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Playmo Research Dept. / Re: Do you have any of these sets?
« Last post by GrahamB on December 10, 2019, 20:33:28 »
Dang! Defeat-snatched-from-the-jaws-of-Victory time!
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Playmo Research Dept. / Re: Do you have any of these sets?
« Last post by sbblabotw on December 10, 2019, 20:14:23 »
That's great, Indianna, thank you! I'll grab the photos for the inventories, and add the hairstyle indicator. Graham, if you think you're done, just wait - new sets and new instructions-with-klicky-numbers coming down the slipway every day.
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Story-Telling / Re: Double income, no kids!
« Last post by tahra on December 10, 2019, 19:18:15 »
Great news!! Wish her a happy birthday! :)
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Customs Gallery / Re: Hastings
« Last post by tahra on December 10, 2019, 19:17:11 »
:love:

They are beautiful!
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News / Re: Playmobil - The Movie, flops
« Last post by tahra on December 10, 2019, 19:15:44 »
With the problem I pointed - too much crammed in too little, so hardly any characters - I did have a good time.  In my book, the best I saw this year (I did love Linda Hamilton/Sarah Connor in the new terminator, but that is all there is good about it).

As to the lego movie (only saw the first one) - probably a random 10 mikes of the playmomovie are more entertaining than the whole thing. I admit I MAY BE a BIT biased. ;D

Does the dvd have subtitles? I wanted to buy it (from the uk, of course, it was bad enough having to watch the.. oops, kindergarten language alert! ... BAD murdered version here)...  But I like my subtitles (in english)  I have no idea why these idiots keep insisting on making .. CHEAP dvds for purchase, with LESS value than alternate free options. I am still waiting for a proper Black Sails edition.  Don't get me started on Spartacus, Firefly, or the Alien Quadrilogy  >:(
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Playmo Research Dept. / Re: Do you have any of these sets?
« Last post by GrahamB on December 10, 2019, 18:52:34 »
Woo-hoo! Thanks Indianna! Not really a surprise that they have 'classic male' hair, but great to have authoritative confirmation! If only a few more people would crack open their precious MISB sets, this sort of investigation would be much easier!
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News / Re: Playmobil - The Movie, flops
« Last post by GrahamB on December 10, 2019, 18:49:02 »
Reading the article in tigana123's original post, I found the following were the most interesting facts:

Playmobil: The Movie was made on a $75 million budget, but took only $656,630 at US box offices in its first weekend. This is despite many theatres offering half price admission ($5 a pop). (Even without half price tickets, takings would probably not have cleared $1 million).

Globally, box office receipts stand at just $12.5 million, showing that the film has not been particularly well received by audiences even in parts of the world where Playmobil is a better established brand than seems to be the case in the US.

Comparing this film with others released in a similar number of theatres (2,300+) makes this the biggest flop ever in the US. A less ambitious release may have avoided this embarrassing statistic, but it's still a flop!

The late release in the US compared with other parts of the world was due to the bankruptcy of the original US Distributers, not a marketing policy.

Many other toy-based or animated movies have flopped in recent times, including Lego ones! Even Disney's Frozen 2, which I saw in an empty (audience of 14) cinema 5 days ago seems to struggle to attract people (admittedly when we went, it had been on UK release for 13 days already).

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Story-Telling / Re: The Making of : Summer Garden Party on Regent St
« Last post by playmovictorian on December 10, 2019, 17:39:20 »
Good evening dear Friends  :wave:

Here are a few pictures I took this afternoon of the London double deckerbus which have quite nicely captured the Christmas atmosphere :

Fresh Christmas Tree Delivery



Christmas in London



London here we come !


Karim :wave:
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Playmo Research Dept. / Re: Do you have any of these sets?
« Last post by Indianna on December 10, 2019, 15:02:41 »
Hi again Graham!
Here are the figures from 5887 and 3331 - both packages were unopened so the hair should be correct.  Both seem to have the same hair.  Sorry that the photos aren't better, but at least they provide the info.   ::)
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News / Re: Playmobil - The Movie, flops
« Last post by Erik on December 10, 2019, 12:56:00 »
Haha, what a ringing endorsement!


Obviously it's not the best animation pic ever made, lol-but I've seen much worse ones with a bigger budget and much more "hype".
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