According to the Telegraph, 38-year-old Markus Bomhard’s principal sin was to adapt the figures . . . .
Playmobil said in a statement yesterday: “For private purposes – by collectors and fans – we are very tolerant of this so-called ‘customising’.”
However, the company described Bomhard’s creative adaptations as a “massive manipulation of the figures, for example reshaping their arms with a hairdryer or candle to nail them to a cross”.
I congratulate the pastor on his creativity.
Playmobile needs to get a life. They make toys, for heaven’s sake, not some bleedin’ plastic Mona Lisas.
Somewhere, right now, some three-year old is doing far worse to Playmobile figures.
(See the pastor’s website here while you still can.)