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Playmobil police truck with speedboat

I mentioned that Little Sis has been reviewing some of the Playmobil 1-2-3 range. Her older brother was sent the new Playmobil police truck with speedboat set 5187 to review.

It’s a really lovely set and pretty easy to put together although the stickers are very fiddly!

According to the Playmobil site: Protect by land and sea with the Police Truck with Speedboat. Race to the scene in the police truck, equipped with a removable roof and four working doors that make it easy to seat up to four figures. Kids can also embark on a water investigation with the floating speedboat. Cruise through the water automatically with the included underwater motor, and when the day’s work is over, use the trailer winch to pull the boat into position on the trailer, before connecting it to the truck and driving off to the station. Set includes two police figures, truck, trailer with detachable tow bar (for connecting to the truck), storage box, binoculars, camera, and other accessories.

Playmobil police truck

My 3 year old loves the police truck. You can remove the roof which makes playing with it really easy and he loves putting people in and out. He already has a couple of Playmobil boats so likes the speedboat which he’s been playing with in the bath. It has a detachable underwater motor which is fun and we’ll be taking it to use in grandad’s swimming pool in a couple of weeks as our bath is just not big enough. The trailer is also great fun and my son quickly got the hang of it all.

The set also includes several people and accessories, I’m afraid the accessories quickly got lost in our general Playmobil box but so far the police figures have stayed with the truck and boat.

Playmobil police truck

This is a fun set and great for sparking imaginative play and games. As the weather has improved the truck has been taken outdoors and is a great addition to our Playmobil collection. My only criticism is the packaging. Unlike most toys I don’t think Playmobil sets are packaged well. The boxes look great but I always find it a little disappointing that the contents just rattle around as the boxes are always much bigger than the contents and when you open the box the pieces fall out, but that’s a pretty minor point.

This set is priced at £39.99 and is good value for the police truck, speed boat with motor and trailer.

You may also be interested in our other Playmobil posts:

Playmobil 6781 123 Wading set

DIY Playmobil clock

Playmobil jar topper

Playmobil Pirates Treasure Cove advent calendar

Playmobil 123 Meadow Path and Park Playground

22 Comments

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    Kate Thompson
    March 11, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Personally, I think Playmobil is extremely well made but seriously overpriced (that’s import duty for you) I would always rather pay a premium to avoid the rubbish that comes out of China and fills too many toy store shelves, and probably the only toys worth buying in ToysrUs are Playmobil, Lego etc. But I do think this one sounds quite pricey. However there is so much fun to be had from Playmobil, across a large age that it’s probably worth it. (12 year old has just dug out our castle to host a massive Warhammer battle lol!)

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      jenny
      March 11, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      I’m thinking we’ll have ours for many years to come.

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    wendy
    March 11, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Looks lots of fun. I love playmobil, definitely built to withstand lots of play

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    40 Year Old Domestic Goddess
    March 11, 2014 at 11:24 am

    My son used to love Playmobile but it was always so expensive and I found the pieces so tiny. However, he loved it and it was a great idea for birthdays and Xmas. Super post xxx

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      jenny
      March 11, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      My son has a birthday next week and has several sets on his wishlist 🙂

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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    March 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Playmobil are great toys but as Kate said they are very expensive! One year we got some for Joseph after my mum and dad and grandparents chipped in and got him the dinosaur set but he soon went off it and was liking something else! Typical! However we did keep it and I’m sure the twins will play with it. The twins would love the cars! x

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      jenny
      March 11, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      I think they have a great range of prices from pocket money to quite expensive. I can’t resist the single figures for the odd treat 🙂

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    Healthier Mummy
    March 11, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    My kids still like Playmobil so I think you’ll get several years of use. Like Lego, it’s expensive so I always scout around for the best deals. But it’s worth it.

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      jenny
      March 11, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      Yes, I’m hoping it’s one of those toys I’ll be putting away for my grandchildren 🙂

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    Kizzy
    March 12, 2014 at 6:37 am

    Playmobil has always been a hit in our house, looks good

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    Mammasaurus
    March 12, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Huge Playmobil fans in this house, Kitty and Ozzy are just getting into it and my oldest ones were raised on it. Love the look of the speedboat with it – really encouraging imaginative play!

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    Bek
    March 12, 2014 at 11:00 am

    We love Playmobil! This looks like a lot of fun. We have never had much of it, due to the price, but we get some great imaginative play from it when we use the blocks we have got 🙂

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      jenny
      March 12, 2014 at 11:25 am

      I’ve managed to find a lot in charity shops which has helped build up our stash 🙂

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    Kara
    March 13, 2014 at 6:27 am

    We love playmobil too and the kids got too sets for Christmas – a jungle and a dump truck, both which are played with daily!

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    Jo Middleton
    March 17, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    I used to love playmobil, the police car and speedboat look awesome!

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