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Playmobil 4498: Dog Family
We have just started purchasing Playmobil items for our little one as Playmobil has always been highly recommended to us by our friends with youngsters as well as those who had sets when they were young. We found that a lot of Playmobil sets are rather expensive, so to start our little one off, we have begun to buy the smaller sets so over time the collection will grow without breaking our bank!
We purchased this set on Ebay for £2.50, though I have seen prices for this particular set range up to around £7.00. Personally, I think that £7.00 is a little too much for what it is, though as we are starting to realise, Playmobil does not come cheap! This is one reason I have trawled places such as Ebay and Car Boot sales in the last six months! At the moment, Amazon have this reduced from £6.99 to £6.13.
Within this set you will find;
* Four dogs; one large black dog with brown and white patches and three small baby dogs. The large dog has some great detail upon it, though the smaller ones lack in this same detail. They are still recognisable as dogs, though I think it such a shame that the detail did not cover all the dogs. The dogs have movable heads which move up and down and the larger dogs tail also moves.
* Dog kennel; Quite a large sized yellow and red kennel with a doorway to allow access to all dogs, even the big one. As the doorway covers the whole of the front, it is easy to get the dogs in and out.
* Playmobil child with the usual movable arms, legs and head and graspable hands.
* String of sausages which the child can hold.
* Dog Bowl and Bone.
This set is recommended for the age of four plus, though I personally see no problems with younger children from perhaps three playing with it.
My little one loves anything to do with animals and this set is no different. She has a few Playmobil animal sets and we often see all the animals playing together! I also think this is a lovely little set, though it is a shame about the lack of detail on the smaller dogs. I do not think I would pay £7.00 for this set, though the lesser price paid is reasonable.
Model: Dog Family / The kennel`s roof is removable.