While much praise is (quite rightly) given to LEGO for its impressive selection of cars for sale, Playmobil has an equally impressive selection that are perfect for children to play with. Like LEGO, Playmobil blends real-life models with fictitious ones, and each one comes with an impressive array of accessories perfect for imaginative play.
We've had a look at the best Playmobil toy cars and chosen our favourite ones right here. These would make great gifts for children and adults alike who adore cars.
The best Playmobil cars
Playmobil Ghostbusters 9220 Ecto-1
Ghost busting action
Ghostbusters is an iconic film and introduced one of the most iconic film cars of all time, the excellent Ecto-1 Cadillac hearse. Now immortalised in Playmobil form, this set faithfully recreates the car, complete with accessories and working lights, ideal for playtime. It even comes with plastic green slime they can throw on the car (and elsewhere probably).
Playmobil 70317 Back to the Future DeLorean
Get to 88mph on the carpet
Another infamous film car, the DeLorean DMC-21 may have been utter rubbish as a car, but it has since become an icon of time travel. This Playmobil time machine comes complete with Doc Brown's modifications (including flux capacitor and stolen Iranian plutonium rods) as well as working gullwing doors and figures. The best part is that this car features working lights.
Playmobil 70549 Stunt Show Bull Monster Truck
For doing jumps
Monster trucks are right up there in terms of coolness with fire trucks and jet fighters for most children so why not give them an awesome Playmobil one. Called the Bull, this truck looks how a monster truck should, with massive wheels, a set of horns and a giant Brahma bull motif on the front. The coolest thing about it is that it even features proper articulating suspension, just as a monster truck should.
Playmobil 70177 Volkswagen Beetle
A cute classic car for many, the VW Beetle was always going to be an excellent choice for being turned into a Playmobil model. This one comes with a set of three figures, a detailed engine bay and some cool beach accessories, including a surfboard.
Playmobil 70286 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Machine
The Mystery Machine
Pretty much every child adores Scooby-Doo, which makes this van an excellent toy for pretty much any child. One of the coolest vans in the world, it comes with the iconic livery, light-up insides and plenty of cool accessories including Scooby Snacks. Sadly this kit doesn't include a model Scooby or Shaggy however, they're sold separately.
Playmobil 9322 Action Go-Kart Racer Carry Case
A simple and affordable set perfect for long journeys, this carry case contains a small go-kart alongside some cool accessories including some cones and a jerry can. It may not be the biggest set but it's sure to alleviate boredom and get them interested in racing.
Playmobil 70176 Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus
Summer camping fun
A fully furnished campervan toy sounds like an ideal gift for any child, especially when it takes the shape of a classic VW T1. Fully licensed, this model comes with a folding bed, kitchenette, opening doors and a ton of camping accessories. It's a great toy and we can't recommend it enough.
Playmobil 6889 Summer Fun Off-Road SUV
Off-roading in a toy car is a lot of fun. A garden can easily become the middle of a rainforest with some imagination, and a proper Playmobil 4x4 can be the ultimate tool for play. This model can be used either as a convertible or hardtop complete with a functioning roof rack.