I'm looking for advice on what to get him for his birthday present. Ben wants to get him a life-size (not actual size, just big enough for him to ride around in) firetruck. We've only found one that exists outside of Ben's imagination, and that one (I think) is too expensive. I want to get him fireman dress-up clothes, since the police uniform has been such
Every time we go into one of those really cool toy stores, like this one - my favorite - in Fort Collins, we lament that we hadn't put more thought into the toys we've accumulated. We wish we had fewer, better toys. But we're cheaper than we are chic, so we don't. We have lots of plastic crap.
I've been thinking of investing in something like Playmobil for this birthday. It's more than we would usually spend on toys, but I've heard they are great, and that he will enjoy it for years. Being that he's obsessed with all things emergency-related, the ladder truck or the rescue set seem like they might be good.
Thoughts? What has your pre-schooler loved? Do you have Playmobil toys? Are they as good as I've been told? Any other ideas? Or should I just suck it up and buy more plastic crap?