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SOLD. Playmobile has, for

SOLD.

Playmobile has, for many years, sat right on the edge of the fence of "interesting enough to try out" and "unengaging" for me. This may be an exception.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 25 July, 2012 - 11:00
"Brrrrring. Hello? Is this

"Brrrrring. Hello? Is this airboats? Yeah, hi it’s me Spacebot. What? Oh just lifting a thousand pounds like it’s an apple. No big deal." - Sterling Archer

I'm digging those extending arms and claws.

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Posted by GetterVolt on 25 July, 2012 - 15:27
Nice!

I was looking for this line just this weekend, but no luck at the local Playmobil hotspot. I believe the 2012 catalog listed them as coming out in August, so you got an early start. :-)

For anyone not overly familiar with Playmobil, if a set interests you at all, get it! You won't be disappointed. The quality of this brand, combined with the sheer variety of sets, makes it entirely unique. There is pretty much something for everyone. And some sets are wonderfully bizarre or lacking in political correctness, which can be awfully fun. Better still, they tend to fully flesh out their themes, so you are rarely stuck with just one or two specialized sets. More often than not, you can put together a huge display of whatever catches your fancy.

As a Florida boy, this line really interests me due to the EPCOT vibe. The good guys' base reminds me of The Living Seas pavilion, and the aircar strongly resembles a video shown in the old Horizons ride. But as a biologist, I'm down with the whole ecology theme anyway. Heh.

I'm guessing the odd shape of this one is to blame for all the assembly. Most Playmobil toys come assembled. Glad you liked it, Josh!

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Posted by japester on 25 July, 2012 - 17:58
Love this design.

It's like the AMP Suits from Avatar, but does them one better with the caution stripes and cheesy neon green. Plus the roll cage and headlamps give it that Power Loader feel.

This whole line is an interesting step for Playmobil. Their past futuristic offerings have often been pretty corny... which reminds me, I've gotta go back and find myself copies of these guys:
http://www.collectobil.com/catalogue/items/4528.htm
http://www.collectobil.com/catalogue/items/4604.htm

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Posted by recognizer on 25 July, 2012 - 18:12
They've actually got a really

They've actually got a really nice, modern astronaut in this year's singles. But if you want funky, look no further than their newest blind-packaged offerings that recently hit stores (series 2). Mixed in among the Bavarians, Mexicans, punk rockers, Elvii, skateboarders, knights, pirates, etc were two decidedly tokusatsu/sentai offerings.

I had to pick these up the minute I saw them. The hero character is clearly Japanese inspired. Love the huge belt buckle, chunky gun, helmet, and neckerchief/collar. The Vader-esque fellow could be almost anything, but he looks like the perfect foil for the hero.
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z64/japester/toys/DSC02605.jpg

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Posted by japester on 25 July, 2012 - 20:30
Nooooo! Stop making me want

Nooooo! Stop making me want Playmobil toys! I'm already drawn to them as it is. If I wasn't collecting anything else I could make a whole collection out of these friggin' things. Every time I look at them in the toy aisle I see something cool. As it is I've already relented on the blind bagged guys and my wife got me the build-a-robot set from the spy line earlier this year. That one was WAY too cool to pass up.

...and now this does too. In fact, I was similarly blown away by this line at Toyfair. It's going to take a serious amount of restraint on my part to not collect these.

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Posted by Alexx on 25 July, 2012 - 21:59
Does it come in yellow?

Does it come in yellow?

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Posted by BennyBedlam on 1 August, 2012 - 02:00
 
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