Michael O’Mara to publish Playmobil annual

Michael O’Mara to publish Playmobil annual

Michael O’Mara Books has signed a licensing agreement with toy line Playmobil to publish the official Playmobil Annual 2015.
 
The annual will cost £7.99 and contain colouring-in pages, puzzles and games for child to complete, and will be published on the  7th August to coincide with Playmobil’s 40th anniversary. The deal was brokered with the German licensing company Bavaria Sonor.
 
Playmobil albums have already been published in Germany but this will be the first for the UK market, said Michael O’Mara Books.
 
According to the publisher, Playmobil is one of the top five brands of the European toy industry.
 
This year Playmobil is launching a range of new toys to mark the anniversary, with fresh characters such as a magician. Another new addition includes the sixth series of its Mystery Bags, which come with 24 different figures.
 
Playmobil was created by German designer HansBeck in 1974 and was launched in the UK under the name Play People in the late 1970s. The brand is now owned by the Brandstätter Group.