In this household we love Playmobil. We also love the Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon movies and TV shows. So, I’m sure you’re not surprised to learn that I was ridiculously excited when I first found out that there are Playmobil How to Train Your Dragon playsets!
Toys based off of the How to Train Your Dragon shows? Cool dragons? Characters from my kids’ favourite movie/cartoon? I mean you’ve got me right there. And then add in the fact that it’s Playmobil? How could this not be a win?
Disclosure: As always my words and opinions are my own. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. These toys were sent to us by Playmobil to review (except, also featured in photos are Astrid and Stormfly which we purchased on our own).
I was totally thrilled when they announced that new toys based on the latest film, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, would be coming out, and even more excited when Playmobil agreed to send us a few sets to check out.
We are huge How to Train Your Dragon fans. From the books to the films and TV shows, my kids love the franchise and so do I. (Heck, I even wrote up a guide on what order to watch all of the various HTTYD movies and TV episodes in).
So it’s not surprising that these toys would be a hit with my kids. I knew they would love them and I loved being able to be the “cool mom” that handed this box of joy over to them. We even made an unboxing video, just for fun:
And check out how sweet these figures are! (Ok, yes, I get genuinely excited about this stuff. My dirty secret: I loved Playmobil, and collected some pieces as gifts from my husband, long before we had kids of our own).
Little viking kid figures — too cute! My children were totally enchanted with the fish. They loved that the fish were all different sizes, that they had a wee bit of bend to them and that they could feed them to the dragons.
Hiccup has a flaming sword! He also has two sets of hair, so you can swap between flowy-hair-looking hair and indented-around-the-sides-so-he-can-wear-a-helmet hair.
The dragons are adorable, of course. The large dragons have wings that pivot and flap (much like the Playmobil pegasus figures). At first, after my girls put it together, the wings would fall out. You need to get a grown up to really snap the wings in and then you’re all set.
I have mixed feeling on the fact that this toy takes batteries and lights up. The grumpy part of me feels that Playmobil shouldn’t need batteries. But… this is one cool looking dragon and my kids love taking Toothless into a darkened room and making him swoop around.
I also have mixed feelings on toys that include projectiles. But… these are well designed, pretty harmless, and again my girls sure do seem to enjoy playing at having their dragons target various inanimate objects.
Fishlegs! In Playmobil form! He even has shorter legs than the average Playmobil figure, to make him more… er… Fishlegs-shaped. That wee baby gronckle is so darn cute. I love how the armor snaps on and off. So much play value here for such a low price point set.
So, what do you guys think? Are these playsets not fantastic? My kids have been having so much fun with them. As always, Playmobil is one of the few toys where my daughters will 1)use their big imaginations to fuel wild adventures and 2) actually play together and not just bicker.
What about you folks? Do you already have any of the How to Train Your Dragon Playmobil sets? Are you going to be picking up any of the new Hidden World toys? (Check out the Playmobil website to see the whole HTTYD line up.)
One lucky Maple Leaf Mommy reader
is going to win their choice of either
Playmobil Set 70037 (Hiccup and Toothless with baby Light Fury)
Playmobil Set 70038 (Light Fury with baby dragon and children)
This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only.
To enter, tell me who your favourite How to Train Your Dragon character is.
ivy pluchinsky says
We love Hiccup
Twingle Mommy says
Astrid is my favourite HTTYD character. 🙂
Valerie Theberge says
We love Astrid Hofferson!
My youngest is obsessed with these toys! They’re her absolute favourites. She likes Hiccup, and even dresses up like him. i thought Ruffnut was pretty funny in the third movie.
Shirley O says
Hiccup is our favorite!
Sandra McG says
Astrid is a favorite of my Granddaughter!
Janet M says
I thought Tuffnut was cool but I also enjoyed Astrid.
We love Playmobile and hiccup is our hero but the new light furry is the dragon to get. She is just so cool.
Heather Lynne says
Hiccup & toothless are tied 😉
Gah I can’t pick just one favourite! Astrid rocks but I love Hiccup and there is not one dragon that I don’t love.
Carole Dube says
Light Fury is my favourite! Thank you! I always loved playmobil too.
Dianne G. says
Hiccup is our favourite character in How To Train Your Dragon.
