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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Playmobil's Best Sets, December 29, 2009
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Playmobil Family Camper by Playmobil (Toy)
It's a house, it's a vehicle, it comes with a lot of cool accessories. And it's the biggest hit of the three Playmobil sets my daughter received this Christmas. She loves this little camper, and who wouldn't?

The camper itself is well-laid out, complete with a mini-kitchen with a sink, a diner-style booth inside the camper and a versatile outdoor folding table with four folding chairs, and a tiny bathroom containing a tiny toilet. This little RV has everything a dollhouse has on smaller scale and with a theme that doesn't embrace either gender, making it the perfect toy for both girls and boys. There are four mat-like beds that affix to different parts of the camper. The mom and dad's beds sit over the cabin area, while the children's beds are in the rear, and can be lifted away to access storage compartments for the dishes and various foodstuff that come with the set. There is more storage in the rear of the vehicle, which can be accessed through a door that lifts up, and is perfect for storing the outdoor furniture and the bikes (there is one adult and one child-size bike). More storage is included in a removable compartment on the top of the vehicle, making this a more travel-friendly set than many of the Playmobil sets we own. All of the pieces can be stashed away, leaving you with a vehicle you can pick up and take along with you.

When the removable roof is attached a pull-out awning provides shade for the family's outdoor activities, and there is a door for the people to go in and out of the living quarters. The doors to the cabin are stationary and do not open, so in order to place a person in the driver's seat or passenger seat the roof must be removed.

Assembly is a piece of cake, especially compared to the Unicorn Fairy Palace we also received this Christmas. Set up for the RV consists pretty much of snapping the wheels together, clicking them onto the vehicle, inserting the toilet seat and booth table, and a couple other little odds and ends, but the bottom line is it probably takes 15 minutes - if even that. The finished camper rolls smoothly, despite not having an axle, and only requires a little push to glide across the floor. Its wheels are realistic looking and have rubber tires that grip the floor to give it more momentum.

It does have a lot of pieces, and if you're new to Playmobil this may seem like an unpleasant surprise. These pieces can quickly get out of hand once you've acquired multiple sets. If you have a preschooler who is easily overwhelmed by clean-up, and no method for the madness, it can seem an annoyance not worth the entertainment value of the toy. Our daughter has one (large) rug in her room designated as her 'small toys' play area, because when we allowed to take this stuff everywhere, we were finding spoons and forks in her bed, and the people's removed hair under her dresser, etc.

We've set up a system where each set's small pieces are contained in a labeled plastic food container - the cheap ones you buy at the grocery store. These are stored on the top shelf of her closet, and brought out, one at a time, upon request. She has to exchange one cleaned-up set if she would like to play with another. This is especially helpful if you have younger kids and need to keep the small parts away from them. It's a system that has worked very well, and it gives my daughter incentive to do the clean-up herself when she wants to play with something else.

I'm in total agreement with the majority of other reviewers on this set. I think it's the greatest. From the accessories, to the versatility, to all the fun little hiding places (I just loved 'secret compartments' as a kid) it's just a great deal of fun.

I would, however, be wary of prices charged here, as I've seen people asking double - and even ten times the MSRP on very common Playmobil sets that *have not been retired.* I would always recommend checking the Playmobil site for the MSRP to be sure that you're not being ripped off by an unscrupulous seller.

Also, for those concerned with country of origin, this set is not made in China.
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