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Playmobil Go-Kart Race Compact Set

Submitted by on October 10, 2009 – 1:11 amOne Comment

“I know it’s something you can replicate with a stiff book and a DVD box set (or similar), but Flea thought thePlaymobil Go-Kart Race Compact Set ramp was brilliant”

Buy online at Toys R Us

Price £9.99

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Initial thoughts: Flea was really excited to get the two go-karts and riders set up from the Playmobil Go-Kart Race Compact Set. There are two boys with different karts, plus a ramp and a start/finish banner. It’s very simple to put together and is up and running in just a couple of minutes.

We liked: I know it’s something you can replicate with a stiff book and a DVD box set (or similar), but Flea thought the ramp was brilliant, because it meant the karts could go further without her being involved. It’s quite clever that the ramp has a little block on it, which, when you lower it, means the karts set of down the ramp independently.

We weren’t keen: We’ve had a few Playmobil sets that use string to hold things together. Now, I don’t know what special, evil string Playmobil uses, but it’s impossible to tie a knot in this string that stays put. The start banner from the Playmobil Go-Kart Race Compact Set attaches at each end to a pole, using a string. I am called on to reattach this string every single time Flea plays with it – even if I’ve tied half a dozen knots in the wretched thing to try and get it to stay.

Overall: The Playmobil Go-Kart Race Compact Set is a nice little set, and inexpensive enough to make a good present for a birthday party, as you don’t need any other Playmobil sets to be able to play with this set.

[By Sally]

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  • Hannah says:

    The girlchild bought this set of herself with her birthday money. I don’t know whether ours if from another batch with different string, but we’ve not had any problems with it. The only downside for us is that the start/finish banner supports sometimes come our of the ramp as the girlchild is playing andshe needs our help to put them back in.

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