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The pirate side of Playmobil is definitely one of the more interesting themes. Pirates have long fascinated children and adults alike. I know I spent much of my youth pretending to be a pirate. If you are looking to build up your Playmobil collection, then you're going to need some figures and the Pirate Captain seems like a good place to start.
The fellow might only be a couple of inches in height, but he has been crafted very well. Made from a sturdy plastic, he will stand up to being tossed down the stairs, chucked against walls and taken into the bath. His face is not as menacing as I would have liked, he looks a bit camp. I would have gone for a full beard and rugged look. There is a beard but it does not come across very well and fades into the skin. Luckily he does have an eyepatch which amuses me.
Boasting a lovely red outfit, he looks like a posh pirate or commander of a ship. Again, I would have fashioned him in more rustic clothing myself. His lapel is nicely designed with some buttons and blue flecks though and he has glorious shoulder bits which dazzle.
Slightly dubious of his white slacks. Men in white trousers should always be avoided I think. Plus if you're out at sea, you're surely going to get them stained! He wears kinky boots and these give him a 'Last Of The Summer White' look. He also comes with his own map, which has been articulated very well, a compass and a ships log book, so he can plan his summer cruises.
For three quid he is a delightful pocket money toy and I would definitely have him on display in all his glory. Haha me hearties, pieces of seven etc.
I am beginning to feel that I know all of the Playmobil pirates on first name terms. I walk in the front door and before I can say `Switch the kettle on` a little voice is calling out asking me to come and join him in his game. Nathan seems to be going through an unsettled period, sometimes we have to have the bag of Playmobil pirates out, another day he will be in the mood for a battle with his Playmobil Knights and since Christmas the Hasbro Star Wars figures have come into the equation.
These Playmobil figures offer the children such good fun, they can assume so many roles when they play with the different sets of figures. Within the space of a few seconds the child can go from being the attacker or the defender and most games that we play do involve some strategic play so Nathan has to stop and think about his role.
If the Playmobil phase continues to be as popular in the future ( Nathan is five at the moment) then I could find myself exploring lots of the other Playmobil ranges. He loves dinosaurs and the Playmobil ones look very interesting but I think that he will leave the Playmobil ponies, fairies and dolls houses to the girls.
The Playmobil Pirate ship is rolling on the high seas and the pirates are on the look out for treasure.
But every successful pirate crew needs a good Captain behind them and Playmobil have created this very colourful Pirate Captain to run the ship.
Playmobil have made the Pirate Captain live up to expectations, he has black shiny boots and snowy white trousers, a smart red jacket that has been trimmed with yellow epaulettes and a blue collar.
The Pirate Captain has a stubbly face, one wicked looking eye and the other eye is covered with a black patch. On his head he wears a pirates hat that is decorated with the skull and crossbones and it is topped with a royal blue plume of feathers.
Both of his hands are shaped like `grabs` so that you can let him hold his weapons, after all a Pirate Captain needs to wield his mighty sword.
The Playmobil Captain is well jointed and his limbs are easy to move about so the Pirate Captain can adopt many different stances.
I never fail to get the job of a crew mate and Nathan is always the Pirate Captain but this Playmobil figure comes with a few accessories that are essential to any sea faring Captain. He has a wooden trestle that he can rest a map on, he holds a sword in case any of his crew misbehave, he can hold the compass and make sure that the Playmobil ship is going in the right direction and there are also a couple of important pieces of map reading equipment to assist him on his journey.
Nathan now understands what a compass is and even though this may not be a working compass it has made him familiar with North, East, South and West.
Being the Captain of any ship is a great responsibility and when I am climbing the mast or shinning up the ropes with my Playmobil figure then I am answerable to the Pirate Captain. Like most children Nathan just loves being in charge.
If we espy the enemy across the living room carpet then so much the better, we can prepare to see if they have anything worth plundering aboard.
We paid about five pounds for the Playmobil Pirate Captain and considering that he came with a accessories I don't think that was a bad price to pay.
The figure is tough and durable, it can be washed or wiped over and after many months of game play the Pirate Captain is still in one piece.
I have been surfing on Ebay recently, I know from time to time I have been able to buy a few used figures to go with Nathan's sets that have been good buys.
These charcters are great additions to the Playmobil range.
This little character retails at less than two pounds in the high street and retail park toy shops, it is ideal for adding to birthday presents or as atreat after a mornings shopping - I find bribery can be helpful at times!!!
The set contain quitea lot for a single character which means that it has lots of play value. The box contains the pirate (with a removable hat) a compass and a set of compsses together with a map to find his way to the treasure and s ships log to record all his travels.
This character will obviously be ideal as an addition to the main pirate ship but I think because it comes with quite a few acessories that it can be played with on its own.
The quality of the product is high as with all Playmobil toys. One word of caution though as some of the peices are quite small you may need to keep an eye on small children and animals who may like to eat them!!!!
Model: Pirate Captain / Playmobil offers different styles of play and adventure for both boys and girls ranging from dinosaurs and pirates through to fairies and ponies / Playmobil is sturdy yet easy to manoeuvre which means the fun never ends There are lots of different types of Playmobil so you and your little ones can create whole new worlds and games.