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 lord_blackfang wrote:
I didn't think Playmobil was this dark. It actually has a full line of gladiators... are there also lions and christians?


Playmobil fascinates me. It is perhaps the most German children's toy imaginable.

Here's a toy Martin Luther:
https://www.amazon.com/Playmobil-6099-Martin-Luther-Special/dp/B00TKDX9LU
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot




UK



I was following the links through Amazon.

Quite the collection, especially some of the famous artworks recreations.

Not as charming as the Hans Christian Andersen Ugly Duckling LEGO exclusive from the Copenhagen store but that's just me.

   
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Charging Dragon Prince





West Lafayette, IN

Playmobil is amazing in the sheer scope it encompasses. From historical to fantasy to medieval to sci fi there's literally EVERYTHING in there. I wish they could get the license to do Marvel and DC sets, I'd love to have those characters finally in a shared scale that doesn't involve expensive snap together bricks I don't give a gak about.

www.classichammer.com

For 4-6th WFB, 2-5th 40k, and similar timeframe gaming

Looking for dice from the new AOS boxed set and Dark Imperium on the cheap. Let me know if you can help.
 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
Its AoS, it doesn't have to make sense.
 
   
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Cairo, Egypt

 Just Tony wrote:
Playmobil is amazing in the sheer scope it encompasses. From historical to fantasy to medieval to sci fi there's literally EVERYTHING in there. I wish they could get the license to do Marvel and DC sets, I'd love to have those characters finally in a shared scale that doesn't involve expensive snap together bricks I don't give a gak about.


I dunno, never really like Playmobile, it had the abstraction of Legos but without the custom ability. Might just be an acquired taste if you didn't grow up with them.

 
   
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Playmobil excels in quality for cost - the toys are just really beautifully made - even from simple plastics. They're robust and long-lasting. Had plenty growing up, and have a bunch stashed for the kids later in life.

I played many a WW2 battle as a kid - using large beautiful european houses and castles from Playmobil, etc.
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

I preferred Lego growing up, but me and my brother had plenty of both, and thanks to it's longevity all of it is now being played with by my Niece who is carrying on expanding them both

 
   
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Pauper with Promise






Bath, UK

FYI - Playmobil have 25% off everything until 12th April (at least in the UK) if you order from their website.

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 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
I preferred Lego growing up, but me and my brother had plenty of both, and thanks to it's longevity all of it is now being played with by my Niece who is carrying on expanding them both



My favoured revision aid through GCSEs and A levels.

45 minutes head in book, 15 minutes trying to use as much of my Space LEGO bits as I could to make a massive cruiser before it collapsed under its own weight.

   
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alphaecho wrote:
 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
I preferred Lego growing up, but me and my brother had plenty of both, and thanks to it's longevity all of it is now being played with by my Niece who is carrying on expanding them both



My favoured revision aid through GCSEs and A levels.

45 minutes head in book, 15 minutes trying to use as much of my Space LEGO bits as I could to make a massive cruiser before it collapsed under its own weight.


In my neighborhood the goal was to make a ship that could withstand reentry, by which I mean tossing it off a flight of stairs.

I eventually got it to work.

 
   
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Powerful Phoenix Lord





While we're on the topic of Playmobil...their pirate ships which come in/out of production often (frequently with changed sails or crew) are superb robust bases for 28-32mm style ships. They're dirt cheap, and really solid.

In fact, I just remembered I have one of these damn Playmobils ships sitting in a box somewhere...maybe a hobby project!
   
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Under the couch

Ooh, yeah - package arrived today!



Glorious!

Apparently the robots (which I didn't buy) can actually fit inside and drive the skulls.

 
   
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Thinking of Joining a Davinite Loge





Philadelphia PA

That skulls seems like it's crying out for some LEDs.
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot




UK

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
alphaecho wrote:
 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
I preferred Lego growing up, but me and my brother had plenty of both, and thanks to it's longevity all of it is now being played with by my Niece who is carrying on expanding them both



My favoured revision aid through GCSEs and A levels.

