I don’t know about where you live, but here in central PA, soccer season is in full swing. My little soccer player is in his second season of playing outdoor soccer with the local town league. He’s moved up to the U8 team this year and is learning more about plays and staying in position.
A few weeks ago, I showed him a picture of a new soccer set that is available from PLAYMOBIL® and he immediately said that he’d love to have one! He watched the mail each day, eagerly awaiting its arrival.
When it finally arrived, he couldn’t wait for me to open the box. I have to admit, I was pretty excited too. Surrounding the carrying-case style toy was this box wrapper – just the picture makes you want to dive right in and get started playing some soccer, doesn’t it? I’m not the least bit athletic, but it looked fun even to me!
The Take Along Soccer Match comes in a self-contained briefcase-style container. There is a little assembly required to play, but not very much. You have to remove the handle and another connecting piece – then you’re ready to set up the soccer match.
When you lay out the two sides of the case, you end up with a 22 x 33 inch field.
There were some stickers that I needed to put along the sides of the field. Then we were ready to check out the players!
The figures have a leg that kicks to propel the ball forward, which helps make playtime more realistic. There are also goalie figures that connect to goal joystick, which allows kids to control the goalies’ movements from behind the goal net. These goalies, and the goals themselves, need to be removed after play in order to close up the play set.
The PLAYMOBIL Take Along Soccer Match is ideal for kids ages five to ten; because of small parts it is not recommended for little ones under the age of three. Should I share here that while my 6 year old son loves the soccer match, I’ve also caught my 12 year old daughter and my 43 year old husband playing as well?
They are both pretty competitive and had fun challenging each other!
As a mother, my favorite part of the PLAYMOBIL® Take Along Soccer Match is that it is all self-contained in a small carrying case. Not only is it mobile – for take-along fun (my son has enjoyed carrying it along to Mimi’s on a few occasions already) but it’s also very easy to store.
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