Soozle (Suzie B) says
Light Fury is my favorite 🙂
jessica eapen says
Toothless is awesome!
Lisa H. says
Toothless will always be the star of the show/ brand for me.
brenda smith says
We love Hiccup!
My daughter likes Astrid.
Hiccup of course 🙂
wendy hutton says
Hiccup is the kids favorite
Jenness Mills says
I like Fishlegs!
Deborah P. says
Toothless is so darn adorable!
Deanna Tousignant says
He is indeed.
As a parent – I love Gobber 😉
Krista M says
Toothless is our favorite character, thanks!
My favourite character is Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III.
Deanna Tousignant says
I love that you used his full name, Linda. 😀
Juliee Fitze says
Little one really likes Hiccup
Ruth Moreira-Lozon says
I love Astrid!!
Rosanne Robinson says
Super cutie Toothless is our favourite How to Train Your Dragon character.
I like Astrid
Ken C says
kathy downey says
My favourite How to Train Your Dragon character is Astrid!
Always liked Hiccup!
Michelle Falls says
Florence Cochrane says
My granddaughter likes toothless.
Lori Lewis says
My daughters say Hiccup is their fave HTTYD character. Thanks for the chance to win!
Jennifer P. says
My daughter says Light Fury is her favourite character.
Erin McSweeney says
I love Toothless
caroline m. says
light fury is our favourite.
Deborah Dorrington says
One niece loves Toothless and my other niece loves Hiccup. I’ve never seen a dragon I didn’t like.
I would have to say that Hiccup is the favourite.
Heather Swanson says
Fishlegs is cute!
Debbie W says
I like Tuffnut. He’s unique
Stephanie Helstrom says
My favourite character is toothless.
janine a says
hiccup is my favourite, shows kids it is okay to be different
Sharon Thurston says
greatgrandson would love this toy
Erin Lewis says
I love Toothless!
Silvia D says
Hiccup is a big favourite!
Marlene V. says
Astrid is our favourite.
toothless is my very favourite
We love hiccup!
Marc-Antoine B. says
Hiccup is cool
Elizabeth Matthiesen says
Hiccup is my favourite, the name alone is super. 🙂
Sarah Ferguson says
Our favorite character is Hiccup.
Astrid is my favourite character! I love that she’s kind, but no nonsense!
Theresa C. says
We really like Hiccup!
I like Astrid as my granddaughter is named after her.
Rosa Cross says
Hiccup is our favourite.
Marc-Andre Taillefer says
We love Hiccup
Kate Hogan says
Hiccup is our favourite!
Shantelle S says
Hiccup is the favourite around here! 🙂
Julie Bolduc says
Hiccup is my favourite character
My daughter’s favourite is Hiccup
Hiccup for sure.
Shelley Butcher says
My favorite character is toothless
Anne Derkat says
My family likes Hiccup
Linda Svarovsky says
My favourite character is Hiccup.
Lynda Cook says
I like Hiccup and Toothless
Lorna Webster says
Astrid is my fave. I like that she’s tough and fair!
Our favourite character is Hiccup.
Sunshine G says
We love Hiccup – also because his name is a sound effect, which goes over very well with the 7 year old.
Carey Hurst says
Toothless for sure here . We have yet to watch the last movie even now.
Barb W says
Hiccup of course!
Laura Rubenstein says
I love toothless! He’s the best!
Steph Devine says
Toothless! He’s our favourite 🙂
Kristen F says
Pauline Milner says
Stormfly is my favourite character. I love how she can change colours depending on her mood, just like a mood ring! Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity!
My daughters favorite is Hiccup!
Sandra Dufoe says
Hiccup is the favorite for the grandchildren
Anita D says
Wanda B says
My favourite is Hiccup.
Tricia Hope says
Hiccup for the win! Thanks for the chance!
Ellen Helfand says
I like Hiccup
Our favourite is Hiccup
Carol W. says
Hiccup is our favourite.
Edith Rennes says
Hiccup is our favourite
Tricia Harbour says
We adore this series! My boys would be over the moon to win!
Judy hunting says
We love these movies, we live Hiccup
Allison Matz says
My favourite is Toothless.
I like toothless and hiccup to. The movie was awesome!
Donna F Doyle says