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General => What is this??? => Topic started by: Martin Milner on February 05, 2008, 16:43:20

Title: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Martin Milner on February 05, 2008, 16:43:20
As suggested by Richard and Indianna, this thread is for posting pictures of figures that are clearly not Playmobil, but are trying very hard to be. All entries welcome.

Here's my first two, both of recent eBay auctions:

(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd97/Martin_Milner/eBayknockoff.jpg)

(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd97/Martin_Milner/UnionSoldiers.jpg)

Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Customizer on February 07, 2008, 21:19:25
hmmm ok lets start...........have some pictures.............

IGRACEK (IGRA PRAHA) Czech

Thx to Colonel Klicky for some pictures.

world greets

Andi
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Customizer on February 07, 2008, 21:24:39
more..........
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Customizer on February 07, 2008, 21:29:07
and here comes:

WELO KIDS

more pics and infos soon........

world greets

Andi
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Customizer on February 07, 2008, 21:36:06
you realy want to see my NON Playmobil archive ??  ;D

ok here comes:

FALLER PLAYLAND ! from germany  (here only 4 pics i had many more)

world greets

Andi
 
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Customizer on February 07, 2008, 21:39:36
ok next:

"PLAY OK" from Carrera germany

ENJOY !

Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Customizer on February 07, 2008, 21:44:11
and here some CHINA copies from EBAY:

More you can see here at Tricornejockīs homepage !

http://www.tricornejock.com/html/made_in_china.html (http://www.tricornejock.com/html/made_in_china.html)

ENJOY !!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Customizer on February 07, 2008, 21:51:26
Hi again,

and here ENJOY
The Walt Disney ZOOLAND based and produce from Airgam (Airgamboys)!

world greets

Andi
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Customizer on February 07, 2008, 21:53:17
more...........
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Richard on February 07, 2008, 23:12:02


WOW !!! The museum is really growing !!!


Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Captain Henry on February 08, 2008, 17:08:01
These are by a company called "Superior." Sorry I could not find better images.

Some of these sets actually look interesting - especially IMO the Trojan Horse!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Captain Henry on February 08, 2008, 17:14:14
And here are a couple more...

The store where I saw these, which specializes in toy soldiers, sells them for between $25 and $45 depending on the set, and actually lists them as "Playmobile" Style Playsets. Yes, the misspelling is theirs. Ack!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Richard on February 08, 2008, 17:39:22


Here are a couple of examples of Minis from Dragon Models Ltd.
(Exactly the same size as Playmobil!)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Richard on February 08, 2008, 17:44:23

Some of these sets actually look interesting - especially IMO the Trojan Horse!

I agree Cap'n ...

Have you ever seen any of them in the stores?


Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Captain Henry on February 08, 2008, 18:35:33
I agree Cap'n ...

Have you ever seen any of them in the stores?




No Richard, I have never seen them in person. If I ever get to Michigan, which is where the toy soldier company is located, I will have to see if I can eyeball the sets in person.

Also, those Dragon figures you posted are quite interesting. They seem to be a mix between Playmobil and Lego mini figures. The shape of their heads reminds of of the Art Asylum line of Minimates. These are smaller than klickies, measuring only about 2 1/4 inches tall. They specialize in superheroes and special movie sets, such as the Back to the Future set pictured below.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Richard on February 08, 2008, 19:21:22


Hello, Henry ...

Also, those Dragon figures you posted are quite interesting.

The Dragon Minis line was quite extensive. It extended from Japanese Samurai to WWII Germans to quite a number of more modern figures.  To me, they seemed very anime in appearance.

All the best my friend,
Richard

Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Customizer on February 08, 2008, 20:13:40
Hi Pf,

i think i start the PLAY-BIG Thread.
Im a little Play-Big collector so here some pictures and Important links.

My highlights from Play-Big are a FRAMEHOUSE, the Vikings and Vikingship and the german Army (Bundeswehr).

There are two differents Play-Big and Play-Big 2000 !
At Play-Big 2000 there are some body parts to click to the Figure, Amour and more.

(http://www.collecting-toys.com/bilder2000/playbig2000.jpg)
picture from www.collecting-toys.com

Here are the LINKS to the Play-Big pages:

http://www.claudia-schott.de/PlayBig/playbig.htm (http://www.claudia-schott.de/PlayBig/playbig.htm)

http://www.collecting-toys.com/ (http://www.collecting-toys.com/)

ENJOY !!

world greets

Andi

Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Customizer on February 08, 2008, 20:28:39
more...........

There are many many more details and secrets to play-big and international license and more.
I think this explodes the Museum thread, i want to make a extra single Play-Big thread near future if i find the time.

world greets

Andi
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Martin Milner on February 08, 2008, 22:57:06
Thanks for all the pics guys! These are all very interesting, and many lines I have never seen or heard of before.

Interesting how many themes do crop up repeatedly - Romans, Vikings, Western - and how some have preceded Playmobil, like the Egyptians and Greeks (I'm hoping Playmo eventually do an ancient Greek theme, with Trojans and Carthaginians as rivals, and they could do a complete set of mythological beasts!).

One theme Playmo have never done (I just know someone's going to prove me wrong) is Superheroes. Presumably they'd have to invent their own, and then explain what their powers are.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Richard on February 08, 2008, 23:04:29


Thanks, Andi ...


There are many many more details and secrets to play-big and international license and more.
I think this explodes the Museum thread,

Almost the same with the Dragon minis ... many different figures ...  8}


Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Indianna on February 09, 2008, 19:39:59
As suggested by Richard and Indianna, this thread is for posting pictures of figures that are clearly not Playmobil, but are trying very hard to be. All entries welcome.

