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Is 8/9 too old for Playmobil?

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Chamomile Fri 23-Oct-09 21:45:14

I am desperate to buy myself DS2 the Egyptian playmobil sets especially the pyramid . He is really keen on Egypt since doing it at school but DH thinks he is far too old for playmobil as he will be almost 9 by Christmas. What do you think?

IlanaK Fri 23-Oct-09 21:47:24

My 8 year old still plays with playmobil and I have bought him a pirate ship for christmas. I know other older children who still play with it.

shophappy Fri 23-Oct-09 22:04:08

My just turned 9 year old daughter asked for the Hospital playmobile for her birthday - she loves it and I would say that Playmobile in general (she has a lot - airplane, airport, vet clinic, animals as well now hospital) is the toy she plays with the most. So no, 8/9is not too old - I hope
--you enjoy-- your son enjoys the pyramid!!

shophappy Fri 23-Oct-09 22:06:42

Strike out did not work - not sure why blush I hope you enjoy your son enjoys the pyramid

Clary Fri 23-Oct-09 22:10:25


DD is 8 and still loves it.

DS1 is 10 and would I bet like to pick out his faves.

We have sooooooo much that I daren't buy any more.

Chamomile Sat 24-Oct-09 09:55:02

Thanks. That's all the encouragement I needed!

BertieBotts Sat 24-Oct-09 10:06:11

I still played with it at 14 or so grin

Merle Sat 24-Oct-09 10:12:52

I came home this week to find my two boys (7&10) playing with the furniture from the dolls house. If we had Playmobil they'd definately use it.

inchhighprivateeye Mon 26-Oct-09 18:29:56

God no, look at all the 40 year olds on here who are obsessed with it.

wideratthehips Mon 26-Oct-09 22:28:39

ooh can i throw a spanner in the works and also suggest this if he likes the egyptians (my 9 yr old nephew is getting this from me for christmas) here

leamac Sun 01-Nov-09 19:39:34

no, there only kids for a short period of time, my 10n year old has played with playmobil his whole life and is getting some dinosaur sets for christmas

Inghouls2 Sun 01-Nov-09 19:41:16

I knew this was going to be the pyramid
Isn't it fantastic!
I ds2 would love this for xmas and he's 8.5

MavisEnderby Sun 01-Nov-09 19:44:04

Can anyone describe Playmobile for meI must've been living on a different planet as I haven't seen much about it except ads on tv.Is it at all similar to Little People? dd is coming up 4 and loves thelittle people stuff,was wondering if Playmobil would be similar?She has sn and low muscle tone so needs figures etc that are quite chunky and easy to manipulate.TIA

Fennel Mon 02-Nov-09 16:06:31

My 9 and 8 year olds like playmobile, it's the 5yo who doesn't really play with it. They play mostly with the fort and soldiers, the pirate ship, and the fairy garden/unicorn bits.

I liked playmobil til I was about 12.

Mavis, Playmobil has lots of little fiddly bits, probably a bit hard for a 4yo who needs figures that are easy to manipulate. You could try Duplo figures maybe instead?

MrsJohnDeere Mon 02-Nov-09 16:18:12

My 8 and 9 yo nieces love playing with Playmobil when they visit our house (they don't have it at home).

Marne Mon 02-Nov-09 16:20:38

I'm 27 and i still play with it grin

I hope my dd will still be playing with it at 9 (as it cost's us a fortune to keep adding to her collection).

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