“ Manufacturer: Playmobil / Theme: Pirates „
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The range of Playmobil just seems to grow and grow and each time the new catalogue pops through the door there is another special Playmobil Pirate that just has to be ordered. There is no doubt in my mind that the figures and accessories are well worth the initial outlay. When you first start collecting Playmobil it does seem to be an expensive business but at least you can buy it piece by piece, adding some of the larger pieces to the child's collection for birthdays and Christmas. Playmobil is well made, the little jointed figures are durable and considering the amount of pulling and tugging that they get it is just as well. The work that goes into those tiny Playmobil figures is quite incredible, they are all jointed and the hands are shaped like grabs so that they can hold the accessories. The accessories are all interchangeable so you could even have a Playmobil Nurse wearing a pirates hat! The Playmobil Pirate and Corsair duo is another one that has recently been added to the collection, the pack of two figures and accessories costs £4. Once the bag of Playmobil figures is emptied onto the kitchen table the child is able to create an exciting game that is nothing but pure fantasy. Those little imaginations are stretched to the limit and for those moments in time they are riding in the high seas on the look out for bounty. The Playmobil Pirate looks a `baddie`, he wears a red coat and matching boots and he has the traditional Pirates hat, complete with skull and crossbones, that can easily be removed. He sports a bright yellow sash over the top of his red coat and he has the fearsome black beard that you would expect. The Pirate needs to be ready to defend himself so in one hand he carries a gun and if the gun fails to protect him sufficiently then he can fall back on the dagger that he is clutching in his other hand. The Corsair wears a swish royal blue suit and matching hat that has a gold flash running along the front of it. He wears gold coloured boots and he has a far kinder looking face than his partner in crime. Do not trust him though, he is Pirate who originates from the coast of Barbary and there is no doubting that he means business. His golden holster houses his gun and he also carries a large silver sword. Once these two Playmobil Pirates link up with other pirates in the range then the game can begin. A Pirate is not worth a light if he cannot fill the ships treasure chest. If the jointed Playmobil figures stand on the kitchen table then you can move them into all kinds of positions and they can look really menacing. The Playmobil Pirate range is amazing, there are ships, treasure chests, treasure, skeletons, parrots, cannons and islands. Plus there are many different types of pirate. Playmobil advise that children no children under four should play with the pirates and that makes perfect sense. Each of the figures is only about three inches high and they all come with small accessories which can easily be swallowed. The Playmobil Pirate range is a very popular one and you can understand why the children love it.
Playmobil used to fascinate me as a child. Myself and my brother collected hoards of figures and sets to fashion our own villages. The newer Playmobil still retains the look of the classic Playmobil, but the toys have gotten a little more elaborate with their designs. This pirate pair would make a great addition to a pirate set or could be bought just on its own. For four pounds you get two figures which I think is good value. Each figure stands at about two to three inches in height. They are sturdy and robust and stand up well on their feet. You can also sit them down, particularly if they have been busy fighting! There is one chap with a lovely pirate hat and bushy black beard. He looks like a villain to me, with his red suit suggesting danger and intrigue! His stout red boots are wonderful and he looks like Long John Silver. His friend is a softer looking more youthful fellow with dashing locks and a blue outfit. He looks slightly naval, like he would be commanding a mighty ship. There is some lovely yellow padding around his shoulders. The figures come with some swashbuckling swords, which means they can have a duel. The swords can be gripped in either hand and are authentic looking, with a lovely silver sheen to them. With minimal packaging, this is also an enviro friendly toy, as there is less waste. The toys are easy to buy online, where you can get a good deal from Amazon, or of course try to find them in Toys R Us, which has a healthy Playmobil selection. Great for kids as starter toys, these would make a wonderful birthday gift or maybe a pocket money treat.
Buying the Playmobil Pirate and Corsair set is a great way of adding onto existing Playmobil pirate sets, or a good way of introducing a child to the Playmobil Pirates range. It's very reasonably priced at £3.99 for the twin pack, and this was even cut in half on the run up to Christmas by a few shops. Inside the packet you get two Playmobil Pirate figures. What's great about them is that unlike standard, cheaper pirate figures, these guys have lots of little accessories and are fully moveable. Their arms, legs and heads all move around, and they come complete with great extras including hats, swords and pistols. These guys are excellent quality and really well designed and made. Because Playmobil have included two rather different looking pirate figures in this packet, you can just buy the one pack and be able to play games with it. The differences in the figures means you can easily switch between having them on the same side, and on opposing ones. I like this because often you find you have to buy two packs - one of 'good guys' and one of 'bad guys' when you buy action figures. These guys are a nice little gift on their own for a child, but if you do want to give then as part of a slightly larger set, then I'd suggest buying the pirate sets 4295 (Playmobil Row Boat) or 4139 (Pirate Island). Both of those sets have great accessories in them but really need the extra figures that this pack has to offer.
Model: Pirate and Corsair