Thanks for starting this up, Martin!  You deserve full credit for the museum idea, though!  And Richard is the one who suggested posting the pix here.  Some really interesting non-Playmobil is already appearing.  It looks like this will evolve into a very interesting archive!   8-)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Martin Milner on February 09, 2008, 22:15:04
(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd97/Martin_Milner/Meccano.jpg)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Timotheos on February 10, 2008, 04:42:05
A lot of these toys look like dead-ringers for Playmobil knock-offs.

Others deserve some benefit of the doubt... The scale of the figure and the shape of the hand alone shouldn't get a toy line roped in as a knock-off.

We need like a taxonomy, and then train somebody up as the forum Knock-off Playmobil expert.

Scholar: "I'm sorry.  Though the hands and the scale of the figure match criteria, that only counts for two points.  The cylindrical shape of the head counts 3 points against, and places this figure in the genre of Lego ripoff."
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Customizer on February 11, 2008, 13:48:48
Hi,

ok here some more called SUPER PLAY !
From Simba Dickie Group !

ENJOY !

world greets

Andi
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Martin Milner on February 11, 2008, 14:57:05
Those Simba ones are very not-Playmobil!

I wonder how the kids in the pictures feel, helping to promote an inferior product?
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Tricornejock on March 07, 2008, 18:52:23
Hi together,

I see this impressiv collection of "No Playmobil", realy fantastic!!! ( I say this of course with all my respect for Playmo lovers).

Time ago I add some pictures on my own web side about Schenk. If you want take a small look...

Generaly informations about product and castels:
http://www.tricornejock.com/html/schenk.html

Pictures of sets and more:
http://www.tricornejock.com/html/les_photos.html

MISB and another closed package:
http://www.tricornejock.com/html/les_boites.html

Take a good look and if you have some parts I don't have, then let me know this. Thanks ;)

TJ

Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Customizer on March 11, 2008, 16:51:21
Hi Playmofriends,

find today at a Shop some Figures for 1 EUR the box.

This comes from EDDY TOYS Netherlands ! Made in China !

Some parts looks like playmobil !!

ENJOY !

world greets

Andi
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Richard on March 11, 2008, 18:11:35

Hello, Andi ...

Hi Playmofriends,

find today at a Shop some Figures for 1 EUR the box.

This comes from EDDY TOYS Netherlands ! Made in China !

Some parts looks like playmobil !!

ENJOY !

world greets

Andi

OMG ... They are soooooooo ugly ... :0

Thanks for sharing,
Richard


Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Tiermann on March 12, 2008, 19:29:36
The animals certainly look a lot like Playmo.
Funny how just a subtle difference in shape can look so bad. It shows how refined and streamlined Playmobil design is.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Martin Milner on September 22, 2008, 09:11:59
(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd97/Martin_Milner/Not%20Playmobil/dodgysoldiers.jpg)

These are currently on eBay - the seller claims he contacted Playmobil and was told they were Playmobil. Unfortunately it's hard to tell the scale, but I don't think even Hans Beck's early protoypes looked like this.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Sylvia on September 22, 2008, 09:52:27

LOL :lol:

I find it hard to believe that someone working for Playmobil gave him that response. :o

They even have noses for goodness sake! ::)

But I can see how easily someone who is not as familiar with the figures - a new collector, for example - could make that mistake.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: starhorse on September 22, 2008, 17:13:34
wow, I would actually like to see some of those "superior" brand playsets in person.  Perhaps even buy them.  The Viking and Trojan horse sets are especially interesting.  I wonder if someone carries them online.

Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: aleon on September 22, 2008, 18:58:59
my collection: busy bodies, playbig, carrera play ok, airgamboys (spanish company Airgam) and Boybis movils from Jecsan
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Martin Milner on September 22, 2008, 20:31:50
Boybis movils is new to me - could you do a photo of just that one Aleon?
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Rasputin on October 08, 2008, 19:20:02
One i found claiming to be associated with Playmobil . There sure is some pretty ugly stuff on the market . I am sure though that a kid could care less if these were all there were to play with . I remember stories of my parents making their own figures out of sticks and cotton & they were the lucky ones .

http://cgi.ebay.com/LGB-Playmobil-G-Scale-People-Forklift-Backscene-Etc_W0QQitemZ170268783526QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item170268783526

Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: aleon on October 20, 2008, 17:37:30
Boybis movils is new to me - could you do a photo of just that one Aleon?
I am sorry, i  did not read your post.

I have a link about boybis from spanish toy company Jecsan. they are form 70's

this is the web of a friend "famobil" collector. His name is Rafa. you can see other toys like comanboys airgamboys etc.
http://www.famobil.info/web%20boybis%20movils.htm

Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Rasputin on December 31, 2008, 02:02:01
Here are some i have lying around i do not have the heart to throw away even as ugly as they are
one of these does not belong here la la la or something to that effect .
(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/2629/p10100011le9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

wow i never tried all the text features and i always wondered how Richard did it .  <:>
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Richard on December 31, 2008, 02:40:50




wow i never tried all the text features and i always wondered how Richard did it .


Or, like this? ...  :klickywink:


(http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/lights.gif)



... Merry Christmas ...


(http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/xmastraintree.gif)


... please wait a few seconds for image to load ...  :elf:


...  And, a Happy New Year ...


(http://www.gardenwargamer.com/images/lights.gif)





Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Rasputin on December 31, 2008, 04:51:06
Yes just like that  :D How do you do it Richard ? it is just so fun looking and festive  :xmascheer:.

