Every holiday season it seems to be more of the same. On one hand I’m extremely grateful that my daughter is still at the age where her holiday requests aren’t that huge. She's thrilled with dolls, books, and even clothes. Additionally, she is also really into playsets, but how many playsets can one girl have when they all basically the same? This year I was introduced to a new playset, one that for me personally stood out amongst the rest in so many ways - it’s just way too cool!
Established in 1957 by a group of artisan doll makers, Famosa has become a leading European toy company and doll manufacturer based in Spain. The company has a stellar reputation as a developer of innovative, safe and high quality products that foster all around development for young children. In 2010, Famosa was acquired by Sun Capital Partners and its U.S. operations were established in October 2011, based in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. The company markets brands including Pinypon, Nenuco, Nancy and Feber.
I’ll be very honest, I had actually never heard of Famosa or the brands they market such as Pinypon. This week we got the opportunity to check out the new Pinypon Snow Ski Lodge Playset and the accompanying Pinypon Snow Adventure Car & Tow, both which have exceeded my expectations on many levels and made this a brand I want to know more about, putting both the playset and accessories on this mama’s must-haves for the holidays list.
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Set-up was actually pretty basic. The Ski Lodge comes together and you have to add the finishing touches like stickers and such. The only real set-up goes into completing the accessories; adding legs to the tables, snapping on doors and cabinets etc.
Once you’re setup the real fun can begin. There is a working ski lift, ski slope the (3) included figures can barrel down the slope in their sled and even a real skating rink – simply add water and freeze until frozen through.
The figures included are really neat as well; as they are interchangeable meaning you can swap their heads, mid-sections or feet, changing their clothing and style along the way.
With over 50 accessories included you can really get a feel for how much thought was put into this set. You can strap on a snowboard or take a spin in the snow mobile. Serve lunch on the table, or climb into bed. The cabinets to the furnishings open and drawers even pull out.
Most playsets simply don’t include all the bells and whistles and make you purchase a lot of “extras.” I don’t think I’ve ever purchased a set that included 3 full size figures decked out from head to toe.
If you are looking to add to your Pinypon fun, however, you can also purchase the Pinypon Snow Adventure Car & Tow.
Including (1) Pinypon friend dressed in winter attire, her pet, car, tow and accessories, once again no detail was left out. The included Pinypon friend is also interchangeable with additional Pinypon friends and when you open the cars trunk you’ll find your friends travel bag.
The tow unit also opens up allowing for children to store all the fun accessories included with this set, like a snowboard, skis, luggage etc. With the Pinypon Snow Car & Tow you’re ready to head off for a long ski weekend at the Pinypon Snow Ski Lodge!
Buy It: Find these hot for the holiday toys online or at your local Toys-R-Us. For ages 4+ (some small pieces included) you’ll find the Pinypon Snow Ski Lodge for the SRP of $39.99 and the Pinypon Snow Adventure Car & Tow for just $12.99 - Pinypon Snow Car also found at Kmart.
Win It: Happy Holidays from Famosa! One lucky reader will win their choice of the Pinypon Snow Ski Lodge or the Pinypon Snow Car & Tow!