Volkswagen T1 Camper Van | Source: Playmobil

Update: 9/08/2020 – More details on this collaboration have been revealed.

Playmobil and Volkswagen (VW) have entered into a new licensing agreement for an iconic ride.

The Playmobil VW Volkswagen T1 Camper Van will arrive at retail in January. The famed German toymaker took to Facebook and Twitter for the reveal, which followed a few days of teasing a VW collaboration that had been hidden under a black sheet mimicking real auto show reveals.


VW vans have been known by several names, including the Microbus and “hippie vans” over the years.

The full specs on the Playmobil edition have yet to be revealed, but with the VW and Back to the Future licenses secured, the tantalizing possibility of a light blue VW Type 2 Van for Doc Brown’s adversaries in the Playmobil Back to the Future collection looms.

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James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.