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Offline lavandiere

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Review of the school bus 5940
« on: May 13, 2011, 16:10:12 »
I went back to TRU and purchased the bus after all. I can't believe it's made in China! :-\ As far as I'm concerned the quality is not as good as the usual Playmobil, made in Europe. The plastic just doesn't feel the same, the paint job is not perfect...maybe I'm just picky. The wheels are made of rubber. The lights shut off after 40 sec. It comes with 3 kids and the bus driver. The back door doesn't open which makes it look even "cheaper".The back lights (above bumper) are just stickers.
Yeah, not impressed at all. :(

I'll take pictures later because the camera's batteries are still charging.

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Re: Review of the school bus 5940
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 16:28:18 »
I had a bad feeling about this one and the garbage truck. It is too similar to the horrible fire truck  :'( Someone even mentioned how the box looked similar
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Re: Review of the school bus 5940
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 16:56:22 »
 :'(

I had such hopes for this one ...
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Re: Review of the school bus 5940
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 17:00:50 »
I had a bad feeling about this one and the garbage truck. It is too similar to the horrible fire truck  :'( Someone even mentioned how the box looked similar

Yes! Same looking box. The ambulance I saw is also made in China and $19.99. Probably same cheap toy.

taking pics right now.

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Re: Review of the school bus 5940
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2011, 17:09:29 »
At least it has rubber wheels. :-\ hey geobra, we americans are buying playmobil because we DON'T WANT cheap chinese junk!! So stop making US exclusives in china!!!! :hmm:
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Re: Review of the school bus 5940
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2011, 17:17:06 »
I am sorry to hear that... Bill and Ras had their suspicions all along...

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Re: Review of the school bus 5940
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2011, 17:26:25 »
The box that looks so much like the fire engine one, both from China of course.




Button on top to switch on the lights. It just looks so cheap. They really kept everything to a strict minimum.





I hate the back so much!! Completely dislike those stickers and the door that will never open.





Not sure which language to pick; I speak french to the girls.




The black kids' neck is not even well painted.




Not a great paint job here either...


Between the windows and the tire, on the yellow part, you can guess a smudge type of thing. Not too visible on the pic but when you hold the toy in your hand it is very noticeable. I don't know how to explain it...if you rub an eraser on plastic , you get that type of smudge, know what I mean?



If you need me to take more pics, let me know.

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Re: Review of the school bus 5940
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2011, 17:29:12 »
compared to Antex stuff that looks awesome!  :lol:
I still think it is a nice set, thought I would have to "feel" it to know better.  :-[

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Re: Review of the school bus 5940
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2011, 17:31:57 »
Thank you for these pics! It does not look too bad... apart from the sloppy details... then again, maybe I'd have a different opinion of I was holding it in my hands...
The smudge happens because the items are loose in the box...  :(

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Re: Review of the school bus 5940
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2011, 17:40:23 »
All right, here is what I wish it had:

side mirrors
more blicking lights above "school bus" , along the bus and behind
a second black line running around the bus
a door that opens in the back
plastic instead of stickers for back brake lights