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©2001 by Rita Webb
The Playmobil® Life, Part 1
  1. My PLAYMOBIL® collection...
    1. has a theme.
    2. is mix 'n' match.
    3. contains every set ever made by geobra Brandstätter.

  2. Where do you keep your PLAYMOBIL® sets when you put them away?
    1. I don't put them away. Ever.
    2. In plastic zip-bags in the original boxes.
    3. In a parts cabinet, with alphabetical labels on each small drawer.
    4. Everything thrown together in a big tub in my closet.
    5. On the floor under my bed.
    6. Unopened, in my bank vault.

  3. What do you do with the boxes, once you get home?
    1. Carefully open them so that I can use them for storing the pieces later.
    2. Cut the neato pictures out and tack them to the wall.
    3. Cut the neato pictures out, and file them alphabetically in archival acetate sleeves, in a looseleaf binder.
    4. Throw the empty box away and dig in.
    5. Make a trip to the bank vault.

  4. Do you name your klickys?
    1. All of them.
    2. Some of them.
    3. Never.
    4. What's a klicky?

  5. How do you refer to individual PLAYMOBIL® pieces?
    1. By set number.
    2. By part number.
    3. By describing the contents of the box it came in.
    4. Idle talk wastes valuable play time.

  6. On your new PLAYMOBIL® pieces, do you use the German stickers instead of those for your native tongue?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. Whichever stickers I grab first.

  7. I have all the instructions to every set I've ever bought...
    1. filed numerically, by set, in a filing cabinet.
    2. in archival acetate pages in a looseleaf binder.
    3. I throw the instructions away.
    4. I don't open the boxes.

  8. Do you have Fort Union and/or the Pirate Ship with the real ballistic cannon?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.

  9. Which circus do you own?
    1. The yellow one with the acrobats, Nr. 3720.
    2. The red one with the big band, Nr. 3553.
    3. The original blue one with the 8-piece grandstand and ticket booth, Nr. 3510, which is still used in the auto racing photos.
    4. I don't own a circus. I wish they'd bring it back.

  10. Have you ever customized a figure with permanent markers?
    1. Yes, and they've been my very favorite klickys ever since.
    2. Not yet.
    3. Deface a klicky?! Never!

  11. Have you ever made a chess set from PLAYMOBIL® klickys?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. Wow! Talk about "play value"!

  12. Have you ever used PLAYMOBIL® dioramas for centerpieces at a formal banquet?
    1. Sometimes.
    2. Not yet.
    3. Are you crazy? Something might get lost!

  13. Have you ever used PLAYMOBIL® pieces as cake decorations?
    1. Sometimes.
    2. Not yet.
    3. Are you crazy! That would get frosting all over the klickys' feet, and they could die of ant bites!

  14. Does it upset you to see klickys, vehicles, clothing, and carnivores all thrown together in the same big tub?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. So what? They're just plastic.

  15. Have you ever taken PLAYMOBIL® figures apart?
    1. I do it all the time.
    2. I'm afraid to, because I might break something.
    3. I did once, and it's never been the same since. I cry every time I think about it.
    4. I can't even stand to read about such cruelty to klickys.

  16. Do you have a photo of Hans Beck?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. Over my bed.
    4. Who's Hans Beck?

  17. Where do you study your PLAYMOBIL® catalogues?
    1. In the living room.
    2. In the bathtub.
    3. In the kitchen while eating.
    4. I read PLAYMOBIL® catalogues instead of watching TV every night.
    5. I keep one by the telephone, for reference.
    6. I don't have any catalogues.

  18. Have you ever found a mistake in the instructions?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. I don't read the instructions.

  19. Have you ever written to the PLAYMOBIL® factory at Zirndorf?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.

  20. Have you ever declined an invitation to travel to Europe because Zirndorf wasn't on the itinerary?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.

  21. When you go on vacation, do you stop at every toy store and check for PLAYMOBIL® sets you may not already have?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. Is there any other reason to take a vacation?
    4. When I travel, it's PLAYMOBIL® instead of food.

  22. Have you ever used your PLAYMOBIL® sets in a Dungeons and Dragons™ tournament?
    1. No.
    2. Yes. In the pre-dragon days, I'd remove the elephant's ears and it would become a Fiend, and the PLAYMOBIL® children still make great Killer Halflings.

  23. Did you immediately buy two PLAYMOBIL® dragons when they came to the American market, even though you had just gotten married and hadn't played D&D™ for 5 years?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. Yes, and I took a lot of grief about "needing to grow up."

  24. Did you know that Steve Jackson has made a game for which he recommends using the PLAYMOBIL® Pirate Ship?
    1. Yes.
    2. No, but tell me more.
    3. Wow! Talk about "play value"!

  25. I own a PLAYMOBIL®...
    1. keychain.
    2. beverage mug.
    3. deck of playing cards.
    4. sweatshirt.
    5. all of the above.

  26. When you bought new carpet, did you buy one with a densely uniform, off-white pile so that PLAYMOBIL® pieces would be more easily seen before vacuuming them up?
    1. Yes.
    2. No. I wanted to, but it didn't go well with my furniture.
    3. Yes, and I took a lot of grief about covering the hardwood floor, but the PLAYMOBIL® pieces were bouncing and rolling everywhere, without carpeting.

  27. Have other children's mothers ever yelled at you about how much PLAYMOBIL® your kids have, because now their kids want PLAYMOBIL® too, and it's expensive?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    3. To which you replied, "PLAYMOBIL® instead of furniture," and they never spoke to you again?

Proceed to Part 2

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