Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Flog It Blog It, Toys R Us, NOT!
After we discovered the delights of Playmobils’ lets’s play bank robbers toy (here) we thought we’d have a look at what other toys they have for sale. Oh and yes we came across a couple of winners. Firstly there is Playmobils’ Security Check Point.
Then we thought we’d check out the customer reviews. Here is the best one.
Great lesson for kids!
I was a little disappointed when I first bought this item, because the functionality is limited. My 5-year-old son pointed out that the passenger's shoes couldn’t be removed. Then, we placed a deadly fingernail file underneath the passenger's scarf, and neither the detector doorway nor the security wand picked it up. My son said, "that's the worst security ever!". But it turned out to be okay, because when the passenger got on the Playmobil B757 and tried to hijack it, she was mobbed by a couple of other heroic passengers, who only sustained minor injuries in the scuffle, which were treated at the Playmobil Hospital.
The best thing about this product is that it teaches kids about the realities of living in a high-surveillance society. My son said he wants the Playmobil Neighborhood Surveillance System set for Christmas. I've heard that the CC TV cameras on that thing are pretty worthless in terms of quality and motion detection, so I think I'll get him the Playmobil Abu-Gharib Interrogation Set instead (it comes with a cute little memo from George Bush).
Then there is the Playmobil Police Station Extension - Prison Cell
And the review........
Great teaching tool for future interrogators!
Wow! I got this toy to go with my kid's Guantanamo Bay action set. I have to hand it to those kids working in Chinese labor camps they really get the details down quite well. If I may give one suggestion please make them so you can actually lock the doors. My son likes to play "So who wants to be a terrorist" with his pet mice. Also, he complained that the cavity exam room lacked restraints.