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Playmobil Back to the Future DeLorean {review}

Playmobil Back to the Future DeLorean {review}

At the start of lockdown in March we sat down as a family and made a list of the films we wanted to watch. It included old favourites and new releases we hadn’t got round to watching. We’ve always enjoyed watching films and with trips to the cinema out of the question, then a family film night can be just as fun.

A few weeks ago we settled down to watch Back to the Future as chosen by my husband. The children loved it and watched the trailers for the other two films in the series too. We were really excited when Playmobil offered to send us the new Playmobil Back to the Future range to review. I knew the Playmobil DeLorean would appeal to my husband as much as it would to the children!

Back to the Future

Can you believe the film was released in 1985? I’m not sure if I saw it first at the cinema or perhaps at home on video but I loved it. In the film, Marty travels back in time to 1955 using an eccentric scientist’s time machine. However, he must make his high-school-aged parents fall in love in order to return to the present.

Playmobil Back to the Future

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future Playmobil has gone back to the future! Playmobil has introduced a new Back to the Future range and we are excited to tell you more about it. With Father’s Day coming up we think these would make great gifts for Dads who loved the films.

The new range features the iconic DeLorean car along with Marty Mcfly, Doc Brown and Einstein the dog. There is also a “1955 Edition” two-pack featuring Marty McFly and Emmett “Doc” Brown.

Playmobil Back to the Future DeLorean

First of all we opened the iconic DeLorean which features folding wheels for hover mode, doors which open upwards, an illuminated flux capacitor inside and illuminated exterior. It was really fun to build and something my 10 year old really enjoyed, sadly my husband wasn’t allowed a look in.

Playmobil Back to the Future DeLorean {review}

You need batteries which really bring the DeLorean to life. It lights up both the outside of the car and the flux capacitor—which allows the DeLorean to travel through time. There are some accessories, such as the plutonium, which can be inserted at the back of the vehicle. The playset is complete with Marty Mcfly and Doc Brown in their outfits from 1985.

Playmobil Back to the Future DeLorean {review}

My children had fun recreating their favourite moments from the film. The car includes gull doors that fully open so you can place Marty and Doc inside the car. Fans of the film will love all the small details! There’s a large pole and hook which can be placed on the back of the car in order to channel the power of a lightning bolt into the flux capacitor. My daughter loved trying this out in the garden!

Playmobil Back to the Future DeLorean

Playmobil Back to the Future Marty Mcfly and Dr. Emmet Brown

We also opened the Back to the Future Marty Mcfly and Dr. Emmet Brown “1955 Edition” set. This makes a great stand alone set for fans of the film, but also goes well with the DeLorean set. Marty comes with his red electric guitar and Doc Brown holds a newspaper with the “Save The Clocktower” headline.

Playmobil Marty McFly and Doc Brown

Playmobil Back to the Future DeLorean and Back to the Future Marty Mcfly and Dr. Emmet Brown is available from Playmobil priced £49.99 and £6.99 respectively. They would make great gift for Father’s Day (win win for the kids and dad too!).

13 Comments

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    Jennifer
    June 11, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    I can see this being a great Father’s Day present but I would be worried that the children wouldn’t get the chance to play with it

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      Becky
      June 12, 2020 at 8:35 pm

      I loved Back to the Future when I was a teenager! And I’ve inflicted it on own kids. They love Playmobil so we’d all be happy!

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    Linda Hobbis
    June 12, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    How cool is this. I can remember when Back To The Future came out and it was state of the art stuff back then. I loved Doc Brown and his figure does him justice.

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    Becky
    June 12, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    I loved Back to the Future when I was a teenager! And I’ve inflicted it on my own kids. They love Playmobil so we would all be happy with this set!

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    Kim Carberry
    June 12, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    My fella said yesterday that he wants this set! lol I think it might be a birthday pressie for him in a couple of months x

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    Sally Akins
    June 13, 2020 at 5:11 am

    This is brilliant! My husband loves Back to the Future, and I’m very tempted to get this and put it away for him for Christmas!

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    Jenni
    June 13, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    We are big playmobil fans, and this looks amazing! I really love the Back to the Future films and this would be such a great set to have for my daughter.

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    Melanie williams
    June 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Back to the future is such a classic. I am sure that many adults would also like to receive this too x

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    2020 Father’s Day gift guide - the-gingerbread-house.co.uk
    June 14, 2020 at 8:36 am

    […] we have re-watched the films and they are still just as much fun as they were first time round. The Playmobil Back to the Future DeLorean and Playmobil Back to the Future 1955 edition are great for fans of the the films, or people who […]

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    Jess Howliston
    June 14, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    This is SO cool! We are already big fans of Playmobil as its such a fantastic toy and there is always so much attention to detail in every piece, we will definitely go check this one out. I love that it has the added feature of lighting up too, what a fun added extra!

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    June 15, 2020 at 8:08 am

    […] We were sent the new Playmobil Back to the Future range to review and the kids loved watching the films and building the toys. Having grown up with Back to the Future I love the excuse to re-watch them with the family, they are great entertainment! Playmobil is really popular in our house so building the toys gave the children a welcome break from home learning. We think the range would make great gifts for Dad this Fathers Day. You can read our review of the new Playmobil Back to the Future range here. […]

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    Kara Guppy
    June 15, 2020 at 11:13 am

    How did I not know this existed. Now I know what I am buying hubby for his birthday

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    Jenni
    June 16, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Ahh this is so cool! Fab for Dads to play with the kids. I bought my partner Lego for his birthday, I could get him this for Father’s Day!

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