Scooby-Doo Playmobil sets are pretty cool

Scooby-Doo Playmobil sets (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
Scooby-Doo Playmobil sets (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images) /

Scooby-Doo Playmobil sets are a thing, which is pretty cool.

Scooby-Doo Playmobil sets not only exist, but are here just in time for the release of Scoob, which was originally supposed to release on Friday, May 15, though the coronavirus pandemic forced it into a direct-to-digital release.

Dog O’Day learned of these toys’ existence thanks to Kotaku, and they took lots of pictures, which is helpful.

Playmobil is a German toy company that has always kind of been in the shadows of LEGO and Mattel’s Hot Wheels/Barbie duo, but lately they’ve been in the news, making their own movie (The Playmobil Movie) in 201, which starred the voice of Daniel Radcliffe, and tie-in sets for Ghostbusters and the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy.

The Mystery Machine set costs $50, and contains the iconic van itself, along with Fred Jones, Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley figures, who are voiced in the movie by Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried and Gina Rodriguez, respectively.

Mckenna Grace continues her impressive run of playing the younger versions of characters, voicing the young Daphne.

The movie tells how the original Scooby Gang got together, judging by the first trailer, which came out around Thanksgiving last year.

Like many Playmobil vehicles, the roof comes off to arrange the figures inside, and the tires are slightly hollow, which leads to a bouncy suspension. There are also stickers to fix it up just like the actual Mystery Machine.

I (Wesley) grew up playing with Playmobils, so there’s a personal bias in favor of these sets, but they look very fun to play with, kickstarting the imaginations of children everywhere to develop their own adventures, which is one of the points for all toys, really.

Notably lacking from that Scoob set, however, are the main characters: Shaggy Rogers and Scooby-Doo the Great Dane, who are voiced in Scoob by Will Forte and Frank Welker, respectively.

They come in a $13 set called “Scooby and Shaggy with Ghost,” which is pretty much exactly that.

Warner Bros is hoping to use Scoob to kickstart a cinematic universe out of classic Hanna-Barberra characters, which include Dick Dastardly (Jason Isaacs) from Wacky Races and the Blue Falcon/Dynomutt duo (Mark Wahlberg and Ken Jeong).

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