Animals and Shields

Small updates today to both the Animals and Shields sections.

In animals there are a couple of changes to the expected additions from the 9324 Mermaid Carry Case. The gold seahorse turns out to be the same as the previous gold seahorse. I had expected it to be a different gold but comparisons in hand show it to be the same. So that part number is now associated with the old gold seahorse as well. The white clamshell box however turns out to be new. It is a brighter more pure white color than the old ones. The old ones were a little off-white and had a green iridescence when seen in person. The new ones lacks the green tone.

Also unexpected, the purple coral piece is a darker purple than previously seen. It has the same part number though, so has been added as a color variation rather than something new.

The one part that was as expected is the new blue color for the shell ornament piece

In the Shields section the image for the magazine Dwarf shield was updated

A shield was added from the Antex 9300 Indian set as well

Thanks to Bob in Germany for both of those images.

I finally opened the 2017 PCC annual figure gift the 9297 Don Quixote set and the shield seems to be unique. The outer part is a dark anthracite metallic grey/silver color. Not black as previous versions of this shield have often been.

Hard to see in photos, but in person it is evident.

That’s it for this little update. Next will be the Figures series 13 that is finally arriving in the US. Thanks for reading – Tiermann

 

 

Shields for 2018

Here is the shields site update finally. I am just going to go through all the known planned shields for the year. Some may have been shown before in previews.

First up is the big theme for shields this year the Dwarf warriors theme available now. From the sets are these shields including the large two man shield shown first.

 

An unexpectedly interesting item from this theme is the kite shield in solver. The printing is such that when held in a more reflective light the image changes. In regular lighting it is a male bearded face and in the more reflective mode it shows a female face.

Also related to the Dwarf theme is the Playmobil Magazine in Germany February release that has a differently colored version of one of the Dwarf shields, this time with gold print.

In Figures Series 13 available now in Europe there is this oddly painted shield. The text is very Germanic and I do not know what it refers to?

Coming up later in the year in Series 14 of the Figures will be this crown heraldry shield.

In the second Dreamworks Dragons series there will be one wooden looking shield that is used as a seat back on one of the dragons

And finally, available now from the German Police SEK Unit theme is this riot shield

I want to give a special Thanks to Bob in Germany for his help with the shields for this year.

A few small additions to animals will be made the next update.

Thanks as always for reading – Tiermann

US Playmobil Catalog 2018

The 2018 catalog for the US is on the Playmobil.us website now. Located here.

The big news for animals is that there will be a new Dinosaur series this year released in the US. This is a surprise since this is the first public view of this series, it hasn’t even been shown in Germany yet. It’s recolors of the existing molds, no new species. The colors are good though and it will be worth getting if you are a dino fan.

One missed one that has been seen in the last German catalog is the brown fawn from the Series 13 Figures.

There are two new carry boxes, each with a new color animal in it. From the Winter Princess Carry Box is the white fox.

From the Egyptian Tomb Carry Box is a turquoise spider, the newer smaller size

There is also a Haunted House set, and it too has a new spider – red.

There are two uncertain ones this time. They may just be older animals re-released, or they might be new. Hard to tell from the photos. The first is in the Ghostbusters theme, an octopus. It could be color mixes red and yellow – or it could be the color shifting type that changes in water.

The other one is a coral that could be a new yellow, or the old dark yellow that has been released before. We won’t know on either of these until they show up.

In shields there are two new ones. From Figures series 13

and from Figures series 14

I think that’s it for this catalog. If you see something I may have missed please let me know.

Thanks for reading – Tiermann

 

 

Small Update to Shields and Figures

Just a small update, the shield from the Figures 12 series for the Shields site, and the group photos for 12 on the Figures site. Individual Figures Series 12 photos are on the way but won’t make it until some time next month. Also coming will be some more animal photos since my most recent box arrived from Germany (Thanks Daniela and Natalie!)

Shields Update

The new shields from the Dwarf theme coming up this winter have been added.

Also added today was the photo for the Pirate Ship’s Wheel shield.

Also new this update, a Skull and Crossbones heraldry category, just the one entry so far. I also added a new Heraldry entry for Flame for shields showing fire.

That’s it for this little update. Thanks for reading – Tiermann

2017-2018 Catalog Out in Germany

The new catalog is out in Germany including releases through January. It is available on the Playmobil.de site, as are the larger photos of the sets in the regular shopping categories.

I have only found three new animals this time. If you notice anything I may have missed please let me know.

In the new Dwarf theme there are two color versions of a new draft pony

In the Fairy Play Mat set there is a frog that looks to be a darker blue than previously seen.

That’s it for new animals, but the Dwarf theme has a bunch of new shields in it.

None of this is up on Animobil yet, I wanted to get the news out first and will add these plus any new part numbers that come from the newly released horse theme as soon as I can.

Thanks for reading – Tiermann

Shields Update

A couple of new additions to the shields section.

Thanks to Don a previously missed shield has been added. It is the two part round shield with the outer frame in old gold. It was in only one set, the Dragon Temple.

Also thanks to Don for pointing this out, the most recent batch of figures form the deAgostini books line includes women for the first time. One of these is Athena with a two part shield with the outer section molded in blue.

Here she is with the shield

Much more of a classic Playmobil look than the Play and Give Greek Athena from the last year. Both are great figures though and worth picking up.

That’s it for this update. Thanks for reading – Tiermann