Who doesn't love the public domain? You can pull ideas like the Queen of Hearts and make a nearly globally recognizable pop culture character without writing someone a check. She's a normal blind-bag some-assembly-required lady in a dress, but has a huge suite of accessories. Cleanly painted cards - with many aces - let you carry on the card motif with this figure, or allow your other figures to start a nasty gambling habit. This is what we call a "win-win."
As with all of the blind bag Playmobil figures, assembly is required - you have to snap the arms, legs, head, and everything else into position before you can cover the base figure with the added dress. The dress snaps over her lower legs and adds a lot more paint to the already exquisitely painted figure. Playmobil didn't cut corners and leave elements blank just because they wouldn't be seen - the under-dress part is decorated with a dress print, complete with a row of six hearts along the bottom. The bodice has a series of three hearts, plus a fourth on her necklace. Clearly, she likes hearts.
Once you add the big dress pieces, the figure is incapable of sitting. Her paint is surprisingly sharp, particularly for a figure at this price point in this era. She can hold most accessories - assuming they have the right grip - and is just as posable as any other Playmobil figure down to the swivel wrists.
This is a nice figure, although it doesn't necessarily add something missing from Playmobil. The line is drowning in royalty, with princesses and queens and kings. Peasants? Not so much. You've got people to live at the castle, but relatively few people to serve as help. A jester here, a squire there, a gaggle of knights, but various butchers or cooks or those forgotten to history don't get a lot of representation as toys. Granted, this isn't a real queen either - so those collecting figures based on literature are going to be quite excited to add another to the small but growing shelf of Playmobil fairy tales. I got this one by accident during a sale on blind bags, so I'm happy with it - I don't need it, but for a couple of bucks it's impressive. She doesn't have much of a place in the greater ecosystem, but this is a nice one.
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