Playmobil |
40th Anniversary Exhibition

I posted yesterday a photo that took the majority of my readers on a trip down memory lane… Indeed, there are not many of us who have not played with Playmobil figures at least once! They are the offspring of German inventor Hans Beck, who approached the Brandstaetter Group with another idea but was given the task of developing a toy figurine instead. It took Hans Beck three years, between 1971 and 1974, to be finally satisfied with the result.

Our family took the opportunity during the Easter holidays to visit a fabulous exhibition dedicated to these cult toys, celebrating their 40-year anniversary. When we arrived at the museum, an absolute wonderland was awaiting us, spread over 2000 m2…. From the circus to the dinosaurs, from the very early figures to the sea life centre, from the Romans to the Egyptians and from the pirates to the fairy tales, everything and everyone was there. Sexy Hubby and I went right back to our childhood, exclaiming more than once: “Oh look! I had these!”

The displays were fantastic, as you can see below, and there were giant Playmobils and interactive stations too. I also loved the Instagram-like big photos staging figurines from various eras. We spent a really enjoyable couple of hours touring the exhibition and the girls were very enthusiastic about what they had seen too. Sexy Hubby and I did feel a bit nostalgic at the end and I regretted even more that my old Playmobils had all been given away. I would have very much liked for my daughters to play with them and it looks like they would be collector items by now!

I will leave the final words to Hans Beck: “I would put the little figures in the hands of the children without saying anything about what they were. They accepted them right away… They invented little scenarios for them. They never grew tired of playing with them.”

Do you now feel nostalgic too?
Playmobil - 40th Anniversary Exhibition - Roman Soldiers

Playmobil - 40th Anniversary Exhibition -  Instagram

Playmobil - 40th Anniversary Exhibition -  Sea Life Centre
Playmobil - 40th Anniversary Exhibition -  Astronaut

Playmobil - 40th Anniversary Exhibition -  Ghost in AtticPlaymobil - 40th Anniversary Exhibition -  Production Line

Playmobil - 40th Anniversary Exhibition -  Fishing Port
Playmobil - 40th Anniversary Exhibition -  Noah's Ark

Playmobil - 40th Anniversary Exhibition -  Vintage PlaymobilPlaymobil - 40th Anniversary Exhibition -  Mill

Playmobil - 40th Anniversary Exhibition -  Dinosaurs



21 thoughts on “Playmobil |
40th Anniversary Exhibition

    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      It really is incredibly well made.
      I am sure your children would have a lot of fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      The kids visiting the exhibition were indeed pretty excited… OK, we were too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

  1. Charly Dove

    Oh how brilliant Katia, it looks ace there. What a great exhibition, it must have been amazing. I’d love to have a nose round somewhere like this and find out the history. Love a bit of nostalgia too #whatsthestory

    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      The displays were amazing and there was no shortage of interactive stations.
      We totally loved it. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      I know, hard to believe they are 40-year old already…
      We had a brilliant time. xx

    1. Funky Wellies Post author

      Happy you picked the ghost, one of my favourites too. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I think it is so great to see our children play with the same toys we had. xx

  2. Jaime Oliver

    oh my i love playmobil its one of my faves (and yes it brings back so many childhood memories

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

  3. Trish - Mum's Gone to

    Rory had a fire engine, an operating theatre and a camper-van! We have just recently passed the fire engine onto my nephew who is three. It was lovely to watch Rory showing him how to put it together.

  4. Linley

    I had a simple cruiser boat when I was young. I should play (on my bath particularly) 1 billion time (for the less of course ! )

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