Category Archives: Playmobil

Not as famous as Lego, but these German figures are pretty cool.

Miniature Broad Street Bullies

They finally arrived courtesy of Terra Toys! Being a toy and hockey geek along with being a completist, I ordered 18 skaters and two goalies. Then I’m ready to tear up the ice. For the opposition, they didn’t have Dallas … Continue reading

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A Zamboni® to resurface my desk!

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Happy Epiphany 2016

Bearing gifts of Gold (really Chuck E Cheese tokens), Frankenstein and Myrrh! This will be as good as it gets in Texas. To modify an old mean ethnic joke I remembered as a kid from the Eighties… How do we … Continue reading

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Found my present!

It’s pretty impressive. There’s a rink (don’t care if it’s to scale), a Zamboni, referees (really a ref and a linesman) with the Stanley Cup® and blister packs of the six oldest teams. The rink set comes with stickers to … Continue reading

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Happy 35th Birthday Terra Toys

The best place in Austin to buy Playmobil celebrated this weekend in conjunction with their new espresso bar (next door). It was pretty sweet. There was cake, a scavenger hunt and party favors. Meanwhile, I picked up some goodies for … Continue reading

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Lady Knight and retainers with a little kit bashing

Helping little girls in my own way, I modified a Playmobil knight package and accessories to make it more diverse. On the left, the knight is a woman (can’t see her braid in the back) who can still wear her … Continue reading

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RIP Horst Brandstätter, key player behind Playmobil

Rough week at Picayune, my site turning into a dreadful obituary section which used to be the easy money for newspapers alongside the want ads. A friend brought up this news because I guess poor Mr. Brandstätter wasn’t that important or … Continue reading

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The three pirate sisters!

Since the Lowrys are in town, I ran out to Terra Toys to make customized female pirates for Ethan and Kelly’s three daughters. You rarely see them in toy form, even Playmobil is guilty of focusing the girl lines toward … Continue reading

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