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 …
"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!
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?
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.
ODFO, best pronounced in a posh accent (PIAPA)
RE: Well it's not horror or superficial violence..
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.
And just two weeks after...
Think he had to go to his grave so he could roll over in it?
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