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Hans Beck, the man who invented Playmobil, died last Friday at the age of 79 following a "serious illness", Deutsche Welle reports. Trained furnituremaker Beck worked for manufacturer Geobra Brandstaetter from 1958 to 1998, and in the 1970s responded to his employers' request to design a "collectible toy" by creating the …

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@Alan

"we need a playmobile reconstruction of this guys funeral :)"

NO NO NO! The death of the creator of PlayMobil demands a reconstruction using real El Reg people!

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(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Flags to half mast,

It's not up to me what icons we have. I am not the icon boss. Besides, the icons you see are pretty much the icons you get for the time being. I fear you will just have to type it out if it is a sentiment you wish to express.

But y'know, I'll bring it up at the next er, comments meeting?

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Pirate

Always an education

Reading El Reg in conjunction with Jimmy Wales' creation is always an education, I'd never heard of a dead pool before.

@Sarah Bee I thought you El Reg journos were above expletives but if it helps let the anger out just say it.

Skull and crosbones because I think someones gonna die before this moderation session is over and I'd be welling to bet they read and commented on this story.

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Paris Hilton

ODFO

ODFO, best pronounced in a posh accent (PIAPA)

Paris, ODFO

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Joke

RE: Well it's not horror or superficial violence..

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002CYTL2

Is this the toy that Wacky Jacqui had as a child?

I thought so at first but then I realised that it can't be - the people haven't got RFID chips implanted in their heads.

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And just two weeks after...

...this!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/19/ufo_crash_site/

Think he had to go to his grave so he could roll over in it?

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