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What i want for Christmas 2023: Playmobil

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Kicking Off the Festive Season with Playmobil’s Collector’s Sets

Welcome to the first of our Christmas posts this season! We’re excited to guide you through some fantastic collections that will not only spark your interest but also make your holiday shopping a breeze.

In recent years, Playmobil has caught the eye of adult collectors with an array of incredibly cool licensed products. It all seemed to start with their Ghostbusters range – a real nostalgia trip! They’ve rolled out several amazing sets, including the iconic firehouse, the Ecto-1, and even smaller accessory sets like the hot dog vendor, each one a tribute to the beloved franchise. As we count down the top ten collector’s sets from Playmobil, let’s delve deeper into what makes these offerings so special and sought-after. Stay tuned for a journey through Playmobil’s impressive lineup, perfect for the collector in all of us this festive season!

10. Playmobil Magnum PI Ferrari 308 GTS

For those who didn’t grow up in the golden era of ’80s television, let me introduce you to a show that defined coolness for an entire generation: Magnum P.I. Imagine a sun-soaked Hawaiian paradise as the backdrop for thrilling adventures. This is where Thomas Magnum, played by the mustachioed and charismatic Tom Selleck, made his mark as an iconic private investigator.

Magnum P.I. wasn’t just a show; it was a cultural phenomenon. It mixed the allure of tropical escapades with gripping detective stories, all while Magnum drove around in a Ferrari 308 GTS, wearing his signature Hawaiian shirt and Detroit Tigers cap. He lived in a plush estate, courtesy of the reclusive author Robin Masters, and often found himself in a comedic tug-of-war with the estate’s British caretaker, Higgins. But Magnum P.I. was more than flashy cars and scenic views. It delved into deeper themes like friendship and honor, resonating with audiences worldwide. Magnum, alongside his Vietnam War buddies, T.C. and Rick, tackled cases that ranged from lighthearted to serious, all with a sense of charm and wit that became the show’s trademark.

So, as Playmobil brings this slice of ’80s nostalgia to life with their Magnum P.I. set, it’s not just about reliving a beloved show. It’s about embracing a piece of television history that charmed, thrilled, and entertained a generation. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newbie to the world of Magnum, this set is your ticket to experiencing the magic of a show that truly epitomized the spirit of its time.

9. Playmobil Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine

Jump aboard the Mystery Machine, folks! Playmobil brings to life the iconic van from the beloved show Scooby-Doo. This isn’t just any vehicle; it’s the heart of countless adventures where Scooby-Doo and the gang unravel spooky mysteries. The Mystery Machine Playset is a tribute to this vibrant, psychedelic van that has been the gang’s trusty companion on their ghost-busting missions.

Imagine recreating your favorite scenes with this detailed playset. The van, with its distinct paint job, reminiscent of the flower-power era, is ready to navigate through haunted landscapes. It’s equipped with all the gadgets Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby need to crack the case. From the spooky forest to the eerie streets, the Mystery Machine is more than a mode of transport; it’s a symbol of adventure, friendship, and the thrill of solving a good old-fashioned mystery.

8. Playmobil Scooby-Doo Adventure in the Mystery Mansion

Now, let’s turn the pages to another chapter of Scooby-Doo nostalgia with Playmobil’s Adventure in the Mystery Mansion Playset. This playset captures the essence of the many haunted houses and creepy locales that the Mystery Inc. gang explores. Each room in the Mystery Mansion is a story waiting to be told, filled with hidden clues, secret passages, and the inevitable ghost or monster lurking in the shadows.

This playset is a playground for the imagination, where each corner holds a new surprise. Will Velma discover a hidden clue behind the bookcase? Can Shaggy and Scooby find a way to outsmart the ghost in the attic? The Adventure in the Mystery Mansion playset offers endless possibilities for reenacting classic Scooby-Doo moments or creating new mysteries. It’s a tribute to the show’s core theme: beneath every scary facade lies a mystery waiting to be solved by those brave enough to look.

7. Playmobil Ghostbusters Ecto 1a

For those who haven’t had the joy of experiencing the Ghostbusters phenomenon, let’s dive into a world where the paranormal meets humor and heroism. Ghostbusters, a cultural touchstone of the 1980s, is not just a movie; it’s an adventure that blends comedy, action, and some spookily good fun.

