PLAYMOBIL Around the World
A Toy Adventurer Discovers the USA
CRANBURY, N.J., March 4, 2014 -- In celebration of the brand's 40th anniversary this year, PLAYMOBIL has dispatched a PLAYMOBIL figure to embark on international sightseeing adventures as part of the "PLAYMOBIL Around the World" campaign. This special anniversary program engages fans and collectors worldwide as they host the Tim the Traveler figure, showing him around and photographing him as he discovers exciting sights in their home town or country.
The participants of this campaign are mainly members of the PLAYMOBIL Collectors Club (PCC) – an international online community for adult PLAYMOBIL enthusiasts. Approximately 150 PCC members volunteered to host the little backpacker during the brand's anniversary year. Both the toy figure and a digital camera provided by PLAYMOBIL are used by fans for a short period of time before they are passed along to the next fan volunteer, allowing Tim to visit as many places as possible.
Name That Band: PLAYMOBIL® Launches PopStars! Contest
"Battle of the PLAYMOBIL PopStars!" Gives Fans a Chance to Win Great Prizes
CRANBURY, N.J., Oct. 9, 2013 -- PLAYMOBIL®, a leading toy manufacturer of classic children's playsets and figures for more than 35 years, has launched a new "Battle of the PLAYMOBIL PopStars!" contest to introduce fans to the latest PLAYMOBIL theme and give them a chance to win PLAYMOBIL prizes. The contest, running on Facebook now through November 15, will ask fans to vote for their favorite PopStars! band, give the band a rockin' name and have a chance to win prizes including PLAYMOBIL PopStars! product and PLAYMOBIL shopping sprees.
"Our PopStars! playsets let fans take open-ended imaginative play to the next level with the combination of traditional play, tech and a rock 'n roll theme," said John Skrajewski, Vice President, Sales and Marketing. "With our new contest, fans can engage with PLAYMOBIL on another platform and even name the PopStars! bands."
Shiver Me Timbers! PLAYMOBIL Pirates Now Available on the App Store
ZIRNDORF, Germany and PARIS, December 13, 2012 -- PLAYMOBIL Pirates, the first PLAYMOBIL game for a digital platform, is now available as a free download on iOS and is coming soon to Google Play. The app is launched worldwide in ten different languages.* The launch is the result of a collaboration between PLAYMOBIL, Germany's largest toy manufacturer, and Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games.
Fans will enjoy graphics that stay true to the original PLAYMOBIL figures, as well as an immersive pirate universe that is sure to delight. The diverse role play possible with PLAYMOBIL develops kids' creativity and stimulates their imagination. The PLAYMOBIL Pirates digital game is in line with those values, while allowing players to take on action-filled adventures.
PLAYMOBIL Ready to Board Smartphones and Tablets for the First Time
PARIS, August 14, 2012 -- Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, and PLAYMOBIL have announced a worldwide exclusive partnership for the development of the PLAYMOBIL Pirates game for smartphones and tablets. For over 38 years, PLAYMOBIL has been a major player in the toy market. Since its launch in 1974, over 2.5 billion figures have been produced and are enjoyed by children around the world. Gameloft is the first publisher to develop a game based on the famous PLAYMOBIL's franchise on mobile devices.
Immersing in the original world of PLAYMOBIL Pirates, players can meet up with the most iconic toys from the pirates range, from the classic figurines to the newest additions. Users must build their own pirate camp and recruit crew members while completing quests and mini-games. The modeling will remain faithful to the PLAYMOBIL characters, and the exciting pirate universe will delight fans of the franchise and a wide audience of gamers alike.