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WORST SET EVER?
« on: July 13, 2008, 17:15:44 »



WORST SET EVER?


This is sort of a review ...

Actually, it's probably much more of a review than it really deserves.

Because, in my opinion, this is one of the worst things that's ever been produced by Playmobil ... :(

So, the intelligent question would be ... "If it's so horrible, why did I buy it?"

Because, (again in my opinion) this set has one piece that is very nice in its design and versatility.

This piece has been utilized in the attached photos. And, for those of you who like a bit of a challenge, what's the piece and which set did it come from?


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Clue: So, far there have been three similar but different sets issued containing this piece. (A European version, an American version and a Direct Service "Add-Ons" version.)

After everyone has had some fun identifying the "piece," we'll continue with the review. And, then we can argue and/or agree aboiut the merits and demerits of this Playmobil product.




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Re: WORST SET EVER?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008, 17:31:44 »

Hmmm... is it the "magic tree" which first came in set 3897?

It seems a little bit out of place combined with those other pieces, and I almost didn't notice it because of all the different landscape and foliage pieces around it.

What's so bad about this set, then?

I can see a lot of it has been recycled, like the safari station building and the jungle theme figures for example, but that doesn't seem a good enough reason to hate it. :P
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Re: WORST SET EVER?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2008, 17:50:35 »
Hi Richard!

Once you said that you disliked the banana tree ... Therefore, you bought it because of the gorilla (3039) ::) !

Do I get the candy? ;D

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Re: WORST SET EVER?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2008, 18:00:09 »
Is it the four way connector, which I believe is the only four way connector for Steck based pieces?

Click on this blue writing to see it at Heather's Playmodb

The same piece appeared under a different part number in the three sets 3433 Safari Station (European), 4305 Freight Terminal (American), and 7400 Safari Add-on set (Direct service add-on) all of which can be seen together in this page at Playmodb.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2008, 18:09:19 by Indianna »
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Re: WORST SET EVER?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2008, 18:04:03 »
Hmmm... is it the "magic tree" which first came in set 3897?

That's a very good guess, Sylvia.
The tree is not my favourite, but I like the other parts - especially the "green man" :lol:

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Re: WORST SET EVER?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008, 18:26:10 »
What set number is it?  At first I thought it was a 5759, but that doesn't seem to be it.
 

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Re: WORST SET EVER?
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2008, 19:05:29 »


Clue number 2: The largest single piece in the photo is from what I believe may be the Worst Set ever made by Playmobil.



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Re: WORST SET EVER?
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2008, 19:10:09 »
Hi Richard are you referring to those (EDIT: landscape add-on sets)?

Darn, I can't locate the sets (they must have been taken off PM USA), but they are the add-on "small landscape", "medium landscape", and "large landscape" for use with the train?

Whatever it is, thanks for the challenging post.

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Re: WORST SET EVER?
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2008, 19:21:02 »
Darn, I can't locate the sets (they must have been taken off PM USA), but they are the add-on "small landscape", "medium landscape", and "large landscape" for use with the train?

Like this one?

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Re: WORST SET EVER?
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2008, 19:27:34 »
I think you could be talking about 3217 tree house?

The add on set is 7937 smaller tree house and the American set number is 5746.

I can see you have used the base with the rock that flips and the other rock for hiding things under.
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