There's no getting around it: classic Volkswagen buses and campers can still enjoy a high level of interest. The prices for a good bus or camper are therefore at a high level, which is no news for a long time. That popularity also translates in a different way. Many toy and scale model manufacturers are making a profit, developing scaled-down versions of the VW Type 2 models. Certainly the T1 is often used as a basis. Playmobil has also focused on a scaled-down version of the first generation of Volkswagen buses: the T1 camper.
Playmobil is not the first toy manufacturer to focus on the VW T1 Camper. Some time ago, Lego already released a beautiful kit based on the 1 VW T1962 Camper. The kit with 1.322 elements is still available today. The Lego creators added a lot of lifelike details to the 2011 released product. Countless fans have now bought the Lego Creator product, the reviews are strikingly positive. The fun, the level of difficulty (construction), the detailing and the price-quality ratio are highly appreciated. In addition, this kit can also be expanded with a real trailer, which fits perfectly with the camper, which evokes the right feeling in its red / cream shade.
Henry the Red
This popularity has also not escaped another major toy manufacturer. Because recently Volkswagen brought the news that Playmobil has added the VW T1 Camper to the range. Henry the Red (the name of the camper that is included in the classic commercial vehicle collection of VW Hanover) model for a successful reduction. The camper from 1962 has been perfectly simulated by the makers of Playmobil.
Playmobil scaled down the original eighteen times, in other words, the scale is 1:18. The dimensions of the miniature made of ABS are 38,5 x 28,4 x 9,4 cm. The “Playmo Bulli” equipped with: a sleeping / sitting area with a sofa that folds up. You will also find a small kitchen with cupboards and a table. There is also a sleeping area and the inventors also paid attention to the storage space. The T1 Bulli is stocked with food and camping equipment. The contours of the air-cooled engine are also clearly visible behind the engine cover. The roof rack with luggage is also a successful and original feature. Fun!
Easily accessible, 74 items
The Playmo Bulli is equipped in the color scheme gray / beige and red. The roof is removable so that the toy model is also easily accessible from above. The package consists of 74 pieces in total and is suitable for young and old. The recommended age is five years. But we can also imagine that there are enough adults who secretly want to drive a round with the Playmo Bulli. Want to build and dismantle the camper. Or want to add to the collection.
Nice suggested retail price
In any case, Playmobil has succeeded in creating an excellent representation of the real camper from Hanover. Of course, the contours are slightly less refined than with 1:18 models from manufacturers such as NOREV, Auto Art and Ottomobile. But Playmobil made a pretty lifelike model with applications that make a real camper dream come true. The suggested retail price for this nice package is € 49,95, which is at a significantly lower level than the fellow worker from Lego Creator. Do take shipping costs into account. The Playmo Bulli can be ordered within the Volkswagen webshop and via other online providers. And let's be honest: he's actually too much fun to ignore him.
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