When some toy intended for the youngest is put away over time, the other continues to live and evolve through the ages and generations. This toy evokes nostalgia, the desire to convey or new uses for adults. Find out which children’s games adults love.
From child to adult: basic toys
From child to adult, toys accompany us, helping us understand the world and make connections with those around us. In a simple and playful way, games promote learning in our society, while certain toys can create an attachment to materials and sensations, while making sense and remaining playful. Moreover, it is with childhood toys that the first stories are written and told, even before reading books. Regardless of age, toys are always a good way to bond for social development or alone in a playful and independent way.
Among the toys that adults love, the Playmobil universe occupies a privileged place. From their origins in 1974, the figures and accessories for building a house have been adapted for young boys and girls who can easily grab and manipulate objects. Thus, adults have become attached to this toy, which reminds them of a happy childhood. With each generation, Playmobil toys evolve over time in their shapes, sizes and colors.
In addition, the universe retains this standard of figures with such special mobility. Mobile in their name, in time and space, Playmobil toys have already been offered and passed on to two to three generations of children. Whether you are a parent or grandparent, it is a gift that has become commonplace and almost essential in families with children and grandchildren. Some adults bequeath their own characters and toy accessories, but most, because they love them and their child’s story is different from theirs, prefer to buy new games.
Whether it is in the form of boxes, large or small, or even bags, where these figures, customized, remain accessible toys for girls and boys as well as adults. Depending on your taste and your means, you can start with one starter pack which will provide a good base of toys to build houses and create life stories through the characters.
The world according to Playmobil: an intergenerational dimension
Playmobil is a universe of several and cohesive games, miniature and huge at the same time. It is reassuring and flexible and invites you to develop, understand and learn. References to everyday life (home, leisure center, school), popular culture, films and cartoons (Back to the Future, Scooby-Doo), history and myths (dragons, pirates, princesses) form a common foundation that develops according to wishes, excursions and news.
This multiverse comes in galaxies, but also in parallel worlds, with alternate stories and characters coming in different situations. A set already built, ready to tell, but without any determinism, any injunction that presents endless possibilities for life and thought. Which in itself is a beautiful lesson in positive thinking and freedom that mere sight and transmission revive generation after generation.
The series is reproduced with great attention to detail, from Scooby-Doo to Back to the Future. The emblematic characters and vehicles of your youth invite you to relive the atmosphere, emotions and sensations of your favorite episodes. The opportunity to share, to talk about, but also to see the programs that have shaped you with the kids around you, your own kids, nephews and nieces, young and old.
Lately, the world of Dragons allows you to rub yourself with these timeless creatures that Dreamworks has revisited, while Novelmore, Dinorise and Ayuma are original, stunning and magical Playmobil creations adapted for an animated series. The City Life, City Action, Country or Family Life toy collections are aimed at the youngest, while the very current Stunt show, and especially Volkswagen and Porsche, are aimed specifically at adults.
Kidultes and serious play: when adults take over toys
According to a survey conducted by Junior City in December last year, there were among toy consumers aged 13 to 65 years approx. 63% of 30-year-olds believe that toys are not just for children. Among these children, the trend of retrogaming and the revival of the 80s and 90s in fashion and music is accompanied by an increased enthusiasm for Playmobil, which participates in a popular, graphic and very contemporary culture.
Most often, adults prefer figures or collectibles for themselves that seem more acceptable to them from the outside while extending the connection to childhood. It can be cards, posters or tickets in the boxes themselves published in limited series. Set of wildly inventive parts where designers could have a field day and develop very sophisticated models with remote control, sound and light.
Playmobil toys are also used by health and law enforcement personnel to frees the floor, recreate a scene or train in emergencies. Ambulances, police cars, doctors, firefighters and gendarmes, security triangles or stretchers: There are more than 200 figures and 40 vehicles and can be set up in any environment and regardless of the nature and extent of the disaster.
Some leadership training courses even offer Playmobil workshops to innovate within a group by borrowing for performative staging in role-playing mode. A great way to highlight and improve behavior in a more fun and less stressful way, therefore more effective in team building meetings and other team coaching.
Playmobil animal and nature toys are helping to develop empathy, but also a concern for animal welfare and ecology. Projecting oneself into a situation allows one to take a step back and put things in perspective that we sometimes forget when we grow up. For parents as well as for children, it is very stimulating to have on hand and share these observations about each individual’s behavior through Playmobil’s actions.
Today, as yesterday, Playmobil is a toy a vast and diverse universe that is constantly renewed over generations. After becoming trendy figures, you can without embarrassment offer yourself or offer accessible and friendly toys that you may have owned or that you have been deprived of, to rediscover the pleasure of playing by yourself or with your children. Toys that, due to small parts, are not suitable for children under the age of five, but joy and excitement for the age of 5 to 105 years. So regardless of your age, let’s get to the stories!