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Offline matchboxluc

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Vintage Playmobil adverts
« on: March 23, 2018, 19:22:17 »
Hi guys,

I was in a thriftshop a few days ago and spotted a box with old Donald Duck magazines from the seventies and eighties. As I was browsing through them, being a bit nostalgic, I discovered some nice old Playmobil advertisements. Since the magazines were Dutch editions, the adverts were in Dutch as well, but I think they are nice anyway regardless of the language, so I'll show them here (I scanned the pages btw):

There were 2 from 1978:




and one from 1979:


The last one is actually from a dairy product, where children had to draw the best cow in order to win a Playmobil medieval farmer set.

Those were the days...
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Re: Vintage Playmobil adverts
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2018, 19:35:43 »
Those are so beautiful :love: :love: :love:

Thanks for posting!
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Re: Vintage Playmobil adverts
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2018, 19:31:00 »
 :thanks: :clap:
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Re: Vintage Playmobil adverts
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2018, 13:25:43 »
I love those old-time promotional pictures using real straw and grass, like in the third one you showed. They look as if a real enthusiast made them and remind me of many of the dioramas seen on here and elsewhere, made by modern PM fans!

Those were the days...

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Re: Vintage Playmobil adverts
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2018, 16:00:26 »
Indeed, those were the days - classic Playmoobil and people who knew how to pose and photograph it. 

Thank you for sharing your finds and I forgive you for your nostalgia for Donald Duck.
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Re: Vintage Playmobil adverts
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 18:44:26 »
My God ! I have somewhere this old circus and the band .....  :love:
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Re: Vintage Playmobil adverts
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 20:57:02 »
Amazing advertisements  :love: Thanks for posting!
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Re: Vintage Playmobil adverts
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2018, 10:06:13 »
I recently got a batch of old dutch Donald Duck magazines from 1974 and in some of them was the first advertisement for Playmobil with those very first black single klicky boxes:



These were just half-page adverts.

Fun fact: in the very beginning, toy stores were hard to convince about selling Playmobil, but a big dutch toy importer bought a whole years production and paid for it in advance, which meant that Playmobil was saved...
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Re: Vintage Playmobil adverts
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2018, 16:19:30 »
SOOOO gorgeous! :love:
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