We have a moratorium on toys. I’m still not done going through all their toys and things. Before the summer ends we will have a garage sale. So in the meantime we agreed, no buying toys. But of course I’m always the first to break this rule. I cannot resist Lego, Playmobil and Toy Story stuff (Stella has developed a liking towards Buzz Lightyear). Here are my kids’ Playmobil worlds…
We get our Lego and Playmobil from Build City, the sister of Hobbes and Landes. Check out Build City’s facebook page. I love that they have toys available for kids to sample. It has become a regular stop over for us, our kids play with the gazillion Legos they have in their bins. It keeps the girls creative and imaginative.
Press Release: NEW FROM PLAYMOBIL
I am reprinting their press kit verbatim from this point on. Sorry that I have to spell it out. Just learned that some readers can’t distinguish a press release from my own writing, though I’ve identified them clearly with the words “Press Release”. Whatever’s italicized are me thoughts.
4857 Summer House
The summer house from PLAYMOBIL is the perfect place for restorative, relaxing, but also adventurous holidays far away from home. With its Mediterranean appearance, it will captivate any holidaymaker. The rooms in the house are lovingly furnished. The family can spend time on the idyllic terrace before retiring to the comfortable bedrooms after an exciting day. The kitchen offers everything one could imagine and there is also no shortage of activities to try. This summer house makes any holiday go like a dream.
– 4 Play figures
– Detailed furnishing of the individual rooms and the terrace
– House is half roofless for easier playing inside
– Dimensions of the house(L/W/H): 36 x 33 x 25.5 cm
4858 Pool with Water Slide (This is a very familiar scene for our family this summer.)
There’s lots to explore and try out in the PLAYMOBIL pool! Boys and girls can simply splash about and use the slide, or enjoy standing under a waterfall while the adults bask in the sun. As always, there’s a pleasant shower for everyone at the end of the day. The children are already looking forward to the next time …
This PLAYMOBIL game has been nominated for an award in the category “A game for the whole family”.
– 4 child and 2 adult play figures
– Pool can be filled with water
– Working shower
– Sun umbrella, sun lounger and other accessories
– Inner dimensions of the pool (L/W/H): 23 x 18.5 x 3 cm
Playmobil Outdoor Action
PLAYMOBIL’s new Hand-Launch Gliders, with a wing span of 50cm, are made from EPP*, which means that they are ultra-light, have optimum gliding properties, and will also survive a crash. They are a fun way to help children learn to throw accurately. The Hand-Launch Glider is available in both black and red, making for exciting flying competitions – see which PLAYMOBIL pilot is the most skillful.
When the wind is really blowing, then it’s the ideal weather for the new Beach Racer from PLAYMOBIL. A cool gift that no-one will already have. You will need to run fast to catch up with it again.
4310 Playmobil Jet Plane
Planning to have an out of town/country get-away with the whole family? Take Playmobil with you and re-enact your summer get-away:) This Playmobil Jet is for transporting passengers and cargo. Seats can be dismantled to make space for cargo. Lots of space for cargo. Includes lavatory facilties. Roof is removeable. Doors open. Adults are 2.95 inches tall and the child is 2.05 inches tall. Great for imaginative play.
PLAYMOBIL Easter Basket
Each of the four differently colored, reusable Easter eggs contains a creative playtime idea: the Scientist with Baby Dinosaur hatches” out of the green egg, the Mongolian Warrior on Horse gallops out of the blue one, the Fairy with Flower Throne is enchanting in the yellow egg, and the Ghost Pirate with Cannon fights his way out of the red egg’s shell. The illustration on the packaging tells the purchaser what each egg contains.
Playmobil Top Agents
PLAYMOBIL brings exciting agent adventure into the playroom with the brand new Top Agents theme. High-speed pursuits, dangerous secret weapons, and victory for the good guys make for action-filled secret agent thrillers.
The world is under threat from Dr. Devil and his Robo-Gang. The launch of their dangerous virus satellite is monitored by the Spying Camera. The Spy Team agents in their well-disguised, high-security headquarters want to prevent this, of course. Will the Spy Team be able to defeat Dr. Devil and save the PLAYMOBIL universe?
The range of ten cool Action Sets provides plenty of technical highlights, from the multifunctional UV flashlight through to the functioning metal detector which would make even James Bond envious. The range is aimed at older boys from the age of seven who, as “real life” agents, are also able to use the technical equipment such as the Spying Camera Set with USB port and the electronic alarm system.
The Secret Agent Headquarters with alarm system (51 x 40 x 21.5cm (L x W x H)), which looks like a harmless holiday home from the outside, is the Spy Team’s base for all of their activities. Once the alarm system is switched on, it gives off a signal to warn of intruders. This means that the secret service headquarters is not only under surveillance, the agents of tomorrow are also able to protect their own rooms against “intruders”. The Spy Team is equipped with the most up-to-date technology. In the secret command room, a map of the world with LED illumination provides an overview of the various missions. In the workshop area, the cool multifunctional vehicle can be converted for use on land, water, and in the air. This is also where the LED super weapon and the reconnaissance planes are hidden, the only effective means of countering Dr. Devil’s virus satellites. This is why Dr. Devil is set on gaining possession of the super weapon’s system CD. With a trapdoor in the lockable jail, a secret stone panel, as well as a floating jet ski for a last-minute escape, the Spy Team is well-equipped to face the unscrupulous Robo Gang spies.
Danger lurks in the headquarters themselves, however, as Dr. Devil has managed to sneak a double agent (with revolving, changing face) and a Robo Creature into the secret stone hiding place in order to sabotage the agent station.
The members of the Spy Team in the headquarters are supported by the Secret Agent and the Torpedo Diver, as well as the Secret Agent Super Racer which is there for every hot pursuit. There are countless camouflaging, firing, and conversion functions integrated into this vehicle, enabling its deployment on water and in the air as well. The Secret Agent Detection Jet with its removable metal detector is an especially important feature in the battle against Dr. Devil and his nasty cohorts, making it possible to track down the dangerous Robo Creatures and the secret CDs.
4856 RC Module Plus Set
The longer transmission range RC Module Plus Set is suitable for use with all PLAYMOBIL RC vehicles. to upgrade all RC-compatible PLAYMOBIL Vehicles. 1 x 9-V-Block and 1 x 1,5-V AA Batteries required. Equivalent to Compact-RC-Module-Set (4320). Better operating range!
Build City branches:
3/F Rockwell Power Plant
3rd Level TriNoma Mall
4th floor Shangri-La Plaza Mall
3rd Level Greenbelt 5
Hobbes and Landes
Bonifacio High Street
Rockwell Power Plant