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Review: Playmobil City Life Rubbish Truck

Playmobil City Life Rubbish Truck

Last week in the depth of our covid isolation we were very pleased to hear the knock at the door that signaled the arrival of the Playmobil City Life Rubbish Truck which we were kindly sent to review. Freddie has inherited all of Isabelle’s Playmobil recently and loves to set up little scenes and play with the various characters.

All three of my kids have been fans of a Rubbish Truck and like to watch the weekly bin collection out of the window (at 6.30 am I might add). They even get a wave some weeks when they spot Freddie’s face pressed against the window watching their every move.

If you’re a Playmobil fan then you will know that there is a little bit of set-up required for most of the Playmobil sets. I was quite pleased that the setup for the Rubbish Truck was minimal. The trickiest part being the stickers which I really wished were done for us, but it’s not much of a hardship.

I did, however, manage to put the wheel part on the wrong way round which meant that the wheels didn’t go round.  This was easily fixed.

Playmobil City Life Rubbish Truck Review by Freddie

What you get with the Playmobil City Life Rubbish Truck

You get the Rubbish Truck of course
A big yellow wheely bin
A green wheely bin
A brown wheely bin
Two Dustbin Men
A fire extinguisher
Walkie Talkies
Some rubbish for your bins which includes a couple of fishbones

A toddler boy sitting next to a Playmobil City Life Rubbish Truck

The Truck’s Features

This set comes with everything that you need to set up a great refuse collection service. The bits of rubbish to put in the bins is a great feature.

The wheely bins attach onto the back of the truck and can be emptied by pulling the lever up just like in real life

You can remove the front window for easy access to put the characters in and out of the truck

The whole back end of the truck tips up when you reach the rubbish dump, just like the real thing

The flashing light is a great addition to make this a realistic role-play toy

Toddler boy unboxing the Playmobil City Life Rubbish Truck

A Bit of Info

You can buy the Playmobil City Life Rubbish Truck at most toy retailers.

This set is aimed at children aged 4 – 10 years as it has small parts.

It retails at £24.99

Toddler boy playing with the Playmobil City life Rubbish Trck

Our Thoughts

I thought that the actual Rubbish Truck would have had the biggest appeal, but Freddie was very impressed with the little wheely bins. The set comes with tins and fishbones and the wheely bins fix onto the back of the truck so that they can be emptied. That was until he spied the light on top of the truck which can be pressed for a proper dustbin lorry orange light. Not many of the Playmobil sets have lights or sounds so this was a huge thumbs up in terms of role-playing for real-life play.

From a Mum’s point of view, the Rubbish Truck gets a huge thumbs up from me. It’s a lovely addition to our existing sets which include a house and playpark. I also think that the price is really great for everything that comes with it.

Toddler boy fixing the wheely bins onto the back of the Playmobil City Life Rubbish Truck

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*We were sent the Playmobil City Life Rubbish Truck for the purpose of this review