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LONG LIST
« on: June 30, 2008, 22:12:01 »


THE LONG LIST


This List was posted on another forum way back on the 5th of September 2002

The LONG list for Playmobil to make!
This is my list from long ago:
(It's not as long as it used to be, as Playmobil has made many of the sets that I had once wanted.)

ENGLAND:
1. Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (with band and Horse Guards)
2. London Police (Bobbies)
(Even though made by Marx for Playpeople, they were never formally released)
3. London Taxi and Double-Decker Bus
4. A Fox Hunt (the Pomp and Pageantry part)
(most of the pieces have already been made)
5. Scottish Bagpipe and Drum Band
6. A Royal Coronation Parade

FRANCE:
1. Paris police (Gendarme)
2. French Foreign Legion with Desert Fort
3. Ancient Gauls (like Asterix)

ITALY:
1. Caribinieri (Police)
2. Swiss Guard (Vatican)
3. Ancient Roman Foot Soldiers
4. Ancient Roman Chariots
5. Ancient Roman Gladiators

GERMANY/AUSTRIA:
1. Tyrolean/Bavarian Oompah Band
2. Old Prussian Band with spiked helmets
3. Berlin/Munich Police c.1920 (to use with old trains)
4. Traditional Beer Wagon
5. Motorcycle with SideCar c.1920
6. Bring back the BiPlane (but this time, give us a real pilot’s helmet and goggles.

UNITED STATES:
1. Marine Corps Band and Color Guard
2. West Point Cadets
3. The Pilgrims c.1600 (Thanksgiving is a big holiday in the States)

CANADA:
1. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (try again)
2. Iroquois Indians c. 1700

DENMARK:
1. Changing of the Guard (Danish Guard)
2. Ancient Vikings with Longboat (FINALLY, THEY DID IT!)

GREECE:
1. Evzones Guard
2. Ancient Trojans and Spartans

SPAIN/MEXICO:
1. Bull Fight (the pomp and ceremony part)
2. Columbus, his Crew and his 3 Ships
3. Conquistadors
4. Aztecs, Mayans and Incas with Temples

INDIA:
1. Tiger Hunt (the Maharaja Pomp and Pageantry Part)
2. Royal Wedding Procession
3. Durbar Parade
4. Ali Baba and the 40 thieves
5. Aladdin and the Lamp

HAWAII:
1. Hula Dancers and Royal Procession

EGYPT and the DESERT:
1. Camel Caravan (bring it back)
2. Ancient Egyptians with Chariot

JAPAN:
1. Samurai
2. Shogun Temple

Not much to ask for, eh?

All the best,
Richard
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Re: LONG LIST
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2008, 00:01:32 »
Hey Richard,

Checkout Alladin again--

In the original Arabian Nights tale, he is Chinese.
But, Disney does sort of seem to portray him as Mughal Indian or Damascus Arabian depending on its mood.


EDIT: Spelled Knights not Nights.......

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Re: LONG LIST
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2008, 01:42:28 »

THE LONG LIST


GERMANY/AUSTRIA:
6. Bring back the BiPlane (but this time, give us a real pilot’s helmet and goggles.




Wonderful list, master Rick! ... The only little penny I'd like to add is that they shouldn't simply bring back the biplane, but make a cilyndric one ... (Althought there were, I think, "square" ones, the cilyndric is more classic ... :) )

But bringing that one back would be nice already (and easy).

I, uh ... Never made a list. This one is a great one, and it's very much like of somebody who likes those little "lead" soldiers? (...) Very interesting. Thanks for bringing it here (again?), so that some who are new ( :wave: ) can come to know it :yup:

(&, If I was to make a list, I wander ..., what would I wish ... :!: )

Gus
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Ps., @ m. Tim

Hi, Tim: I got almost all of your post in little squares ... What language (&/or_alphabet) are you using?? :hmm: )

 ;D G.


Hey Richard,

Checkout Alladin again--

In the original Arabian Nights tale, he is Chinese.
But, Disney does sort of seem to portray him as Mughal Indian or Damascus Arabian depending on its mood.


EDIT: Spelled Knights not Nights.......

Gus
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Re: LONG LIST
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2008, 03:15:34 »



Hey, Timmy ...


Hey Richard,

Checkout Alladin again--

In the original Arabian Nights tale, he is Chinese.




Aladdin might be Chinese (see below), but The Book of One Thousand and One Nights seems to be Persian ... Click HERE ...  :klickywink:


Aladdin seems to be Syrian. Click HERE ...

Ali Baba seems to be from Ancient Arabia. Click HERE ...

And, Sinbad may also be Persian. Click HERE ...

Regardless, none of the three seem to be from India! Too bad that I didn't know that when I created the original list ...

However, now that I've been corrected, let's get back to thinking about Playmobil sets that would be fun to have. That sounds like a lot more fun than spending a lot of time conjecturing about Aladdin's lineage or bashing Walt Disney ...  :klickywink:

Any new Playmobil sets that you would like to add to the list, Timmy?


All the best,
Richard




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Re: LONG LIST
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2008, 05:52:10 »

Any new Playmobil sets that you would like to add to the list, Timmy?

On the subject of Ali Baba, I'd like to see PM expand its Fairy Tale series.  It probably won't happen--as the Fairy Tale Series seems intended for the fantasies of little girls--but Mythological sets would be fun.

Like a Theseus, Ariadne, and a bull-headed klicky Minotaur.
Or, more European fairy tales--ones without a prince!

I feat that any deeper Persian/Indian themes have run their course--considering the Marchenschloss started out as "Arabian Knights" but changed track halfway.

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Re: LONG LIST
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2008, 06:38:21 »
Wonderful list, master Rick! ... The only little penny I'd like to add is that they shouldn't simply bring back the biplane, but make a cilyndric one ... (Althought there were, I think, "square" ones, the cilyndric is more classic ... :) )

The wooden frame biplanes of the 1st world war were more often rectagular than cylindrical in frame behind the pilot, as it took less material. Engines could be in-line (square), rotary or radial (circular).

Some early planes like the French Nieuports did have rounded frames, and the German Albatross series had oval frames.


Richard, did you forget a Cricket Match for England????

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Re: LONG LIST
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2008, 14:28:29 »



Richard, did you forget a Cricket Match for England????



I did indeed, Martin ...  :doh:

A Playmobil Cricket Match would be a great set to have !!!

Thank you. Let's add it to the list.


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Re: LONG LIST
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2008, 14:32:12 »




... Mythological sets would be fun.



Great idea, Timmy !!!

Definitely something that Playmobil should consider.


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Re: LONG LIST
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2008, 15:49:31 »
They did have the older looking Arabian on the flying carpet with the magic lamp. In the stories he's young, but staying that way wasn't one of his wishes.

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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2008, 02:58:56 »
i would like to see some of Aesops Fables done . There could be a whole set of animal headed klickies not just wabits.
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