DS LOVES them. He started out with some of the Playmobil 1-2-3 and is starting to get into the older kids' stuff (even though they say 3+ or 4+--we don't give him the tiniest pieces, and he's not a mouther...).
My son looks to be the same age as yours and he LOVES playmobil. He has most of the toys in the 1-2-3 line. I just bought more for stocking stuffers and htey just came today. He found a box meant for Christmas and cried and cried we ended up giving them to him early <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">