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The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:June 21st, 2016, 8:46 am
by fearless-freak

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:June 21st, 2016, 9:31 am
by Alex Newborn
I saw that on FB.

I collected a few Playmobils as a kid. Seems like I have a glow-in-the-dark Playmobil ghost-in-sheet somewhere, complete with real metal ball and chain attached to his ankle.

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I found that pic online, as well as a few other Playmobil iterations of ghosts they've done over the years.

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And I want to say someone once used a Playmobil police car to give their Kenner Ecto some working lights.

[Edit: found the thread but the pic links are dead. http://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=19190&p=306736&hilit=playmobil+ecto#p306736

I really hope they do an Ecto.

Plus, they have been known to do a firehouse before...

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Alex

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:February 13th, 2017, 7:21 am
by Kingpin
A new trailer for the range has popped up:


Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:February 22nd, 2017, 9:55 am
by Wafflerobot
Pixel Dan has a video showing all the figured shown at ToyFair 2017:



I really like the look of the Ecto 1 there. I think it might be the best toy version I've seen of the car since the original Kenner Ecto 1

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:February 25th, 2017, 6:35 pm
by EctoVR6
I have to say not bad, might get some for my kid and hopefully get him into ghostbusters. Love the ecto, put looks like the real GB toy. Not crazy about the look of the people toys, but still cool.

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:March 17th, 2017, 11:33 am
by Alex Newborn
Fun to look back on my older comments on this thread and see that I was correct about both an Ecto and a firehouse... but the full line of the Playmobil GBs surpasses my fond hopes.

In addition to the past offerings like ghosts, seen above, I had an idea that certain other older Playmobil toys like police cars and garbage trucks might come in handy to flesh out the scene.

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And then I had this impish thought of Tracy the Gorilla coming by the firehouse for a visit.

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He just needs a fedora.

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Alex

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:June 9th, 2017, 3:29 pm
by Alex Newborn
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Oh yeah. I went there.

Alex

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:June 12th, 2017, 12:09 pm
by delta88
Love it. Tracking me down a Maid Service set now.

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:June 12th, 2017, 2:57 pm
by Alex Newborn
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I got mine off the 'Bay for a reasonable price, and great communication from the shop selling it.

The set also includes a washing machine and an iron/ironing board... as well as a tiny gray mouse who I predict will pop up in the background of lots of my Firehouse pics.

Alex

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:June 12th, 2017, 3:32 pm
by delta88
Found one for a good price. I really have fallen in love with this line. The Ecto and Firehouse are fantastic. Here's hoping for a clean Venky down the line.

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:June 14th, 2017, 3:16 pm
by Alex Newborn
Found this guy that I bought last year after hearing about the Playmobil GB possibility. This was my first time putting in the battery and testing him out.



He's from their Knights line, set 6042.

Alex

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:June 15th, 2017, 12:34 pm
by Alex Newborn
delta88 wrote:Here's hoping for a clean Venky down the line.


Well, he's clean... but I can't figure out why they went with a totally different design for these Funko/Playmobil two-ups.

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You can get these from a website called Wildcard Toys. $23 for the pair, plus $5 shipping.

Alex

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:June 15th, 2017, 1:54 pm
by delta88
I've always liked the design on the six inch better. A little tough to fit in Ecto.

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:June 20th, 2017, 9:37 am
by Alex Newborn
Once you start putting together the Playmobil Firehouse, you may notice that some of the set dressings, especially Egon's lab equipment, are repurposed toolings from past Playmobil offerings.

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Alex

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:June 20th, 2017, 11:46 am
by Alex Newborn
Janine's desk and a firehouse lamp seem to be from an Old West set offered in 1994, the Sheriff's office (3786).

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Meanwhile, her computer, phone, and chairs look to be from set 7224, office equipment.

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The tripod looks to have been used in several sets that featured all eras of still or video cameras. The camcorder in this set is an existing sculpt as well, still trying to track down its origin.

The dresser with four drawers looks to be a match to this dresser/entertainment cabinet with two drawers, from set 5308. Check out that fireplace, though. Could've been a cool addition to the Firehouse.

