The Reg Denies All Involvement...
...But the crime took place on the 'Rue de Bretagne'
I don't believe in coincidence. This is obviously a three pipes* problem
[*but not in the French sense of the word!]
We at El Reg's Playmobil department would like to categorically deny any involvement in a heist last week which saw thousands of boxes of miniature fun lifted from a lorry in southeastern France. According to this local report, thieves made off with 12 pallets of Playmobil from a lorry parked in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, some …
To do a playmobil reenactment of a Playmobil heist, you would need Playmobil models of Playmobil. At 1:24 scale, the models of the models would be 1:576. The best way to recreate this off the shelf would be to see if you could get a model ship of 1:570 scale with people. Although 1:600 is more common as it represesnts about 1/10th of a nautical mile to the foot (new register standard for scale?).
Even then, it wouldn't be a Playmobil heist of Playmobil, but a Playmobil heist of Airfix...
Of course that should be spelt 'coincidence' but I'm only being picky.
I agree that the rewarding of a bronze badge to a known (when they tell you of course) criminal - together with this article about a high-value theft makes for uncomfortable reading.
Also do the staff at El Reg believe that we wouldn't be able to piece this together? Hah - they under-misestimated us!
Bayko with a Y. My gran had a load of it. It was actually quite neat if you didn't mind that all you could make with it were 1930s-style semis. And later on when I started with Warhammer models, it was quite neat for my standard-bearers that I had a stock of thin tempered-steel rods, when all the other guys were using cocktail sticks which snapped on a regular basis.
Yes, now that you've elucidated on Bayko I do recall having inherited some during my '70s childhood. Never used it mind, as you say you could only really build 1930's semis (or possibly castles that looked like they'd been designed in the'30s). At that point I'd already had a lengthy exposure to Lego and Meccano, it seemed superfluous and quaint in comparison.
Frankly, since Playmobils, those days, cost nealy as much as any hard drug, there's no surprise they get stolen in lorries like drugs, cigarettes, and solid gold.
If my memories of the period when my nephew whas crazy about them, and every Christmas was an obligatory 60 bucks on a small Playmobil box with 2 figurins, those palets have to be worth millions !
Costs a small fortune these days...
Daughter is getting this for Xmas, http://www.tesco.com/direct/playmobil-5265-summer-fun-large-furnished-hotel/427-3931.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=427-3931
It will no doubt take a good couple of hours for daddy to build given its Ikea quality instructions!!
The saving grace was when I doubled my clubcard vouchers I only actually paid about £20
pint because I will need one after trying to put the @*&#!,; thing together
So, the delays with LOHAN, the problems with the Spanish bureaucracy, the issues in SpacePort... it all was an alibi for this formidable heist, and now we commentards are all accomplices of it...
... It makes perfect sense: the original Playmonaut is the mastermind behind it all, its supposed disappearing over the English Channel was coldly calculated so he can continue pulling the strings from the shadows!!
How can we even be sure that this "Lester Heines" is a real person and not an avatar of the evil Playmonaut??
What medication? I don't need no stinkin' medication!
I was there with Lester on the sad day that our brave Playmonaut sank to his watery doom, and I can confirm that (a) the English Channel can be a very uneasy body of water and (b) there was neither hide nor hair seen of the plucky chap.
But then, I would say that, wouldn't I?
Oh, that's okay then. I'll just ignore the rumoured sightings of a Playmobil submarine cruising the channel on that very day and give no credence to the alleged sightings of it surfacing near a beach at the southern end of The Bay of Biscay a few hours after the alleged 'disappearance'.
Could it be that the 'plucky playmonaut' is the mastermind behind all of this? Perhaps you are just unwitting puppets in his plan for global domination? Even as we speak he could be melting down captured lego blocks in some volcano-lair, probably much like the laser that got pointed at Sean Connery's nether regions in the documentary 'Goldfinger'.
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