Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Playmobil is 40

I was born in the eighties, back in the days of playbus, cupcake dollies, tape recorders and of course Playmobil.  Playmobil had already been around for a while when I entered the world, and 40 years since those first plastic figures were created, we are celebrating the fact that it is still here and still entertaining generations of children.



As Playologists we were invited up to London to help the playmobil guys celebrate, and to rub shoulders with some lifesize Playmobil figures.  Pirate Castle in Camden was taken over by giant plastic men and Dylan loved seeing his toys come to life.  He was even more excited when he spotted the pirate and loved shaking his hand and playing with his sword.


Whilst the figures were there, they staged a pirate/knight/princess capture and rescue and you can see the brilliant video just here:


                 

Playmobil is a favourite in this house for so many reasons.  It is timeless, it has no batteries to replace, no annoying sounds, no rules and no time limit.  In the right mood the boys can play for ages, lost in their own pretend world and I love seeing Dylan's extraordinary imagination and Archie's curiosity.



Happy 40 Years Playmobil!



Did you grow up with Playmobil?  do your children enjoy playing with it now? You can find out more on the Playmobil facebook page

28 comments:

  1. These photos are so cool! Playmobil really is great. I think I want to be a playologist too!!

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  2. Love the big playmobil. I think I love it more than the boys!

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    1. Haha I think that may be true here as well!

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  3. Lovely post. I don't remember ever playing with playmobil when I was younger - but my little ones love it! It keeps their imaginations alive for hours.

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    1. It is great for imaginative play

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  4. Wow, who knew that Playmobil was 40!! Never had any growing up - I'm sure it was quite expensive and that's probably why lol.

    what a fun 40th birthday celebration!

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  5. fab post, gosh has it been that long , fab toys , many generations and long lasting toys to enjoy

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  6. these are cool figures, Happy birthday Playmobil!)

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  7. This looks so amazing! I can't remember having it growing up but I might be getting Baby some as it is so cool x

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    1. You should, it last for ages so a great investment

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  8. Sounds like a great day. Playmobil seems to have passed us by which I think needs to be rectified!

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  9. We have some great Playmobil sets and they are fantastic, although the Police sets always seem to have an awful lot of guns. Love the video!!

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  10. We used to LOVE Playmobil when my two were younger - kept them quiet for hours!

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  11. My girls have been playing with Playmobil all day long! We love it :)

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  12. Wow - this makes alot of sense as I can always remember Playmobil being around and am now 31. I didn't have it myself but I loved playing with my cousins.
    Love Vicky
    Around and Upside Down

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  13. What a great post, hard to believe Playmobil is 40! That said I'm old enough *cough* to have played with them as a child. We must get some in the house for our daughter. Sounds like the event was great, love the lifesize characters :)

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  14. This looks amazing! I adore the life sized characters. My little boy loves playing with Playmobil and I also remember playing with it when I was younger. x

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  15. I think my brothers had playmobile toys. I was obsessed with my Sindy doll so didn't really take much notice of what the boys were playing with!

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  16. We are huge fans of playmobil, I can't believe we are the same age!

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  17. I didn't realise Playmobil had been around so long! Lovely pictures, looks like a great day x

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  18. I am an 80's child too and I can't believe Playmobil is 40! I loved it and so did my 3! Love those big figures

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  19. it's amazing how timeless playmobil is. Can't believe its now 40 though! x

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  20. Oh wow how fab to go along to this event! Loving the giant figures!! We are Plymobil fans here... it's on the pricey side I think but ever so much fun building and playing x

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  21. I love Playmobil - its fabulous! I had hours of fun with it as a kid!

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  22. Loved my playground playmobil set

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  23. This is so cool! Not only would F like this but I would have loved it too! x

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