The story centers around a group of eccentric scientists-turned-ghost hunters in New York City. Armed with their unorthodox ghost-catching equipment, they embark on a mission to save the city from supernatural threats. The team consists of the ever-charismatic Dr. Peter Venkman, the enthusiastic Dr. Raymond Stantz, the pragmatic Dr. Egon Spengler, and later, the down-to-earth Winston Zeddemore. Together, they face off against all sorts of ghoulish adversaries, from mischievous poltergeists to the gigantic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

The Ghostbusters’ ride, the Ecto-1A, is as iconic as the team itself. This modified hearse/ambulance hybrid, decked out with ghost-detecting equipment, is their trusty steed, rushing through the streets of New York amidst a blaring siren, ready to bust some ghosts.

Now, Playmobil brings this slice of supernatural hilarity to life with their Ecto-1A set. It’s not just about recreating scenes from a beloved movie; it’s about stepping into the shoes of a Ghostbuster. Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the world of slimers and specters, this set invites you to join in on the ghost-busting escapades. So grab your Proton Pack and get ready, because “there’s something strange in the neighborhood,” and it’s time for some ghost-busting action!

6. Playmobil Ghostbusters Firehouse

Welcome to the Ghostbusters Firehouse, the epicenter of ghost-busting action! For those new to the Ghostbusters saga, this isn’t just any old fire station. It’s the headquarters of our quirky heroes, the place where all the ghost-catching magic begins. Playmobil’s Ghostbusters Firehouse set invites you into this world of paranormal adventure and comedic charm.

In the heart of New York City, this firehouse is more than a base; it’s a character in its own right. Here, Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond Stantz, Dr. Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore plan their ghost-busting strategies, store their spectral containment units, and, of course, slide down the iconic fire pole to rush into action. It’s where they encounter Slimer, the mischievous green ghost, and where many of the movie’s memorable moments unfold.

Playmobil’s rendition of the Ghostbusters Firehouse is a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Every detail, from the ghost containment unit to the lab where Egon conducts his experiments, is meticulously crafted. It’s a playground for fans to reenact their favorite scenes or create new ghostly encounters. Whether you’re a lifelong Ghostbusters fan or a newcomer intrigued by the world of spirits and slapstick comedy, the Firehouse set is your gateway to experiencing the excitement and fun of being part of the Ghostbusters team.

So, gear up with your Proton Pack and join the team at the Firehouse, where the next ghostly adventure is always just around the corner. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!

5. Playmobil James Bond Aston Martin

For those uninitiated in the thrilling world of James Bond, prepare to be introduced to the epitome of suave espionage and action-packed adventure. James Bond, also known by his codename ‘007’, is not just a spy; he’s a cultural icon, a blend of sophistication, charm, and daring that has captivated audiences for decades.

Bond, a British Secret Service agent created by author Ian Fleming, is known for his cool demeanor, sharp wit, and penchant for luxury. From exotic locations to high-stakes missions, Bond’s adventures are a whirlwind of intrigue and excitement. He’s the man with a license to thrill, facing off against villains intent on global domination, all while maintaining the unruffled composure of a gentleman.

And what’s James Bond without his signature cars? Enter the Aston Martin, Bond’s ride of choice. This stylish and technologically advanced car is as much a character in the Bond saga as 007 himself. Equipped with all sorts of gadgets and gizmos, from ejector seats to machine guns, the Aston Martin is Bond’s trusty companion in his globe-trotting adventures.

Playmobil’s James Bond Aston Martin set is a tribute to this legendary vehicle. It’s not just a toy; it’s a piece of cinematic history, a chance to step into the sophisticated world of spy missions, car chases, and covert operations. Whether you’re a die-hard Bond fan or a newcomer to 007’s stylish espionage, this set invites you to experience the thrill and charm of James Bond’s world. So, fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a journey filled with danger, elegance, and the timeless allure of James Bond

4. Playmobil A-Team Van

To those who haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting The A-Team, get ready for a ride into one of the most entertaining and action-packed series of the 1980s. The A-Team is not just a group of characters; they’re a symbol of daring, camaraderie, and over-the-top action. Imagine a team of former Special Forces soldiers, framed for a crime they didn’t commit, now working as mercenaries for good. That’s The A-Team.

Led by the cigar-chomping John “Hannibal” Smith, whose plans always seem to come together, the team includes the suave and smooth-talking Templeton “Face” Peck, the wild and fearless pilot H.M. “Howling Mad” Murdock, and the iconic strongman with a fear of flying, B.A. Baracus is famously known for his gold chains and mohawk.

Their ride? The iconic black and metallic grey van with a distinctive red stripe and a red spoiler, is known as the A-Team Van. This van is not just transportation; it’s a mobile command center, workshop, and symbol of the team’s ingenuity and resourcefulness.

