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Toy Fair 2015 – Playmobil

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Sweet! It’s playmobil time. I’ve been covering playmobil’s Toy Fair booth since 2001, and it’s typically my favorite appointment. There is some exciting surprises coming up, so stay tuned for word on those. In the meantime, let’s check out the new line-up for 2015, including the Super 4!

Click below to check out all the cool stuff I saw, like this female gladiator.

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Playmobil Studio shots

Astronaut

To get ready for Toy Fair in NYC, I spent some time in the studio with my playmobil astronauts and some Kinetic Sand from Play Visions. Check out some more pics below.

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Custom Playmobil -NASA Orion Capsule

Splash Down!

My son and I were excited to hear about the new NASA Orion capsule. This is the vehicle our astronauts will be using in a few years to return safely from trips to Mars and the Moon! I recently picked up the Playmobil Rescue Raft (5545) from Toys R Us. I decided to mod it to look like the new capsule. Check out my pics below, including a link to download a set of decals to make your own Orion capsule!

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Review: Playmobil Ferris Wheel (5552) and motor

Fair scene

My wonderful wife and adoring son knew exactly what I wanted for my birthday and surprised me with the Playmobil Ferris Wheel (with optional motor). I love the fair. I’ve photographed our County Fair for local blogs and TV station for the last few years. I love everything that the fair means for a community, and the people it brings together. There is some old school Americana at the fair, and I usually go four or five times through its run. And you know I love playmobil, so when playmobil hit the fair, I was fixated. Check out my pics below, and see the video of the lights and motor in action.

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Podcast Playmobil Parachutist and Pull-back Racer

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Podcast: 2014 Toy Fair Part 2: Collectibles

Part 2: Collectibles
Photo galleries from the sections covered are available here:

  • DC Collectibles: Batman and DC properties
  • NECA: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Alien, Portal, Pacific Rim
  • Mezco: Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy
  • Funko: Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Back to the Future, Pulp Fiction, Goonies
  • MEGA: Halo, Call of Duty
  • Hasbro: Transformers, Star Wars, Gaurdians of the Galaxy
  • Playmobil: Samurai Dragons, Shopping Mall, Alps (featured Toy Fair podcast)
  • Mattel: Batman, He-Man, Back to the Future
  • LEGO: Lego Movie, Simpsons, Chima, Ninjago, Star Wars, Ghostbusters
  • Diamond Select Toys (not in the video): Walking Dead, Minimates, Pulp Fiction, Sin City, Godzilla

Part 1: Cool Stuff, and Part 3: Kids’ Stuff


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Podcast: 2014 Toy Fair Part 1: Cool Stuff

Part 1 all the cool stuff I saw at the 2014 Toy Fair.
Many still photos can be found here:

Part 2: Collectibles, and Part 3: Kids’ Stuff


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My Toy Fair journey via Instagram

Toy Fair Traveller

In an effort to engage you all while I’m taking hundreds of photos on my DSLR and uploading them later, I decided to try Instagraming my trip along the way. You can always follow me on Instagram. Click below to see the journey.

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Podcast: 2014 Toy Fair Playmobil booth raw video

I’m still working on my master Toy Fair video, but I wanted to share the raw video from the playmobil booth. You can read my detailed write-up here or click below for all the still photos.

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Toy Fair 2014 – Playmobil

My absolute favorite tour at Toy Fair every year is the Playmobil booth. The last several years have shown and overall decline in originality from most toy manufacturers… but not at Playmobil. This year, this was the only booth that only had new stuff to show. All the other tours had 2 and 3 year old items on display with only one or two new things. Also many companies are moving away from internal properties they invented, and simply licensing out popular characters. (Two years ago it was allll Angry Birds, this year, everyone had My Little Pony) That’s why, year after year, Playmobil has consistently thrilled and surprised me. Check out what I got to see this year. Literally everything new from their booth is in the large photo gallery below.

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