45 minutes head in book, 15 minutes trying to use as much of my Space LEGO bits as I could to make a massive cruiser before it collapsed under its own weight.


In my neighborhood the goal was to make a ship that could withstand reentry, by which I mean tossing it off a flight of stairs.

I eventually got it to work.



Did you use The Kragle?


And that skull is disturbing!

   
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Philadelphia

I ordered 10 Tehnolog Bonekorpus tanks a few months back

I did this piece of terrain last year https://imgur.com/gallery/FdbbRCD

Test tank for traitor guard with the toy + army men barrels:

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Charging Dragon Prince





West Lafayette, IN

Adventure Force 40 and 50 count tubs of figures have surprisingly good terrain included. The farm set has two amazing trees, and after a search I found a safari set that has three of those trees along with a ton of molded plastic rocks. All for about $6 to $15 depending on the piece count.

www.classichammer.com

For 4-6th WFB, 2-5th 40k, and similar timeframe gaming

Looking for dice from the new AOS boxed set and Dark Imperium on the cheap. Let me know if you can help.
 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
Its AoS, it doesn't have to make sense.
 
   
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Battlefield Tourist




MN

I found some of these locally, and wanted to share. However, I am not sure how useful they will be considering the lack of weaponry.....


Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
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Insaniak, where is that skull from? I feel it might make Chi-Town Admech a thing.
   
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Justyn wrote:
Insaniak, where is that skull from? I feel it might make Chi-Town Admech a thing.

They were being discussed a page back. I included a link to an eBay seller back there, which is where I got mine.

 
   
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Thank you sir.
   
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Cairo, Egypt

 Easy E wrote:
I found some of these locally, and wanted to share. However, I am not sure how useful they will be considering the lack of weaponry.....



I remember those, I saw them up on Amazon a white back, I imagine they're still there.

 
   
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Found something that takes minimal work to get to decent at my dollar store for $5:
Spoiler:
The lids fit on snugly and the clear parts assemble separately from the opaque plastic parts. You can make plasma generators etc and a cheap LED tealight easily hides out of view for dramatic lighting. The palace heads on the concrete base are pretty nice too.
   
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Cairo, Egypt

My order of Red Alert ships made it from England to Egypt in about 6 weeks and I'm happy with what I got.

https://www.theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/product/34-x-assorted-psc-games-space-ships-grab-bag/

I ordered 2 bags for 10 GBP each, 34 ships a bag.



The sets are slanted towards the bigger ships, 4", with some medium 3" and a few small at 2".



For reference in BFG cruisers are about 3.5", battleships 5", escorts 1.5"

The style of the ship is kind of 'generically futurey' which may not be a bad thing since they will look and feel equally at home in the Final Frontier, a Galaxy Far, Far Away and the Grim Darkness of the Far Future.

There a red pencily ones and green boxy ones with a few grey wide bodies in there.

Like the dime store ships I picked a while back I see them mainly as filler like transports or wrecks are the makings of another Space Hulk.



These will definitely join the transport armada as Rogue Trader Supply Barges.



These 3 can be the makings of a quick and dirty Marine Fleet, Battle Barge, Strike Cruisers and an oversized escort.

They feel like PVC plastic but I have no real plans to convert them, I like the idea of taking them out of the bag and painting. Still have to see how well they take primer and paint.

So not a great buy but certainly a fine one with lots of uses if/when I return to ship painting.

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SoCal

I’ve painted* a few of them, but I don’t remember if I primed them or just painted them directly like Bones minis. So far, the paint has held...but I’m not exactly using them every week.

*A basecoat or two counts, right?

