The original Mini Cooper may be from the same era as the Volkswagen Beetle and the Volkswagen Bus. However, it seems like the VW bus, and to some extent, the VW Beetles, have gotten the love of modern folks as toy cars and even as a cooler.
Folks, meet the Playmobil 70921 Mini Cooper. The indisputable style icon of Great Britain comes with matching figures and accessories from a London big city scene typical of the 70s. I am not sure how a dog catcher hardware and a Dalmatian are symbols of the 70s but Okay.
All told there are three figures, including a policeman in classic English uniform and accessorized with a baton and whistle, plus two Mini Cooper driver/passenger dressed in attires Austin Powers would approve.
However, the star of the show is obviously the classic Mini which boasts an opening tailgate and a removable roof that allows the placing of up to four figures inside the vehicle. It further features chrome-colored accents and like a good’ol English car, it is right-hand drive.
Strangely, though, Playmobil has opted to go with Indigo as opposed to the more recognizable red. Also, it does not appear to have opening doors, which could be a deal-breaker for some.
Speaking of size, the Playmobil 70921 Mini Cooper Toy Car Set measures 7.2 inches long, 3.9 inches wide, and 3.1 inches tall (18.3 x 9.9 x 7.9 cm). It is now available, stateside, from playmobil.us for US$79.99.
Images: Playmobil [US].