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Published on July 24th, 2017 | by Tae


Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Playset Review

My kids are big fans of Scooby Doo, so the iconic Mystery Machine was on a birthday wish list not so long ago! Here’s our Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Playset review;


  • Mystery Machine Only; £19.99
  • Character Figure Set; £9.99
  • 3+


Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Playset Review Visuals

It’s true to the show! The car is a great size and the characters look great, though Fred has a particularly large chin. The characters are about 5 inches tall, give or take. Fred being the tallest and Velma being the smallest. The car and characters seem pretty scuff proof. A few of the decorations on the Mystery Machine are actually stickers, but they come already stuck on and seem to be stuck on decently.

Mystery Machine dimensions; 26 x 14 x 16.5 cm

Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Playset Review

Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Playset Review Features

The Mystery Machine folds out to provide a bigger than expected play space for this playset. The front compartment opens at the top so you can slide the characters in, and the back opens up into a little play space, with one side having stairs and the other has a slide. There’s also a little play thing in the van that can be slid up and down and the things took out. I genuinely have no idea what it is, but it’s pretty cool. Kind of reminds me of lab equipment?

The characters all have bendable arms and legs, Shaggy and Fred can be made to sit down, but Daphne and Velma can’t. I think it’s because of their skirts. The characters all have a different range of movement to be honest, Shaggy’s head can move 360 degrees, but Daphne’s can’t. Her torso can though! No one else’s can. It’s weird, but they’re children’s toys, and my kids don’t seem to care.

The Mystery Machine also comes with a cage and a Fred character. Ours also came with a pot of goo for some reason too.

Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Playset Review

Scooby Doo is included with the character set. My 2 year old has taken him hostage though so he couldn’t be present for the photo.

Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Playset Review

The way the playset unfolds seems unstable and like it might break, but our Mystery Machine has driven down stairs, slides and been hurled off the sofa and it’s all still fully intact, much to my surprise. I was also surprised that all 5 characters can be wedged into the front seat compartment and not get stuck forever. It’s provided hours of fun for all my kids as they all love the show, even the 2 year old! I like the fact it comes with the little cage too, the Scooby Gang have captured everything from dinosaurs to Ninja Turtles.

It does kind of irk me you have to buy the characters and Mystery Machine separately, as you end up with 2 Freds. I’d rather pay for them all together.  Asides from that, it’s a great playset for little Scooby Doo fans. They won’t be disappointed!

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Summary: Great toy for little Scooby Doo fans, they won't be disappointed!


Brilliant fun

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