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Playmobil is one of the most popular toy producers in the world, initially established in 1974 and with over hundreds of accessories, buildings, vehicles and animals as well as a range of collections. Their toys uniquely blend traditional play with basic construction based on real life themes. Whilst these toys are often found in the hands of children, there has been a sizeable increase in adults who have started to collect playsets and limited edition items aswell, mainly based on popular movies such as Back to the Future and Ghostbusters! Playmobil toys have also been used in a variety of additional hobbies such as customisation, miniature wargaming and stop motion videos.
I was excited to receive the Children’s Pool With Slide, one of Playmobil’s new collection of toys based on a range of settings revolving around the theme of Family Fun. Other playsets in this collection include, but are not limited to, a Fun Park Summer Jet, an Adventure Treehouse, Crepe Cart and more! The playset I received comes with three figures (a mother and two children in bathing suits), a children’s pool with wave slide, baby swing and spring rocker, a baby crocodile, a palm tree and many other extras for lots of fun around the water! Whilst the Children’s Pool does require some assembly, it’s all very simple and straight forward, and makes a pretty great activity for children too!
As a gesture of goodwill, the nice guys at Playmobil also sent me over the Sunburnt Swimmer set which consists of two figures, a swimming tyre, a cool box, a towel, bathing slippers and other great extras. The cool bit about this set is that parts of the adult figure’s skin turn red when exposed to UV light, which can be a pretty great educational tool to teach kids about the importance of sunscreen when playing in the sun – they definitely won’t forget to apply theirs next time if they want avoid a sunburn like this guy!
What stood out most to me was the spectacular attention to detail in this toy; from the ridges in the tree trunk to the speckled effect on the rocks as well as the tiny accessories to add onto the playset, it truly is lifelike! My niece particularly enjoyed pumping the water in the whirlpool (with a little help from me) and she took an instant liking to pushing the baby up and down in the swing. The highlight of the show for me was definitely the big shrimp spring rocker – he’s a total comic with his big googly eyes and white moustache (which also act as handlebars)!
Furthermore, the playset itself is made of durable plastic, so even if your youngster decides to drop it a few times, it’s sure to survive for many years to come (yes, I’m speaking from personal experience!) So, if you’ve got a little someone’s birthday coming up, be sure to pick up one of these extraordinary playsets from Playmobil – it’ll keep them occupied for hours!
Until next time.