With Christmas only 2 months away, I have been scoping out some of the most sought after toys of the season. In my family, there are three categories of toys that my kids lust over, video games, Lego and Playmobil. Of all three, Playmobil is my favourite. It combines imaginary play with some of their favourite characters. This year, Playmobil has released two new set that are sure to make happy children on Christmas morning.
“How to Train Your Dragon”
1.. How to Train Your Dragon: Snotlout and Hookfang set
Soar off an adventure with Snotlout with Hookfang. Strong minded, both rider and dragon have their own ideas on how to defeat the enemies of Berk. In fact, Hookfang take pride in doing the exact opposite of what Snotlout says. But when they work together they are unstoppable! My kids loved how Hookfang’s wings moved to mimic the motion of flying and how his mouth opened wide enough to scoop up fish. They spent hours perfecting their crossbow aim on the poor sheep. This set includes; Snotlout, Hookfang, a Viking helmet and shield, a sheep, bucket of fish and a crossbow launcher with flaming arrows.
2.. How to Train Your Dragon: Gobber the Belch with Sheep Sling
Why shoot Sheep when you can SLING them!!! Introducing Berk’s newest, exciting sport – dragon racing . Since the Dragons and the Vikings are no longer enemies, its time to find a sport where everyone wins. The object of the game is for Viking and Dragon to pair up and race against other pairs to see who can catch the most sheep. In this version of the game, Gobber shoots the targeted sheep into the air and the different dragon teams race and dive to catch them. Keep your eye the black sheep because that one is worth the most! Simply place the sheep in the sling, line them up and press the button to launch. My kids loved shooting the sheep at each other rather than trying to catch them and drop them in their baskets. It is pretty common to hear shouts of “Fire in the hole” and a sheep to fly by my face. After explaining the rules, I was able to get them to tame down the sheep slinging and improve the sheep drop into the basket! This set comes with 2 white sheep, 1 black sheep, Gobber the Belch, two baskets where you can select your favourite dragons to compete, and a slingshot on wheels. This one required a little bit more skill to set up, but it was so much fun once they got it going.
The Explorers Series
If Dragons aren’t your style, maybe you should try out these dino sets!!!
If you are looking for a Christmas present that is sure to bring joy all year long, Playmobil is the one stop shop for every kid on your list!