:confetti: Happy 2009 To All Playmofriends :confetti:
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Gepetto on January 01, 2009, 05:40:51
Boy, I have enough trouble storing the figures I want to keep, I am glad I don't feel obliged to store the ugly ones also! :lol: :lol:

It is interesting to see all the variations there are though!



Gepetto
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Customizer on March 01, 2011, 08:40:20
Hi,

a long time ago, find another ugly item at ebay !

Enjoy !

world greets

Andi
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Martin Milner on March 01, 2011, 15:52:50
Hi,

a long time ago, find another ugly item at ebay !

Enjoy !

world greets

Andi

Whoa, what is up with his legs???!!! OK, so he might one day sit on a horse (that isn't in the set) but that's anatomically incorrect!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: reylocann on March 01, 2011, 16:13:59
 8-)  The True Master of Disguise!!!   8-)

Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: bonniebeth on March 01, 2011, 16:43:48
Wow, that is a really blatant copy! It's ugly, though.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: reylocann on March 02, 2011, 00:12:37
 :lens:    I'm pretty sure it's a Schenk.  No other company got quite so brazen with their re-productions!     >:D

I'm by no means an expert but as I understand it, aside from lesser quality plastic, the construction, indentations, dimensions, etc. are almost identical. That's why Schenk got shut down - copyright infringement. Identifying characteristics on the early sets is the lack of a little notch in the center bottom of the torso, flat feet, and what almost looks like a "rat tail" hair piece on the Schenk figures.  Also, the Schenk klickys are slightly taller than Playmobil we're talking millimeters.....   If the non-moveable-hand klicky you have has a straight waist but is virtually the same, my guess is it's a Schenk.  The one pictured is pre-1981 style - I only have very early ones.  Does anyone have pieces from the early to mid 90's?  I'd love to see pics.   :lens:

Rey
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: bonniebeth on March 02, 2011, 01:02:12
Thanks for sharing all this; it's really interesting! I don't recall ever seeing these before.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cheng on March 03, 2011, 01:07:41
thank you everyone, for sharing and your comments too  :)
I do visit toy stores still (without my grown up kids anymore) but dont see any of these...some of their accessories might be useful if the moulding and colour of plastic is close to PM's  :P
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Tricornejock on March 06, 2011, 05:44:59
:lens:    I'm pretty sure it's a Schenk.  No other company got quite so brazen with their re-productions!     >:D

I'm by no means an expert but as I understand it, aside from lesser quality plastic, the construction, indentations, dimensions, etc. are almost identical. That's why Schenk got shut down - copyright infringement. Identifying characteristics on the early sets is the lack of a little notch in the center bottom of the torso, flat feet, and what almost looks like a "rat tail" hair piece on the Schenk figures.  Also, the Schenk klickys are slightly taller than Playmobil we're talking millimeters.....   If the non-moveable-hand klicky you have has a straight waist but is virtually the same, my guess is it's a Schenk.  The one pictured is pre-1981 style - I only have very early ones.  Does anyone have pieces from the early to mid 90's?  I'd love to see pics.   :lens:

Rey

 :wave: Hello rey,

Your yellow "Klicky" come from.............. Turkey ;D . You can find more explanations here:

Explanations (french): http://www.tricornejock.com/Pilsan_generalites.html and (goog... english translation): http://www.tricornejock.com/Pilsan_general.html

Loose here: http://www.tricornejock.com/Photos_Pilsan.html

MISB here: http://www.tricornejock.com/Pilsan_MISB.html

Best regards,
TJ
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: reylocann on March 07, 2011, 04:44:19
 :wow:  Tricorn   :wow:

I was unaware of the Turkish Pilsan brand.  I wonder how they got to the U.S.?  And I wish I remembered more about the eBay seller I got them from - they were mixed in with other authentic Playmobil in a lot I got on eBay  a few years ago. 

Thank you! Thank you! for the info!

Learn something new everyday!!!!

Rey
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: naflibomyalp on April 24, 2011, 15:44:52
I saw these in the same toyshop that I bought my 5300s from last summer.  I thought they were Playbig and bought them for £1 each.  However, when I got them home I discovered with help from Andi that they are not Playbig but a result of this : 'Many years ago, this company sold 
the templates for the play-big toys, so maybe some other manufacturer built them.'

I have discovered Busy Bodies from the UK but these figures don't look like them either.  Does anyone else no of any other makes they could be?

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/Lancsman/Playmobil-naflibomyalp/playbig.jpg)

Thanks,
naflibomyalp
 :bunny: :easterhop:
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: flatcat on April 24, 2011, 15:59:37
I've got some of these - I just pressumed they were newer Playbigs..  ???

Damo :)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: naflibomyalp on April 24, 2011, 16:14:18
I just pressumed they were newer Playbigs..  ???

