Deux-cheveaux gets the Playmobil treatment

Originally conceived in the late Thirties as a rugged, useful, affordable car it was famously designed with very specific requirements. The ability carry four people and 50kg of goods at 30mph across muddy and unpaved roads and, at the prototype stage it was suggested that the 2CV should be able to carry a basket of eggs across a ploughed field without whipping up an interior omelette, and manage something like 80mpg while doing so. Affectionately called the “duck” in Germany and “Tin Snail” in English, the Citroën 2CV is a French icon, first introduced in Paris in 1948. The PLAYMOBIL model is full of charm, decent interior, openable rear hatch door, character headlights and working sunroof. Quick one on why it is called the duck – back in 1948, a Dutch journalist described the model as an “ugly duckling” and, well, Tin Snail is self-explanatory right? £44.99 HERE soon


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Toyologist Pete Jenkinson regularly writes about toys in national newspapers like The Sun and The Mail. This super-dad has an unmatched passion and dedication for trying and testing the latest, coolest and most interesting offerings from the world of toys.

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