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