Toy Review: Playmobil City Recycling Truck

My children love to play with toys that help them create new worlds and stories. We were excited to receive a new toy from Playmobil, and their dad especially likes this one because it is a recycling truck, and he is a Chartered Waste Manager by trade!

The Playmobil City Recycling Truck came with two Playmobil figures, and my daughters loved these because they like to collect these figures and build worlds with them during playtime. The truck has flashing lights and working parts, so you can attach the wheelie bins and the large waste container to the back of the truck, lift it up and empty the rubbish into the truck for removal. We thought that the little bits of “trash” were cute, and our cat had lots of fun stealing the smaller pieces to play with.

I like that these playsets encourage fine motor skills and coordination, because my daughters had to assemble the truck before they could play with it. They also had to follow an instruction manual to work out where to put all the stickers. Admittedly they did leave a few for their dad to help with, but he wanted to play with the bin lorry anyway! Once assembled, the Playmobil City Recycling Truck looks cheerful, colourful, and practical. My daughters quickly incorporated it into their game, and they took turns to empty the bins using the mechanism on the back of the truck.

Another feature that we like is that you can lift off the roof from the cab of the truck and sit the Playmobil figures inside. Then you can put the roof back on and take the truck on its rounds to empty the bins. Never underestimate how much fun a bin lorry can be for children. If it has flashing lights and moving parts, and if it includes figures and stickers, you are onto a winner. We love all the Playmobil toys, and the City Recycling Truck has now been added to our collection.

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