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Alex

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:June 20th, 2017, 12:19 pm
by Alex Newborn
Egon's microscope and test tube rack have been in numerous sets... including this bizarre Frankenstein-esque set 4880.

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No surprise the firehouse's fire hydrant is an existing piece, as seen in 5366...

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... as well as that other firehouse (5981) which I mentioned earlier in this thread.

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[I sure wish the GB Firehouse had come with a one-solid-piece staircase like 5981, instead of that one-stair-at-a-time snap together thing.
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I'm sure I could find the stool, bookshelf, pans, etc. if I looked a little harder.

And then there's this piece...

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... which comes from some really old space sets.

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I'm having a hard time figuring out what to call it though.

Alex

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:July 4th, 2017, 9:23 pm
by Alex Newborn
I finally found this little guy.

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Brings to mind this charming little throwaway gag from the 'montage' scene in the novelization (US).

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Alex

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:July 13th, 2017, 10:47 am
by Alex Newborn
I bought some used Playmobil animals off eBay with the intention of spray-painting them to look like the statues of Patience and Fortitude at the New York Public Library... so I guess you could call these 'second-hand lions'.

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I didn't know Playmobil had made pigeons/doves in blue and white, so when I stumbled across those by accident while browsing eBay, I nabbed a few.

Then on Tuesday, my son had a doctor's appointment that took us to a town with a TRU, so I wandered around and very nearly forgot to check the Playmobil aisle. I saw that they had lots of the Egon and Venkman sets in stock, so I grabbed some extras.

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I couldn't figure out how to disassemble the Klicky figures, but it was a short trip through the internet to find a tutorial video on a simple pressure method.

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Then you just swap the parts you want and Klick them back together. (Make sure the arms are in the upward position.)

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This gave me a 'clean' Venkman-- who will shortly get a new nametape via a home-printed sticker-- and yielded a slimed Egon.

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Next I modified the wig of the spare Egon to get rid of those ugly Basset hound ear sideburns (the hair was originally sculpted for an Elvis Klicky).

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In hindsight, I only really needed one extra Egon to make the Venkman, and then I could have put the slimed Egon's modified hair on the regular Egon body. But I usually prefer to have my 'pristine' figures not counted among my customs.

Four clean GBs, plus Egon without sideburns.

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Now to make a tiny 'Venkman' sticker.

Alex

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:July 13th, 2017, 9:10 pm
by Alex Newborn
I scanned the disassembled Venkman torso twice to try to get all the letters as flat as possible, then cut and pasted them pixel by pixel until I got a nice clean nametape design. (Upper right corner.)

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I printed the finished nametape section while the photo was still in the software, it had never been saved, so that meant it automatically went to the printer at life-size of whatever had been scanned.

I printed onto adhesive-backed paper, then laminated it with packing tape, and then cut it out. It was a perfect fit over the Spengler torso's existing nametape.

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It came out a little more pink than red on the letters, but it's less noticeable to the naked eye than it was to the camera's flash.

Alex

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:July 17th, 2017, 9:16 am
by Whirlygig
I was at Toys R Us recently and saw an older, clearanced set with a Genie coming out of a bottle (along with a figure).

The genie was the same exact mold as the trap ghost.

Now you will never un-see it. :boogieman:

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:July 18th, 2017, 9:21 pm
by Alex Newborn
Thanks for the heads-up!

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This news interests me.

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That's me on the left, from 2011.

Alex

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:July 21st, 2017, 9:29 am
by Whirlygig
Alex Newborn wrote:This news interests me.
That's me on the left, from 2011.


Lol, nice!

Re: The Original Ghostbusters Will Be Playmobil's First Licensed Toy Line

PostPosted:August 8th, 2017, 10:21 am
by Alex Newborn
Well, it took a month longer than it should have, but finally Playmobil replaced a defective part for my Firehouse.



Ultimately I put the broken black piece into the EKG machine I'd bought on eBay from a much older Playmobil operating theatre set.

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The replacement pieces gave me the option of doing the GB version both with and without that 'desperately official' sticker that had the no-ghost Mooglie logo and the word Ghostbusters.

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Alex