Buckle up and shift into fun; Hawaii’s hottest set of wheels is now a Playmobil playset!
Airing on CBS for eight seasons between December 1980 and May 1988, Magnum, P.I. starred Tom Selleck as private investigator Thomas Magnum. Created by Glen A. Larson and set on the paradisaic island of Oahu, the show ran for a total of 162 episodes and earned both Selleck and co-star John Hillerman Emmy wins in 1984 and 1987, respectively. Often regarded as one of the best television crime dramas of the era, a remake would drive onto the scene in 2018, starring Jay Hernandez in the title role.
Playmobil’s Magnum, P.I. Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole is an officially licensed miniature masterpiece paying homage to the iconic Italian sports car from the show. Joining the likes of The A-Team van and Doc Brown’s DeLorean, this delightful recreation blends bona fide details with timeless charm, all in a 48-piece package that includes everything you’ll need to crack the case amidst the sun, sand, and surf of beautiful Hawaii! Or, at least on your rec room floor.
Adorned in a coat of bright red paint and coming in at just over nine-inches long, the free-rolling Ferrari features quality construction and a selection of screen-accurate details certain to appease both casual fans and hardcore collectors alike. In addition to the authentically branded five-spoke rims and a properly proportioned tan interior capable of seating up to two figures, Playmobil’s shrunken sports car also features hinged headlights in the front and an opening hood at the rear that grants access to a nicely sculpted eight-cylinder engine. There is even a removable roof, which ensures you’ll be able to soak up just as much sun as possible while cruising around the coast. Add to that plenty of real-world badging and the inclusion of the Aloha State ROBIN-1 license plate and you’ve got a ride so realistic you may even be tempted to get it insured!
But wait, there’s more!
Packaged alongside Playmobil’s latest Prancing Horse are no less than four stylized figures based upon some of the show’s most popular characters. Private investigator Thomas Magnum, dressed in a floral Hawaiian shirt and Detroit Tigers baseball cap, is joined by Robin’s Nest Major-Domo Jonathan Higgins, helicopter pilot extraordinaire Theodore “T.C.” Calvin, and former Marine-turned-manager Orville “Rick” Wright.
Additional accessories include a parrot, a perch, a pair of binoculars (with strap), a camera (with strap), a walkie-talkie, two caps, a wristwatch and a pair of cuffs. There is even a palm tree to help set the scene of the show’s tropical Hawaiian setting — something I know I’ll be appreciating the closer we get to wintertime!
Suitable for kids and collectors five years of age and older, the award-winning Magnum, p.i. Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole is priced at $79.99 USD and is available for purchase right now through several retailers. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer seeking a unique playtime experience, this Playmobil set is certain to make the perfect addition to your collection. It’s a nostalgic trip back to the days when crime-fighting was cool, moustaches were all the rage, and Ferrari was a marquee brand second to none!
Who wants to go for a drive?