Today, the United States of America celebrates its 238th birthday! That means that its time to fire up the grill, watch a fire works show or visit the newly reopened Statue of Liberty. Happy Birthday America!
The owner of Playmobil’s Zirndorf, Germany based parent company, geobra Brandstätter GmbH & Co. KG, Horst Brandstätter, has just turned 80. Known as HOB inside the company, Brandstätter played a major role in the development of Playmobil during the 70s, when an oil crisis made the production of solid plastic toys uneconomical. Brandstätter has worked in the field of manufacturing for over 55 years and has no intentions to stop anytime soon, as he considers his work at Playmobil and geobra Brandstätter as his purpose in life.
The Playmobil Pirates line will soon be seeing the release of a radio controlled motorized ship will have the ability to be controlled from up to 30 meters away. In addition, the new RC underwater motor module utilized by the pirate ship will also be compatible with other Playmobil ships. The Pirate Ship with the new RC underwater motor module will be available starting May 17th in Germany and in Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and Scandinavia in 2013. The Pirate Ship will be available in other markets starting 2014.
Source: Playmobil Collector’s Club
Playmobil is best known as an imaginative play toy and few things inspire one’s imagination as much as the circus. Oliver Schaffer of Germany has brought together both the imaginative worlds of Playmobil and of the circus with his Circus Oliver exhibitions. Featuring more than 5,000 Playmobil figures, the exhibitions showcase different types of circuses ,many aspects of circus culture and display’s from the actual circuses themselves. The circus and Playmobil are quite a draw, so much in fact that more than half a million people have seen the 7 separate Circus Oliver exhibitions that have taken place in Europe over the last 10 years. Circus Oliver is currently exhibiting in Chemnitz, Germany until February 23rd at the Galerie Roter Turm. For more pictures of the exhibitions, check out Circus Oliver’s Facebook page.