The PLAYMOBIL products, information and two Popstars! Stage gift packs have been provided by PLAYMOBIL. All opinions expressed are my own.
The PLAYMOBIL PopStars! Stage play set is fun and refreshing. I don't know how many toys and play sets the kids of have based on action, war, outer space, animal, or construction themes. It was nice to see the kids excited about playing with a rock band-themed musical toy for a change. The kids were as equally excited as if it were a martial arts or race car play set. Refreshing.
The PopStars! Stage play set contains a rock stage, 4 musicians, and all of the instruments required for a kick butt jam session. The stage has a multi-setting light and prerecorded music show that you can control using the buttons on the top back of the stage (requires 4 AA batteries, not included). The details are fantastic right down to the rubber guitar straps, the guitar stands, tilting spotlights, and the drummer’s drum sticks.
The assembly of the set took less than 15 minutes and was not difficult. Although most 8-9 years or older children could probably assemble the set, I preferred to do it myself as the set required the careful placement of 20 or so decals. The battery cover also requires a fine Philips head screwdriver to access, something I also prefer to do myself. If your child has a phone or an MP3 player, the device can be plugged into the stage so kids can play their own music.
The kids played with the set for hours at a time and always had a blast. It didn't take long for each musician to have unique personalities and bios. After a time, the session took off and branched into more typical themed play for my kids, but I don't have an issue with that. Rockstar ninja space rangers are pretty cool too!
The fun doesn't need to stop at rockstar ninja space rangers. Look at these stop motion videos of the PLAYMOBIL PopStars! play set created by some real enthusiasts: Here and here. Also, when the play is all done, the stage makes an impressive light-up display while doubling as a speaker for a music-playing device.
The PLAYMOBIL PopStars! Stage gets an easy recommendation from me. PLAYMOBIL quality, ease of assembly, great fun, and a fair price for just $39.99. Learn more about this and other PLAYMOBIL toys at playmobil.us.
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PLAYMOBIL is launching an epic Battle of the PLAYMOBIL PopStars! contest where fans can vote for their favorite PLAYMOBIL PopStars! group. After voting, participants can also submit an applause-worthy name for the band they voted for. Two contestants who submit names that really “rock” will be chosen to receive a $500 shopping spree on www.playmobil.us. Visit HERE to enter and HERE for contest details. This contest runs through November 15th, 2013.
Good luck in the drawing!
This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. A random drawing will be held shortly after the contest closing. The winner will be announced here and will be contacted via email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.