Thomas Swift Productions


January 23, 2016
I've just realised it's 2016 and my last post was in 2014! Time flies.

Last year I was busy writing the latest Thomas Swift book. However, every day life and focus on work took over. I did however find time to update the Playmobil Hair page in May 2015, and purchase many more klickies with new hairstyles that I have yet to photograph....

It's now 2016 and although I still haven't sorted out my life / work balance, I successfully submitted an ambitious Playmobil project and I now have to create it. This will probably take up all my spare time the first half of this year. More news on this soon...


Playmobil Hairstyles!

April 7, 2014
After over a year I've finally managed to get around to updating the Playmobil Hair page showing all the bare-headed Playmobil hairstyles available and in what colours.

It includes new styles coming out in Germany in the Summer, and I think it's comprehensive... please tell me if you know of any more"!


Woodsetton School Playmobil Display

March 10, 2014
I haven't blogged since September! The main reason is being back at work, but more recently it's because the house has again been overtaken by boxes of Playmobil as I prepared a Western display for the first Playmobil Exhibition at Woodsetton School near Dudley.

Phil, a headmaster responded to my suggestion at the Playmobil Collector's Club of having a Playmobil UK Exhibition, and very kindly offered his school as the ideal venue. He came out with his Playmo habit and soon he had the whole school involved and playing with Playmobil. A date for a two day exhibition was agreed and we had just over a month to plan and prepare our displays. The short notice meant we did not have many exhibitors and only around 200 visitors, but this was not our priority for this first exhibtion: it was to demonstrate what could be done and establish what we hope will be an annual event.

Indeed, as soon as we had finished setting up Phil was already talking about next year's exhibition (I hope he's not regretting it!) and the provisional date has been set for the end of the 2015 Spring half term.We already have more exhibitors on board and we'll have plenty of time to drum up interest.

You can see photos my Western display - 'Colorado Springs' here

To see the other displays go to our Facebook page! -


Playmobil Collector's Club (PCC) !

September 23, 2013
Have you joined the Playmobil Collector's Club (PCC) yet? If you have, your membership is probably soon up for renewal - it's already been a year! It's a great time to go and visit, as you'll see lots of the new Playmo coming out in 2014, including a new theme people have been dreaming other for decades!

Back to work!

August 12, 2013

It's been quite a while since I posted: I''ve been busy looking for a job, and I start work tomorrow! (..having just had two weeks holiday with the family in France!) This means that the updates to my new "Me and Playmobil" section have been delayed, but I hope to update the Playmobil Hair section again soon :)

I've also decided what my next writing project will be and will hopefully be able fit this around my full-time job and housework!

Me and Playmobil !

May 12, 2013

I've just started a new section called "Me and Playmobil" - an opportunity for me to tell you how I got in Playmobil and showcase some of my non Green Man related projects and showcase my project. There's just one section at the moment on some custom buildings and figures, but the next thing I want to post are some pictures of my first Playmobil... or I should say Playpeople :)

Click on the Picture to find out more!

YouTube problems!

April 28, 2013
For a while I've had problems mainly with Chapter 1 of my comic on YouTube. Using Raiders of the Lost Ark using meant some versions were blocked in Germany and the US. However, I recently discovered all versions of Chapter 1 were blocked Worldwide!  I'm not sure what damage this has done to my readership, as obviously Chapter 1 is the most important video to have working!

YouTube cleverly allowed me to remove the offending music from the videos, so Chapter 1 is again playable - but the dramatic last moments are in silence. I have therefore embarked on uploading all the videos - Chapter 1-9 in English, Spanish, French and German to Vimeo. This is a long-term project but Chapter 1 is now available there in English - and I'll be using links to Vimeo in future.

Spot the Difference Game!

April 5, 2013
Want to spend some time on the beach with the vikings?
Have a go at spotting the 10 differences between these two photos:-


Playmobil Hair page updated!

March 26, 2013
A major update on the Hair page!  Hopefully I've covered all bare-headed styles and colours. There are plenty of new styles, many first appearing in the Figures series.

There are also 7 new colours - increasing the total by a massive one third in just a year!  Some of them like Pink and Blue appear in the new Fairies series, but I can see these being used for trendy teenagers too!  Two other new colours - Light Yellow and Dark Brown are great general use additions!

Playmobil Hair

The Green Man - the book!

January 28, 2013
Finally, after a long gap "The Green Man" is again available to read as an electronic book, in all four languages - English, French, German and Spanish. Just follow the link below!

Read The Green Man

This is a chance to experience the book as it was originally intended, and please those who were not keen on the video / audio-visual format. :)

 Click on the entries to leave comments!

About Me

Author of "The Green Man" Married with 3 children. Recently returned to full time work in a small very friendly office, looking for a publisher for my first fiction (no pictures) book, and about to start work on writing another...