   
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Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

Prime fine with Rustoleum spray paint and after that acrylic does well.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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Charging Dragon Prince





West Lafayette, IN

 DominayTrix wrote:
Found something that takes minimal work to get to decent at my dollar store for $5:
Spoiler:
The lids fit on snugly and the clear parts assemble separately from the opaque plastic parts. You can make plasma generators etc and a cheap LED tealight easily hides out of view for dramatic lighting. The palace heads on the concrete base are pretty nice too.


Which dollar store? If I can sell my wife on giving my daughter the slime mix, I can probably add that baby to my 40K terrain.

www.classichammer.com

For 4-6th WFB, 2-5th 40k, and similar timeframe gaming

Looking for dice from the new AOS boxed set and Dark Imperium on the cheap. Let me know if you can help.
 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
Its AoS, it doesn't have to make sense.
 
   
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 Just Tony wrote:
 DominayTrix wrote:
Found something that takes minimal work to get to decent at my dollar store for $5:
Spoiler:
The lids fit on snugly and the clear parts assemble separately from the opaque plastic parts. You can make plasma generators etc and a cheap LED tealight easily hides out of view for dramatic lighting. The palace heads on the concrete base are pretty nice too.


Which dollar store? If I can sell my wife on giving my daughter the slime mix, I can probably add that baby to my 40K terrain.

99 Cent only store in Socal.
   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Some additions to the Red Alert ships. Apparently The Plastic Soldier site has some more useful listings.

34 transports for 10 GBP (about 3" each)

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/480/689888.page#10775781

Space Station and 8 transports for 10 GBP

https://www.theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/product/red-alertlogistics-space-platform-escalation-pack/

Space Station for 4 GBP (but currently out of stock )

https://www.theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/product/red-alert-space-platform-with-stand/

 
   
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MN

Those ships look great Kid! I could see those being the basis for a great spaceship game and would work well in the upcoming A Billion Suns or Full Thrust too.

Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
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Cairo, Egypt

So... once again I had the thought of "why not buy the old Guns of Navarone mountain playset on ebay and turn it into 2' tall 40k terrain" but managed to fight it down barely.



Damn that was a cool toy.

In the process I found some interesting bunkers and toy soldier type sets for 40k, Titanitucs or whatever.

https://www.hobbybunker.com/products/star-fort-section-2512



Star Fort, buy 5 and make a massive 19th century style fortification.

I think this is the same thing.

https://www.toysoldierco.com/Accessories/Forts/Modular-Stone-Star-Fort/Product.aspx?ProductID=7558&DeptID=143&AssocDeptID=22



An alternative to the skull-heavy realms of battle, 3'x2'

https://www.hobbybunker.com/products/marx-6-piece-terrain-base-pldio6



$15, 13"x9" castle. Would need a lot of work but...

https://www.hobbybunker.com/products/hg-toys-recast-castle-13-in-l-x-9-in-w-x-5-in-h-hgcast



Wood block city

https://www.amazon.com/Building-FAO-Toddlers-Medieval-Princesses/dp/B0786XP6N2/ref=sr_1_24?dchild=1&keywords=toy+fort&qid=1587642702&sr=8-24



And some similar toys if you're looking to do a wood fort.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TXRKK2D/?coliid=I1RW1840GGEP3L&colid=ZFCP4NMFCMS4&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005C1HGSQ/?coliid=IE61J0ARU7CDX&colid=ZFCP4NMFCMS4&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0758NRNDM/?coliid=I28G0QQF5ORBB3&colid=ZFCP4NMFCMS4&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

and finally a more manageable version of the mountain. No interior with working elevator but still has potential.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0093ULTWG/?coliid=I329IAFSFSTPAS&colid=ZFCP4NMFCMS4&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it


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What continues to amuse me is that...as a kid, my father was a big toy nut (he's a military gamer/modeler himself) so I've owned almost everything posted on this page - all of the old plastic toy soldier stuff. I had the later pictured mountain set, the plastic Marx trays, the chintzy castle, etc. I wish I'd held onto some of that stuff - but I moved a lot later in life.
   
 
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