Review: Playmobil VW Beetle


Growing up, I loved all the Herbie films and my very first car was a VW Beetle which I adored, spending hours lovingly polishing the chrome bumpers and making sure it looked its best.

The history of the VW Beetle and Campervan dates back to post-war Europe, when in 1948 Volkswagen developed a van version of the Beetle. Quite simply, the Beetle was known as the Type 1, and the van version became known as the Type 2 and their quirky looks won the hearts and minds of generations ever since.

Now the cult VW Beetle with its unmistakable shape has entered the cheerful PLAYMOBIL world, alongside the VW Campervan.

We were sent the classic VW Beetle to review, which includes a roof rack, ideal for a family trip to the beach.

VW Beetle

The PLAYMOBIL Beetle has all the characteristic features that make it so unique, such as the curved fenders, the VW logo, the vertical windshield, the blue paint and the typical rear hood with a 4-cylinder boxer engine.


It took around 5 minutes to assemble and comes with figures of a woman, man and child.

Accessories include the Volkswagen Beetle itself, roof rack, suitcase, cooler, surfboard, umbrella, towel, sand pile, sand castle, sand bucket, sand rake, sand shovel, umbrella cap and 3 bottles.

Playmobil Beetle

After removing the roof, the lovingly designed interior with beige seats, dashboard and steering wheel is revealed. On the back seat there is space for the child, as well as a cool bag, sand toys and towel.


Suitcase and surfboard can be strapped to the roof rack to keep it secure and the tailgate that can be opened, revealing the engine. The attention to detail is brilliant and like all Playmobil toys, is really well made and sturdy.

Playmobile VW

I think both sets are either perfect as kids toys, or collectibles for fans of the VW world. The Campervan has an RRP of £49.99 and the Beetle is £39.99 and available from all good toy shops.

Disclaimer: We were sent the VW Beetle to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own


3 thoughts on “Review: Playmobil VW Beetle

  1. Talya Stone says:

    Oh this is so cool! Perfect for imagining the road trips we have ahead of us once we are finally allowed to have them again 🙂

  2. Claire Lomax says:

    How much fun can be had with these! I can imagine playing holiday make believe with the kids using these x

  3. Sabina Green says:

    Is it wrong that I kind of want this for myself!? I love Beetles and this is just fabulous.

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