Exclusive Reveal: Playmobil’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’

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Welcome to the Playmobil Playroom, where we take a monthly peek inside those impressive blue boxes and see what treasures await within. Sometimes we’ll have step-by-step photos walking you through assembly, maybe we’ll discuss and review a particular set or theme, or maybe we’ll have an unboxing video.

If you’ve seen our two previous round-ups of the Playmobil sets for Dreamworks’ Dragons, then you know we’re pretty big fans of both the franchise and these toys.

They’re INCREDIBLY well made and faithful to the designs you see in the How to Train Your Dragon films and on Netflix’s Dragons: Race to the Edge. Between the first two waves of sets, Playmobil has put out all of the major dragons: Toothless, Stormfly, MeatlugHookfang, Barf and Belch, and Thunderclaw. We’ve also seen a huge playset for the island of Berk and a few other smaller playsets.

But this third wave of sets connects to the upcoming third film in the franchise: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. And we have the exclusive reveal of what’s included.

(If you’re interested, I chatted with How to Train Your Dragon author Cressida Cowell and the showrunners for Race to the Edge. Give both a listen!)

Specs:

Toothless with Hiccup and Baby Dragon

  • Product Number: 70037
  • Number of Pieces: 19 pieces
  • Number of figures: 1 adult (Hiccup; male)

Light Fury with Kids and Baby Dragon

  • Product Number: 70038
  • Number of Pieces: 16 pieces
  • Number of figures: 2 kids (1 male, 1 female)

Deathgripper with Grimmel

  • Product Number: 70039
  • Number of Pieces: 11 pieces
  • Number of figures: 1 adult (Grimmel; male)

Hiccup and Astrid with Baby Dragon

  • Product Number: 70040
  • Number of Pieces: 21 pieces
  • Number of figures: 2 adults (Hiccup; male & Astrid; female)

Astrid with Hopgobbler

  • Product Number: 70041
  • Number of Pieces: 12 pieces
  • Number of figures: 1 adult (Astrid; female)

Ruffnut & Tuffnut with Flight Suits

  • Product Number: 70042
  • Number of Pieces: 20 pieces
  • Number of figures: 2 adults (Ruffnut; female & Tuffnut; male)

Snotlout with Flight Suit

  • Product Number: 70043
  • Number of Pieces: 10 pieces
  • Number of figures: 1 adult (Snotlout; male)

Fishlegs with Flight Suit

  • Product Number: 70044
  • Number of Pieces: 10 pieces
  • Number of figures: 1 adult (Fishlegs; male)

Ease of Build:

On a scale of 1-5, all of these dragons are solid 1s. For the dragons, all you have to do is snap the wings onto the bodies. For the figures, just snap on their accessories. There’s not much more than that. Easy peasy.

Coolest Features:

  • It’s HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON! That’s the best feature right there.
  • As with the previous sets, the dragon sculpts are SPOT ON to the character designs. They’re incredibly well designed, and it’s hard to see how there can be cooler Dragons-inspired toys on the market.
  • The three baby dragons are adorable. You’ll want to buy these sets just to get them. Trust me. And each is different, which means there are at least three adorable baby night/light furies in the film!
  • Everyone’s favorite Night Fury, Toothless, is the same sculpt as the previous version, but it’s an entirely different paint job. AND even though he comes with the replacement tail fin that Hiccup made for him, he ALSO comes with a second, REAL tail fin. Might he somehow grow a new tail in the third movie?
  • The flight suits on the standalone figures are way cool, and their helmets are WICKED awesome. For my son, the helmets are cooler than the dragons.

Playability:

If you’re a fan of the films, show, and franchise, it’s endless. The sets all combine together, obviously, with the growing line of Playmobil Dragons sets. And they also work remarkably well with Playmobil’s other (non-licensed) sets, particularly with Knights and Pirates.

The quality and attention to detail here are staggering. So if you’re a fan of a particular dragon or character or want to just collect and display them, I wouldn’t blame you. I could see these things hanging from a bedroom ceiling in an EPIC mid-flight action scene.

Kid Verdict:

Seriously? Two enthusiastic thumbs up! They couldn’t be happier. These toys will be around for a while. That’s hardly a surprise, though.

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