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Workin’ at the airport

Airplane toys get all the glory. They are everywhere. I bet millions of kids out there think that everyone who works at the airport flies a plane. Well, here are some toys to represent the good people working to get you to Disney World who aren’t actually flying the plane.


The Playmobil cargo crew is there to get your bags on the plane. Well, most of the time. This will be fun to play losing your luggage, and then waiting in line to fill out the form to have them send it to you if they find it.

Oh, and speaking of waiting in lines:


Your kids can play airport security checkpoint! Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with tiny little ziplock bags full of 3 ounce containers of shampoo. You can play having to throw out your newly purchased coffee before going through, though, so that will be fun.


And don’t forget the heroes of the sky, the air traffic controllers. Your little one can not only play with toy airplanes, he/she can make sure they fly safely.

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7 comments… add one

  • pyewacket February 3, 2009, 5:54 pm

    My favorite Playmobile set is here:

    Yes, it’s a play set consisting of a policeman harassing a homeless man. Fun for all!

  • Tara S. Dickherber, M.Ed, CPC February 4, 2009, 3:34 pm

    How cute. The toy industry thinks of everything. Yet what we all know kids play with the most is the boxes, go figure!

  • Deanna (youvegotmaille) February 4, 2009, 4:06 pm

    I’m not sure the airport security checkpoint is real — the comments on that item are a must read for a good laugh but when I tried to put it in my cart it made me think it was a fake.

  • joeshico February 5, 2009, 2:43 am

    You would think that after 50 years toys would have changed dramatically, but really
    they haven’t changed that much. At age 61, I still see more enjoyment in the younger toddlers with the lincoln logs, building blocks and ‘legos that I had as a child

  • Chic Gal February 5, 2009, 8:33 am

    Wow! Fantastic blog! I just found you on my Ecard drops. I could use you in Chic Galleria’s Parenting section. Oh and I love Playmobiles. :)

  • Remo February 5, 2009, 12:53 pm

    Deanna, the Playmobil Security Checkpoint is 100% real and from a 2003 collection that is out of print unfortunately. That link points to the only seller on Amazon who listed it as in stock.

    If you really want one, check eBay every couple of days, they pop up now and again and do appear to sell for $40-$50 each.

  • They call me Zenzilla February 26, 2009, 6:08 pm

    Maybe it’s just my cynical nature… but is a security checkpoint really such a good idea? Who goes through one of those things and thinks “I wish I could re-live this every day in my living room”. I know a lot of the folks wh oread this steer their kids away from harsh television, but slip up once, and your 4-year-old is cavity searching toys. The rest of it is awesome, especially for the child who loves airplanes.

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