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Review: Playmobil’s new Scooby Doo Mystery Machine

Playmobil have launched a brand new series of Scooby Doo toys, coinciding with the release of the awesome new Scooby Doo film, SCOOB!

We tried the Mystery Machine, which is the van used by Velma, Fred and Co anytime they go and check out another mystery! Well, we say we tried it – we used the skills of six year old Toby to do so, but it didn’t take long before we were having a go ourselves.

In Toby’s words, the Mystery Machine is “AWESOME”!

Just as you’d expect from Playmbobil, the quality on this toy is fantastic and so is the detail, it’s a perfect replica of what you will have seen on tv. And speaking of the detail, this isn’t just the van, it’s all the accessories – including the illuminated monitor and the ghost cards.

There are 72 pieces with this set including Fred, Daphne and Velma (Scooby and Shaggy sold as a set, separately). Toby loves the accessories, which include everything from a torch to coffee cups, a map, magnifying glass and camera. All of them of course fit neatly into the hands of the figures and having 69 accessories means there’s no shortage of ideas for ways to play.

The colourful set is ideal for children aged 5+ and there is so much to it to keep them entertained. Definitely buy Scooby Doo and Shaggy too and perhaps a couple of ghosts, because we found our young reviewer was transfixed by it, and has kept coming back to it to play with.

On the official playmobil website, The Mystery Machine is available for £49.99 including free shipping. We can’t recommend it enough!

Rating: 5 out of 5.