Playmobil: 40 Years of Stories to Tell

Playmobil addict? Find the story of this legendary figure that accompanies the imagination of children.

Beginning of the 1970s: Horst Brandstatter, owner of a company based in Bavaria, asked his designer Hans Beck a new toy idea. The plastic becomes expensive, but the best advantage. The Engineer-designer created so the figures of 7.5 cm high, with a head that turns and movinglegs, and a range of modular accessories to infinity that adapt to the hands of the characters. A revolution in the toy world. The first miniatures – an Indian, a Knight and a worker – are presented at the Salon of the toy in 1974. Children and parents are charmed! In the fall of 1974, the first Playmobil boxes are appearing in stores.

The machine is launched. Soon, the female characters are coming (first maids and nurses, they will then become pirates, pilots or secret agents), followed by children and babies in 1981. The family is complete, place the decorations and universe: castles, boats, ghosts, animals, etc. created over the years, serve as supports for the imagination of the children. In 1990, Playmobil broadens its target line 1.2.3 for 18 months-3 years. A few years after the launch of the first figurines, the company has the best turnover of German toy manufacturers. And the performance is renewed regularly ever since. European manufacturing of the figurines is an asset, it reassures parents.

Themes follow… but not alike. For forty years, more than 2.7 billion Playmobil figures were created and constantly reworked to stick to the codes of modernity (footballers in 2006, pregnant woman in 2012, Department store in 2014), safety standards and the wishes of the children. Of course, they have their say: for ideas, sixty designers of the brand did not hesitate to draw among many children received letters every day! In 2016, Miss Playmobil blows its 40 years.

20 main themes, 650 different characters: variety of the scenery, characters, attention to detail, quality accessories to still gain the same bet: stimulate the creativity of our kitties. Nothing is slowing: in 2013, the brand, leader in the toy market in France, distributed in more than 70 countries, recorded a new global sales record. For our pleasure (we, parents collectors) and that of our kids… We’re leaving for forty years older?

The life-size Playmobil

The Playmobil Fun Park, an amusement park with 12 playgrounds, born in 1999 in the Paris region. More recently, in September 2014, an event was organized jointly in 8 cities around the world: 40 000 figurines have been arranged in the streets to surprise passers-by.

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