Thursday, March 26, 2015

Playmobil Eggs for Easter and Springtime Play - Review and Giveaway

Update on 4/7/15 -  Congratulations to Katie - Winner of the Playmobil Egg.  This giveaway is now closed.



Playmobil makes high quality playsets that children can build and then have imaginative play with when completed.  I first saw these Playmobil Eggs at Toy Fair NY 15 and knew they would a perfect grandparent gift for Easter or Spring.  I like to feature toys that a grandparent and grandchild can enjoy together.  This toy is one that works perfectly in our house as my five year old grandson sometimes comes early for dinner and plays with his grandfather for an hour before dinner is ready.  They may do a little building project or puzzles and share some conversation about how it works. My husband and I are both engineers and enjoy seeing our grandson’s interest in how things work.
This post includes a giveaway. See the details at the end of the post.

 
Playmobil Egg - Boy with Children's Tractor Package
Here is what the package looks like. The playset is inside the egg.  The egg is 5 inches tall and 3 ½ inches wide at it widest point.  There are four new eggs available this year.  Amazon also lists some older varieties.

Boy with Children’s Tractor – Blue Egg
Princess with Vanity Station –  Pink Egg
Fun at the Beach – Yellow Egg
Pirate with Rowboat – Red Egg

Choose your grandchild’s favorite theme or favorite color to decide which one you want to start the collection with.

Playmobil Egg - Boy with Children's Tractor Side of Package
I have the Boy with Children’s Tractor to review for this article.  This is what the other side of the package looks like.  This set has 33 pieces – some are very small.  The ages on the package say 3 – 10.  In my opinion a three year old is too young to play with this alone. Some of the pieces are too small and I don’t think that 3 – 4 year olds will have the dexterity to work with the small tightly fitting pieces.  This may be an excellent toy for children of different ages to play with together.  I can easily picture an older sibling (6 – 10) putting it together with a younger sibling (3 – 5) helping and enjoying playing with the completed playset.

This is what you have when you open the egg – two bags with pieces (one has just the wheel parts), easy to follow assembly instructions and a small Playmobil booklet. Notice the slot in the bottom of the egg - the egg can be put back together as a bank if you aren't going to take the playset apart and store it in the egg.



Here is the Tractor and Boy when assembled.  You can see that it is brightly colored and has nice detail.  The front loader moves up and down, the trailer with three carrots (they are so cute) detaches, and the boy’s arms and head move.



The Eggs retail for $9.99 and can be ordered at the Playmobil website or at Amazon for a slightly higher price. Amazon order details are at the end of this article. They are also available at specialty stores but I did not see them at the ToysRUs or Walmart websites.  

Giveaway Details
It is easy to enter and there are two ways. Both ways count as an entry so you get two entries if you do both.  I need to be able to contact you if you win. If you enter -  email me with your email address at marion@grandmachronicles.com.  I will not use your email address for anything except to notify you if you win.  Grandmother’s Honor.


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You can have two entries by doing both.  Deadline to enter: April 6, 2015 at midnight. The winner will be selected using random.org.

 This item can be sent to US addresses only.

Full Disclosure:  This review is completely my own opinion and I was not reimbursed for it.  I did receive a review sample. 

29 comments:

Madonna said...

my grandson would just love this.

Madonna said...

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Katie Klein said...

My boys would love this they are crazy about tractors.

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Amanda Hall said...

Very cute!
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Lindse94 said...

We love PlayMobil! Lindse94 at gmail.com

kmcgrew213 said...

this is very cute! would be great for the little one!

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arress said...

Following on facebook. My Grandtot would love this.

Dawn Schultz said...

I like/follow your Facebook page.

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Dawn Monroe said...

I would choose the pink or yellow.

Dawn Monroe said...

Liked on facebook as Dawn Monroe

Racegirl1022 said...

Wow, very cool for Easter Thanks for the chance! my email is: mvantil@cfl.rr.com Thanks

Anne D. said...

I love Playmobil products! My nephew would love this!!

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the crazy persian said...

This is so cute and would be great as a gift for the little one

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Wendy ArtsyChaos said...

I think there is nothing better than a hidden surprise when you're a kid!
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Kim said...

My grandsons would love this

gypsy said...

My grandson would be head over heels for this. He discovered videos of things inside eggs and will watch them for hours.

Jillian Bernath said...

Followed on FB @ Jillian Bernath, this is so adorable! jrbernath@gmail.com

lissa crane said...

I love that this is a no tech way for kids to still have fun and learn! My kiddo's would love this!

lissa crane said...

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Randi Robinson said...

Well, I liked your page so I will be following you on Facebook from now on and I will be sending you and email with my email...lol. Good luck to all!!

Ronda Lasly said...

These are adorable!
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blew415 said...

Super cute- love it

Jill Hamaker said...

My son would love to have this.

Alina Conn said...

Follow you on FB as alinapicazo

Alina Conn said...

This would bring a lot of joy to my son.

Sean C said...

Following on FB.

Sean C said...

This is such a neat toy. I'd choose the blue or orange depending on what my son favors this month :)

Shannon R said...

These looks so cute, my son would love them. I liked you on facebook

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