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#1 Hobbes

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 06:40 PM

Yes, it's not LEGO, I know. But it fits here quite well I think and shows what Playmobil does right:

Playmobil custom figures US Civil War

The thread's quite old but I found it on lugnet.at from a member looking for dioramas. There's lots more dioramas in that forum, including Castle, Romans, Western etc.:

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Even if it's not LEGO I think it looks great.

#2 TheBrickster

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 07:01 PM

Thanks for sharing Hobbes.  I've seen a lot of these over the years.  There's even some better ones than this out there.  I'll post a few when I locate.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 07:43 PM

8-  that last image is really impressive...  i can't wait until i have enough western buildings designed that i can do that with LEGOs  ;-)
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#4 Mister Phes

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 08:26 PM

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These fellows look more Roman than Western to me...


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#5 Hobbes

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 08:38 PM

View PostMister Phes, on May 6 2007, 09:26 PM, said:

These fellows look more Roman than Western to me...
If I may quote myself:

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There's lots more dioramas in that forum, including Castle, Romans, Western etc.


#6 Norro

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 09:06 PM

Playmobile's scale is so much more compatible with natural elements it is unfair in diorama terms... Of course if lego worked better outside scenery builder's would be a little obsolite ;-)

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:08 PM

Many Playmobil collectors are in to Garden Wargaming.  

Take a look at the scale of this Alamo battle:

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 11:24 AM

Wow, I didn't know that Playmo was also used for army building.
These Alamo pics are impressive!

I wonder if those figs are as expensive as the Lego Imperial Soldiers ($5) and if they are also very rare/hard to find.

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 03:34 PM

I was in a toystore over the weekend which had a pretty big Playmobile selection. It seems to me that PM has a larger and more varied selection of themes than LEGO does. Not only was there a Castle, City and Space theme that LEGO has but there was also Western, Zoo, Farm and something that looked like a Renassance Palace theme among others. I remember thinking how great it would be if LEGO created similar themes. I also noticed that a lot of the themes had human vs. human conflict in it even though Playmobile seems to be aimed at a slightly younger crowd than LEGO. Playmobile and LEGO are very similar toy brands and yet they have very different product offerings and it seems a very different market strategy. It looks like PM is doing well financially with their products even though half of their themes are non-violent, non-conflict ones. I just wish TLC would maybe gear their philosophy towards a PM type of product line that's based more on creativity rather than an "action, flashy lights and sounds" kind of approach they've had for the last few years.



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