I’m all for toy cars. Hell, at least 75 percent of my kid’s Hanukkah haul is toy-car related. And while I know Playmobil makes some very nice toys, and their toy Porsche 911s look especially fun, what with their illuminated headlights, taillights, and even dash instruments! But a Porsche dealership toy? What kid is into this?

Just look at the description of what you get with this Playmobil set:

“Discover the luxury of owning a sports car with the Porsche 911 Targa 4S. Browse the showroom, discover all the features available, including functioning front, rear, and dashboard lights. You can even remove the roof for a truly thrilling ride! Set includes Porsche, two figures, showroom wall, desk, computer, chair, gas can, LECHUZA planter, and many other accessories.”


Wait wait wait—the description mentions not just a planter, but a LECHUZA planter. I had to Google that to know what the hell it is. It seems those are self-watering planters. If you or someone you know has a child that would want this because it has a LECHUZA self-watering planter, I implore you to call child protective services, because that is a loud and clear cry for help.

It’s a dealership. With little International Style-looking chairs and laptops and desks and crap. Who is this kid?

“We have very aggressive end-of-year lease deals right now”

“I see you have outstanding credit, that puts you in a good position here”

“$1,199 per month for 36 months with $7,999 due at signing; not bad, right?”

And then your kid can make the suit guy go talk to his manager (the dog) and then you and your kid can have fun filling out lease application docs your kid made you find on the internet and print out. In crayon. You’ll be filling them out in crayon.


Later, you can have the joy of hearing your kid tell you that they just ran your credit and they’re so sorry, but they’re not able to extend such an amazing offer at this time. Then your kid will pull out the Playmobil Mitsubishi Dealership playset which is, let’s face it, more your speed right now.

Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus • Not-so-running: 1973 Reliant Scimitar, 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!)

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