Monday, January 12, 2009

Playmobil....what can I say?

We're big Playmobil fans in our house. Perhaps because of that we overlook some of the oddities of the Playmobil imagination. Like the child-in-a-tented-hospital bed toy or the fact that the ambulance comes with an IV bag and tube, or the generally amazing minute attention to flora in many of the kits. Still, this particular toy? The Playmobil security checkpoint? It takes the cake. As do the reviews on Amazon. Enjoy.

3 comments:

Carolyn said...

how do you keep track of the parts from separate scenes??

roni said...

Robin, your post and the link to the Amazon reviews gave me the biggest chuckle. For Christmas, I purchased Playmobil sets for my three year old god-daughter and her brother. After selecting the mansion sets for her, I spent a good 30 minutes at a local toy store pondering whether to give to her brother the Roman soldiers/flying catapult set alone or with the Barbarian assault set for a more complete play experience (no joke--that was the name).

Robin Aronson said...

Oh, I know about the Barbarian assault set...and those Roman soldiers? Elliot uses his knight set for hockey and the knight with the red cross? That's his emergency knight-guy.

Now, as for keeping the parts from separate scenes -- honestly, Carolyn, I don't. We keep "the guys" in one container and all the stuff in another. Mostly, it's the guys who get used -- as in the hockey or in very elaborate rescue missions that involve Elliot's crane and his ambulance (the crane is a Bruder crane my parents got him at TJ Max). Once I bought an ice cream parlor super set. It was used hard for about two hours and then dismantled (not by me). And still, I obsessively pick up those tiny little spoons. Playmobil, man.....