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Creative => Photography & Graphics => Topic started by: AgeOwns on July 17, 2020, 18:02:48

Title: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: AgeOwns on July 17, 2020, 18:02:48
I recently nabbed these complete vintage sets on eBay and have had fun in the studio trying to recreate the original box photos.
I loved their color and streamlining of detail. This is what had me fall in love with playmobil in the first place.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50122700148_7d417ece6b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jnaWvj)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50123264991_a7e9dbb0d7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jndQpZ)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50123265356_034a2b06c8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jndQwh)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50123264006_8b64300fb8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jndQ81)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50122699958_32b75da467_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jnaWs3)
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: AgeOwns on July 17, 2020, 18:06:01
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50123264161_47ea0c2a67_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jndQaF)


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50122700018_b6a492f68d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jnaWt5)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50122746423_0f2d948b5f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jnbbga)
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: NICO on July 17, 2020, 19:37:24
 :love: nice!
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: tahra on July 17, 2020, 20:25:21
Wow...  You took those photos?  :o


You didn't get 3343 boxed like that, right?  AFAIK, that neckpiece is way more recent than the set ..
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: AgeOwns on July 17, 2020, 21:55:32
Hmmmm, I bought it from an seller in France:
Looking at this photo (NOT the auction I won), you may be right, that this face bandana is a newer one? Its difficult for me to be certain
https://www.ebay.com/itm/C-2-3343-V2-Mexicains-avec-Cheval-Klicky-Emballage-DOrigine/252931509344?hash=item3ae3e48c60:g:DRkAAOSwLnBX93V8
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: Tiermann on July 17, 2020, 22:08:21
Wonderful photos! 
That mallet! That's one of those obscure early pieces you just never see except out of complete early sets.
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: tahra on July 17, 2020, 22:16:16
Hmmmm, I bought it from an seller in France:
Looking at this photo (NOT the auction I won), you may be right, that this face bandana is a newer one? Its difficult for me to be certain

Yep, that one is way more recent than the original... 

The box pic from that link looks odd, but the klicky is wearing the correct one.
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: Macruran on July 18, 2020, 08:26:32
Those early pirates were so neatly dressed - not like the fashion disasters of today!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: GrahamB on July 18, 2020, 08:50:53
I agree with tahra, the older-style face-covering (topical, yes?) was more like it was cut from a cylinder, not shaped like the later one. I think I have a spare one if you need one, AgeOwns.

There are a few box pics with odd-looking parts from that era. I think the photos were sometimes taken using prototype parts and the production run parts were slightly different. The best example I have come across are the manacles on the box for set 3324x (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=3324x). Both the main picture and the set contents picture on the back of the box show manacles made of two cuffs linked by a short, straight piece. The part in the set has two cuffs linked by a solid chain, which unlike the prototype, is long enough to connect both wrists on a klicky who has been naughty! At least, I have never seen the prototype style pictured online and Datenbank-Setinhalt (https://klickywelt.de/download/file.php?id=295413&mode=view) (membership needed to view) on klickywelt shows the solid-chain style.

Oh and most importantly, those are some great photos, AgeOwns, a nice way to celebrate your collection! I like the way you posed the pirates with real rocks and sand as on the original photos. Great work!
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: Corso on July 18, 2020, 16:01:08
Very professional pictures, especially because of the background. You must have used a very nice setup, good work!
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: Corso on July 18, 2020, 16:02:51
I agree with tahra, the older-style face-covering (topical, yes?) was more like it was cut from a cylinder, not shaped like the later one. I think I have a spare one if you need one, AgeOwns.

There are a few box pics with odd-looking parts from that era. I think the photos were sometimes taken using prototype parts and the production run parts were slightly different. The best example I have come across are the manacles on the box for set 3324x (https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showinv.pl?setnum=3324x). Both the main picture and the set contents picture on the back of the box show manacles made of two cuffs linked by a short, straight piece. The part in the set has two cuffs linked by a solid chain, which unlike the prototype, is long enough to connect both wrists on a klicky who has been naughty! At least, I have never seen the prototype style pictured online and Datenbank-Setinhalt (https://klickywelt.de/download/file.php?id=295413&mode=view) (membership needed to view) on klickywelt shows the solid-chain style.

Oh and most importantly, those are some great photos, AgeOwns, a nice way to celebrate your collection! I like the way you posed the pirates with real rocks and sand as on the original photos. Great work!

Same with the 3422 western bank. The photoís on the box show a clicky with brown hair and a light brown suitcase, when in fact his hair and suitcase are both black.
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: tahra on July 18, 2020, 16:16:46
Back then, colors were not guaranteed - it said "colors may vary" ... Hair colors, in particular, were sometimes really odd. The blonde cav (the 7 klicky box).. and let's not forget the blonde indian chief!
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: Corso on July 20, 2020, 11:13:51
I think itís really odd to show different colors on the box.

And a blonde indian chief?! Youíre kidding, right?
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: tahra on July 20, 2020, 13:26:12
I think itís really odd to show different colors on the box.

That happened all the time.


And a blonde indian chief?! Youíre kidding, right?

Nope... Adama, our big big indian chief (as in, seniority, xmas 83!) is blonde. He came like that on the box (the 7 klicky styrofoam box)... At the time we didn't have ANY spare hairs (probably we didn't even consider that!), and so.. blonde he remains. Of course later we could have changed him.. but then it woulnd't be him, right?  Yes, I'm nuts (in case you don't know yet)
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: Corso on July 20, 2020, 15:55:15
I donít think youíre nuts, one just tends to get used to things, even if they donít make sense ;)

Iím gonna check out that Adama-guy...
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: Macruran on July 20, 2020, 16:17:16
What's wrong with blond Indians? It's diversity!
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: GrahamB on July 20, 2020, 16:53:53
Nothing. But may be hard to explain in a Paternity Suit kind of way. I'm sure the parents of albinos have this worry too, especially if they are both of black African heritage!
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: tahra on July 20, 2020, 18:51:45
Iím gonna check out that Adama-guy...

Here he is, in the neverending PROCESS: link to post, right here (https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=8205.msg305828#msg305828)
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: Corso on July 21, 2020, 15:50:53
Great, thanks! Well, they liked to paint their faces, maybe this one painted his hair too, right?

Amazing collection you have by the way 😳👌🏻
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: tahra on July 21, 2020, 20:08:40
Great, thanks! Well, they liked to paint their faces, maybe this one painted his hair too, right?

Maybe that's it - since back then they didn't paint their faces, he decided he'd paint his hair?  ;D


Amazing collection you have by the way 😳👌🏻

Thank you. Our oldest klickys will be 40 this xmas.
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: Corso on July 24, 2020, 15:57:26
Our oldest klickys will be 40 this xmas.
Wauw, a very special christmas! My oldest klickys would turn 40 or 41 this year as well - if I had any left from back then... but only parts of the 3550 ship survived :'(
Title: Re: Vintage box photo recreations
Post by: tahra on July 24, 2020, 16:04:47
Wauw, a very special christmas! My oldest klickys would turn 40 or 41 this year as well - if I had any left from back then... but only parts of the 3550 ship survived :'(

All our klickys (and animals!) are still around..