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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Happy Meal 2021 | Doraemon at 50

There have been very few properties that would last five decades, and Doraemon can claim that feat for being around probably longer than your grandparents. Doraemon is a Japanese Manga series written and illustrated by Fujiko Fujio (the pen name of the duo Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko). The series has been successful becoming a media franchise due to its popular anime series.

If you’re a popular anime series there would be countless merchandise, which Doraemon has been known for. With that in mind the earless robotic cat from the 22nd century turns fifty with a tie-up to celebrate its anniversary is presented in the latest Happy Meal.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Playmobil | Sightings at Rustan's Makati

There have been more sighting news about the arrival of the latest Playmobil range in the past week and this only happen in just one location of Metro Manila in the Philippines, which is simultaneously being rolled out also in other retail locations. It can be possible in your area that is good news for those hoping to get their chance to picking up what’s new for 2020/2021 catalog.

The most recent sighting is another store with bigger shelves to fill, and that is the Rustan’s store in Makati City. Like the previous store that had the bigger sets this also have the same mentioned sets and more.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Playmobil | Sightings at Hobbes & Landes

Playmobil sets are slowly sprouting around local retail and most of the major ones are larger that some retail shops don’t have enough space to house them. Previously, sightings of the bigger sets have been reported, but that was just the first few ones that focus on the more popular themes like City and Knights that has been the backbone of the Playmobil brand from the beginning.

Besides major retail stores like Toy R’Us and Toy Kingdom, Playmobil is also available in special stores with Hobbes & Landes. For those unware this store used to be the only shop to carry Playmobil exclusively in the mid-2000s...

Monday, March 22, 2021

Playmobil | Sightings at Toytown Glorietta

Playmobil is slowly getting updating its latest catalog through various major retail stores at Toys R’ Us and Toy Kingdom. Though, not every store carries the same sets and some have been exclusive to a specific branch. If you’re wondering about the bigger sets if they are coming then worry no more.

Toytown is carrying it which is Ban Kee Toys’ very own retail store, though they are only limited in location what they offer is far more than what you expect. But given the tie-up of the major retail stores as their priority you might find some of the older sets at this store. This would also surprise you that they also have new sets!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Playmobil | Sightings at Toy Kingdom Makati

Playmobil returns to Philippine retail with Playmo Figures, vehicles, and sets. It was in early 2019 which was the last refresh on all toy shelves, and it wasn’t the same ever since But the paat few days was unexpected with the new set arrivals from the 2020/2021 product catalogue.

Though the new toys are not in abundance, they continue to turn up on local retail with most of the news one appearing at Toys R’ Us in Greenbelt and Glorietta. But that doesn’t mean its exclusive to this store when it was first appeared on local retail way back in 2016. Toy Kingdom in SM Makati had the same update as sighted!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Playmobil | Sightings at TRU Glorietta

The roll out for the latest Playmobil sets was a simultaneous release for all the stores within Metro Manila with the priority to make them available in all major retail outlets namely Toys R’ Us, which was previously sighted its Greenbelt branch. Though not all sets are available in one store some have been sporadically spread out to some of the branches that have more foot traffic.

Playmobil sets now are heavily focused on what’s popular namely fantasy, science fiction, and daily life as some of the popular themes that are known for this market. So far some of those sets are not available from the previous reported store can be found at this Toys R’ Us branch in Glorietta Mall.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Playmobil | Sightings at TRU Greenbelt

Just when you think that the Playmobil brand will be discontinued in the Philippines there was a surprising development during midday of Friday. There are very few selected sets that have pop-up out of one Toys R’ Us store in Metro Manila, and it must be one of those branches that unlikely gets enough foot traffic due to its “hole in the wall” location that is occasionally looked up.

Later that day TRU relocated the Playmobil shelves beside the LEGO area, which is both distributed by Ban Kee Trading in the Philippines. With that they have widened the shrunken up shelves to take the whole side, which use to occupy by generic dinosaurs and brick imitations.