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The best toy I ever purchased
on December 6, 2013
The Playmobil Pirates sets are perfect for young children with vivid imaginations. This is my 4 year old's favorite toy. We spend countless hours sailing the high seas together. He has selected the 'skeleton' from the Pirate Island set as his own personae and we call him Captain Bones. The ship is very well made and has withstood many dramatic battles against "the bad pirates". The details are what he most enjoys, like the treasure, swords, goblets, lamps and other small items that come with these sets. Whenever I chase down Captain Bones with the shark figure, trying to take a bite of his boney leg, my son laughs with joy. And that makes this set my favorite toy as well: most of the time I am watching him and the smiles rather than the pirate my son has assigned me. You will get months and months of use out of this set.
UPDATE: He is now 6 years old, and STILL plays with this set a whole bunch. A couple pieces have broken now after almost a year and a half of very heavy play, but it has held up well to use and still maintains its quality. The small hook on the bowspirit (the pointy mast on the bow) broke, so the foresail doesn't attach anymore, but he doesn't seem to mind. The shark is still trying to catch Captain Bones almost daily :)
FINAL UPDATE: It has been four years since my first review of this toy, and my son is approaching 9 years old, all too quickly. Sometime this past year, this toy finally stopped coming out of the toy box for adventures on the seven seas. He has just moved on now to other toys, as children will do, like skateboards, computer games, footballs... This past week, I gathered all of the items that were left, some having slipped into the maelstrom of the couch no doubt, and placed them in the 'yard sale bin'. This toy was worth so much to a father and his son. Its value goes far beyond simple play time adventures we had together. Four years of solid play: a rarity in such a confused, fast-paced world. Fare thee well, Captain Bones: may your hull be forever sound, with a strong wind at your back, and bright stars to sail her by.