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3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to usual Playmobil high standards, 21 April 2013
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= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Playmobil 5154 Darksters Truck with Flash Cannon (Toy)
We have become something of Playmobil experts in this house in the 2 years that my son has been obsessed with it. So I feel absolutely confident in my assertion that this toy is not up to the usual excellent standards that we have come to expect from Playmobil.

I should say first that my son, nearly 5 and not a discerning consumer (if it is Playmobil, it must be good!), loves this toy, especially the bits that light up. The little figures are also good and it does look quite smart. This is why I have given it 3 stars, which is generous, I think.

However, since we bought it, it feels like I have been constantly reassembling the 'doors' to the black pod on the back of the buggy - they fall off a lot and you have to rearrange the contents of the pod to get them to close properly. Normally my son can manage repairs to Playmobil, but he has found this too fiddly. We also had to superglue the seats in to the driver's cabin as they seemed oddly loose - and we've never bad to resort to glue before with any of the many other Playmobil sets that we have. Finally, the pod itself is designed to come off the back of the buggy, which it does just a little too easily (there is only a little clip holding it on, so it constantly seems wobbly).

Overall, I am so disappointed in this - I am used to being impressed with the excellent design features and durability of Playmobil, but this definitely falls short. Although I have a son delighted with it, I will definitely look more closely at future Playmobil sets I buy.
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