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Absolutely no idea what to get DS

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Crutchlow35 Sun 08-Sep-13 09:56:35

Who will be 5 and a half.

He got a new bike for his birthday. DS last year.

He doesn't really play with his Lego although I hope that will come. He has a scooter and a trampoline. We try to give toys and family usually give clothes

The only thing he really wants is an iron man costume so will get him that but what do your 5/6 year old boys like?

He likes imagine st batman stuff so I wonder if playmobil might be good or is that too babyish?

fuzzpig Sun 08-Sep-13 09:59:29

Playmobil is brilliant, I imagine my DCs will be playing with it for years as it is very detailed and not babyish IMO (apart from the 1-2-3 range which is for toddlers).

Last Xmas we got them a castle, this year they are getting a pyramid (possibly along with some other ancient Egypt related stuff)

MortifiedAdams Sun 08-Sep-13 10:00:05

Yy to PLaymobil!

Crutchlow35 Sun 08-Sep-13 10:02:35

Ok. Thanks. I pondered over the pyramid last year as I am sure somewhere had a really good deal on it. Will start looking. Thanks.

WhispersOfWickedness Sun 08-Sep-13 10:03:21

Playmobil is perfect, my friend has two boys 8 and 10 yo who still play with theirs so not too babyish!

fuzzpig Sun 08-Sep-13 10:09:05

I got the pyramid from toys r us, not sure if the deal (£40) is still on though.

Kinect Sun 08-Sep-13 10:51:17

If you do go for Playmobil, check out their website / get a catalogue off them. They sell a lot more stuff than you see on ToysRus etc. You can see all themes and choose something your son will like. Most themes have a big piece, a not so big piece and lots of smaller sets. We find the more the you have of one theme, the better the play.

The catalogue / websites also has the 'extras', like the motors for the boats.

The age range differs for the themes too, the City Action is 4- 10, where as Top Agents and Future Planet are 7-12. Obviously they are only guidelines, but it shows it's not 'babyish'.

PM is a huge hit in this house smile

wheretoyougonow Sun 08-Sep-13 10:55:34

My son loves the imaginext castle. It is very sturdy and has figures that can interact with it. I'm sure Argos has it on sale at the moment.

Aldwick Sun 08-Sep-13 10:59:05

Geomag and mobilo are very popular round here. Nerf gun, joke set and swing ball were also popular birthday presents and board games like guess who/draughts/connect 4 etc.

DTisMYdoctor Sun 08-Sep-13 22:50:27

DS is a similar age and enjoys playmobil - not babyish at all. He's more into lego though. Magic set? Science set? I started a thread on ideas for DS the other week and got several suggestions - can't link from app, but should be easy to find.

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