Playmobil is extremely important to us here at Mildred & Dildred! Lots of us on staff played with it for years as kids (and full disclosure, we all still play with sets when we get new shipments!)
We love that these toys are truly for ages 4-10 because they encourage open ended play. Playmobil sets the scene, then a kid takes the characters and the set and makes up whatever they can dream. The stories get more complex as kids get older. What makes them extra fun is the attention to detail in each set! All the little tiny things are totally what makes them different and special.