My 5 year old son really love cars. In addition to cars, I had added a zoo playset by Takara Tomy where he could get his cars to roam around. I had gotten this zoo playset some years ago. It is still available in stores.
You can still find them in sites such as follows:
1. https://www.lazada.com.my/taka… (Lazada is selling at RM82.00)
2. https://www.ebay.com/itm/TAKAR… (Ebay is selling at US$64.95)
3. https://www.qoo10.sg/item/TAKA… (Qoo10 is selling at US$84.90)
Takara Tomy Zoo Playset Box (Front View)
Takara Tomy Zoo Playset Box (Back View)
The Takara Tomy Zoo Playset had only Penguins in the package. To get the zoo to be livelier, I had added four more animals which were the Tiger, Polar Bear, Hippopotamus and Lion. They were bought separately. Each animal boxes came with Animal cards. The Animal cards provide description of the animals in Japanese language.
Takara Tomy Zoo Playset Box with Four Additional Animal Boxes (inclusive of Animal Cards)
Tiger with its Box and Card
The tiger’s mouth can be opened and closed.
Polar Bear with its Box and Card
The polar bear’s head can be moved around.
Hippopotamus with its Box and Card
The hippopotamus’ mouth can be opened and closed.
Lion with its Box and Card
The lion’s mouth can be opened and closed.
Penguin with its Box and Card
The penguin’s flippers can be moved in circles (like how we move our arms in circles).
Takara Tomy Zoo Playset Set Up (Ground View)
And here we go…the zoo is all set up and the takara tomy cars are all ready to visit the zoo.
Takara Tomy Zoo Playset Set Up (Aerial View)
Takara Tomy Zoo Playset Different Set Up
The zoo can be set up in any way we like. The enclosures can be easily set up in any way we like as well as you can see from the above images.
It is a great way to have fun with kids. My son loves it and I enjoyed playing this playset with him too. The playset is made of very good plastic material quality. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking out for a good quality zoo playset.
If you are looking out for other designs, I have found this as well that you may want to check it out:
Ania play set dokidoki Safari Park by Takara Tomy
You can find them selling at Amazon here for US$70.05: Ania play set dokidoki Safari Park by Takara Tomy
I have not bought the above Safari Park playset but I have seen them in the local store before buying the one I am having now. I believe it should be a fun playset as well.
Note: Price is correct as at the time this article is published.