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to want *MORE* Playmobil for my DD

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Justforlaughs Wed 14-Nov-12 09:13:01

We have a housefull of playmobil but it all belongs to her older brother. While he will share, she would like her own, and she would also like something a bit more "girly" than the endless castles, roman, pirate, egyptian, police, firestation ect that we already have. It's not that she doesn't enjoy playing witgh it but she REALLY, REALLY wants the city house. My DH is adamant that we DON'T need ANYMORE playmobil and I do sympathise with him, but I really want her to have this house for Christmas, AIBU?

EternalHope Wed 14-Nov-12 09:15:59

It is a well known fact that you can NEVER have too much Playmobil. I LOVE their advent calendars - quite cheaply priced and you build up an advent scene. Start with the girlie one of those (mother with a pram and baby, little birds pecking for food round an old fashioned bench, an angel looking on etc)


pictish Wed 14-Nov-12 09:17:00

Yanbu. Playmobil is a sound spend.

LadyMargolotta Wed 14-Nov-12 09:18:44


Of course you don't need any more playmobil. But that shouldn't stop you buying it!

You can probably compromise by getting her a small take-along house and a few extra girly figures eg. fairies, princesses.

LadyMargolotta Wed 14-Nov-12 09:19:39

Playmobil is good quality and will last well for grandchildren. You can sell it easily on e-bay.

Meglet Wed 14-Nov-12 09:20:56


If she plays with it then its worth it. There's no point in a variety of toys for the sake of it if they ignore half of it.

We can never have too much Lego in our house, I have to coordinate what relative buys what set.

Justforlaughs Wed 14-Nov-12 09:23:11

I'm liking the idea of the take along house (and the advent calendars!) and I'm glad that IANBU grin

starfishmummy Wed 14-Nov-12 09:31:17

Speaking as someone who is drowning under a sea of playmobil and MIL planning on getting ds the pyramid for xmas I can sympathise with the op's dh!!

I was naughty the other week, I could have phoned mil to let her know toys r us were selling the pyramid for half price, but i didn't want to encourage her, and am hoping the full price will put her off she was at a funeral so it didn't seem appropriate

fuzzpig Wed 14-Nov-12 09:34:32

YANBU. Just like Lego and Happyland, there is no such thing as too much! grin

Justforlaughs Wed 14-Nov-12 09:34:52

starfishmummy at the moment I'm busy encouraging everyone else to buy the playmobil so I don't get blamed on Chrstmas Day grin

tutu100 Wed 14-Nov-12 09:37:11

The take a long house is brilliant. My dad got it for ds2 last year and ds2 absolutely loves it. What I love is that everything packs away inside and if you find any rogue bits once you've put it away they can go in the chimney to save you having to open the house back up.

Definately get her that.

Callisto Wed 14-Nov-12 09:37:45

We love Playmobil here too and have loads. It also has a very good resale value. Get your DD the house, it must be a bit disheartening for her to only be allowed to borrow her brothers playmobile rather than have her very own.

Actually, DD has the take along farm and it has been a really good present - can easily be taken on holiday too.

ebwy Wed 14-Nov-12 13:10:32

no-one can ever havetoo much playmobile. ever.

flakjacket Wed 14-Nov-12 13:13:06

YANBU. You can never have too much smile. They had some good sets in Home Bargains this morning. Think there was something housey...didn't really look though - we have loads of girly stuff but not enough boy stuff so was concentrating on the pirates!

CrapBag Wed 14-Nov-12 13:15:55


DS has got into Playmobil this year with encouragement from me. He is getting loads for Christmas because there are various things that he wants, although he does want ALL of it.

I am putting off getting DD a dollshouse house next year because I she would rather have the grand mansion. I also like the look of the holiday home. DS has asked for it but in between his police station, fire vehicles, camper and ferry I know he won't actually play with a house. Hopefully DD will want this too. She is only 21 months but she is showing signs of interest and often tries to play with DS's, although she isn't allowed.

The more Playmobil, and varieties, the better!

SmoothOperandus Wed 14-Nov-12 13:18:50

YABU for wanting to buy her the city house. Get her the motorhome and the pool and make her brother jealous! grin

blackeyedsusan Wed 14-Nov-12 13:34:35

but she does not have any playmobil.

pinch all your h's pants and when he complains say we do nopt need more pants as there aer lots of pants in the house! and give him a pair of dd's...

HipHopOpotomus Wed 14-Nov-12 13:45:28

Please can anyone tell me if the Playmobil advent calenders are reusable each year? (I presume they are but have only seen them on Amazon)

EternalHope Wed 14-Nov-12 13:47:34

yes, we have reused ours for about 10 years - really my DC are MUCH too old for them now but they love them - I just bought a hanging material Christmas embroidery with pockets for each day of December and put the pieces into those. We kept the background scene safely too.

HipHopOpotomus Wed 14-Nov-12 13:49:11

"I just bought a hanging material Christmas embroidery with pockets for each day of December"
Oooh thanks - I have one of the pocket things already. I will get an advent now.

Startail Wed 14-Nov-12 14:00:40

DD2 is almost 12, there is still a bit of playmobil for her stocking.

She has played with it more than anything else.
Apart from SIMs on her lap top, which is bossing virtual people about rather than plastic people.grin
Tell your DH that DD says he must allow, prams, pushchairs, ambulance and camper van even if you are pushed for room for a house.

melodyangel Wed 14-Nov-12 14:10:19

The old advent calendars were easier to reuse as you got lots of individual boxes, we are still using ours, not so sure about the new ones as you open a window like the chocolate advent calendars, but bigger!

And you can NEVER EVER have too much Playmobil.

melodyangel Wed 14-Nov-12 14:11:25

blackeyedsusan - Love it!

RubberNeckerNicker Wed 14-Nov-12 14:19:39

I'll add my recommendation for the take-along house. Both DD and DS play with it a lot. It has acquired a few resident pirates along the way too grin. Posting things down the chimney is a whole game unto itself. It's sturdy, has lots of pieces, isn't too big and packs away beautifully.

The only drawbacks I can think of are the lack of decent kitchen furniture - it only has a old-fashioned chimney stove, no cooker, fridge etc. I'm on the look out for other playmobil kitchen stuff to add to it. Plus it would have been nice to have opening windows/doors - though that is probably difficult with the take-along aspect. The small pieces are REALLY small too (as with lots of playmobil).

Best of all we got it brand new for half-price in ToysRus, when it was selling for at least £10 more on ebay for second hand/bits missing. It just makes me appreciate it all the more.

DS is getting the camper van for this Xmas.

Justforlaughs Wed 14-Nov-12 16:16:09

I LOVE the idea of nicking DH's pants grin. We've already got the camper and the pool, the hospital and the school as well as the others things i've listed, but they don't belong to her.
Talking about the playmobil advent calendars has made me think about buying the nativity scene which I want anyway and putting the bits into the pockets of our felt ones instead of having chocolate rubbish this year!! What a great idea.

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