Yeah, maybe... ??? I have no idea so any information would be good.  Do yours look like they're from a construction type theme too?

naflibomyalp
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Giorginetto on April 27, 2011, 11:51:46
 :no: :no: :no: :no: :no: :no:

These are clearly cheap imitations of lego figures rather  than playmobil.... i havent got a picture but two major brands that should be mentioned is Play-Big ( Playmobil took them to court in fact ) and also AirGum Boyz . I have about 100 playbig figures and another 100 airgum boyz inclusing some rare spaceships etc . They look rubbish . Playbig Wiking Ship is nice and goes well with playmobil ( 75cm long)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: retronio22 on August 02, 2012, 23:58:38
When I was 7 years old I visited Turkey and I bought the playmobil Franky's set!When I opened the box,I was disappointed from the content.The building was orange,while there was no woman figure!Figures were too different from playmobil,and also some parts such as bottles and plates were missing.Tables were also rectangular!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: retronio22 on August 28, 2012, 14:51:44
Any news from Play o.k. sets???????
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: retronio22 on August 28, 2012, 15:32:04
Also some photos that I have gathered from ebay


Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: retronio22 on August 28, 2012, 15:41:35
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Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: bonniebeth on August 28, 2012, 15:57:32
Play O.K. is a good name for them.... they're just barely ok. :lol: Definitely not great like our klickys! ;) They're very much a combination of lego and playmobil.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: tonguello on August 28, 2012, 16:49:56
Eeeewww!!!  :loco:
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: retronio22 on August 28, 2012, 21:35:39
Is it true that Play O.K. has released only 28 International sets and 22 for US (which may be the same with international)?I remember a catalogue with no more than 20 sets!And 1993,that fairytale houses were released!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Marco_4124 on October 14, 2014, 13:02:18
Another mystery to me. The figures are obvious copies of Playmobil, but the train is a copy from Faller.
True, Faller had their own "Play Figures", but these were different from the one pictured on this box.
Does anybody know more from this set, or from the manufacturer Pilsan?

(http://s30.postimg.org/wzp5x7yu9/Pilsan_Mini_Tren_LR.png)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: DrDalek6 on October 14, 2014, 21:07:46
Wow this is a really interesting thread learning more about the different types of comparable figures andf blatant knock offs like those yellow ones it's a real doppelganger there are some really ugly ones but, there's certainly some interesting sets there I particularly like the Viking Longship. I particularly like the Playland figures with their bellbottoms  :lol: they've got some cool sets like that Snow White and I like some of the vehciles in that series and the Playmo ok vehicles as well I also like those Soliders on Ebay they may not be Playmobil but, they've got nice uniforms and faces. The only comparable figure I've ever seen was a TOMY figure who I found at the Botnaical Gardens then one of my friends decided to hollow out a soap bar and stick him in so I'm guessing our supervisor got mardy and chucked him and the soap away  :(     
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Salamander on October 14, 2014, 22:43:52
I quite liked the phone booth with the clear part around it.  :D
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Duckman on January 24, 2015, 18:55:39
I came by this set at a car boot sale a few years ago while fruitlessly looking for Playmobil.

Its dated 2001 and is a huge box (see Playmobil figure for comparison size). It predates Playmobils Egyptian theme by about 7 years but does coincide with around the time the movie The Mummy returns was released.

Plastic is a curious mix of really soft and squishy and 70s style ultra-brittle with the best quality plastic being the carrying handle.

Figures are shorter than Playmobil but do have some similarities like curved hands able to hold objects, rotating wrists, removable hair/hats and no nose.

Itís a big size but too small for playmobil some Doorways, the seating and the steps are all too small for Playmobil figures. However it does make a rather good Egyptian backdrop, the statues fit in well with Playmobil and of course it does have that great disclaimer on the box giving the manufacturers the right to change just about everything inside the box. 


(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/M3jQjO5MOQzT2Y/9844841.0/900/p/DSC00788.jpg) (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/M3jQjO5MOQzT2Y/9844841.0/1400/p/DSC00788.jpg)

(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/M3jQjO5MOQzT2Y/9844905.0/900/p/DSC00817.jpg) (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/M3jQjO5MOQzT2Y/9844905.0/1400/p/DSC00817.jpg)

(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/M3jQjO5MOQzT2Y/9844844.0/900/p/DSC00790.jpg) (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/M3jQjO5MOQzT2Y/9844844.0/1400/p/DSC00790.jpg)

(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/M3jQjO5MOQzT2Y/9844887.0/900/p/DSC00806.jpg) (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/M3jQjO5MOQzT2Y/9844887.0/1400/p/DSC00806.jpg)

(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/M3jQjO5MOQzT2Y/9844883.0/900/p/DSC00802.jpg) (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/M3jQjO5MOQzT2Y/9844883.0/1400/p/DSC00802.jpg)

(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/M3jQjO5MOQzT2Y/9844889.0/900/p/DSC00808.jpg) (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/M3jQjO5MOQzT2Y/9844889.0/1400/p/DSC00808.jpg)

(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/M3jQjO5MOQzT2Y/9844892.0/900/p/DSC00810.jpg) (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/M3jQjO5MOQzT2Y/9844892.0/1400/p/DSC00810.jpg)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: tahra on January 24, 2015, 19:01:13
I have no idea what it is, but it is beautiful - shame about the smaller doors...
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Duckman on January 24, 2015, 19:03:48
(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/TGDYNWjAYOUN0x/9844856.0/900/p/DSC00796.jpg) (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/TGDYNWjAYOUN0x/9844856.0/1400/p/DSC00796.jpg)

(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/TGDYNWjAYOUN0x/9844866.0/900/p/DSC00800.jpg) (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/TGDYNWjAYOUN0x/9844866.0/1400/p/DSC00800.jpg)

(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/TGDYNWjAYOUN0x/9844894.0/900/p/DSC00811.jpg) (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/TGDYNWjAYOUN0x/9844894.0/1400/p/DSC00811.jpg)

(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/TGDYNWjAYOUN0x/9844908.0/900/p/DSC00821.jpg) (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/TGDYNWjAYOUN0x/9844908.0/1400/p/DSC00821.jpg)

(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/TGDYNWjAYOUN0x/9844913.0/900/p/DSC00823.jpg) (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/TGDYNWjAYOUN0x/9844913.0/1400/p/DSC00823.jpg)

(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/TGDYNWjAYOUN0x/9844899.0/900/p/DSC00814.jpg) (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/TGDYNWjAYOUN0x/9844899.0/1400/p/DSC00814.jpg)
Egyptian cat worship in the temple continues into the present day.

Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: tahra on January 24, 2015, 19:05:15
(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/TGDYNWjAYOUN0x/9844899.0/900/p/DSC00814.jpg) (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/TGDYNWjAYOUN0x/9844899.0/1400/p/DSC00814.jpg)
Egyptian cat worship in the temple continues into the present day.

AWESOME :love:
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: playmovictorian on January 24, 2015, 19:09:29
It seems that the cat is as intrigued than us by this toy  ;D

I am discovering this thread and loving it  :love:
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: playmofire on January 24, 2015, 19:19:11
A search on the internet using the name of the set throws up a number of references, including a possible manufacturer - AGGCO Corp Ltd.  Unfortunately, that is something of a dead end.

I'm sure that some years ago in Malta I saw a similar set but on a Western army and fort theme.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Rasputin on January 24, 2015, 21:38:08
It seems that the cat is as intrigued than us by this toy  ;D

If you look closely the cat is actually staring at the real toy, playmobil   ;)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Birdie on January 25, 2015, 15:34:03
I love it! It would certainly come in handy for an Egyptian diorama. I don't even mind the smaller doorways. It looks quaint.

What an awesome find. I love car boot sales  :love:
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: DrDalek6 on January 30, 2015, 22:34:34
What a great set I quite like those figures they're rather cute and the Egyptian seems to like his new small friend  ;), they're certainly covering all bases with the mix of modern and ancient figures and the disclaimer as well  ;D.

Your photos are good to give a sense of scale obviously not perfect but, considering I don't think it looks at all bad scale to say it's meant for smaller people.   
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: playmofire on January 31, 2015, 02:57:19
Looking at the figures, though, I wonder if the set wouldn't fit better in the Museum of Not-Lego?
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on April 10, 2015, 22:45:54
:) i also collect images of fake playmobil pirates.
 :-[ i had forgotten all about this thread richard started.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on April 10, 2015, 22:52:57
some more
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Richard on April 11, 2015, 01:01:48
i had forgotten all about this thread richard started.
Actually, Anne and I just suggested it. Full credit for starting it should go to Martin Milner!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: tahra on April 11, 2015, 17:17:44
:) i also collect images of fake playmobil pirates.

Love that shoulder thing on the first pic!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Birdie on April 11, 2015, 20:48:38
That row boat actually looks like Playmobil to me  :o
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Rasputin on April 12, 2015, 14:14:55
That row boat actually looks like Playmobil to me  :o

The boat and the guns look identical to me
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on April 13, 2015, 10:29:47
Actually, Anne and I just suggested it. Full credit for starting it should go to Martin Milner!

:-[ i am sorry martin milner.
 :) and thank you richard, for correcting me.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 09, 2015, 12:15:41
famobil "re-edition" made in china  :)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Macruran on July 09, 2015, 15:26:04
Those are hilarious.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: GrahamB on July 11, 2015, 17:25:05
Even the little pictures showing what the figures can do with their arms and legs are rip-offs of PM!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 11, 2015, 18:43:13
as charles caleb colton once wrote:
"imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
  :)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Rasputin on July 12, 2015, 13:02:26
That castle tower is amazing, you could put a half fake klicky in there.....maybe
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Birdie on July 12, 2015, 16:21:27
I love how the glowing cave creature looks scared  ;D
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 15, 2015, 23:35:06
let's add a few more fakobil
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 15, 2015, 23:36:38
romans and a noah's ark
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 15, 2015, 23:37:37
animals (for tiermann)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 15, 2015, 23:38:32
vikings
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Macruran on July 15, 2015, 23:39:04
It's as though someone saw a bunch of PM sets, took some heavy drugs, then fell asleep and had a nightmare. And the nightmare came true.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 15, 2015, 23:39:32
western...
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 15, 2015, 23:41:26
egypt
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 15, 2015, 23:42:37
and yet another series...
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Tiermann on July 16, 2015, 00:43:47
Very interesting, some of the animals look like close copies. Their horses though look more like archaic Greek art than Playmo.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cheng on July 16, 2015, 05:33:21
Thanks for sharing.....if there were no playmo today, I would have collected tons of the last 3 sets
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Birdie on July 16, 2015, 06:53:12
How can a design team be SO lazy  ???
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: GrahamB on July 16, 2015, 06:59:08
I like the lawman with the square jaw in the fourth picture. And the Egyptian mummies, really scary with those arms that will go in any direction!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Macruran on July 16, 2015, 06:59:59
How can a design team be SO lazy  ???

I know right? They could have taken all the energy they put into copying PM and just made their own stuff.

I guess the missing element is imagination.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Birdie on July 16, 2015, 07:11:35
I can't hear that word and not think of this scene from South Park:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW4tY8mQ_1o (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW4tY8mQ_1o)

;D
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Macruran on July 16, 2015, 07:14:40
 :lmao:
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: tahra on July 16, 2015, 07:34:21
Where did you find so many? I've only seen a couple at "chinese stores"...

