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henry_martini

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Novelties 2013
« on: January 24, 2013, 12:33:28 pm »
Thanks to someone from Klickywelt a link to a free picture of the 2013 'asian theme'.

http://www.bz-berlin.de/aktuell/bilder/bilder-des-tages-vom-24-januar-article1628528-image2.html

I like most the black fez tassle. :-D
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Re: Novelties 2013
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 09:24:29 am »
Since I stumbled about it once again and for historical reference I am adding a link to a german TV feature about geobra back from 1993:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dfU6WEBbO0&feature=player_embedded

It has e.g. Hans Beck, HOB, reflections about their product philosophy and several never released prototypes. Among them a round medieval tent and THE mississipi steam boat. And English subtitles. ;-)

Just watch. :-D
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Re: Novelties 2013
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 11:16:39 pm »
Interesting details on the dragon; ¿How’s he armed?

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Re: Novelties 2013
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 09:24:03 am »
Interesting details on the dragon; ¿How’s he armed?

It is a multifunctional piece, maybe some kind of cutlery.
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Re: Novelties 2013
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 09:24:49 am »
thanks to Kaiser Mario from KW:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=m-ch-fea&v=OTDQUaP4FBU

the trailer of the dragon land theme animation (again with English subtitles)
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Re: Novelties 2013
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 09:36:18 am »
Since I stumbled about it once again and for historical reference I am adding a link to a german TV feature about geobra back from 1993:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dfU6WEBbO0&feature=player_embedded

It has e.g. Hans Beck, HOB, reflections about their product philosophy and several never released prototypes. Among them a round medieval tent and THE mississipi steam boat. And English subtitles. ;-)

Btw: at about 16:00 Hans Beck tells that they had a few mongols already back then but did not produce them because they did not quite exactly fit into the late medieval timeframe of their other sets. That's what I call historical accuracy. :-D
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Re: Novelties 2013
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2013, 04:53:43 pm »
Since I stumbled about it once again and for historical reference I am adding a link to a german TV feature about geobra back from 1993:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dfU6WEBbO0&feature=player_embedded

It has e.g. Hans Beck, HOB, reflections about their product philosophy and several never released prototypes. Among them a round medieval tent and THE mississipi steam boat. And English subtitles. ;-)

Btw: at about 16:00 Hans Beck tells that they had a few mongols already back then but did not produce them because they did not quite exactly fit into the late medieval timeframe of their other sets. That's what I call historical accuracy. :-D

Unfortunately one can really tell that Hans Beck has left us. I doubt he would approve with the direction Playmobil has taken lately. Especially the new Asia-Theme - in my eyes at least - is a rather awful example. Some niece single pieces for sure, but think about the possibilities and think about what Hans Beck would have done with an Asian-Theme, think Mongols, Marco Polo, Pagodas, think REAL Asia, not this whacky Castle & Dragon stuff we are presented now. Will the kids like it? Of course they will, would the kids have liked a theme as Hans Beck would have done it, I am certain they would have.
Sorry I'm just very dissapointed, also because again we are presented with large lumps as Castles, which offer absolute zero possibility of changing and rebuilding as steck or system-x.
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Re: Novelties 2013
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2013, 09:41:01 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GZ8n6yOfGM

thanks to [email protected] a video of the new rc pirate ship

http://www.klickywelt.de/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=53048&start=30
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Re: Novelties 2013
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2013, 06:58:17 am »
Thanx for the links. :)