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Peppa Pig pigs out!
Peppa Pig Campervan Playset
Member Name: mumto3
Peppa Pig Campervan Playset
Advantages: Recognisable well loved characters
Disadvantages: small pieces, flimsy and easily broken and lost
Last year my daughter was Peppa Pig mad and we'd had a caravan holiday earlier in the year which she had loved so this seemed like the perfect gift.
You get the campervan, a shower, a picnic table, a fridge and a barbecue. The characters included are Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, Peppa Pig and Georgie Pig. There is an awning that can be moved in and out with a small wheel and the seats from inside the campervan come out to make picnic benches.
I had seen the campervan for sale at Toy r Us for £19.99 but when I went to buy it they had sold old. I went online and tried loads of places but it was sold out everywhere. I eventually found it at Wilkinsonplus for the same price as Toys r Us.
My daughter wasn't particularly excited when she opened this gift on Christmas morning but I just put this down to all the excitement and the sheer volume of things that she and her two brothers had received. Unfortunately this toy is largely ignored and has rarely been played with. I don't think I have ever seen her play with it as a set although she does play with the characters quite a lot.
On the downside the campervan is very flimsy and not very robust bearing in mind the age of the average Peppa Pig fan. The shower is very thin and was broken within a couple of days, I fixed it only for it to be broken again straight away. The awning on the caravan slides out everytime you move the van so there is no need for the small wheel on the side. The awning regularly gets pulled out completely and the end of the awning also comes off and has to be clicked back together. The legs come off the picnic table and I am forever searching for them under the sofa.
My daughter loves the characters and often plays with them in her dolls house. She uses the campervan as a removal lorry and as a car for all her dolls house people but I have never seen her take the Pig family out for a picnic.
Most of the time this campervan is emptied and shoved out of the way to get to more interesting toys and I spend more time trying to find and replace all the little pieces than my children do playing with it.
I am very disappointed with this toy and as I wouldn't normally buy character based toys I am mad at myself for giving in to this one as it has been a huge let down.
Summary: I won't be buying anything else from the Peppa Pig range
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