Second only to Lego as one of the world’s most popular toys, Playmobil has always done its own thing instead of creating lines based on hit movies or other popular franchises—the NHL aside. But next year that’s all going to change as Playmobil is introducing its first licensed toyline based on characters from the…
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I always used Playmobil figurines to reenact my favorite movies, but artist Pierre-Adrien Sollier recreates famous works of art with Playmobil shapes, painting images of the plastic toys in the place of people and animals.
There's no way that this isn't the result of The Lego Movie's success. When I was a kid, Playmobil was what younger kids got to play with instead of Lego, since there weren't a bunch of small parts to swallow. That's kind of the same feeling that the movie announcement has.
One is a venerable line of permanently smiling German toys. The other is an epic fantasy series with plenty of evisceration and scenes of people putting appendages in other people's holes. The result? A Dothraki love-making scene with the power to annihilate your childhood.