With 2020 marking the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future, and the 30th anniversary of Part III, Playmobil has released a series of characters and vehicles from the movie. This playset has an RRP of £49.99 and was reviewed by Cassian (aged 8) and Ashton (aged 10). (Cassian’s video review is at the bottom of the page.)
I would give this playset 5 out of 5. I’ve been playing with it a lot and I think I will for a long time. It’s really fun to play with and I enjoyed putting it together too. When I play with it I pretend to be Marty McFly.
Last year my brother and I reviewed two Playmobil playsets from The Playmobil Movie, and then this year they emailed my mum and asked if we would like to review a Back To The Future playset too. I was really excited when it arrived because my mum asked if they could put our names on the box because I never get anything in the post.
Mum has been homeschooling us because our school is closed but she made us finish our work and then she made us watch the film Back To The Future first. I really liked the film especially the scientist Doctor Emmett Brown but the playset is better.
Playmobil Back To The Future: images
I love playing with cars. I still play with my Playmobil Movie Rex Dasher porsche a lot. This playset has an amazing car too – it’s a DeLorean, which is the car that Marty McFly uses to go back into the past in the film.
I would give this playset 5 out of 5. I’ve been playing with it a lot and I think I will for a long time. It’s really fun to play with and I enjoyed putting it together too. My brother started it off because he is older than me then I finished it. I think lots of children could put it together themselves though if they’re young they might need a bit of help. When I play with it I pretend to be Marty McFly.
The only bit I couldn’t do was put this tiny pink thing into Marty’s skateboard and neither could my mum. But it didn’t matter because mostly I have been playing with the DeLorean.
Inside the DeLorean is the thing that makes it go back in time, it’s called a flux capacitor. There are blue lights on the car that flash which looks really cool, though it doesn’t come with the batteries [it needs two AAA batteries]. It can’t hover in the air like in the film but you can make the wheels fold out at right angles if you want to pretend it’s flying. Each wheel has a thing you press to make it fold over. One of them was a bit stiff but I can still do it. I pretend it’s flying in my games.
The doors open upwards and Marty and Doc Brown can fit in the seats. There’s also a suitcase for the plutonium, and two plutonium canisters. There are some stickers to put on the accessories. There’s a Marty McFly, a Doc Brown, an Einstein the dog, and some equipment.
I think it would be a really good present for two children, or for a child and their mum or dad if they like Playmobil or Back to the Future. My mum said lots of adults like Playmobil too.
ASHTON, aged 10: It was pretty straightforward and quick to put together, and I really enjoyed making it. I’d have liked it if there had been more guidance where to put the stickers but that’s always the way with Playmobil. I’ve played with it quite a bit but not as much as Cassian as he loves Playmobil and he loves cars!
MUM: The DeLorean didn’t take them too long to put together, and it looks quite sturdy. We were lucky enough to be given this set for free to review but I do think it would be worth it as a present if I’d bought it. We’ve had it a few weeks now and it’s still being played with nearly every day. I know my sons love putting them together (and they get on really well when they’re making them, which makes a change!). Cassian is still playing with the Rex Dasher porsche he reviewed last year. He doesn’t really get bored with Playmobil and Lego.
Video review: “Inside there is a little cool thing inside the thing.”