Source: Playmobil Collectors Club (Picture)
The countdown to Christmas has begun. The first windows on advent calendars have started to open and Playmobil is producing a Santa figure every 18 seconds, or roughly, 4800 every 24 hours! And where are all these Playmobil Santa figures made? Not the North Pole , but rather Malta, an island nation known more perhaps for its warm than wintery weather.
An advent calendar is one of the more interesting (and fun) ways to count down the days to December 25th. While waiting in anticipation for Christmas morning, it is nice to receive a few presents along the way. The three Advent Calendars from Playmobil can help you do just that, with each one featuring 24 different items, such as figures, animals and a backdrop. Priced at $19.99, the three advent calendars are, the Forest Winter Wonderland (pictured above), as well as:
Playmobil Advent Calendar – Princess Wedding
Playmobil Advent Calendar – Pirates Treasure Cove
Medicom Toy is releasing two new BE@RBRICK figures that both feature a big dash of Christmas cheer. The two figures are the 2012 Xmas BE@RBRICK Santa ClausVer. (pictured above), and the 2012 Xmas BE@RBRICK Christmas tree Ver. (pictured below). Both figures will only be available in limited quantities and are priced at ¥1,575, or roughly, $19.39 each.
Source: Medicom Toy Official Blog
On November 15th LEGOLAND Discovery Centers located on three different continents will attempt to build the largest LEGO Christmas train ever in hopes of achieving a Guiness world record. The event is set to take place at selected LEGOLAND Discovery centers in The United States, The United Kingdom (including LEGOLAND Windsor), Japan and Germany . For more information on the event and participating locations, check out the World Record Attempt site.
Details about two new LEGO Advent calendars,a Friends themed one and a Star Wars themed, for the upcoming 2012 holiday season, have surfaced.
The new Star Wars Advent Calendar will feature a wide assortment of minifigures including: Darth Maul (Santa Version), Super Battle Droid, Snowtrooper, Rebel Trooper, Security Battle Droid, Gungan Warrior, Hoth Rebel Trooper, Imperial Officer (Hoth Version), and a R2-D2 (Snowman Version). Priced at $39.99, the Advent Calendar will have 266 pieces. The new Star Wars Advent calendar is very similar to the 2011 version, with the exception of an additional minifigure included in the 2012 version.
The new Friends calendar features two Friends minifigures, Olivia and Christina along with a dog named Coco. The set features 193 pieces at a price of $34.99. Presumably, a Castle and City themed Advent Calendar may be available in 2012 as well, much as they have been in previous years. Who knows, maybe even a The Lord of the Rings Advent Calendar could be on the horizon this holiday season.