Sad news in Toy Town.
Horst Brandstaetter, creator of Playmobil and the hula hoop, has died aged 81.
"Who?", you're probably thinking. Like you, right up until the family of the German toy inventor announced that Brandstaetter passed away after a short illness on 3 June, we hadn't heard of him either. Which, considering he supplied us with hours of core-building hula fun and some of the greatest childhood playsets ever made, is a crying shame.
In tribute to the late, great Brandstaetter, we've delved into the nostalgic depths of Playmobil releases to bring you some of the finest plastic offerings of your youth.