Playmobil is 40!

Jul 13 2014
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I have realised that Playmobil is younger than me by 4 years! I actually thought the German toy manufacturer was older than me as I can remember being at primary school when I started playing with their toys and it felt as an established brand already. I have always been more a Playmobil fan than a Lego fan. Only recently Lego has introduced a girly friendly range, Lego Friends, but Lego has traditionally been very male orientated. Playmobil instead have always had lots of ‘make believe’ characters which you can use to build your own fantasy story. My 7 year old son is clearly Lego crazy and definitely prefers building his toys with the small bricks from scratch.

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To Lego or to Mixels? That is the question…

Feb 28 2014

If you want to understand which toys are trendy for school kids ask your children. This is exactly what I recently did with a new Lego mini figures series i.e. new constructible collectibles linked to a TV programme, which puzzled me a bit initially until I read what my 7 year old son wrote about them.

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West End show review: Charlie and the Chocolate factory

Dec 14 2013

Over the years I have seen lots of West End shows and I have never been disappointed but I have also never been overwhelmed so far. Well, until now. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory definitely wowed both myself and my 7 year old son!! What an amazing show that is.

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