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BWNYC
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  • New York, NY
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City
New York
Country/Nation
United States
Themes I collect:
Adventure, Animals, City Life, Dollhouse, Fairy Tales/Fantasy, Farm, Historical/Medieval Themes, Knights, Pirates, Romans, Space, Specials, Trains, Vehicles, Victorian, Vikings, Western, Other
My collecting activities:
Customizing figures, Exclusive sets/figures, MIB sets, Merchandising/Catalogues, Other
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I first discovered Playmobil in 1994, when a teacher had one of the medieval houses on display in our classroom. Even as a youngster, it caught my imagination with its quality, detail, and absence of pre-made background story or explanation; it was up to me to make up and explain what it all was. Fast forward a couple of years to 1996 and I finally came across a store in my state that sold playmobil, and I was so excited (if not sad that I didn't have more money at the time). I could afford 2 Specials--4512 ("Heavy Metal" guitarist) and 4530 (sorceress with snake). I would stare at every page in the mini catalogs every day. Animals had always been a favorite subject of mine, and those by Playmobil were (and still are) superior in variety, quality, and consistency. After I saved up for a while, I bought a few sets with animals and loved them. Likewise, as you can imagine from my first two purchases, I loved the figures straight away. I can't think of any set or theme I don't love, but I have to limit my collecting, as I only have so much space! I still collect the animals along with the Fi?ures series, which has become my new favorite...taking my love of Specials to the next level. I find myself constantly daydreaming new ideas for Fi?ures; will do my best to start sketching out some ideas and posting them on this site! I've known the brand and its DNA for many years now, and it continues to keep me excited as an adult.

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Fi?ures idea #48: Spider

Posted on October 28, 2015 at 8:02pm 1 Comment

This is another rushed drawing, so my apologies again!

My idea here was to make a spider-like woman. I was inspired by some of the other Playmobil figures that have the spider web design, and also a Lego toy I saw a while back (which is very similar to this design). The idea is that the Fi?ure (which has…

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Fi?ures idea #47: Cupid/Eros

Posted on October 28, 2015 at 7:51pm 2 Comments

I haven't posted any ideas in a while, so I felt long overdue (I still have hundreds of ideas I just haven't put on paper yet). I drew this in a hurry (less than 5 minutes) - I didn't even do a sketch first, just drew what was in my head (so excuse the low quality). Likewise, excuse the poor picture quality - I don't have access to a scanner today, so I just used my old webcam.…

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Fi?ures idea #46 - Marilyn Monroe

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 10:52pm 1 Comment

While "celebrity" Fi?ures aren't necessarily my favorite, Elvis was quirky enough for me to really like. I thought something that was iconic, but could still be any character within children's imagination was the way to go, so I decided on Marilyn Monroe. I tried to recreate her white dress from that famous scene in which a subway vent blows it up and she has to hold it down. For the bottom, I used the same skirt the series 2 fairy has (since it has the impression of movement), and the torso…

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Fi?ures idea #44 - Chess Queen

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

I really like the special figure that members were sent – the white knight. I also really liked the idea of using the typically “princess” figure found in every Fi?ures series in a new and creative way – particularly the idea of a chess queen stood out to me. The white knight figure inspired the color scheme – all white. The only thing she needed was the right crown, so I drew something that looks like the top of a queen chess piece.…

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Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 5:19pm on February 19, 2014,
PCC Member
claire/surfergirl
said…
Your ideas and drawings are fantastic....Playmobil really should be paying you as a designer!

I cannot decide on one favourite as I love so many of them.....the gnome and leprechaun are loveable and I adore the detail of the Aztec.

I think each and every one of them would fit into the Fi?ures series and many of the past and present themes.

Superb! :-)
At 9:41pm on February 19, 2014,
PCC Member
BWNYC
said…

Thank you - I appreciate your kind words! I have a huge list of ideas, so hopefully there are more sketches to come, and I am ready for a job offer! :-)

At 10:09pm on April 8, 2014, Stavros said…

Hi BWNYC,

It seems you did take Tim to some really exciting spots!!! Gongrats!!! Your photos make me feel like I'm right there in NYC with Tim.

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