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To think playmobil is appropriate for 9 year old bday

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Purplesky2 Tue 28-Jun-16 13:04:54

Ds asked for some playmobil for his 9th birthday and my sister was asking what to buy him so I told her a set that her wants. My sister said surely it's a bit babyish but if it's what he wants she will get. Maybe it is a bit babyish but he plays on the play station and likes Lego so what does it matter?

VioletBam Tue 28-Jun-16 13:05:55

If he knows he enjoys it then that's all that matters. It is aimed at younger children but so what?

DramaAlpaca Tue 28-Jun-16 13:07:57

If he likes playing with it that's all that matters.

I think my three were still playing with Playmobil every now & then at that age.

starry0ne Tue 28-Jun-16 13:09:39

My 9 year old has been playing with it today because Minded children were playing with it before school..However under normal circumstances he doesn't play with toys in the way he did..So I don't tend to buy this kind of toys.. Do you think your DS will play with the playmobil..My Ds see's stuff he says he wants but I know he wouldn't play with it.

WorraLiberty Tue 28-Jun-16 13:14:16

Is that all she said?

Presumably you replied with something like, "Nah not really. He loves it"?

Unless there was more to the conversation, I'm not sure why you're asking? Kids like different things at different ages, just like adults do.

user1467101855 Tue 28-Jun-16 13:17:48

It doesn't matter. Like she said.

Whats your beef?

user1467101855 Tue 28-Jun-16 13:18:07

It doesn't matter. Like she said.

Whats your beef?

mygrandchildrenrock Tue 28-Jun-16 13:18:34

I would like some Sylvanian toys for my next birthday and I will be 59! grin

sizeofalentil Tue 28-Jun-16 13:22:25

Get it - or you'll end up on a thread on Mumsnet in 30 years time about 'Slights and grievances from childhood'.

grin

Would rather a kid had toys that encouraged them to entertain themselves and use their imagination than many other things.

Homemama Tue 28-Jun-16 13:25:44

Some of it is very appropriate for a 9yr old. As long as she knows to get the 8+ sort of stuff rather than 3+

FranHastings Tue 28-Jun-16 13:31:42

My 9 and 11 year old still play with theirs. It's lovely.

Artandco Tue 28-Jun-16 13:34:42

My- I only bought my children sylvanians last year as I wanted them really! Luckily they love them also now

Dancergirl Tue 28-Jun-16 13:35:37

Me too art! grin

GeoffreysGoat Tue 28-Jun-16 13:36:45

You can buy Call of Duty megablocks so I don't see why a 9yo can't have playmobil?

LittleReindeerwithcloggson Tue 28-Jun-16 13:37:51

And me! Sadly I do seem to be the only one that plays with it dusts it and tidies it

LagunaBubbles Tue 28-Jun-16 13:37:58

Nothing wrong with a 9 year old who wants Playmobile, some children are in too much of a hurry to grow up sometimes. Then you get to be an adult and want to be a child again!

AndNowItsSeven Tue 28-Jun-16 13:38:53

Playmobil isn't for younger children it's for all ages like Lego.

Dancergirl Tue 28-Jun-16 13:40:48

I would MUCH rather my 9 or 10 year old still plays with proper toys rather than electronic stuff.

I'm slightly sad my 9 year old dd seems to be outgrowing Sylvanians but she does still want it in her room. She's a bit of a hoarder and refuses to let go of stuff. Although sometimes she takes out toys she hasn't played with for ages which is lovely.

Ignore your sister OP, buy them toys for as long as you can!

RiverTam Tue 28-Jun-16 13:40:56

I can't bear people who like to rain on a child's parade by referring to their likes as 'babyish'. FWIW DD at 6 hardly plays with her Playmobil at all, which simply tells me that she doesn't really like it!

A present that will be appreciated is a good present. The end.

serin Tue 28-Jun-16 13:45:03

Ours used to make Play mobile videos at this age, all the little characters had parts. Used to take them hours!! I remember challenging them to recreate the 2012 Olympic games opening ceremony.....Blissfull peace for days grin

Aworldofmyown Tue 28-Jun-16 13:54:50

I actually thought play mobile was for young kids until my then 5 year old got really into it.

She is 7 now and that was her main christmas present, I suspect it will be for a good few years as she loves imaginary play.

Get it!

SooticaTheWitchesCat Tue 28-Jun-16 13:56:02

My 9 year old still plays with hrs, so does my 12 year old, they have just got some new Sylvanian stuff too. It's lovely when they still want to play with these things.

EarthboundMisfit Tue 28-Jun-16 13:59:39

I still played with mine at 9!

MimsyBorogroves Tue 28-Jun-16 14:09:35

I used to play with my Playmobil Victorian city (yes, I had THAT much) until I was slightly older around 15 than 9.

So go for it.

Sighing Tue 28-Jun-16 14:12:46

I didn't encounter playmobil until I was 10. I spent about 3 happy years and a massive pile of pocket money. And parents sneering i was too old did get to me, I might not be traumatised, but I remember that clearly.

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