New and exciting toys are a must in my house because Cooper is the only child. So we have to find toys that can entertain him so we can go about our daily routine. It's hard sometimes to find toys that can keep his attention one the newness wears off. I was so excited when we got the chance to review Pirate Adventure Island from Playmobil.
Playmobil was founded in 1876 by locksmith named Andreas Brandstätter. Later in 1908 his son Greg took over the company. In 1921 moved the headquarters to Zirndorf, Germany, where it remains to the present day. They started off making cash registers, telephones, and various small toys. Today they are housed in a 1.6 million square foot, state-of-the-art building, where more than 500 employees oversee management, administration, research and development, mold construction, and decoration for the world-famous toys. The complete history is really interesting.
Well needless to say my son was to the moon excited when he opened the box. Let me start off saying, do not open show your child the box if you do not have time to put it together. HA It took me quite a bit of time to put all the little pieces together only because I refused my husbands help. There are lots of little pieces because this is a very detailed toy.
Now my first thought after finally getting this together and all the pieces in place was, "How long will this actually stay like this" The answer surprised me. It is actually still together. We moved it to the basement so he would have more room to play with it and some of his other men were down there. There is a trick to this toy. There is a secret cave that has treasure and you have to figure out the combination to open the cave to get a key. Beware of falling rocks if your wrong. It thought there was no way my 5 year old would be able to figure out the combination on his own but they do have a button to set the level of difficulty which is awesome. He has no problems play this on his own loves it. Every now and then hear an "ARG" coming from the basement. My son really wants the ship to go along with the island.
This would make a great gift this holiday season and your child would not be disappointed!