Welcome to part 7 of TVTA’s series Never Mind The Adverts.
In this edition we focus on vintage and modern Playmobil figures.
Playmobil is one of my favourite toy lines for its simplicity, feel-good factor and traditional themes. As an archiver of toy advertising and a bit of a junkie when it comes to collecting toys, it’s always fun to add some Playmobil, whether from the secondary market, new, or by nagging the family to dig out any childhood stuff. Some of the following sets below are incomplete, but will still, I’m sure, have the power to bring a smile to your face.
First up…. vintage Playmobil Indians from the late 70s / early 80s
Various figures and accessories from vintage Playmobil indian sets.
And the band(s) played on
Circus bands. The top is a vintage set from the mid 1970s missing a few pieces, while the bottom is from circa 1991 and is missing the stage and a cymbal stand.
The Midnight Café
I was pleased with how this photo turned out. This set was available in France as a mail away order in the Playmobil catalogue supplement.
Rabbit Klicky Bunny Bizarreness!
Playmobil Easter bunny with eggs, basket and cane. Loose and packaged example. This strange but cute figure was given away in meals by French fast-food chain Quick in 2016. It has the feet and head of a rabbit appearing on the body of a Playmobil figure. The character is the same as the one sold in 2014 in the Playmobil Easter calendar pack. Playmo Easter bunnies can be dated back to 2004.
More Quick promotional Playmo figures
Sealed baggies. Quick promo figures from 2014 / 2015.
Recreio Comic from Brazil
Brazil. Sealed Recreio comic with Playmobil promotional figure in baggie. 2015.
I like to move it
E-Rangers Robot and driver. 2012. This very cool toy has articulated arms, legs and feet, and can grasp objects. It comes with a crate of red rocks for lifting (not pictured).
Elvis and Lady Gaga are in the house
From Playmobil’s ‘Fi?ures’ collection. 2011. Series 2 Elvis and Series 3 Lady Gaga.
Vintage Playmo-space. GE 5P robot with RG 9-5 vehicle and figure. Circa 1980.
Playmobil Special Plus
From the Playmobil Special Plus collection. Fairy and deer. 2016. This particular set was given away free by French company Prince when you collected ten tokens from their biscuit products.
Baby dinosaur, dinosaur egg, scientist. Circa 2011.
Table tennis players from 2011.
Playmobil Zulu warrior. 2009.
Off with their heads!! I call him “The Executioner of Lille”. He’s actually from the 2011 Playmobil ‘FI?URES’ Series 1 line
I call these my “Zombie Pirates” but they’re really just various ghost pirates pulled together from sets between 2009 and 2012 to form an undead motley crew of ocean-bound vagabonds.
That’s all for now. Thanks for looking, and join us again soon for another Never Mind The Adverts!
Dates quoted from official Playmobil catalogues.
Thanks also to Klickypedia