Toy Review: Scooby-Doo Playmobil Sets (Playmobil)

Scooby and the gang get some pretty incredible Playmobil toys! For 50 years, Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma, and Daphne have been solving mysteries and putting away bad guys. If it […]

Scooby and the gang get some pretty incredible Playmobil toys!

For 50 years, Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma, and Daphne have been solving mysteries and putting away bad guys. If it wasn’t for these meddling kids, who know what would have happened. Scooby is a very iconic character so with Playmobil getting the license, you can just imagine how cool the toys are. 

Well, good news. You don’t have to imagine. Playmobil came out with an incredible toy assortment that will please just about any Scooby fan!

Mystery Figures

Playmobil put their own spin on the blind bag with the Mystery Figures. There are 12 figures to collect. They are all “monsters” from the cartoon. The figures come unassembles, but putting them together was quite easy. What I love about these is each one of these monsters has a human face as well. So like in the cartoon, you can pull off the mask and reveal who they really are. I ended up with the green creep and the printing on the face looks just like the cartoon. Each figure also comes with a sticker of the character and a file. Very cool!

Scooby & Shaggy with Ghost

This is a great 3 pack. You get Scooby, Shaggy and a ghost. Scooby is a brand new figure and he looks awesome. The head sculpt really looks straight out of the cartoon. Really impressive. His front paws can grip things like regular Playmobil figures. There’s a little base where you can position his back legs so he can stand, like in the cartoon. You really get the full effect. Shaggy is a regular Playmobil figure with deco to look like his cartoon counterpart. I love that they kept the trademark scruff on his chin. The ghost is a figure with a removable suit and removable mask. The sculpt has this wavy look that just looks great. Plus the costume glows in the dark. The figure underneath the ghost seriously cracks me up. Bravo to whoever designed this figure because the 70s chest hair really cracks me up! Each figure also comes with a sticker of the character and a file. 

Mystery Machine

One of the most recognizable vehicles from pop culture is the Mystery Machine. And let’s be honest, you can’t do Scooby without the Mystery Machine. This vehicle is impressive. The deco is just right out of the cartoon. It comes with 3 figures: Fred, Daphne, and Velma. The deco is spot on for all these figures right down to Fred’s ascot. Both Daphne and Velma have skirts. The skirts have the tendency to pop off when you try to put either in a seat, but it’s easy enough to snap together in place. The Mystery Machine has seats for 6 figures so the whole gang, plus one, can sit comfortably. The back and side door open as they would in a normal van. The top of the van comes off so you can play inside. And the front glass comes off so you can put 2 figures in it. There’s also a ton of accessories it comes with. Food, files, and the best one is a light-up file reader. Since each figure comes with one of these files, you can now take a better look at them. Loving this set!

But to get the full effect, let’s see what Sean has to say about these toys!

Bottom lining this, this is an awesome edition to Playmobil. I seriously love these sets and figures, especially the blind bag. Definitely captures the feeling of the classic cartoon

Many thanks to Playmobil for sending these to us to check out!

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.