I spotted this brand new Playmobil Ogre set during my last trip to Toys R Us and had to snap a couple pictures of it. I won't be getting it myself (unless I get my hands on the Ogre for cheap someday) - the set was selling for $26.99 at my local Toys R Us (it can probably be found for around 20-25 elsewhere) and it's a bit outside my collecting focus (hahahaha 'focus', that's a good one!) - but it's incredibly awesome and I couldn't pass up the chance to let my fellow toy geeks know about it.
The Playmobil Knights sub-theme has a few Dragons, and the Fairy sub-theme has Unicorns and perhaps Pegasuses (Pegasi?) but this is the first time to my knowledge Playmobil has made an oversized humanoid mythical creature. It may be completely anecdotal, but I swear I read once that Playmobil would only make toys of 'real' or historical people and animals. Like firemen and farmers and giraffes and knights and elephants and dogs and stuff. I suppose any variation on the human figure could also be considered 'real' as anyone can dress up as anything, so even a fairy or a ghost was ok because it was always easily explained as just a real person dressed up as a fairy or a ghost. I think I read about this when Playmobil first started making dinosaurs and dinosaur themed playsets - there was some trepidation about doing so, because although they are real and historical, they are not something that humans ever interacted with (and that was a big theme for the dinosaur sets). But they were real once, so it was ok...I guess.
I don't know what changed, perhaps the death of the founder of Playmobil in 2009, but Playmobil has slowly been expanding their repertoire with more and more mythical creatures over the past few years, culminating in this awesome Ogre. Man, I really want this thing now! If anyone out there does have him, send me some pics and I'll post them for the world to see!