Playmobil Releases Updated Haunted House & Monster Figures
Founded in 1974, Playmobil is the largest toy company in Germany and a favorite of kids and collectors for generations. While monsters and spooky characters have been offered by the company over the years, there seems to be a more concentrated effort for Halloween-themed playsets from the company now with the announcement at Toy Fair 2018 in New York earlier this year of a brand new Playmobil Haunted House Playset.
The playset is available now wherever toys are sold. I found it online at Amazon for $39.99
Playmobil Monster Figures
The playset includes 2 figures, an updated Vampire and “Monster” which looks more like the Frankenstein Monster than earlier iterations. Playmobil does not hold a Universal license and so bases it’s characters more loosely on public domain monsters of lore and fiction.
In addition to the two figures included in the playset, Playmobil has released 4 new spooky characters, including a Mummy, Grim Reaper, Witch and updated ‘Wolfman.’
Duo-Packs Available Soon
Available now for pre-order at Entertainment Earth, the following dual blister packs will ship in October 2018:
9307 Vampire & Monster
9308 Mummy & Grim Reaper
9309 Wolfman & Witch
Previous Monster-Themed PLAYMOBIL Products
PLAYMOBIL has offered previous versions of the haunted house playlet as well as spooky character figures through the years.
The Playbox Haunted House (5638) was released in 2015 and included an earlier iteration of the Vampire and Monster figures.
Previous versions of the monster figures have been available as well in different series through the years:
Vampire Duo-Pack (5239) from 2013
Available on Amazon for $34
Playmo-Friends Werewolf (6824) from 2016
Available on Amazon for $11.99
Fi?ures Blind Bag Series Ghoul Butler (9946) from 2017
Fi?ures Blind Bag series Zombie (9446) from 2017
While unopened Fi?ures blind bags are easy to find online, you take the gamble that you will get some other random figure. The easiest way to add the monstrous figures is to buy them loose, which you can easily do for $5 or so for these newer figures on eBay:
Playmobil Ghost figure (3317) from 1983
Available for over 20 years, this figure is the first ‘spooky’ character from Playmobil and as a result isn’t hard to find. Mint in box figures show up for $20-$30 on eBay and loose figures are easy to find for $10 on eBay.
While I’ve never collected Playmobil, I did love these toys as a kid and I really like both Haunted House playlets. I’ll be adding at least one of these to my Halloween decor this year and maybe even keep it on display year-round. We’ll see!
Do you collect Playmobil? If so, what else should we know about these fun toys? Would you add these to your monster or Halloween collection now that you know about them? Let us know your thoughts!