The 2016-2017 Playmobil catalog is out in Germany now, and we have at least 17 new animals in the winter release themes.
Released in December are a new Farm Carry Case and a Princess Carry Case set.
In the farm there is this goat kid with painted eyes
In the Princess set is this white kitten with painted eyes
The first big new theme for December release will be a new Arctic theme. Included in it is a set with new polar bears
The adult looks like a new head, and the cub is based on the panda cub now instead of the brown bear cub.
Also in arctic is this new dog – a Husky or Malamute
It’s part of a dogsled set, and should be expandable if you want a bigger team than the four included.
There is a new shopping mall theme, with a pet shop included but all of the animals in that set look like re-releases at this point. We may be surprised later of course. That series is scheduled for January, as is the other major new theme – a new Aquatic Park theme.
There are a couple of great enclosures as well as touch pools included in a gift shop set. There will also be a series of bagged animals with lots of new color variations and some new molds.
From the large enclosure set there is a new mold for the sea lion
In the bagged sets there is one with two octopuses – both with the color changing plastic. The smaller one is a new mold as well
There is a bag of pelicans, the adults are the old molds it looks like, but painted. The young are brand new. Hard to tell if it’s one mold for the two young ones or two different molds, Poses can make a huge difference in how they look.
There is a bag with seals – the white baby seal that already exists and a new color baby plus a new paint job on the adult seal.
There is a sea turtle set with the new sea turtle from the Family Fun theme, plus this new color variation of the baby tortoise
There is a Marlin bag with the existing marlin in it, plus a new young marlin
The final new bagged set is hammerhead sharks – the large one looks like a darker coloration of the existing hammerhead, and there is one that looks to be a new young hammerhead mold
If you are a Playmobil Collectors Club member it’s possible to download a copy of the new catalog plus see larger images of the new sets at PCC.pm
If you aren’t a PCC member then photos of the catalog have shown up at Klickywelt.de in the Neuheiten forum. Some have been seen on Facebook as well. The catalog should be showing up at Playmobil.de some time in the next few weeks. The new sets are also under discussion at PlaymoFriends.com
Generally some great new themes coming out, with lots of interesting new pieces. Looking forward to seeing some of them in person next spring, Thanks as always for reading – Tiermann