Wait a Minute, Doc—Are You Telling Me I Can Build a Playmobil DeLorean?

I was a Lego kid. I relished the challenge of assembling each set by the (instruction) book, then tearing it down and building something of my own design. When I got bored with that, the pieces would join the others in my collection—a constantly growing parts bin from which I could craft anything I could imagine. But I realize that isn’t for everyone, and for some, they just want to play with their new toy right out the box. That’s one reason behind Playmobil’s existence and success, and how it has managed to score licenses for some of the most iconic movie cars ever—which even I have to admit are pretty slick-looking in toy form.

One thing Playmobil has been known for is its attention to detail, and it nailed that with its Back to the Future DeLorean time machine. Sure, Doc and Marty are just Playmobil’s standard … Read more

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Closer Look: 2022 VW Golf GTI Gets More Power and Revised Chassis, Keeps Its Stick-Shift

The sleek exterior design update for the new 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI comes with a 30-horsepower boost, a revised chassis with sharper steering and snappier handling with minimal understeer, four levels of “driver profile selection,” and a fancier interior with more equipment. The VW Golf R will return to North America when the next GTI premiers here, scheduled for the third quarter of 2021.

VW has confirmed both cars will still come with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. Barring any delays in response to the global pandemic, both the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R will launch in the United States and Canada about the same time, the automaker says. VW previewed the eighth-generation Golf GTI in a video conference Wednesday, but didn’t give any details on the more powerful model.

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The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI features dimensions and weight that are about the same as … Read more

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