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Offline VicKlicktor

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The Klick Kong Museum of toy train boxes
« on: May 19, 2019, 00:46:45 »

I had decided to get rid of my boxes but I came to the conclusion that the best way to store wagons is inside original boxes. I do not have all but many of them. (For different box versions you guys can consult the Collector book 3rd edition). Here we go...

4113 - Eurotrans Container Wagon (1983 - 1988)








4105 - Stake Wagon with Pipes (1980 - 1994)
















4106 - Flat Bed Wagon (1980 - 1982)












4110 - Gondola (1981 - 1994)










4111 - Freight Wagon (1983 - 1992)












4112 - Tipper Wagon (1983 - 1994)












4053 Work Train (1986 - 1995)
















4053 Work Train (1995 - 1997)















Until next bunch, no particular order...  :wave:


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Re: The Klick Kong Museum of toy train boxes
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 08:51:17 »
Wow! That's a great collection you have there. And very useful pictures for those of us who know very little about this theme! Thank you for posting, VK!
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Re: The Klick Kong Museum of toy train boxes
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 15:22:14 »
Those are excellent photos and very useful for train fans.  The scenes on the side show the involvement of the marketing people in Playmobil in those days.  There was no Photoshop to create scenes digitally - each scene had to be created with the figures themselves by hand.  Those scenes show how the people who created them looked at Playmobil with the eyes of the children who would play with it.  They are useful guides for setting up displays and dioramas.

Thank you, VicKlicktor, for posting these.
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Re: The Klick Kong Museum of toy train boxes
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 21:10:16 »
Love those old box scene images. Thanks for posting all of those!

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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2019, 11:39:02 »
I specially love these kind of pictures on the boxes:


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Re: The Klick Kong Museum of toy train boxes
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2019, 00:33:59 »

4100 Blue Passenger Wagon (1980 - 1994)




















4101 Cattle Car (1980 - 1994)














4102 Yellow Boxcar (1980 - 1984)














4103 Hopper Wagon (1980 - 1982)














4104 Flat Wagon with Low Sides (1980 - 1994)














4107 Shell Tank Wagon (1981 - 1994)












4108 Esso Tank Wagon (1981 - 1982)












4109 Flat Wagon with Turntable and Girder (1981 - 1982)















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Re: The Klick Kong Museum of toy train boxes
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2019, 08:58:27 »
Thanks again, VicKlictor, great pictures! Like Playmofire, I like the scenes shown on the sides and backs of boxes of this vintage!

Where you have more than one version of a set (4100, 4105), can you confirm whether or not the contents are identical?
« Last Edit: June 04, 2019, 16:25:05 by GrahamB »
At that moment the ship suddenly stopped rocking and swaying, the engine pitch settled down to a gentle hum. 'Hey Ford.' said Zaphod, 'that sounds good. Have you worked out the controls on this boat?' 'No,' said Ford, 'I just stopped fiddling with them.' (With thanks to Douglas Adams)

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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2019, 20:24:02 »
More great stuff. I don't think I have ever seen the Esso car on US eBay. It must be pretty rare here in the US

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2019, 09:02:05 »
More great stuff. I don't think I have ever seen the Esso car on US eBay. It must be pretty rare here in the US

I think it may be quite rare everywhere, Tim.
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Re: The Klick Kong Museum of toy train boxes
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2019, 20:37:03 »

Where you have more than one version of a set (4100, 4105), can you confirm whether or not the contents are identical?

The only one difference I found in set 4100 is the coupling. Newer box version with black number in front image (V3 in Collector book) contains the newest coupling. V1 with no number (not shown) and V2 (outline number) have the old couplings and two small red tongs are included as well.





Even stickers seem to be the same ones (I like logos of Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands and Austria national railroads are included)



As for set 4105, the main difference is pipe colors. You can check this thread:

https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=14910.msg279063#msg279063

More great stuff. I don't think I have ever seen the Esso car on US eBay. It must be pretty rare here in the US

It's funny, I got mine totally new in US eBay several years ago. At that time I sent my purchases to the house of a good friend of mine in Houston. The box survived in his attic the nasty summers for years but Esso stickers lost adhesion.