Playmobil Large Crane with IR Remote Control
Don’t let moving large, bulky materials slow down work on the construction site. Let the Large Crane with IR Remote Control do all the heavy lifting! The included IR remote control allows kids to maneuver the crane’s arm, trolley, and crane hook with precision, making it easy to lift and move any material. The crane arm can pivot from side to side, while the trolley can move materials forwards and backwards, as well as up and down. Set includes one figure, crane, remote control, pallet, and other accessories. Requires 6 x AA batteries (not included). Dimensions: 27.2 x 12.6 x 30.3 inches (LxWxH). Recommended for ages five to ten.
Playmobil Crane (Playmobil, $70)
It looks just like the cranes you see at construction sites, only this one is made for those pretend building projects. The Playmobil crane is big — about two feet tall — and it really moves! In fact, this giant yellow crane moves six different ways. The buttons on the base make it rotate, tilt, go up and down, and move in and out. The crane comes with an assortment of ropes and hooks needed to lift the cargo crate. You also get two Playmobil workers — one for the cab on top of the crane, the other to keep track of things on the ground. Some assembly is required. (Requires three AA batteries.)
The Playmobil Crane is an award-winning toy, having won the Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio Platinum Award for 2004, The Parents Choice Award, and an iParenting Media Award.
The base of the Playmobil Crane is on wheels, so he can move it around or hitch it to one of the other Playmobil construction vehicles and tow it. It collapses upon itself as well. The men can climb the ladder on the side of the crane and ride in the control booth. It works very well with other items in the construction line from Playmobil, being able to lift items into the dump truck, lifting the construction crews office or the portable bathroom, or in a variety of other ways which keeps my son entertained for long periods of time.
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