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Playmobil My Takealong Puppet Theater Toy Empowers Creative Play

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Playmobil Take Along Puppet Theater Toy - A Portable Theater Toy for Kids

Playmobil Take Along Puppet Theater Toy - A Portable Theater Toy for Kids

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The Bottom Line

The Playmobil theater toy is a terrific, gender-neutral toy that lets kids follow their imaginations through worlds of creative play. It is self contained but has many tiny pieces so it's not for children under age 4.
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Pros

  • Self-contained unit has a stage, sets, actors, costumes and props.
  • Many interchangeable pieces fit in the carrying case and kids can carry it by the handle.
  • The possibilities are endless with this open-ended, creative, educational toy.

Cons

  • Among the props is a plastic gun that I confiscated before my child saw it.
  • I don't think a toy like this needs a battery-operated sound-effects machine. It's overkill.

Description

  • Theater toy is a stage with props, costumes and sets.
  • It comes with four Playmobil people who become the actors.
  • It has a sound-effects module that uses two AAA batteries.
  • The whole theater closes up neatly into its carrying case for easy transportation.
  • It has many small parts and is not recommended for children younger than age 4.

Guide Review - Playmobil My Takealong Puppet Theater Toy Empowers Creative Play

I love toys that foster children's creativity and the Playmobil Theater Playset is a great example of this. The stage is a carrying case with a handle on top. Interchangeable cardboard backgrounds and sets are easy to slip in and out. It comes with four Playmobil people and many props and costumes, from handcuffs and a sword to plants and a broom.

The Playmobil theater comes with a plastic gun (among the props) and I am not welcoming gun toys into my house just yet, so I confiscated that right out of the box. I also don't think the toy needs the sound-effects module. It plays laughter, applause and two little songs. I'd just be happier without any batteries at all.

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