Do you have a little rock star at your house? I do. My 6 year old Danica is obsessed with her mp3 player and uses just about everything she can find as a microphone. She also has a play guitar she has had for several years that she plays with often. I have a few very adorable performances on video. PLAYMOBIL sent us their new PopStars! Stage (MSRP $39.99) to try out and my little rockstars love it!
I didn’t fully understand the features of the PopStars! Stage until we got it and it is very cool.
- This MP3-compatible set allows young pop stars to belt out their favorite lyrics, drum up awesome beats, and wow crowds with radical guitar solos.
- Just hook up an MP3 player with the enclosed cable and choose your favorite chart topper.
- The set includes four figures, stage with flashing lights, drum set, two guitars with guitar stands, microphones, two preloaded tunes, built-in speakers, and other accessories.
- Recommended for ages 4-10
The set comes with 2 preloaded songs which can be played by the stage itself, or you can use the enclosed cable to connect your own mp3 player (not included) and play music through speakers in the back of the stage. With 2 flashing light options the kids could then play with the figures as they liked with their own tunes playing through the stage speakers. The speakers have 2 volume settings.
There are 3 actual working flashing lights on either side of the stage back and then there are several other not real lights that can be moved around the stage.
All 3 of my older children love the stage even though they have great debates over who gets to be which character. (NO! I want the one with the hat!) Overall they played with it very nicely. The characters come dressed in adorable rockstar clothing with trendy haircuts. They have guitar straps to keep the guitars in their hands and the drummer has a little stool he sits in. The 3 microphones stay in their hands if they want to hold them or can be placed into the stands for the guitar players. There are also 2 guitar stands which I thought was a very nice touch.
I did find it a little dissappointing that both guitars appear to be 6 string electric guitars and there is no bass guitar. Most bands would have a bass guitarist. I know this seems silly and nit-picky and my kids and I certainly don’t care, but if you were to give this to an actual musician they would certainly notice. I also need to note that the speaker quality is not great. Not terrible but I wouldn’t buy this as a means of having speakers to use for regular listening purposes for an mp3 player.
This is recommended for ages 4-10 and I must warn it comes with 70 pieces and some, such as the drumsticks and microphones, are VERY small. Almost immediately we lost a microphone and a drumstick in the carpet. We found them, but now I make the kids play with it at the table or on the hard floor.
Now through November 15th Playmobil is sponsoring a really fun contest on their Facebook page. You can vote for either of 2 bands pictured, one featuring the band which comes with the stage and the other featuring an add on PopStars! Band set with a female singer and 2 male guitar players along with accessories (MSRP $6.99).
Ready to rock on? PLAYMOBIL is launching an epic “Battle of the PLAYMOBIL PopStars!” contest where fans can vote for their favorite PLAYMOBIL PopStars! group. After voting, participants can also submit an applause-worthy name for the band they voted for. Two contestants who submit names that really “rock” will be chosen to receive a $500 shopping spree on www.playmobil.us.
The PLAYMOBIL City Life PopStars! Stage is now available at retailers nationwide and online at Playmobil.us.
One lucky reader will win their own PLAYMOBIL PopStars! Stage.
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Disclosure: I received a sample for purpose of this reveiw however all thoughts remain 100% my own.