To ask for a doll house for Christmas for myself

(110 Posts)
whatsthebigdeal Mon 07-Nov-16 08:11:30

Ok so partner asks me what I want for Christmas
I have everything the only thing I want is a doll house, but the playmobil one
Looking online adult collectors of playmobil is a massive thing

I love reminiscing over childhood things, I know it's a bit silly but I would love to collect all the people and bits
I haven't asked yet, is it too silly to ask for?
I already collect cuddly toys and used to collect Lego sets as an adult, is this any different?
Probably going to get flamed for being a weirdo but hey ho
(And I've got no kids I can buy it for)

Bluntness100 Mon 07-Nov-16 08:13:10

If that's what you want, then say so.

PurpleDaisies Mon 07-Nov-16 08:17:48

I love playmobil. We've just bought an advent calendar from them, and we don't have children.

If you want one, ask for one.

whatsthebigdeal Mon 07-Nov-16 08:21:50

Thanks, yeah I've ordered the advent calendar!(Got a strange look from partner)
I get really bad episodes of depression, I don't know why but toys seem to really help me, I get absorbed in researching all the sets and things you can collect, really pulls me out of it

Candlelight123 Mon 07-Nov-16 08:25:21

yanbu, I desperately want my old 80's Sunday house & stuff back and regularly look on eBay. I also have a hankering for a proper vintage dolls house too.
If that's what you want I would ask for it.

Chewysweets Mon 07-Nov-16 08:25:49

Get it!

Candlelight123 Mon 07-Nov-16 08:26:11

Sindy house, not Sunday house!

whatsthebigdeal Mon 07-Nov-16 08:28:17

I did have a proper "adult" collectors doll house but I'm not very crafty and found decorating it too hard (put the wallpaper on upside down!) and didn't get very far with it,
The furniture and people just weren't that appealing to me so I ended up selling it on
Playmobil is so much easier to collect

whatsthebigdeal Mon 07-Nov-16 08:29:21

I did wonder what a Sunday doll house was!!! I used to have Sindy as a child smile

BellaGoth Mon 07-Nov-16 08:32:23

Do it!

My DS has an extensive playmobil collection, bought almost entirely for my own benefit. grin

Cosmicglitterghoul Mon 07-Nov-16 08:32:44

Get it! Why not. I used to love Playmobile, can't wait to get it for my kids. I set up some sylvanian stuff for DD1 last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. I think there's something about being able to arrange to parts how you want that's very therapeutic.

Wriggler79 Mon 07-Nov-16 08:33:27

Yanbu. I used to collect Playmobil, amd play with it, when I had depression. The act of playing is really helpful/important and there are lots of articles online about how it helps us to become 'unstuck'. When you have depression you become 'stuck'. I think it's probably similar to exercise or other stimulation in that you experience changes in your thinking - and it feels so good to have a break from your normal 'grownup' thoughts! Definitely therapeutic and Playmobil is brilliant anyway grin my kids have benefited from my huge collection!!

expatinscotland Mon 07-Nov-16 08:35:09

Why not? Sounds fine to me.

Aibohphobia Mon 07-Nov-16 08:36:01

My husband only wants a "Nerf gun: the fucking huge one with a strap!".

He'll be 50 next year and I almost didn't judge him.

He also bought himself and our boys scooters a few weekends ago hmm. All three of them cut their knees / hands.

If it's what you want then get it. Better than chocolates and an assortment of shite from Lush.

whatsthebigdeal Mon 07-Nov-16 08:37:14

Wow thanks everyone, I thought people would think it was a bit weird, I might ask him by text and send him a link, saves the awkward looks hahaha

Bailey101 Mon 07-Nov-16 08:39:01

I've been looking at Sylvanian family houses and wondering who's kids I can buy one for - after reading this thread, I might just buy one for me instead grin

whatsthebigdeal Mon 07-Nov-16 08:39:11

Yeah I really don't want loads of fluffy socks and smellies for Christmas this year (would still like some chocolate though!)

EveOnline2016 Mon 07-Nov-16 08:39:37

It may be weird but why care what others think.

I have a big box of K'nex in which I get down from time to time and sometimes allow the DC to join me.

whatsthebigdeal Mon 07-Nov-16 08:40:36

Do it baily , I also love sylvanians and used to collect them, but fancy a change

Wriggler79 Mon 07-Nov-16 08:44:17

I'm happy to have found out there are loads of adult Playmobil collectors! Might get some for myself the kids at Christmas.

whatsthebigdeal Mon 07-Nov-16 08:49:18

Wriggler, looking at the playmobil Facebook page its full of adults commenting on their collections, and making photo scenes of playmobil is massive on Instagram, they are so artistic (doubt I could take such great photos!!)

whatsthebigdeal Mon 07-Nov-16 09:10:31

Lol at the nerf gun!!!

Temporaryname137 Mon 07-Nov-16 09:22:04

Who gives a shiny shite, it's your life, you collect what you want to collect, and enjoy!

I don't have one myself but I love proper old dolls houses. I'd love to get to play with queen Mary's famous one where apparently you can actually read the teeny tiny books and fire the little guns etc!

Smartleatherbag Mon 07-Nov-16 09:24:27

I love Playmobil. Life is short. Just do it and enjoy it.

whatsthebigdeal Mon 07-Nov-16 09:32:33

I'm gonna go for it, if it makes me happy and it's not hurting anyone else where's the harm
If he says no i will buy it myself x

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