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We're delighted to report that the first Playmobil expo in the Spanish village of Tivissa turned out to be a bit of a blinder. We were alerted to last weekend's miniature celebration - forming part of the IV Fira De Natal (Fourth Xmas Festival) - by expat reader Neil Tragham (and yes, that's his real name). Poster for the …

  1. TheProf Silver badge
    Angel

    Wonderful

    Almost enough to restore my faith in mankind.

    1. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: Wonderful

      Agreed. A marvellous effort.

    2. Robin

      Re: Wonderful

      Molt impressionant!

  2. Fraggle850

    El Reg well and truly trumped by the Catalan dioramists!

    An impressive collection of Playmobil dioramas, El Reg needs to up it's game on the Playmobil front.

    1. Steve Gill

      Re: El Reg well and truly trumped by the Catalan dioramists!

      More Playmobil is always good

      (Lego can be used in emergencies)

      1. Mark 85 Silver badge
        Unhappy

        Re: El Reg well and truly trumped by the Catalan dioramists!

        (Lego can be used in emergencies)

        That, sir, is either sacrilege or treason. I'm not sure which and being it's Friday I can be arsed to sort it out.

        1. Steve Gill

          Re: El Reg well and truly trumped by the Catalan dioramists!

          I did specify only for emergencies - meaning specifically Playmobil shortage type emergencies

  3. Michael H.F. Wilkinson
    Coat

    Playmobil or it didn't ....

    Oh, hang on....

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

    I'd better be going

  4. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge
    Coat

    Xmas In Catalunya

    Is there a playmobil caganer?

    1. Peter Simpson 1
      Happy

      Re: Xmas In Catalunya

      And in the Roman "Battle of Bejesus" scene, was "Romanes eunt domum" spotted on any walls?

  5. Fraggle850
    Black Helicopters

    Were I of the tinfoil hat persuasion...

    ...I'd be mightily suspicious of the inclusion of an Elvis scene and also at the inclusion of an astronaut in the nativity scene - they are obviously trying to send some coded message. I'd guess that they also have a top secret JFK assassination diorama in some concealed room in the Casal Cultural that only top-echelon cognoscenti have access to, you know, one that shows the positions of ALL the gunmen.

    The astronaut is of particular interest: I don't suppose it's the 'plucky playmonaut' who *allegedly* met a sticky end in a watery grave somewhere in La Manche way back in 2012?

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/04/spears_flight/

    1. Sir Sham Cad

      Re: Were I of the tinfoil hat persuasion...

      Are you suggesting the Plucky Playmonaut faked his death to cover up that the PARIS landing was faked in a TV studio on the moon and Ancient Playmonauts actually were around for the birth of Jesus just like in that Chris de Burgh song that was actually written by Christopher Marlowe?

      I'm sold.

      1. Fraggle850

        Re: Were I of the tinfoil hat persuasion...

        Sounds feasible. I'm not sure where Elvis fits in though, probably something to do with him faking his own death as part of his undercover operations for the DEA. Perhaps he's also living in truck in the remote Spanish mountains? Perfect place for him to mastermind some shady Playmobil smuggling operation.

    2. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: Were I of the tinfoil hat persuasion...

      I'd guess that they also have a top secret JFK assassination diorama in some concealed room in the Casal Cultural that only top-echelon cognoscenti have access to, you know, one that shows the positions of ALL the gunmen.

      They did... take another look at the Colorado Springs pic.

    3. MrT

      Re: Were I of the tinfoil hat persuasion...

      If that's Elvis, where's his chip shop? There's also a shocking lack of unicorns at the nativity scene...

      1. Fraggle850

        Re: Were I of the tinfoil hat persuasion...

        The chip shop was a convenient front operation in the eighties but he's moved on since his cover was blown.

    4. Down not across Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: Were I of the tinfoil hat persuasion...

      I'd guess that they also have a top secret JFK assassination diorama in some concealed room in the Casal Cultural that only top-echelon cognoscenti have access to, you know, one that shows the positions of ALL the gunmen.

      But... we all know Lister convinced him to shoot himself.

  6. Jimboom

    I applaud their efforts

    However, having been gifted playmobile sets in the past for my spawn I can say one thing... I hope they don't lose any of the building pieces (the plastic bits in between the buildings that stick them together)

    And... that must have cost a small fortune for all those separate kits ... no wonder Spain is not in good shape financially!

  7. Your alien overlord - fear me

    You know even Elvis has a dragon in it? Looks like he's about to boil the pond and have flamingo soup.

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  9. Chris G Silver badge

    Pero no pisas mis zapatos de gamuza azul.

    The Elvis diorama is reminiscent of his Vegas days,apart from the dragon.

    Re the title Elvis does not translate well into Spanish,I've heard one or two really awful renditions, plus many Spanish singers can't.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Pero no pisas mis zapatos de gamuza azul.

      Should be 'pises' not 'pisas'

  10. thomas k

    OMG!

    Must have the flamingos!!!

  11. Anthony Hulse

    Nadal, not Natal

    It's Catalan, not Portuguese

  12. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
    Unhappy

    Where's the Bacon?

    I read the following

    "Anyway, back to the action. "

    as "Anyway, back to the bacon"

    It's just my mind has gotten used to high incidence references to pork products in articles from the Iberian Bureau,

    Just looked in the fridge - no Bacon there either for a fry-up this Sunday morning. Ahhhhhhhhh!

  13. cosymart
    Holmes

    Cat

    They even managed to get Schroedinger's cat to play a bit part in the Elvis scene :-)

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