toy is pretty cool in that it can be adjusted from a four-wheel
vehicle to a flying shuttle craft. It looks almost bug-like
and has a claw-like arm to allow it to pick up space debris,
or Polo mints - which we found particularly handy.
a stand alone craft it is pretty good fun, but add it to the
Playmobil Space Station and you have a seriously cool play
arena to fly around and drive underneath.
thing which has increasingly made me sad as I grow older,
is the relaunch of old classic toys and games (for example
Ker-Plunk) that, to be quite honest are rubbish in
comparison to their original versions. Thankfully, this is
not the case here. As is to be expected (as a 30-something
I grew up on this stuff) this is extremely well made and the
quality of the new launches far exceeds the products that
I remember playing with as a youngster. Not only that, but
I thought that Playmobil was aimed at six-year olds. It looks,
however, that they are branching out allowing their toys to
grow with the market.
strongly suggest you take a look again at Playmobil with fresh
eyes. While the Sampling Pod is not the sexiest item that
is being launched (it is very good though) there is some top-notch
stuff out there waiting to be released.