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Playmobil exhibition in Hoorn, Netherlands-
« on: July 16, 2008, 07:16:22 »
A collegue pointed out to me that there was a museum in Hoorn, the Netherlands that was temporarily dedicating an entire floor to Playmobil. It wouldn't be very large as it is a rather small museum - but still, it might be worth going.
I went with my lil' sis and her kids. She took some pictures which were unfortunately lost. So, we decided to go back a fortnight later and promised Tristan (my oldest son) and Rik (a neighbour's son - and most importantly: a great Playmobil fan) that they could come along.

My father managed to recover the pictures in the mean time ... but promises were made and were to be kept as well ...

Állthough I did make some pictures the second time around - I'll be using Saskia's pictures mostly as they are soooo much better ...
... and then dusk came and brought despair.

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Re: Playmobil exhibition in Hoorn, Netherlands-
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008, 07:51:12 »
It took a hours drive and a lunch in a nearly deserted MacDonalds, but finally we were greated by a friendly face. Zoe (Saskia's daughter) was slightly forced by her mum to go  and stand next to it.
In the background the poster of the expo which was for sale for just a Euro. Now I only have to find a good place for it (were Wilma won't tear it of the wall) ...


... and then dusk came and brought despair.

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Re: Playmobil exhibition in Hoorn, Netherlands-
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008, 07:55:08 »
The first thing you saw when you entered the (third) floor: my hero.

The description said that this buste of Hans Beck was shown during the "Expo of ideas" in Germany in 2000.
... and then dusk came and brought despair.

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Re: Playmobil exhibition in Hoorn, Netherlands-
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008, 07:58:11 »
Beside him, on the wall was a display I recognised from Speyer; but slightly altered to include the black and red Dragons. But allways good to see. The entire proces of designing the Dragons. From sketch to product.
... and then dusk came and brought despair.

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Re: Playmobil exhibition in Hoorn, Netherlands-
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008, 08:00:59 »
Beside that were some cabinets filled with toys produced by Geobra before they started to produce Playmobil. It isn't Playmobil - but still very interesting ...
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Re: Playmobil exhibition in Hoorn, Netherlands-
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008, 08:02:32 »
... and some more non-Playmobil toys by Geobra ...
... and then dusk came and brought despair.

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Re: Playmobil exhibition in Hoorn, Netherlands-
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2008, 08:05:27 »
... and some more ...

between the cabinets were plastified old catalogues. From the very early ones to the latest ones. In the last picture I'm going throug a catalogue of the seventies!
... and then dusk came and brought despair.

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Re: Playmobil exhibition in Hoorn, Netherlands-
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008, 08:07:14 »
... as seen here ...

On the back a short version of the history of Playmobil.
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Re: Playmobil exhibition in Hoorn, Netherlands-
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2008, 08:15:38 »
Here the early klickies. According to the description these were the figures in 1974: construction, indians and knights ... (spot the error) ...

In the next room there was a nice display on pirates with a large number of sets included.

... and then dusk came and brought despair.

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Re: Playmobil exhibition in Hoorn, Netherlands-
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008, 08:17:29 »
Against the other wall there was a huge display on contruction and  firefighters.

... and then dusk came and brought despair.