PLAYMOBIL Playmobil’s new Adventure Tree House features a house that’s surrounded by wildlife found in the heart of the forest. It includes two figures, plus a mother bear and her cub, a family of foxes, a bald eagle, an owl, fish, and more. Kids can even use the equipment pieces, such as walkie talkies, a computer, and supply boxes, to learn about protecting the environment. Plus, kids can use the pulley system to lift the figures and accessories up to the house. The Furnished Children’s Hospital fosters a desire to help those in need, showing kids everything from the front desk where patients can check in with doctors and nurses to exam rooms. The set includes adult, child, and baby figures, as well as accessories to get patients back in shape, such as a respirator, a defibrillator, bandages, stethoscopes, and medical charts. Both the Adventure Tree House and the Furnished Children’s Hospital play sets are designed for kids ages 4 to 10. Kids can count down to liftoff aboard the Space Rocket with Launch Site. Outfitted with working lights and sounds, this rocket lets kids use the movable maintenance platform to help the space technicians inspect the rocket prior to launch. With the help of the repair robot, kids ages 6 and up can make sure that everything is in tip-top shape for the next space mission. The set includes two figures, a rocket, a launch structure, a satellite, a reAdventure Tree House pair robot, a computer, and other accessories.
SAGO SAGO TOYS Sago Sago’s new Sago mini line of toys includes three new portable play sets that fold up for easy take-along play. Inspired by the Sago Mini Space Explorer app, Portable Playset: Harvey’s Spaceship features a ship with different modules and a hatch that opens. Kids can take the included figure for a spin in the UFO, or surf comet tails on the hoverboard. Portable Playset: Jack’s Diner features booth seating, a jukebox, a take-out window, and a washroom. Portable Playset: Jinja’s house includes Jinja and Rosie figures, along with mini moving boxes to help Jinja move into her house. All of the Portable Playsets are designed for kids ages 3 and up. Also designed for kids ages 3 and up, Sago Mini Puzzle Mats combine classic foam mats with customization. With 12 different tiles featuring Sago Mini art, kids can create different towns and roadways to weave fun stories. The set includes 12 interchangable printed city pieces with popout building sections, a Robin figurine, and a sleek roadster. The box also transforms into a car for more fun. The Sago Mini Tuck Me In Quilt (page 25) was designed in collaboration with Libs Elliott for kids ages 2 and up. The quilt helps kids develop a sleep routine in an easy and fun way. The packaging doubles as a play bed, and kids can tuck the four included plush friends into the four quilt pockets.
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Portable Playset: Harvey’s Spaceship
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