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Am feeling a bit sad...

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mogs0 Sun 16-Oct-11 13:19:38

I've just been in the boiler cupboard and discovered it's been dripping onto my ds' playmobil advent calendar. His Santa sack was on top of it and is now completely mouldy as is the PM box, scene backdrop and all the little boxes inside.

I feel I'm being a bit dramatic but I am a little bit gutted sad.

I can console myself a little by remembering that I've got myself him a Lego Star Wars one for this Christmas but it just won't be the same.

I'm off to eBay to look for a replacement...

oldraver Sun 16-Oct-11 14:14:39

Which is the PM one ? I would treat yourself to new one and use the Palmobil bits from the old one.

I have gleaned form the Playmobil thread that the newer ones dont have the boxes, so therefore arnt as re-usuable

mogs0 Sun 16-Oct-11 14:25:41

PM = playmobil

It was the Carol singers in the town square.

I just asked ds if he's bothered about it having to go in the bin and he said no, not really hmm grin.

I've just looked on eBay and the used ones go for so much money...I wonder if I could make my own...I have Ds has lots of Christmas playmobil.

NormanBatesTheForeman Mon 17-Oct-11 13:40:37

You can probably order the backdrop and boxes from the Playmobil spare parts service. Do you still have the instruction leaflet? If so, that will tell you what the part numbers are for those bits. You can then phone Playmobil customer services and order them. Won't be as expensive as buying a new set on eBay. Playmobil customer services number is 01268 490184.

NormanBatesTheForeman Mon 17-Oct-11 13:46:30

Is it this set? If so, then these are the parts you would need

30 91 2230 Box for Dec. 1 ()
30 91 2240 Box for Dec. 2 ()
30 91 2250 Box for Dec. 3 ()
30 91 2260 Box for Dec. 4 ()
30 91 2270 Box for Dec. 5 ()
30 91 2280 Box for Dec. 6 ()
30 91 2290 Box for Dec. 7 ()
30 91 2300 Box for Dec. 8 ()
30 91 2310 Box for Dec. 9 ()
30 91 2320 Box for Dec. 10 ()
30 91 2330 Box for Dec. 11 ()
30 91 2340 Box for Dec. 12 ()
30 91 2350 Box for Dec. 13 ()
30 91 2360 Box for Dec. 14 ()
30 91 2370 Box for Dec. 15 ()
30 91 2380 Box for Dec. 16 ()
30 91 2390 Box for Dec. 17 ()
30 91 2400 Box for Dec. 18 ()
30 91 2410 Box for Dec. 19 ()
30 91 2420 Box for Dec. 20 ()
30 91 2430 Box for Dec. 21 ()
30 91 2440 Box for Dec. 22 ()
30 91 2450 Box for Dec. 23 ()
30 91 2460 Box for Dec. 24 ()
30 91 2470 Pasteboard background for scene ()
30 91 2480 Pasteboard picture to hold boxes ()

You may have to send a written order for this many parts (although they will only cost pence each) as I think they will only accept orders for up to 10 parts over the phone, but you can phone them up and find out, they are very helpful.

mogs0 Mon 17-Oct-11 13:52:49

Oh my goodness, thank you so much! I'm almost crying with joy!! Were all those item numbers on that website? I'll study it all properly later.

NormanBatesTheForeman Mon 17-Oct-11 13:58:53

Yes, the website is called Playmodb, and is an unofficial site which lists all the current and previous Playmobil sets. It's very useful for finding out set numbers, or part numbers when you have lost the instruction sheet!

Hopefully you will be able to order the spare parts you need from the Playmobil customer services. smile

NormanBatesTheForeman Mon 17-Oct-11 14:01:11

This is the complete inventory for that set, so if you have any other pieces missing/damaged you could order those as well.

pengymum Mon 17-Oct-11 14:12:34

Personally, I would make a backdrop scene - then it will be unique! And as for boxes - get or make a pocket advent calendar (you can buy some nice ones if you can't make one) or get a set of those mini wooden chests (Moppe) from ikea
and paint or decoupage numbers the outsides. Put the playmobil in the drawers and hey presto your own unique advent calendar. Can be reused and become a family tradition.
Or make a set of mini bags or stockings and peg them onto a string with mini pegs across the mantelpiece.

mogs0 Mon 17-Oct-11 14:30:19

Thanks Norman, I phoned and the lady advised I email them so have just done that. Fingers are crossed that they can help.

Pengymum - I am so uncreative that anything I attempted to make myself would look awful! I do have an advent calendar with drawers so had briefly considered using it to put the PM in. One of the children I look after asked me a couple of weeks ago if we'd be having the PM calendar again. He had a look of pure delight when I said yes even though he's a big tough 9 year old. I just don't think it'd be the same without all the little boxes.

NormanBatesTheForeman Mon 17-Oct-11 15:34:43

I'd cross my fingers for you, but I don't have any (being a Playmobil chap)! grin

pengymum Mon 17-Oct-11 23:25:32

no probs - just mentioned in case you fancied having a go! Sometimes is wisest to stick with what you know.
Will cross my fingers for you! grin

mogs0 Wed 19-Oct-11 14:02:52

sad They don't have the parts anymore.

I'm watching another calendar on eBay but it's already up to £5.50 and still has a couple of days left.

I might end up having to make my own afterall!

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