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PLAN CITY PARKING GARAGE
|CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.|
Plan Toys create to inspire children's imagination as well as promote their physical and intellectual development. Plan Toys also proves that it is possible to maintain superior quality standards while steadfastly following a path of environmental and social responsibility. Plan Toys practices the "Three R's" of green living: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Plan Toys manufacturing processes is designed to reduce waste and save energy. Plan Toys are always looking for new ways to improve and preserve our environment. They create innovative educational toys for every developmental stage of childhood. Plan Toys incorporates thoughtful design and age-appropriate challenges to stimulate children's creativity. The Parking Garage is equipped with three floors of parking space, an elevator tower, and helipad. The set includes a figure, car, gas station and car washing machine.
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47 of 47 found the following review helpful:
Wonderful toy!Sep 17, 2005
By Anita in Bama
We got this for my son last week for his fourth birthday. He loves it! It's the pefect size for all his Matchbox, Hot Wheels, and other diecast cars. It was also amazingly easy to assemble and seems sturdier than some of the other toy garages I've seen. This one's a winner at our house!
40 of 41 found the following review helpful:
PLAN Toy Parking GarageMar 20, 2006
By Dianne H. Wellmann
Wonderful, wonderful! I had never heard of PLAN Toys prior to purchasing this garage for my twin grandsons, but I would love to buy ALL of their products. It is wood, not plastic, great colors, easy to assemble and unbelievably sturdy. The elevator structure is amazing and the boys were thrilled with it. An absolutely first-rate toy - forget Fisher Price or any of the others. Am on a search for more PLAN toys! Worth twice as much as I paid for it if not more!!
48 of 52 found the following review helpful:
Wood splintered after a week of occasional playJan 31, 2008
By I. Yusaf
I really wanted to like the Parking Garage and PlanToys as a company. The company is eco friendly, has good looking toys and uses real wood. The concept is excellent -- a moving elevator, ramps for parking on multiple levels, well marked parking spots, a parking attendant that sits and stands, gas pumps, a car wash and a heli-pad. What's not obvious is that only a single car is included. This should be clearly marked. There is no helicopter either. Ever see a single car in a parking garage. It's lonely. Despite this, my son has been playing with the garage on and off and seems to enjoy it. One design issue is that the gas pumps are very difficult to reach. They are exciting but impossible to play with. My big issue with the toy however is that the red wood has come apart from the second floor after about a weeks worth of occasional play. In contrast we have many Haba toys that are true quality wood and last forever. I was expecting significantly more given the price of this toy. I will contact the manufacturer for some sort of resolution. Will post follow-up.
24 of 26 found the following review helpful:
GREAT TOYNov 13, 2006
By K. Smith
"mom of 3"
We bought this for my sons birthday last week. HE and my daughter, ages 2 and 4 (and my husband) have been playing with it every day since then. They both love it.
I wasn't expecting the ramps to come off so easy, but my 4 yr old can put them back on herself and a little wood glue will secure them. Also the attendent booth and car wash are not attaced which I wasn't expecting.
25 of 28 found the following review helpful:
Thomas Train tracks can plug directly into this garageJun 17, 2009
By sunny swimmer
I'm a fan of Plan Toys and was very excited to buy this item for my 23-month old (car crazy) son. The garage has been a disappointment to us both overall, and here is why:
1. It's smaller than I expected it to be.
2. Unless it's elevated on a table or other object, it it is hard to play with. If it's on the ground it's virtually impossible to use the bottom deck (where the gas pumps are), and pretty hard to use the middle deck as well.
3. It doesn't work too well with matchbox cars and trucks; you really do need to us Plan Toys' (small lighweight) little cars - other vehicles are just too big.
4. The two ramps just rest on two little pegs at the top of each, so they come off all the time. They were not designed to be permenently affixed to the structure, so unless you crazy glue them down they will pop off a lot. Very bad design! Also, even when they are on their pegs they are not flush against the garage, and the little gap means cars don't roll down very easily. We got around this last problem by crazy-gluing the ramps to the garage.
UPDATE: A year and a half later now and my son plays with this garage quite often. One of our recent discoveries about this garage is that Thomas the Train tracks can be plugged right into it. The holes they plug into are designed for Plan Toys road tracks, but fit perfectly with train tracks. This gave a whole new life to this garage! My son loves to incorporate into his train track configurations so that the trains drive through and/or up it on their travels. This toy has proved more lasting and fun than it appeared at first that it would.
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