(the romans forgot their pants/undies/skirts! :o )
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 16, 2015, 11:44:39
all of these images came from other collectors in other forums.
they are the ones who found them.
all i did was to collect them and resize-distort-etc them to fit here.
most of them come from tricornejock :wow: and aesclick :wow:.
fakobil even have blisters.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: sunflower on July 16, 2015, 12:51:10
 :wall: these are so ugly, or do we only see that because we know of what they are a cheap rip off?
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 16, 2015, 19:58:27
a pirates castle anyone?
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 16, 2015, 20:08:42
more?
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 16, 2015, 20:11:23
ah, smaller pirates sets?
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 16, 2015, 20:17:08
romans, i am sorry...
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: tahra on July 16, 2015, 20:21:00
Those last ones are  serious rip off! :o
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: PlaymoMan on July 16, 2015, 20:31:19
That's probably the most blatant, unashamed, rip-off to be posted on this page yet. The accessories appear to be real Playmobil, but the figures look like something out of a bad production batch. Even the packaging is cheap. Thanks for sharing, Cachalote!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Macruran on July 16, 2015, 20:37:01
Perfect Combination! First Enter!


Those Romans look to us like Asian Dragon Theme probably looks to Asians.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: tonguello on July 17, 2015, 00:26:37
Those I believe are Chinese.
We can buy them here in B.A.
Beside the fact it's a SHAMELESS rip off, the quality is TERRIBLE! horses (and mostly everything else) for example are hollow, it's like just the "skin" of a PM horse.

HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cheng on July 17, 2015, 01:15:38
They r not available here....meaning we are not fooled by them haha
The last few are really blatant copies.
The earlier ones I may hv bought if there were no playmo in this world...I did want posable but bigger historical figures than Lego scale
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 17, 2015, 10:39:36
:hmm: do you think i am to blame for this?
:o do you think all these fakobils were done by people with the same idea - http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=14649.0

0) let me just say that i've been experiencing some problems in this site.
:toot: sometimes i have the feeling someone uses my password to post things totally against what i believe is right.
:) totally.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Pynedor on July 17, 2015, 11:51:00
Wow, this is crazy. 8}

The wording is comical on some of the packages for sure, but this really is quite a terrible practice.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: GrahamB on July 18, 2015, 16:17:50
:hmm: do you think i am to blame for this?
:o do you think all these fakobils were done by people with the same idea - http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=14649.0

0) let me just say that i've been experiencing some problems in this site.
:toot: sometimes i have the feeling someone uses my password to post things totally against what i believe is right.
:) totally.

I'll believe you! Gullible is my middle name!

But faking toys has been around for ages. I remember Betta Builda doing ripoff Lego way back. (Mind you, I think they got sued!). Now there seem to be many Legolookalikes. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (or a way of making a fast buck).
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: indianapierre on July 19, 2015, 03:46:37
you realy want to see my NON Playmobil archive ??  ;D

ok here comes:

FALLER PLAYLAND ! from germany  (here only 4 pics i had many more)

world greets

Andi

OMG THAT HOUSE!!!!!

Oh no, I've become a bad playmofriend.... I want a rip off!

I love it though, and as the houses have lost all compatibility with each other, i find my brand loyalty waning! Playmobil, I blame you for this! This is what happens when you give up STECK!!!!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Macruran on July 23, 2015, 01:21:43
I don't think this counts...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Playmobil-Wood-Washer-Woman-/181810018173?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a54b8b77d
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Birdie on July 23, 2015, 06:44:29
Aaahaha  :lol:  They call it vintage Playmobil!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Macruran on July 23, 2015, 13:35:42
When I first saw it I was hoping it was a geobra pre-pm thing...but no...
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: tonguello on July 24, 2015, 14:50:47
It's SOOOOO vintage Playmobil that they are from BEFORE Geobra even existed.  :lol:
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Birdie on July 24, 2015, 15:40:52
Right! My bad   ;D
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 24, 2015, 20:26:59
:) maybe the past can turn out to be the future.
sometimes all that is needed is a little patent-war-pressure.
i guess that's why lego is going back to "natural" - http://www.lego.com/en-us/aboutus/news-room/2015/june/sustainable-materials-centre
they started as a wood-toy company.
geobra started as a tin-toy company.
maybe aluminium will be the future of playmobil figures.
the technology is not that different - moulding and injection.
:hmm: coloring is an entire different subject though...
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: GrahamB on July 24, 2015, 21:02:40
On the subject of Not Playmobil, one of these is My Little Pony and one is Playmobil, but which is which?
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a621/GrahamB2013/Clip_10_zpsdt6m5cl1.jpg)(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a621/GrahamB2013/Clip_3_zpsp3o5ppxh.jpg)

When our local Macdonalds did a Happy Meal promotion a few years ago, the signs read

MY LITTLE PONY
Tasty, but bony.

Maybe I misremembered it?
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Macruran on July 25, 2015, 14:11:30
re: hairy horses: So Playmobil is now doing knockoffs of other companies' toy lines. We should start a new thread: Museum of Not-Not-Playmobil. And when the Chinese start doing knockoffs of PM knockoffs of MLP, then it will be time to produce the Baudrillard klicky.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Rasputin on July 25, 2015, 16:44:15
It is so funny to read/hear geobra so aggressively legally attack other companies for even remotely resembling playmo and yet they sure love copying so many. Could geobra be any more hypocritical ? Yes is the answer  :P

I will dig out a few knockoffs that even tricked me.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 26, 2015, 22:22:52
brainstorming thread, 2nd and 3rd post.
http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=14677.0

"imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."  ;)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Macruran on July 26, 2015, 23:39:02
I'd argue that PM/L*go is a separate beast. They are rivals from way back in the day. When they copy each other, it's to be expected.

