Category Archives: Playmobil

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

Brownie the Dragon!

Brownie demonstrating a cat law…’if I fits, I sits,” as she takes up residency in the Playmobil castle I gave Aaron and Robin for the 2019 holidays. Such a funny little creature.

Posted in Cats, Playmobil, Toys | Tagged | Comments Off on Brownie the Dragon!

Made a trophy with a toy and super glue!

Since Megan has clobbered us all lately in exercise challenges via Challenges (iOS app) due to her dedication, not necessarily my slacking, I made her a little trophy to celebrate her three-month streak. They key to getting the Playmobil ninja … Continue reading

Posted in Playmobil, Toys | Tagged | Comments Off on Made a trophy with a toy and super glue!

Check out what I got in the mail from Amsterdam!

My friends who live in Amsterdam sent me the English links from the Rijks Museum to score these special Playmobil sets based upon famous paintings! Above is The Nightwatch by none other than Rembrandt. Stealth was not the plan as you … Continue reading

Posted in History, Playmobil, Toys | Tagged , | Comments Off on Check out what I got in the mail from Amsterdam!

Welcome December

I was a tad absent-minded on implementing the obvious changes on my site Friday. Again, it slipped my mind which was annoying, I had the snowy header ready to go. A little nod to the horrible weather I left behind … Continue reading

Posted in Hockey, News, Playmobil, The Site, Toys | Tagged | Comments Off on Welcome December

Playmobil Concert a la Austin!

I finally took my Playmobil Concert Stage toy out of storage and set it up in an cleared space on my desk. Then I populated the stage and crowd with every figure I could find easily (there are more I … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Playmobil, Toys | Tagged | Comments Off on Playmobil Concert a la Austin!

Playmobil customer service is awesome

Currently, I’m building a special diorama in my cubicle at work surrounding the Playmobil rock stage I bought with my GWD winnings a couple years ago. When I discovered that the key piece, its sound and lights generator, had a … Continue reading

Posted in Playmobil, Toys | Comments Off on Playmobil customer service is awesome

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

Posted in Hockey, Playmobil, Toys | Comments Off on Miniature Broad Street Bullies

A Zamboni® to resurface my desk!

Posted in Hockey, Playmobil, Toys | Comments Off on A Zamboni® to resurface my desk!

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

Posted in Playmobil, Toys | Tagged , | Comments Off on Happy Epiphany 2016

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

Posted in Hockey, Playmobil, Toys | Comments Off on Found my present!

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

Posted in Austintatious, Playmobil, Toys | Tagged | Comments Off on Happy 35th Birthday Terra Toys

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

Posted in Playmobil, Toys | Tagged | Comments Off on Lady Knight and retainers with a little kit bashing

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

Posted in Playmobil, Toys | Tagged | Comments Off on RIP Horst Brandstätter, key player behind Playmobil

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

Posted in Playmobil, Toys | Tagged | Comments Off on The three pirate sisters!