Bruder vs Playmobil | Two toy giants compared

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  January 9, 2021

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Do we want to talk about two serious top toy brands? Brands that have been around for generations?

Then it almost makes sense that we should focus on Bruder and Playmobil.

Both toy brands are of German origin and are recognized from a distance by children - and their parents.

Bruder vs playmobil

Both Bruder's and Playmobil's toys are world famous and popular with children and parents.

After all, Bruder started producing toys in 1958 and Playmobil in 1974.

The model toys from Bruder cannot be distinguished from real ones, this applies to both the cars and the tractors and other construction vehicles.

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This German brand produces sustainably and thus also takes its ecological and social responsibility. After all, Bruder toys will last for generations!

For more than 45 years, the smile of Playmobil dolls has conquered the world.

The system toys that were devised by Mr. Hans Beck now have an enormously extensive range.

From toy farm to castle and from pirate boat to hospital; what doesn't exist in Playmobil form?

Both brands have a high play value and children can enjoy themselves in different role-playing games.

However, Bruder also stimulates the development of technical insight.

What makes Playmobil toys so much fun?

Playmobil toys - and the distinctive smiling figures - give children from all over the world a lot of fun.

But what's so much fun about it?

The imagination and creativity of children is greatly stimulated by Playmobil.

Children find it a nice and safe feeling that they can invent and act out their own world.

All professions are covered; from firefighter to nurse, from vet to secret agent.

Playmobil is certainly in our top list of the cutest princess toys.

The cheerful Playmobil dolls successfully overcome the greatest challenges, which is why children feel more confident of themselves while playing.

They never tire of it, and neither do Mum and Dad: they like to join in every now and then, because they used to play with it often.

What makes Bruder toys so much fun?

Bruder is known for its wide range in all kinds of vehicles and for the excellent quality of their toys.

Everything is produced to scale, except for the series for the little ones.

But what do we love about Bruder toys?

Bruder has a wonderful agricultural series and there are also great professional series including cranes, trucks, fire engines, jeeps and other city vehicles and emergency services.

The B-world series from Bruder consists of play figures and sets, also great fun for children to use their imagination.

The solid Bruder Roadmax series is for the little ones. They have real rubber straps and securely rounded corners.

What are the differences between Bruder and Playmobil toys?

Bruder's B-world series is quite comparable to Playmobil.

B-world also includes figures in various professions, sportsmen, workshops, farm stables and miniature vehicles.

This toy is made to give children a fun play experience that mimics reality, just like Playmobil.

The differences between B-world from Bruder and Playmobil are:

It is logical that Playmobil has more items to offer and is more extensive than Bruder's B-world.

Playmobil has been concentrating on (fantasy) figures, animals, professions and vehicles for over 45 years.

B-world has not been around for very long and is just one branch of the different Bruder series.

How long have Bruder and Playmobil been around?

Heinz Bruder joined his father's company in 1950 and started producing small plastic toys in 1958, under the name Bruder Spielwaren.

His son, Paul Heinz Bruder in turn came to work here in 1987 and began to expand the products considerably.

All of their scaled vehicles have been sought after by children and collectors around the world for decades.

The company geobra Brandstätter Stiftung & Co.KG is Germany's largest toy manufacturer and has been producing Playmobil since 1974.

Since this year, these toys have been a favorite with parents and children all over the world.

A fun fact: since 2000, this company has also been producing high-quality plastic planters from the Lechuza brand.

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child, he came into contact with everything around games when his mother started the Tin Soldier in Ede. Since 2016, he and his team have been creating helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.