PM copying MLP is weird and wrong.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 27, 2015, 22:36:17
talking about beasts - play movil, somewhere form south america, with noses...
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: tonguello on July 28, 2015, 02:15:43
OMG! I've never seen those before  :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on July 31, 2015, 20:14:05
apparently playmobil's u.k. associate marx toys did more than just change the name to playpeople.  :hmm:
that also made some not-playmobil complements for the yes-playmobil sets.  :o
this one is an ambulance made of safe steel (whatever that is) and there is talk about a castle.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on August 01, 2015, 01:50:48
let's not forget germany vs. germany.
fischertechnik
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on August 01, 2015, 01:52:58
but,as i have discovered, there's nothing like the china / south america alliance.
first the shark...
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on August 01, 2015, 01:59:00
:P and finally, for a touch of class, the pirates castle.

 :woohoo:moustaches are having a come-back.

 i know it because i decided to wear one for a while.
 just got tired to have my 25 year-old-never-use-a-razor-cut-my-beard-once-a-week look misused by every politician or actor.
 :) and also because my son finds it funny.

 :hmm: maybe my diy thread was not that tech-distant...
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Macruran on August 01, 2015, 02:53:06
Those aren't mustaches...those are clearly some sort of dogpeople.

And I'd guess "safe steel" means "no sharp edges that might slice up the tiny ones".
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Marco_4124 on August 06, 2015, 06:16:58
 ???

(http://s11.postimg.org/vpucc6slf/majokit_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on August 06, 2015, 11:12:52
the company still exists - http://www.majorette.com/en/home/

in the 70s there was another playmobil look alike.
dulcop super charly.
by the number of their sets that keep appearing on the internet, i guess they were reasonably successful.
thay have a different design approach, with 3 axis moveable legs and arms. :hmm:
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: GrahamB on August 06, 2015, 18:04:07
.. playmobil's u.k. associate marx toys...

The daughter of Marx Toys' former Managing Director joined Playmofriends a few years ago, but unfortunately did not remain active for very long and did not give us the benefit of her experiences of visits to the factory in Swansea. Tantalising!

Keep up the archive searching, cachalote, honorary curator of this interesting Museum!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on August 06, 2015, 20:03:53
honorary curator of this interesting Museum!

curators are we all graham b.  :)
my search is mainly for pirates to fill klickypedia - http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=14905.0.  :captain:
in the way i found all sort of things, old sets, far away sets, sets that seem to exist only in catalogues, not-playmobil-sets...  8}
it only takes me a few minutes to share them.
  :)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: cachalote on August 10, 2015, 10:23:27
to be fair, a thread named "museum of not totally-playmobil" could also be created.  ;)
here's the sylvanian family beekeeper from 2013.
2 years later - exactly the time it takes to make a new set - playmobil launches its own (sort of) beekeeper: http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=14955.10.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Macruran on August 10, 2015, 16:10:53
They should make Playmobil bees. Imagine how tiny they'd be!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Birdie on August 11, 2015, 07:19:16
Now I want the Sylvanian beekeeper instead  :(
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: tahra on August 11, 2015, 07:34:46
Now I want the Sylvanian beekeeper instead  :(

Uhm.. why?
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Birdie on August 11, 2015, 07:45:51
Uhm.. why?

Because of overall cuteness. And just look at those honey pots!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: tahra on August 11, 2015, 07:58:16
Ah, the pots "covers" are indeed too cute...

But I don't like the green roof on the sylvanian hive... It does seem a LOT smaller than the playmo one, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Birdie on August 11, 2015, 10:23:57
I don't think the hive is smaller, it's just that the legs are shorter.

Sylvanian always has that extra level of detail, but not everything is in perfect scale. The pots will probably be on the big side.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Marco_4124 on September 02, 2015, 08:11:50
apparently playmobil's u.k. associate marx toys did more than just change the name to playpeople.  :hmm:
that also made some not-playmobil complements for the yes-playmobil sets.  :o
this one is an ambulance made of safe steel (whatever that is) and there is talk about a castle.


(http://s30.postimg.org/4eh0ajvhd/image.jpg)

;)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Duckman on September 12, 2015, 16:20:56
But does anyone have the rarest one of all. The tow truck?

(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/My0Z0TTMITALQ2/11117256.0/900/p/DSC03796.jpg) (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/My0Z0TTMITALQ2/11117256.0/1400/p/DSC03796.jpg)

Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Marco_4124 on September 15, 2015, 21:26:56
Imitation of both Playmobil and Faller Mini Playtrain.

(http://s10.postimg.org/3yollony1/Pilsan_Mini_Tren_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Erik on September 24, 2015, 11:31:47
Found these-imho fantastic-"Airgamboys" Roman sets yesterday, had some Airgamboys as a kid, and always kept a soft spot in my heart for them.
These are sets from the early 90's-the time they changed the look of their boxes.These sets are unbelievably detailed!  :)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: tahra on September 24, 2015, 11:32:18
Airgam = :love:
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Erik on September 24, 2015, 11:34:22
And some more "Airgamboys" pics!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: tahra on September 24, 2015, 11:35:27
Did you get the boat? I LOVE the boat.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Erik on September 24, 2015, 11:37:14
Did you get the boat? I LOVE the boat.

Working on that, lol!!!!  ;) Have to soften the seller a bit, he's not inclined to sell it yet..... :hmm:
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: tahra on September 24, 2015, 11:50:53
Working on that, lol!!!!  ;) Have to soften the seller a bit, he's not inclined to sell it yet..... :hmm:

Good luck. I am on the fence about the new one I found.... I know I SHOULD NOT keep it.. but it's so nice and shiny!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Macruran on September 28, 2015, 21:28:51
An earlier thread about Roman Airgamboys: http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=1968.0

I concur with the others that Airgam are too sloppy and not as loveable as PMs. Not just the individual figures; the range of sets on offer in the theme (see also http://www.airgamboys.net/tematicas.php?serie=Romanos ) is confused. Gladiators and soldiers are all mixed up with few clear distinctions made.

