You might not know who Hans Beck is, and neither did I until today, when I read that he died a week ago. Hans Beck invented Playmobil
, perhaps the greatest toy line ever. I was stunned, reading that obituary, that he created them in 1974, because I remember playing with them when I lived in Germany in the middle 1970s, so they were brand new when I started playing with them (my parents were cutting-edge, don't you know). I loved playing with Playmobil toys, and I still own a comic book based on the toys (it's a Western, if you can believe it, and yes, it's AWESOME). If you have children, you need to buy some Playmobil
Rest in peace, Herr Beck!
Labels: Celebrities, Death, My life, Playmobil