Author Topic: Pynedor's Playmobil Suggestions (Medieval, Fantasy, Natives, and more)  (Read 10748 times)

Offline el jefe

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Wizards sounds awesome to me!
I would love to see some more accurate playmo native americans instead of the standard mish-mash.   ;)   
 

Offline Bolingbroke

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You know how I feel about the Crusades theme  ;D

Actually this morning I was thinking about the tournament stuff and I thought it would be cool for PM to give us an update: I thought it could be a bit like the Wolf Knight theme from a couple of years ago. You'd have a number of sets - say 6 - and in each set you would have a knight and his squire. Though then again it would be cool to have tents too. But that would drive prices up too much.
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Though then again it would be cool to have tents too. But that would drive prices up too much.
It probably would drive the prices up considerably to have that. :( That's one reason why I suggested the possibility of using a single one in a larger set for the different knights if they each came with their own shield or small banner to attach to it. But as you said, this could still be expensive; and I think the bronze/wolf knights were highly priced, considering that it was only a single warrior and a wolf in each package. But a rejuvenation of a knightly tournament set or sets is definitely near the top of my wishlist.
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Offline PlaymoMan

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Wow, fantastic ideas! The druids are particularly appealing to me, as one of my primary interests is the Roman theme. :)
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Wow, fantastic ideas! The druids are particularly appealing to me, as one of my primary interests is the Roman theme. :)
Thank you. :) It does seem that the Playmobil Romans lack many of their adversaries, though I would be on the adversaries' side if they did produce them. :lol:
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Offline doug

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Some additions to Pynedor's great fantasy ideas:

A good run-down shack would also be a nice piece for either knights or for a fantasy/magic set.  I have tried to cobble  these together from the hillbilly shack, from the nativity manger, from the petting zoo, but nothing looks quite right.    Either an uncut-stone house, a rough plank house, or a log house; with thatch roof; would add some diversity to the steck walled buildings in existence.

Rhalius, I like the Wizards Special+ idea.    Don't forget to include a BAT in one!!  We are WAY overdue....

PM has used the child body for a lot of fantasy creatures:  Dwarf, gnome, goblin, Christmas elf.  IMHO they managed to make these distinct (enough.)

Similarly, I would like to see an oversized body template that could be re-used as an ogre, troll, (small) giant, Frankenstein's monster, etc.  Even 1/2 a head taller than a standard clicky would do.  Maybe a whole head taller....  

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Those would be great, doug! I particularly like the idea of an uncut-stone house, like the Celtic style roundhouse I suggested. Those are really cool if you've not seen one before.

Also, check out the Playmobil MMORPG thread. We were discussing a frost giant and demonic skeleton at the end of the trailer that might be signs of the release of larger/fantasy creatures or humanoids.
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Playmobil MMORPG thread. We were discussing a frost giant and demonic skeleton

Yes we were ;)

While some real giants: 2 clickies tall, like the frost giant, would rock; I still think there is a niche for some bigger figures in the 3.5"(7cm) neighborhood.
 More in the Shrek/Hagrid area, less in "Fe-fi-fo-fum" territory.

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Celtic style roundhouse I suggested.
I just googled those!  Really cool designs.  Seem like a great place to find a wizard.

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 :lol: Oh, right... we were! And yes, the roundhouses are great! ;)
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Offline Justindo

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Excellent ideas, Pynedor!  As conniefrere wrote, they remind me of Rhalius' excellent suggestions.

As a collector of Playmobil's historical themes, almost all of these ideas are very appealing.  The Druids would be great for the Romans, especially the Stonehenge and roundhouse idea.  I love the idea of Eastern Native Americans with a longhouse, as it would work well with the Pirate theme.  I like the peaceful take on it as well.  The medieval life, tournament, and Crusader themes would obviously be perfect for the Knight theme.  Add in some Norman knights, and I would be a very happy Knight collector!  I like your peaceful trade take on the Crusader castle as well, which might make this theme more appealing. :)
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