Now, Playmobil brings this classic piece of television history to your fingertips with the A-Team Van set. It’s more than a playset; it’s a ticket to relive the thrilling escapades of The A-Team. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newcomer, this set invites you to dive into a world where the good guys are unconventional heroes, and the action never stops. So, buckle up and get ready to hear B.A. say, “I pity the fool!” as you embark on your own A-Team adventures.

3. Playmobil Knight Rider

For those yet to be acquainted with the thrilling world of Knight Rider, buckle up for a flashback to one of the most iconic TV shows of the 1980s. Knight Rider isn’t just a series; it’s a high-speed journey into the realm of science fiction and action, where a car isn’t just a car, but a hero.

At the heart of Knight Rider is Michael Knight, a suave and resourceful crime-fighter, played by David Hasselhoff. He’s not your average hero though; his partner is KITT – the Knight Industries Two Thousand. KITT is no ordinary vehicle. It’s a sleek, black Pontiac Trans Am with a mind of its own. Equipped with artificial intelligence, KITT can think, talk, and comes loaded with futuristic gadgets and a witty personality.

Together, Michael and KITT are an unstoppable team. Cruising the highways, they take on criminals and injustice, one episode at a time. The show is a blend of cool car chases, cutting-edge technology (well, cutting-edge for the ’80s!), and the classic battle of good versus evil.

Now, Playmobil invites you to relive this exciting TV show with their Knight Rider set. This isn’t just a nod to nostalgia; it’s a celebration of a time when a talking car and his driver could save the day. Whether you’re a long-time fan or just discovering the adventures of Michael and KITT, this set offers a chance to experience the excitement and charm of Knight Rider. Get ready to hear KITT’s iconic voice and zoom into action – Knight Rider style!

2. Playmobil Back to the Future DeLorean

If you’re new to the exhilarating universe of Back to the Future, prepare for a ride (quite literally) through time! Back to the Future isn’t just a movie series; it’s a timeless adventure that blends science fiction, humor, and heart in a way that has captured the imaginations of audiences for decades.

The story zooms around Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the ’80s, who’s accidentally sent back in time in a DeLorean-turned-time machine, created by the eccentric and genius Doc Brown. This isn’t your average, run-of-the-mill car. It’s a sleek, silver vehicle that becomes a character itself, famous for its gull-wing doors and the ability to travel through time when it hits 88 miles per hour.

Back to the Future takes us on a thrilling journey from the ’80s to 1955, and later through the future, past, and the Wild West. It’s a tale of friendship, family, and the quirky twists of fate. The movie is beloved for its clever storytelling, memorable characters, and the iconic phrase, “Great Scott!”

Now, Playmobil allows you to recreate these time-traveling escapades with their Back to the Future DeLorean set. This isn’t just a toy; it’s a portal to relive the excitement and nostalgia of Marty and Doc’s adventures. Whether you’re a fan revisiting your favorite movie moments or a newbie embarking on your first Back to the Future journey, this set is your ticket to experiencing the magic and wonder of one of cinema’s most beloved time-travel stories. So, buckle up, and don’t forget your flux capacitor, because we’re about to go on an adventure where the only road needed is the one we make!

1. Playmobil Star Trek – U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701

For those who haven’t yet ventured into the final frontier of Star Trek, get ready to beam up into one of the most influential sci-fi universes ever created. Star Trek is not just a TV show; it’s a groundbreaking series that has inspired generations with its vision of a future where humanity explores the vastness of space, seeking new life and civilizations.

The heart of Star Trek’s original series is the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, a majestic starship under the command of the iconic Captain James T. Kirk. Along with his diverse and memorable crew, including the logical Mr. Spock, the passionate Dr. McCoy, and the intrepid Lt. Uhura, Kirk leads voyages across the galaxy. Their mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.

Star Trek is a tapestry of thrilling space adventures, philosophical dilemmas, and a hopeful glimpse into a future where people from all walks of life come together for a common purpose. It’s a series that has not only entertained but also shaped our ideas about technology, exploration, and unity.

Now, Playmobil has recreated this iconic vessel with the Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 playset, and it’s not just any playset – it’s the most expensive set on our list, reflecting its grandeur and complexity. This isn’t merely a model; it’s a detailed tribute to the ship that captured the hearts and imaginations of millions. Whether you’re a lifelong Trekkie or just starting your Star Trek journey, this set invites you to experience the wonder and excitement of space exploration. It’s a collector’s item, a piece of history, and a ticket to countless galactic adventures. Prepare to embark on a mission with the Enterprise, where the possibilities are as vast as the universe itself!

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