PLAYMOBIL Collector's Guide - Limited Collectors Edition is a hardcover book of 650 full color pages that presents detailed information on more than 4,500 PLAYMOBIL ® sets.This completely revised and updated work of reference all around the PLAYMOBIL ® offer a largely complete overview of every PLAYMOBIL ® set published from 1974 to 2009.It allows a very extensive insight into the colorful playworlds of PLAYMOBIL ®. Different boxes and their variations from the beginnings in 1974 until today are displayed.You will find not only images of products that where produced under licence in foreign countries, but also for the first time information about promotion figures and PLAYMOBIL merchandise.On top, the collector will find separate chapters about PLAYMOBIL Promotional-Figures and Key Rings.The catalogue also contains an ordered index, allowing you to quickly find any set by its number.A scale of values represented by 1-6 figures will help the collector in his search.This book is numbered and was printed in a limited edition of 3333.Contents:IntroductionHow does the book work?PLAYMOBIL TimelinePLAYMOBIL Rumors and mythsPLAYMOBIL from 1974 to 2009PLAYMOBIL TrainPLAYMOBIL SpecialPLAYMOBIL Exclusive setsPLAYMOBIL Easter and HalloweenLicensed ProductsArgentinaAustraliaBrazilFranceGreeceJapanCanadaKoreaMexicoSpainUnited KindomUSAKeyringsPromotional FiguresVarious setsMerchandiseOther Give AwaysCataloguesIndexThe texts are written in English and in German.
Playmobil toys are produced in themed series of sets as well as individual special figures and playsets. New products and product lines developed by a 50-strong development team are introduced frequently, and older sets are discontinued. Promotional and one-off products are sometimes produced in very limited quantities. These practices have helped give rise to a sizeable community of collectors. Collector activities extend beyond collecting and free-form play and include customization, miniature wargaming, and the creation of photo stories and stop motion films, or simply as decoration. 2b1af7f3a8