You could not build a proper legion with Airgam sets.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: tahra on September 29, 2015, 07:38:15
You could not build a proper legion with Airgam sets.

The same way with playmobil, no? Of course, Airgam are not available in the hundreds (at least not easily), and so a "pop tub" to fix them would be harder, I suppose...

I am very fond of them (everyone knows that by now), and the quality of the figures is not so bad (except for the design flaw in the feet!).. But a lot of the accessories are really really lousy.

And of course, that happens with playmobil, and being larger, it's even worse with Airgam - the "big stuff" is tiny. The roman ship is small for playmobil... ridiculously small for Airgam (as documented).

Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Macruran on September 30, 2015, 05:14:04
The same way with playmobil, no?

No.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Marco_4124 on December 21, 2015, 23:27:53
Somebody ever saw this, Sbego Baellar? (http://www.sbego.com/en/types.aspx?bid=0&id=4)

(http://s23.postimg.org/8csrgwp0r/88706_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Rasputin on December 22, 2015, 15:20:36
Those look well made
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Venser on December 22, 2015, 15:38:57
But almost exactly like playmobil.


Anyway, what the hell is this stuff?!?!?!?! I burst a blood vessel trying not to laugh!! These spinoffs are SO WEIRD!!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Klickteryx on December 23, 2015, 08:44:55
Somebody ever saw this, Sbego Baellar? (http://www.sbego.com/en/types.aspx?bid=0&id=4)

(http://s23.postimg.org/8csrgwp0r/88706_1.jpg)

You just have to buy 72 of them at a time.

Shame they don't do a theme I'm interested in. >:D
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Marco_4124 on December 23, 2015, 17:28:16
I rather buy 72 different Playmobil items, even though if it might be second hand.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Rasputin on December 24, 2015, 15:21:43
You just have to buy 72 of them at a time.

Shame they don't do a theme I'm interested in. >:D

So they sell to stores? I think they would have a better time making things collectors want, not trying to cut in on geobra. Don't try to compete, try to compliment
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Klickteryx on December 25, 2015, 08:09:00
So they sell to stores? I think they would have a better time making things collectors want, not trying to cut in on geobra. Don't try to compete, try to compliment
Looks that way. I agree, but I think the business model is rip off a popular playmobil theme to make money.
Selling to the likes of us would require research on their part. Makes me wonder though what the actual set up costs of moulds are if a rip off merchant is prepared to make these things for sale.
Also wonder at the endless fantasy axes and helmets that geobra produce but wont produce more historically accurate ones that collectors as well as children could enjoy.
You lament the lack of diversity, I lament the lack of realism in the historic sets, especially the medieval(ish) themes. If playmobil was producing stuff like it is today (ignoring the direct service and special edition stuff) when I was a child I would not be a collector now.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Rasputin on December 25, 2015, 16:17:03
Looks that way. I agree, but I think the business model is rip off a popular playmobil theme to make money.
Selling to the likes of us would require research on their part. Makes me wonder though what the actual set up costs of moulds are if a rip off merchant is prepared to make these things for sale.
Also wonder at the endless fantasy axes and helmets that geobra produce but wont produce more historically accurate ones that collectors as well as children could enjoy.
You lament the lack of diversity, I lament the lack of realism in the historic sets, especially the medieval(ish) themes. If playmobil was producing stuff like it is today (ignoring the direct service and special edition stuff) when I was a child I would not be a collector now.

Oh how I also dream of historical accuracy, fantasy theme is fine but if geobra would just leave them in the fantasy theme. Lately the damn weapons you speak of seem to find their way into the themes which are supposed to be based on reality.

I too would not collect if the basic principals were not based in the civility of reality wether it be in modern or historic. More historic peasants for our cities and less flashing lazer guns
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: tahra on December 25, 2015, 16:46:18
Lately the damn weapons you speak of seem to find their way into the themes which are supposed to be based on reality.

Well, the "dragons/knights/whatever they call them" have kept the aliens supplied with odd weapons.. Yes, it is odd.

More historic peasants for our cities and less flashing lazer guns

YES! Less blinky-winkies! More nicely colored klickys!
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Venser on December 26, 2015, 00:30:38
If playmobil was producing stuff like it is today (ignoring the direct service and special edition stuff) when I was a child I would not be a collector now.

(sigh) Unfortunately, that's how every older toy company is like. Now, many kids just like the fantastical element of it, not caring at all whether it is realistic in the LEAST. Take Lego. They used to have quite realistic castles; now, these Nexo Knights are basically space knights fighting a jester and his furry little demons. Oh, and they have lasers.
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: lisaastrup on June 13, 2019, 18:21:46
here is a ship I found today in a 2.hand shop, its a Carrea ship - play ok,
Iím cleaning it up for my grandson, I think it will be fine.

Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Customizer on June 13, 2019, 20:00:51
Hi,

i cant open it ?!
I had a picture from this ship in my collection.

ENJOY !

greetings

Andi
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: tahra on June 13, 2019, 20:19:45
Looks nice..  Probably about the same size?
Title: Re: Museum of Not-Playmobil
Post by: Marco_4124 on July 14, 2019, 19:51:37
Looks nice..  Probably about the same size?
Improved version of Struxi, but just a little larger.

(https://i.postimg.cc/jdQ9Zrp8/2019-01-04-Struxi-logo.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ZKc76xN2/2019-01-05-Struxi-DSCN0882.jpg)