The Citroën 2CV, better known as the duck, celebrates its premiere as a replica of Playmobil. The Spielwarenmesse 2023 serves as a big stage for the comeback.
The duck is celebrating a comeback. The Citroën 2CV became famous under the animal nickname. The original version went into production in 1949, at that time with only one headlight at the front. With the car, which was kept simple, France was automobilized, just like the VW Beetle (another nickname) did with us.
In 1990, after around 6.2 million copies including the commercial vehicle version with box body, the last duck rolled off the assembly line. The "Döschevo" is celebrating its premiere again at the toy fair in Nuremberg (February 1-5, 2023). Smaller than the original, but no less adorable.
The duck follows Mini, Beetle and Co.
The toy brand Playmobil has been using licenses from car manufacturers for several years to garnish children's play worlds with well-known vehicles. But even adult collectors are likely to be weak, especially with the models of the "Classic Cars" line. In addition to the Mini, Porsche 911 and Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, there is also the VW "Bulli" and the Playmobil Beetle. Now the Citroën 2CV is added.
A removable soft top ensures that the well-known figures, three of which are included in the set, can be placed in the car. A sticker sheet allows the "mounting" of different license plates. In addition, the lenses of the characteristic duck headlights can be exchanged. You can choose between classic transparent panes or yellow covers, as was common in France in the past. The Playmobil duck is a late example of the series, so it has two headlights.
After the trade fair premiere in the Franconian metropolis, the set with duck, people and animals should go on sale in the course of 2023. However, the model is not cheap. The price is 49.99 euros.
At the toy fair, Playmobil is celebrating the premiere of its replica of the Citroën 2CV, better known as the duck. The French cult car completes the toy brand's "Classic Cars" series.