a hold on them to pop them on the... popper  :P )
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: PlaymoCollector on September 25, 2019, 08:28:41
I use 3 things: a klicky (of course), a piece of an inner tube (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_tire#/media/File:Bicycle_tube.jpg) of a bicycle tire (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_tire) and pincers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pincers_(tool)):

The inner tube is an interesting solution. I've been using a strip of cloth wound multiple times around the head, but I'm tempted to give this a shot too. When I started customizing I would jam a knife in between the torso and the legs in a sitting position; though I wrapped the end of the knife with paper and adhesive tape, I ended up scratching a few legs, so I abandoned that method.

Anyway: that klicky in #4 is a nice homage to G.R.R. Martin indeed!  :yup:
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on September 25, 2019, 14:12:43
Is there ANYONE who doesn't know that yet?  My name for it is not fit for kindergarten.

Well, I have to be honest that I'm still doubting about which site you mean with "THAT site", I guess it's Facebook? :-\

Yeah, well.. I TRIED to do a mouth for that knight (who was the BRILLIANT MIND who thought he didn't need a mouth?! What a stupid, senseless thing to do :( ), but quit after several attempts.

Are you talking about this knight (see picture)? Well, the good thing is, that his hair (according to the pictures) will be compatible with the head of Dr. Emmett Brown (Back to the Future)! Let the customising begin!

(https://playmodb.org/parts/a/k6698.jpg)

May I add that the colour of the torso of this knight is the same colour as the arms (and coat) of the black pirate named Bloodbones in the Movie Figures series! Too bad there's no print on the torso...

(https://playmodb.org/parts/7/76/30%2076%207038.jpg)

The inner tube is an interesting solution. I've been using a strip of cloth wound multiple times around the head, but I'm tempted to give this a shot too. When I started customizing I would jam a knife in between the torso and the legs in a sitting position; though I wrapped the end of the knife with paper and adhesive tape, I ended up scratching a few legs, so I abandoned that method.

Before I used the inner tube, I used a piece of cloth as well, but the pincers sometimes cut through it, which damaged the klicky's face. It seems that the rubber of the inner tube is much stronger in combination with the pincers! I consider my method really user-friendly and safe, I think on 200 klickies I might have just 1 that was visible damaged...
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on September 25, 2019, 14:43:10
Well, I have to be honest that I'm still doubting about which site you mean with "THAT site", I guess it's Facebook? :-\

Yes. My name for THAT site is also not kindergarten friendly, I suppose.

Are you talking about this knight (see picture)? Well, the good thing is, that his hair (according to the pictures) will be compatible with the head of Dr. Emmett Brown (Back to the Future)! Let the customising begin!

Yeah.. But we need to draw a mouth on the poor klicky..

May I add that the colour of the torso of this knight is the same colour as the arms (and coat) of the black pirate named Bloodbones in the Movie Figures series! Too bad there's no print on the torso...

Ah...  will have to look into it ;)

Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on October 13, 2019, 13:34:20
After finishing my latest Western diorama ĒThe North American forestĒ (https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16978.msg306738#msg306738), I finally can start thinking about a new diorama. At the moment I have 2 ideas in mind, an Alpine theme based on the upcoming Heidi theme or a new Western Town.

In the mean time I created some new customs. The first 4 from the left will make an appearance in a new Western diorama and the violinist will be a part of the Alpine theme:
(https://i.imgur.com/GeCyDAn.jpg)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on October 13, 2019, 15:47:53
In the mean time I created some new customs. The first 4 from the left will make an appearance in a new Western diorama and the violinist will be a part of the Alpine theme:

Wow - love the first four - might copy the first guy, and the woman (if I have the torso in the poptubs) :)  :love:

LOVE the brownish one too (duh) - and great use for that pirate torso (that one I do believe I have only one, and he arrived not that long ago)

As to the violinist, I find the combination of torso + jacket a bit too bright... Though a nice match with the shorts and hat too!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: bml87 on October 13, 2019, 17:49:27
Wow - love the first four - might copy the first guy, and the woman (if I have the torso in the poptubs) :)  :love:

Thanks a lot! Go ahead, hereby the parts I used:

The (first) cowboy:
Torso: 30 00 8592 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-00-8592) (the pants went to the violinist ;) )
Arms: can be found on many klickies, most recent one is the one of the trapper (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=70159) of series 16
Vest: there are more options (as far as I know), but one is this pirate: 30 00 8870 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-00-8870)
Pants: various cowboys
Beard: from this pirate: 30 00 9542 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-00-9542)
Hair: from the logger (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=k70025f) of series 15

The lady in green:
Torso: This green lady: 30 14 0570 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-14-0570)
Pants: From the hunter (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=k9217a) of set 9217, I erased the tie.
The neckerchief: Part 30 29 5120 (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-29-5120)

LOVE the brownish one too (duh) - and great use for that pirate torso (that one I do believe I have only one, and he arrived not that long ago)

As you probably noticed already, many pirates died in order to create my Western customs :D

As to the violinist, I find the combination of torso + jacket a bit too bright... Though a nice match with the shorts and hat too!

Thanks to you (https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=16971.msg305741#msg305741) I found the matching arms!!!
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: tahra on October 13, 2019, 18:00:55
I surely have the parts for the guy, just not sure on her torso...  or the neckpiece in green...

But they don't really have to be an exact copy :)
Title: Re: Evolution of bml87ís collection
Post by: PlaymoCollector on October 13, 2019, 18:09:35
Love how those turned out! I have a soft spot for shades of brown myself (you're not alone, tahra ;)), I particularly dig the beggar. The violinist too, I can almost hear a folk tune coming out of the fiddle.