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Any recommendations for a playmobil set for a 6 yr old boy?

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MrsPuddleduck Sun 30-Aug-09 16:31:37

Thinking of getting DS1 one for his birthday next weekend and can't really tell from the pictures from the internet which ones will have a decent amount of play value for the money.

He likes playing with action figures rather than vehicles e.g has the lego police station and only plays with it as a police station iwswim - not interested in the building of it.

I don't mind buying one of the larger sets as long as it will hold his interest.

IKnowWhoYouAre Sun 30-Aug-09 16:46:04

I think the Take Along castle is really good, plus you can store the little bits in the actual castle. If he likes action figures there are lots of good stuff in that line - helicopter, safe crackers etc. The pirate stuff is good too - DS has played with his pirate ship regularly for about 2 years and still likes it.

nannynick Sun 30-Aug-09 16:48:08

How about getting a few different figure sets, so he just has lots of figures, rather than scenes.

For example: Roman Warriors
Egyption Robbers
Rescue Unit
Dragon Troops

MrsPuddleduck Sun 30-Aug-09 17:41:29

I hadn't thought of just buying figures - I was thinkging more of a set.

He likes playing with action figures 'in' things eg loved his Rupert Bear Treehouse and Noddy House.

I wanted to get him something along the same lines but a bit more grown up.

kidcreoleandthecoconuts Sun 30-Aug-09 17:44:57

Oooo I love playmobil! I can't wait until my DS is old enough for it. I always liked the hosplital type ones or the aeroplane ones.

plus3 Sun 30-Aug-09 17:51:50

we have the pirates treasure chest - same idea as the castle, and have added a few bits for birthday/christmas. DS got it for his 4th birthday and at 5 1/2 stills plays with it.

Milliways Sun 30-Aug-09 17:54:25

Mine loved the farm. There was a farmhouse but loads of animals, farmer family etc.

Admits though that youngest is now 14 so totally unaware of what is available now (and remembers that we have half a loft full of the stuff!)

OtterInaSkoda Thu 01-Oct-09 11:16:14

Playmobil absolutely rocks. Ds is almost 9 and still plays with it all the time (as do his friends when they come round).
The police van is cool, as are the robbers with the safe (real gold bars in it!).
He loves his ranger's house, which has lots of little animals and woodpeckers and whatnot. It's not cheap but there is a lot of play to be had from it (for my ds at least - but then he's into animals in a big way). Actually he has tons of the stuff, he has been collecting it for years now. The individual figures and smaller sets are easy enough to save for with pocket money, the bigger ones are ace at Christmas/birthdays.
Thinking about it I think it's hard to go wrong with Playmobil..

GypsyMoth Thu 01-Oct-09 11:26:03

all those little 'bits' though.....

still finding bits from the hospital sets dd had when she was younger,she's 13 now...

about to start collecting it again for younger 2 ds's. sold the last lot,minus many 'bits' on ebay.

haggisaggis Thu 01-Oct-09 11:33:27

We have a reasonable amount:
Airport
Hospital
Plane
Camper van
Cargo Ship
Crane
Ambulance

Pluse a lot of random bits and pieces - pony set, lions from the zoo set etc.
I find the vehicles get played with the most - dd (7) will stack all the poeple round th sides of teh cargo ship and pretend they are going on holidy - ds (9.5) will also will set up scenes and play with the poeple and the vehicles.
Neither plays much with either the airport or the hospital - think they may cramp their imagination actually whereas pushing aship around the living room pretending you ar etaking people on holiday is more fun!

englishpatient Thu 01-Oct-09 16:44:23

Have just bought DS the camper van for his 7th birthday and he LOVES it - plays with it nearly all the time!

OtterInaSkoda Fri 02-Oct-09 13:27:20

Camper vans are brill. We have a cheapy version - not quite as good as the Playmobil of course but the play value has been amazing.

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