August Update

The new Horse Farm theme and Dragons licensed theme are both out this month.

From the horses there turns out to be two other new variations previously missed. Both from the biggest set the 6926 Horse Farm. The brown horse has a white blaze on the forehead, as does the colt. The horse is 30 67 0603 and the colt 30 67 0613

Here are photos of the three larger dragons from the Dragons theme.

Other new editions this time – the 123 bird from the Advent Calendar turns out to be dark blue and not black as previously listed.

The seashell hair ornament from the Girls Figures Series 5 in 2013 has now been added.

The Clamshell Box has turned up in Glow in the Dark white. Hopefully this is part of the current assortment at the Funpark? From a set? Thanks to Buecherwurm7 for this info.

Also noticed by Buecherwurm7 is paint variation on the tiger cubs. The first type tiger cub has two different paint styles. Shown as 1 here is what I believe to be the older style based on catalog photos. The newer style (2) is also used on the white tiger cub and the more recent style 2 tiger cub.

Questions about color versus plain white on the first style horse have come up recently so I have added more photos. The best way to quickly tell the color horse apart is by holding it up to the light. If the light shines through the mane then it is in the color plastic, if it doesn’t it is a regular white horse.

In the example here the color horse is the oldest style horse with the letter B on the rear and the larger date and no hole underneath. That is the case on all my color horses but may not be the case on all horses that came in color sets.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your summer – 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

July Update

Thanks to Buecherwurm7 for her help in getting a few new variations for the site.

First up is the first style white and tan spotted pony. There are four very similar ones it turns out. The two main types as seen for a long time on Animobil, and two variations.

The earlier of each type has a broad paint spot on the neck. The second type of each has the peanut shaped spot on the neck.

Here is the new addition to the site – the darker version with the peanut neck spot.

The oldest style one horse with the pinto spots came in two main color variations for the spots, a lighter tan and a darker brown. The tan one has been on the site for years, I’ve now added the brown variation as well.

There is a mold variation on the brown puppy. There are many of them out there with the more steeply curved tail. This shows up otherwise only in the tan spotted puppy so far.

Shark 3 now has better photos. This version is hard plastic with a straight top fin, darker grey above and lighter grey underneath, square jaw hinge and a hole for scenery.

That’s it for additions this month. The new horse farm theme and the How To Train Your Dragon theme will both be out in Germany in the next week or so. New part numbers probably in the next 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

Playmobil Add-Ons 2017

The new add-ons for 2017 have been released in Germany. There are many reissued animals available this year, but only two new color variations. Both of them are in the same set 6534 Ponies. There is a new pony colt in white, this time with a brown instead of grey mane. The other is a tan pony style 3 with a tan mane – previously seen in the Circus Roncalli set with a painted on blanket. This time it is just plain.

That’s it for new this time around. It will be nice to have some of the animals like the pheasant and the fallow deer available in an add-on since they never made it to the USA in a regular set. Most of the rest are pretty familiar. If anyone notices anything different please let me know.

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

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