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

Animobil Update and New Shells

This week the main update is the addition of the set numbers for most of the new add-ons. In doing that there is one new part number, for the deer doe in the 6532 Forest Animals set. It may have painted eyes? The image on the website doesn’t show any significant differences so we will have to wait for a report from someone who has the set. For now the number has been added to the main entry for the brown doe. It is 30 67 2453

In actual news this week, Jennifer has reported two new clam shell box colors available from the Funpark at Zirndorf Germany. They are bright green and a speckled pink color.

Other than that it was mainly new group photos added this week. Here they are:

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

Figures Series 11 Updated

Fi?ures Series 11 has been uploaded to the site now. This is a great group of figures. There are a few minor quibbles – that pink wand for the sexy witch in the Girls series is an odd color choice – would have been better in silver or gold. The scepter/wand of the pink snow princess is a fantastic sparkle clear though, so that balances out I guess.

A super strong series, unfortunately Series 12 that will be out later this year is very weak with many exact duplicates of previous figures – and not the most popular ones even.

Lots of individual photos of Series 11 at the Figures Site

Next site update will be the 2017 add-on sets linked and some new group photos.

Thanks for reading – Tiermann

Shields Update

Updated the Shields pages today with some new shields and a couple of photos.

In the Viking Easter Egg from this year set 9209 the shield has a new light grey main part,  with a reused insert.

Main shield part is 30 04 8872 and the insert is the old 30 04 8060

Also added new this time are the pirate ship’s wheel shield form the Playmo-Friends series and the one new shield in the upcoming Fi?ures 12 series

Also new in this update are the photos fro the most recent shield from the Playmobil Magazine – copper with the red and yellow black dragon, and the two from the Fi?ures Series 11

Nothing else expected in shields for this year, though you never know with the magazines or the late year releases. That’s it for this update – coming soon the full Figures update for series 11 and the new animals in Add-ons. Thanks for reading – Tiermann

 

 

Animobil Update May

Some new Playmobil animal news, some new variations news, and many new images this update.

In new animals there is a Playmobil Pink Magazine issue 3/2017 with 5 new variations in it.

The rabbits are a very light pink and the foxes a lighter than usual orange. The unicorn is also a new color and paint variation.

In the Easter Egg with the pony foals 9207 not only is the white foal new but the tan one is as well. The brown matches up with the previous brown. The tan is a lighter and smoother plastic than the previously seen tan pony foal. The pony foals all have part numbers, brown 30 66 7063  tan 30 66 7053  white 30 66 7333

In the Aquarium shop set 9061 the pink shells have a new number and it turns out they are in fact different from the previous pink shell set. The new ones are not iridescent the way the first version was. It’s difficult to see in photos but is more evident in person.

From Jonas at Leszoosdanslemonde.com I have learned of mold variations for the 123 deer doe and fawn. No part number differences are known. The main difference is the ears. The more rounded ears seem to be newer.

Also from Jonas a paint color variation on the eye of the green 123 fish

Buecherwurm7 has found two variations. The first is an older style large rabbit laying in hard plastic. It has a hole in the bottom but the mold is otherwise the same as the regular version.

The other is the playing German Shepherd puppy unpainted. This came directly from the Parts Department in Germany as a replacement.

Thanks to Daniela my most recent shipment of sets and items arrived so here are lots of new images of mostly this year’s releases.

From the Arctic theme

From the Aquarium theme

from the Fairy theme

from the second series of the Super 4 theme

and a bunch of other new images from various themes

That’s it finally for this update. Upcoming news will be the release of the new Add-ons catalog for Germany soon. It’s available online for PCC members now. Next update will probably be a small one for the Shields site.

Thanks for reading – Tiermann

Shields Update

A small Shields section update. Thanks to Don for pointing out that the Super 4 Wolf warrior figure available from Quick restaurants in France has a new shield variant – the Wolf Shield with a white background instead of the grey/silver

I also updated the Caparison page again with the Color caparison number 3 now having the correct white lance. Here it is big

that’s it for this little update. There is one more shield out there not shown yet – the ships wheel shield from the latest series of Playmo Friends figures. I will post it when I get a good photo.

Thanks for reading – Tiermann

Early March Updates

Quite a few updates this week. First up is an information update. Thanks to Fernando in Mexico we now know that the brown open mouthed dog came in the farm set 3555 in at least some cases. This is the first set confirmation for this dog, so he happily finds a home and collectors have a place to start looking for him if he is missing from your collection.

Thanks once again to my great friend Graham in the UK a super rarity has found it’s way to me. The white version of the molded saddle horse.

Here it is with the other three known colors

Thanks to Andi in Germany for pointing out an eBay auction to me. Here we have something unknown, a black mouse. A seller in Malta has been offering a number of these, the source is not known at this time but it looks like legitimate Playmobil so I have added it to Animobil. Hopefully more about it will turn up eventually.

Two additional animals for 2017 have turned up. There is a part number at PlaymoDB for the Arabian horse from 9261 it’s 30 67 0313. With a new number I will assume it is in fact a new color combo – probably dark grey and black.

Also new in Fairy set 9135 is a giant yellow butterfly. It is made out of parts that already existed though, so I could easily make it up from extras I already had.

The remaining updates are thanks to Bookworm in Germany (Buecherwurm). She has pointed out a number of variations.

First I have finally split the painted parrots into groups by part number. I had them combined together, but when observed closely there is in fact a noticeable difference between the versions. There was a change in 2005/6 in the parrot mold and painting around the face. Here are the comparison photos of the three painted parrots and the versions.

The rattlesnake has two versions, but both have the same part number. Earlier ones have a tongue and newer ones do not.

The standing puppy has had a mold change. The tail is curved over on the most recently released ones. It had been straight up on earlier ones.  Again, no change in part numbers.

At some point there was a paint style change for some of the guinea pigs, and a color change on another. No part number change ever though.

One of the early type 1 ponies with painted spots has a paint variation. The spot painted on the side of the neck changed shape. It looks like this happened about 2006 and there have been two sets with this probably version in it since then 4074 and 5960.

Finally there is a tan type one horse with a diamond blaze on it’s forehead. Multiple copies of this have been seen in Germany. I do not currently know what set it is from and it doesn’t show up in PlaymoDB with a part number. More research is required. If you recognize it and know where it is from please let me know.

That’s it for this update. Most of the changes in this update are due to the help of collectors from all over the world. Thank you to all of you who have helped over the years! If you have any information that may make Animobil better or more complete please contact me any time, I would love to hear from you. Thanks for reading – Tiermann