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Playmobil’s Ghostbusters’ Fire House – “Building makes me feel good”

playmobil ghostbusters fire house
Playmobil ghostbusters fire house

‘Well, this’ll be an easy morning.’ I thought. ‘Open up the new Playmobil Ghostbusters’ Fire House and crack out a quick review’… THREE hours of building later and it has become clear that I have wildly underestimated Playmobil. Did you know that the kid friendly, chunky plastic play sets were so construction heavy? I have to admit, I did not (but oh I very much liked it). This was a semi-epic build on the scale of any comparable Lego or Meccano set that I’ve attempted recently and the end result is a stunner. Standing at 45cm tall and boasting three floors stuffed with gizmos, furniture, fan-service and, a car-park this fire house manages to fuel the Ghostbusters nostalgia by just sitting on my desk.

playmobil ghostbusters fire house
Playmobil ghostbusters fire house

I’m astounded at the pricing. Retailing at £59.99, it is an absolute steal, being worth the price for the entertainment of the build alone! The details also emphasise the value, with a rolling shutter door revealing a screen accurate ghost-storage unit and two flights of stairs leading to a working fireman’s pole and fully customisable play spaces.

playmobil ghostbusters fire house
Playmobil ghostbusters fire house

The 5 figures that come with the Fire house are a mixed bag though. I was happy to see a kitted out Stanz and a Lab-coat-adorned Spengler but I could have done without Tully in favour of another member of the famous foursome.

playmobil ghostbusters fire house
Playmobil ghostbusters fire house

It is clear that Playmobil’s game is far beyond what I remembered from my childhood. If you compare this to Lego’s Fire House I cannot believe that there is a price difference of £200! This set brings the satisfaction of construction while also delivering a much more aesthetically pleasing (and more robust) final product.

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Playmobil ghostbusters fire house – The stickers

If you have anyone in your life who loves bustin’ ghosts, Playmobil’s offering is an absolute must! I love the damn thing so much I’m going to have to go and complete the set. ‘Who Ya Gonna Call?’ Playmobil, that’s who. ‘Hey Playmobil, I need me one of them Ecto-1s, my car park is far too empty.’

playmobil ghostbusters fire house
Playmobil ghostbusters fire house – about to build.

About Rob Taylor-Hastings

This actor & presenter is a proud Midlands lad who fled to London over a decade ago. Having grown up on a healthy diet of Power Rangers, Transformers and Thundercats, Rob is a sucker for anything that goes 'pow!' And 'Zap!' A film producer and radio savvy man this Toyminator really knows his R/C's from his elbow.

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