Playmobil is a brand I’ve always had a lot of respect for. So I thought it was about time I gave them some love and took a look at their five new flavours of Playmobil Christmas Calendar for 2013.
Now I have to point out that only two of these five Playmobil Calendars are actually new for this year, but that doesn’t make the other any less ace. Well that is unless your child has already had one of them last year.
Sadly we don’t have all that much Playmobil in our house. We have a Playmobil Supermarket that Rosie will love when she is older and a few figures that Charlie has enjoyed playing with. But I think he enjoys being able to take his people’s to bits and make his own. Playmobil figures are not as take-apart-able as LEGO Minifigures.
Playmobil though is an excellent choice in my opinion for your children. What I love more than anything about Playmobil is that they have stuck by their ethos of not following any other franchises like films and the like.
Their toys are created with no names, so your children can decide who their figures are. It’s a great thing. It allows children to just play and not be directed by superhero names or film titles. Children can have their imagination stimulated and create their games in a way that helps their development.
So these Playmobil Christmas Calendars are the perfect pre-Christmas treat for your children to enjoy this December.
Lets take a look at each of the Playmobil Christmas Calendars in turn.
The Christmas Playmobil Advent Calendar Range in 2013
Playmobil Police Advent Calendar
First up we have the new Playmobil police Advent Calendar which is definitely going to appeal to children who love life in the fast lane. Children who love to imagine that the robbers have snuck off with all the gold, and that they are the police scrambling into action, hot on their tails.
Playmobil 9007 Advent Calendar 'Jewel Thief Police Operation' with Working Safe and Money Box Function
Below is what is hidden behind each of the numbered doors for your children to discover. I have to say that for less than twenty quid they really have rammed a lot in each of these sets. I really like the bicycle, that is fantastic. The finishing touch of being able to turn the box into a little mini scene is a great little addition too.
Playmobil Pirates Treasure Cove Advent Calendar
Next up we have one of my favorites the swashbuckling fantastic Playmobil Pirates Treasure Cove Advent Calendar. Which contains all your child would need to create a fantastic pirate filled treasure cove.
There are like all of these Playmobil Calendars loads and loads of bits and bobs to be found inside. I really like that you get four figures and the boat is lovely. This would be a great addition to your Playmobil Pirate collection if your child already has some other ships and figures.
Playmobil Pony Farm Advent Calendar
This Playmobil Pony Farm Advent Calendar is the other new product in the Playmobil rage for 2013. It’s definitely going to appeal to children who love horses and riding.
I went horse riding a few times when I was younger, well more than a few times actually. I kind of enjoyed it, well until my sisters horse decided to take umbrage with my horse and kick it. I lost my interest quickly after that, in fact so did my sister. I did remember I got up to canter speed, which for me felt like lightning fast.
In this set you get three horses, three people, a cart and oodles of extra equestrian bobbins, a fantastic set.
Playmobil Princess Wedding Advent Calendar
Now call me mental if you like, but I highly suspect that a certain type of child is going to appreciate this next one. Now I wouldn’t dream of angering the “Let Toys Be Toys” gang by daring to say that, shock horror, the target audience for this toy is going to be roughly 99.9999999999999% female. But it is and you all know it!
This pretty Playmobil Princess Wedding Advent Calendar includes everything a little
girl, (I’m sorry)…. child… would ever need to create a fantastical Princess Wedding. Well ok maybe not everything, but it would be a really great start to a collection and your daughter.. (dammit I did it again) your child is going to love opening up each door on the run up to Christmas!
Playmobil Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar
Finally we have the one that I fully expect many children to be getting this year. The Playmobil Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar is definitely a unisex box of festive fun. One that you can imagine being added to the christmas decorations box for generations to come.
With everything included to make an ubber cutsie Christmas scene, this set it ace. Seriously I’m a 36-year-old man but my inner self is in love with the ickkle hedgehogs, man I love hedgehogs!
So there you have it the five fantastic Playmobil Christmas Calendars, a fine range of toys and even greater when you consider that each is available for less than eighteen quid!
Which Playmobil Christmas Calendar are you planning to get for your children this year?