Happy 40th Playmobil: Reg looks back at small, rude world of our favourite tiny toys

Little men straddle LOHAN, attend tiny G20 Summit... ah, sweet memories...

From the department of Rude Re-enactments...

Of course, as regular Reg readers know, our love and appreciation of Playmobil stretches back a good few years ...You'll find The Register's full coverage of all that is Playmobile, featuring a good many of our famous "re-enactments", here.

Our shock image of the Tenerife sex dangle

Our Playmobil re-enactment of the naked middle-aged Brit tourist who found himself dangling from a Tenerife apartment block.

Our four-step Playmobil guide to becoming a Taoist master

The El Reg guide to becoming a Taoist master

Our playmonaut tries out a jetpack, watched by a circling vulture

And finally, our heroic Playmonaut, who gave his life for the cause after hastily pulling out of SPEARS

We'd like to offer a hearty big up to reader Robin for pointing out the 40th anniversary of Playmobil.

He wrote: "If you guys do write the story and I get a hat-tip at the end, then that would be the pinnacle of my otherwise tedious IT career."

There you go Robin. We hope that's cheered you up. Now get back to work. ®

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