The other day Playmobil sent us a box, as part of their ambassador scheme I thought it might contain something for the children which they would love. Little did I know that I would find myself secretly envious of Boy, hoping that he didn’t like his brilliant new toy and hoping that he would give it to me. Of course, he loves it and girl (although technically too young) equally loves it. Curses, I wonder if it can ‘go missing’…
What am I talking about? Only the best Playmobil in the whole world ever without fail invented by a Playmobil design genius. A set of Playmobil that is an essential purchase for all archaeologists the world over. Playmobil set 5100 Stone Age Cave with Mammoth!
|It’s been played with loads, hence a few bits *may* have gone astray…|
For archaeologists it needs no interpretation, you can re-enact Clan of the Cave bear type scenarios in your living room. I actually feel more inspired than when I read Paul Bahns Journey Through the Ice Age and that is saying something. When I was setting this up with the boy you needed to stick little stickers of cave art on the cave. I kept wondering if I could squirrel them away and stick them onto my archaeology toolbox instead. There’s a gap in the market if ever I spotted one!
|You no longer need to go to the Arch & Anth Museum in Cambridge, you can have your own one|
So anyway, you get a working mammoth, lots of palaeolithic hunters with associated flint spears and a ritual deer skull headdress! A cave, some fish, a wolf and a wolfskin. What more could you want? I’ve genuinely had hours of fun playing with this with the kids, it’s great because I can tell them about stuff and show them things in my books as they come up during role playing.
Review: It’s the best toy in our house.
If you want to get one, and if you are an archaeologist reading this I know you will, you’ll find this (and lots more sets in the range) here.