Monkey is a boy who loves planes, trains and automobiles, and yes diggers and tractors too! We’ve taken him to a number of airshows over the years and museums like IWM Duxford and Brooklands. He knows his stuff when it comes to aeroplanes and I knew he’d love the Toys for all Ages COBI Submarine Spitfire when it arrived recently.
Toys for All Ages supply a range of Tanks and WW2 Planes from the Polish company COBI. The ABS plastic construction bricks sets are compatible with other brands and have some rather lovely details.
I’d come across COBI at The Spring Fair last year, and had been impressed with the range on offer and the quality of the pieces. Knowing Monkey loves talking about the Battle of Britain, I knew this set was going to go down well. The Toys for all Ages Cobi Submarine Spitfire set is aimed at children aged 6 years and over, so perfect for a nearly 7 year Monkey.
The set comes with 290 bagged construction brick pieces, 1 pilot figure, sticker sheet and an instruction booklet. The bags aren’t numbered as we’ve been used to with other brands, so we emptied them all out before starting to put the Submarine Spitfire together.
The instructions are really easy to follow and Monkey put the Toys for all Ages COBI Submarine Spitfire set together pretty much single-handed. It was a great way for him to unwind after a busy day at school and he was totally absorbed.
The details of this set have been appreciated by all of us. The landing gear retracts, the propeller rotates, wing flaps move and the cockpit canopy can be easily removed. It really is a lovely set, and very well thought out in my opinion. It even has machine gun details on each wing.
The finished Spitfire is really rather impressive don’t you think?
It even comes with a display stand you can make and an identification plaque. In reality our Spitfire hasn’t spent much time on the display stand. He’s been on a number of covert missions, and has barely touched the ground since it was constructed.
It’s been played with continually and has held together really well. Even Daddy P has been impressed.
Toys for all Ages COBI Submarine Spitfire has been a big hit here, and for £19.95 (incl postage) I think it represents excellent value for money too. Monkey’s already put in a request for a Messerschmitt for his birthday so he can have ‘proper air battles’. In the meantime I’ve been entertained with a number of air displays.
To see the full COBI range stocked by Toys for All Ages, pop over to their website. I can see them being great ideas for Christmas. Also, pop back here in November and I’ll be hosting a giveaway for them too!
disclosure: we were sent the item featured in exchange for an honest review