I really like this little guy with his quad bike and trailer. My son -- not so much. He thinks the guy looks mean. I told him he's just grizzled, not mean at all. Santa brought this for my animal loving almost 6 year old, along with the Wild Life Water Hole -- which we both LOVE (and I reviewed separately) -- and the Animal Care Center (which we also love, but I can't put up a review of it). So the little bearded guy sits alone while my son plays with the other people and animals -- they've taken over the quad bike and trailer. I get to be the grizzled guy when we play together. I love Playmobil, and generally don't have a problem putting the set together (although I do sometimes have to stare at the instructions for longer than I'd like before something clicks), but I can't really figure out how the bungee keeps the crate on the trailer. A minor detail, but a detail nonetheless. The safari sets have several guns, which my son knows we don't use as toys. We talk about how in real like people working in with wild animals would need to have them. And then we put them aside. Will definitely be adding to this set.
My almost 6 year old son LOVES animals, and this is a perfect Playmobil set for him. Santa brought him this, the Wild Life Care Station (which I don't seem to be able to review, but love just as much as this one), and the Ranger with Quad Bike and Trailer (which I'll review separately). I'm always amazed at the detail in the Playmobil sets. He loves the tree house that comes with the set--the animals like climbing the tree trying to get away from the crocodile. The gazelles must be very thirsty because they stay away from the water where the croc likes to swim--when he's not hiding in the little hideaway. He's having so much fun with this set and has been playing with his Playmobil pretty much non-stop since yesterday. I'm very happy with the purchase and so is he.
(Santa also brought him some of the Egyptian sets, which are amazing. I bought them a few months ago, including the pyramid and the sphinx--so cool--and my son uses all the sets together.)