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General => Brainstorming For Playmobil => Topic started by: Ackie on October 27, 2019, 19:49:19

Title: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: Ackie on October 27, 2019, 19:49:19
I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set. The milk man would come with his hat and milk carrier with filled milk bottles. You could buy  his milk float but make that  as a add on pack.
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: playmofire on October 27, 2019, 20:51:34
A nice idea, but I think the milkman is a peculiarly UK thing and so wouldn't generate many sales.  Even in the UK it's a declining profession, the last time we had the milk delivered must be about nine years ago.

Having said that, on one of my train layouts at Kirkbean, I did have a crate of milk on one carriage for the more remote villages.
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: Hadoque on October 27, 2019, 21:35:38
the milkman is a peculiarly UK thing
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Even in the UK it's a declining profession

The Milkman used to be a common thing in Belgium as well. I remember the milkman used to come daily in the street where I grew up, later on with the number of customers in decline he came only twice a week, then only once, then it stopped. I think the last milkman in my area retired somewhere in the second half of the 90s.
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: tahra on October 28, 2019, 08:45:20
I would like such a set too..

I don't remember a milkman, but remember going with my grandmother with a tin vessel to get milk - and drinking it BEFORE it was... "boiled"?  It was a totally different flavor.  THE HORROR....  :P   (but it never killed me)
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: Macruran on October 28, 2019, 09:24:51
I'd like such a set so I could recreate that Father Ted episode.
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: Oliver on October 29, 2019, 04:40:15
I would like such a set too..

I don't remember a milkman, but remember going with my grandmother with a tin vessel to get milk - and drinking it BEFORE it was... "boiled"? 

I think you mean pasteurised?

Supposedly there is a minor revival of the milkman, due to concerns over plastic bottles.
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: tahra on October 29, 2019, 09:27:26
I think you mean pasteurised?

Right  :-[

"pasteurizado" in portuguese... says so in the cartons, right? 
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: GrahamB on October 29, 2019, 10:56:51
I think that's a great idea!
White bottles were included in some of the UK 'Playpeople' sets from the 1970s, e.g. 1725 (https://www.klickypedia.com/sets/1725-pla-builders-accessories/). Evidently British workers drink milk so maybe people here didn't like the green (=beer?) bottles in the German counterpart sets.
(https://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a621/GrahamB2013/3202x_zpsxeuqcenb.jpg)
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: playmofire on October 29, 2019, 11:12:25
I think that's a great idea!
White bottles were included in some of the UK 'Playpeople' sets from the 1970s, e.g. 1725 (https://www.klickypedia.com/sets/1725-pla-builders-accessories/). Evidently British workers drink milk so maybe people here didn't like the green (=beer?) bottles in the German counterpart sets.
(https://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a621/GrahamB2013/3202x_zpsxeuqcenb.jpg)

The beer bottles in the original German sets were quickly phased out because of the reaction of the public.
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: GrahamB on October 29, 2019, 11:23:24
Yet in set 3206, they replaced two 'garbage cans' with a crate of green beer bottles, and put a sticker on the box to show the changed contents. See page 30 of Collector 3rd edition*. Perhaps they had to find a way to use up those bottles (3206 was a set of luggage with no klickies to get drunk).

*For newcomers to PM collecting, that's Playmobil Collector 1974-2009 3.Edition by Axel Hennel, a very useful reference book if you can get hold of one. Unfortunately it hasn't been updated, partly because Axel Hennel died a few years ago.
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: playmofire on October 30, 2019, 09:11:19
I think I once used the campsite buggy as a milk float.  I'll see if I can find a photo.
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: Erik on October 30, 2019, 12:37:28
A vintage milkman from the "Telefrisco" milk company.    :)
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: playmofire on October 30, 2019, 15:48:14
Nice one!
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: PlaymoCollector on October 30, 2019, 19:43:21
A vintage milkman from the "Telefrisco" milk company.    :)

Looks like you're most knowledgeable about promotional klickies, Erik.
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: playmofire on October 30, 2019, 20:09:25
Here's the custom I made for Kirkbean in 2014.
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: Erik on October 31, 2019, 05:44:05
Here's the custom I made for Kirkbean in 2014.


Lovely!!!  :love:
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: PlaymoCollector on October 31, 2019, 07:35:34
Here's the custom I made for Kirkbean in 2014.

Nice use of that buggy!
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: playmofire on October 31, 2019, 09:52:42
 

Lovely!!!  :love:

Thank you.  It must have been a rather quick custom as I see I didn't even bother putting a suitable label over the "Camping" wording on the side.
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: playmofire on October 31, 2019, 09:53:03
Nice use of that buggy!

Thank you.  It must have been a rather quick custom as I see I didn't even bother putting a suitable label over the "Camping" wording on the side.
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: GrahamB on October 31, 2019, 11:49:38
Looks like you're most knowledgeable about promotional klickies, Erik.

I agree! That one's from Spain, 1995, I believe from the writing on the package. Have you got any more Erik? It would be great to have a topic showing all known promotional klickies- there must be hundreds of them!
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: Hadoque on November 01, 2019, 20:15:28
Thanks for posting the pic of the Promo-milkman, and of the Kirkbean-custom.  :)
Where I grew up, the milkmen were almost always a one-man business and so they didnīt wear a uniform.
Title: Re: I would like to see a Playmobil milk man set.
Post by: playmofire on November 01, 2019, 22:56:55
Thanks for posting the pic of the Promo-milkman, and of the Kirkbean-custom.  :)
Where I grew up, the milkmen were almost always a one-man business and so they didnīt wear a uniform.

That was often the case in the UK.  Even with the companies, the uniform tended to be a peaked cap and then either a white coat or a white or striped apron.