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Re: Deep pockets but no plan: the Horst Brandstätter Holding in 2021
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2021, 23:09:27 »
businessinsider.de offers just a rewrite of the earlier article published in manager magazin. No new input, just generating contents. Still, thanks for the link, JLMatterer. :wave:

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Re: Deep pockets but no plan: the Horst Brandstätter Holding in 2021
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2021, 19:48:15 »
Report causes unrest: Bad mood at Playmobil
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Re: Deep pockets but no plan: the Horst Brandstätter Holding in 2021
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2021, 00:01:25 »
It's the same stuff, but now the Brandstätter group are threatening Manager Magazine with legal action for publishing the story...
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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Re: Deep pockets but no plan: the Horst Brandstätter Holding in 2021
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2021, 00:34:25 »
Thanks for posting, JLMatterer, and reading, GrahamB!

It's the same stuff, but now the Brandstätter group are threatening Manager Magazine with legal action for publishing the story...

Apparently so: the Nürnberger Presse says to have seen the firm's legal letter to that effect. Mind-boggling: do they really want to challenge a news story based on company records and interviews? Persevere and ultimately contest it in a public court of law? Of course not. This claim can only be withdrawn. The insanity just shows that Manager Magazin was drawing a realistic portrait.

One new bit of information that I found was that "Playmobil - The Movie" has cost the firm several tens of millions of $...

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Re: Deep pockets but no plan: the Horst Brandstätter Holding in 2021
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2021, 01:56:37 »
They still make home runs, like the recent Space Station that got the toy of the year award. Not surprising as it looks like a modern version of the classic Playmospace station.

That's a theme they could really own: Science/Space. The Mars sets were great and classic. Compare the recent Polar sets though: giant laser cannons  >:( Why not do a proper Exploration theme? Laboratories for different sciences? There's endless possibility. Could tie into historical themes as well - famous explorers from history.

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Re: Deep pockets but no plan: the Horst Brandstätter Holding in 2021
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2021, 10:09:00 »
Sadly, the Gnomes of Zirndorf don't seem to be listening, Macky!
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Re: Deep pockets but no plan: the Horst Brandstätter Holding in 2021
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2021, 14:42:34 »
I just found some Rex Dasher with parachute sets (70070) for only 4.90$ cdn which is about 3€.
The upside of the movie not being the expected success is nice pieces for cheap.

The Polar Expedition set had great potential. They could be linked with the recent Explorers or Treasure Hunters themes, but yeah, more scientific equipment instead of laser canons would have been nice.