careless devastating loss of the
boathook in the Swanage storm this weekend I decided to cheer myself up by buying my
nephew his birthday present, he’s 3.
After a bit of research I found a Playmobil fishing boat. Behold:-
|Ariane- with fisherman chappie.|
It was delivered today and I’ve resisted the temptation to
play check all the bits are there.
Not a bad little boat really, ok ok…. so it’s not as good as San Gina 2 although the fisherman does look a bit like it's skipper (local fisherman and lifeboatman) Tom Greasty, what with his jeans , stubble, lumberjack shirt and knife? knife? He’s a fisherman not some cut-throat pirate.
Anyway I checked the back of the box. Wow, readers, a serious wow! look at
play value all the kit he’s got onboard:-
Life ring (very good!)
Fish Boxes x2
Bog Standard Seagull – i.e. Herring Gull
3 Salmon? Actually they might be Bass or a load of Pollocks.
Fishing Rod, with line.
Oh no, seriously?
Oh, oh, I’m welling up, tears in my eyes, …he’s only got a ….. I can’t bring myself to say it …….a b,b,b, boathook! Yes, the Playmobil Tom Greasty lookalike fisherman chappie has only got a boathook!!
…..which is one more boathook than the Swanage Coastguard Team currently have!
I might register the boat on a CG66 just in case it sinks in the bath.
*Other plastic based toy things made by Germans are also available.