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Offline skypurr

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4888 Christmas Carousel
« on: October 05, 2010, 21:34:14 »
Excited to receive the 4888 Weihnachtskarussel (Christmas Carousel) today.
I don't often manage to get new (as in newly released) Playmobil so thought I'd do my first review.

A good sturdy box



With an inner box for the contents



Here are all the pieces set out



I thought it would be straightforward to put together so didn't really read all the instructions.
I started with the stickers - all 30 of them!  Not my favourite job I must admit, but my tweezers came in very useful



especially when I realised that I'd put all 6 of the little oval stickers on upside down  :doh:
I hadn't seen the symbol in the instructions showing which was the top and the bottom  :-[



Luckily I managed to remove all the stickers without any damage and replaced them the right way up.

Putting it all together after that was quite straightforward.  One thing to remember is to have all the little sleighs going in the same direction which in my excitement I didn't do at first!  :lol:



The klickies are fairly ordinary, no new hairstyles on these, and I've seen the lady and the boy before.  I hadn't seen the two girls though, so these may be new designs.



When the children are seated it looks very well - you can see I have changed the sleighs round by now  :lol:



It spins in the same way as the playground carousel by turning the knob at the top.  The top seems to wobble down a bit when spinned fast, but altogether the carousel is very stable.



Altogether I think it is a lovely set and is a good start to my Christmas Market!

Elaine



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Re: 4888 Christmas Carousel
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 22:05:17 »
HA HA!
I love that last picture! ;D :lol: :lol: :lol:

Great set Elaine,
Thanks for the review. :)
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Re: 4888 Christmas Carousel
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 22:26:39 »
Great review. Not a set I am likely to get myself but it looks like it has nice play value

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Re: 4888 Christmas Carousel
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 00:46:01 »
Excellent review, Elaine, and the kids seem to be having a great time!  :lol:
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Re: 4888 Christmas Carousel
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 00:59:44 »
Hee!  Loverly!  I really really want the Christmas Market, though- if you get it I want a review!
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Re: 4888 Christmas Carousel
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010, 01:22:33 »
Wow, what a wonderful set Elaine! Wished I had one, looks like fantastic set!  :love:



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Re: 4888 Christmas Carousel
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 02:54:06 »
Very nice review of a lovely set Elaine!

I'd get this set just to use as a Christmas decoration, I think it's lovely. I'm glad the adult stepped back from the carousel before it started spinning, or she'd have got a sleigh in the head.

I'd like to see this in other colors for use in a Fairground theme.

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Re: 4888 Christmas Carousel
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 04:36:31 »
Excellent review  :)

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Re: 4888 Christmas Carousel
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 05:16:04 »
An excellent review, Elaine, and I was glad to read that I'm not the only one not to read instructions!   :lol:  Before now I've had to remove and replace stickers or take parts off and refit them correctly.

On the question of stickers, I wonder why Playmobil don't use decals which are easier to position exactly?

The last photo is superb, Elaine; a great closing shot for your review.  (I can also guess the favourite game for some yongsters - knock the bystanders over with a passing sleigh!)
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Re: 4888 Christmas Carousel
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2010, 05:35:36 »
Hey thats a great set, review and pictures Elaine!!! Many thanks for showing us this nice set which I 've never payed attention to before!!!