Playmobil sends ESA astronauts on ‘Mars Expedition’ with new toy set

Two European Space Agency (ESA) astronauts are set to begin exploring Mars after they land on toy store shelves later this week.

Playmobil, in cooperation with ESA, is set to release its “Mars Expedition” playset in Europe and the United Kingdom on Friday (Dec. 17). The co-branded toy includes everything that children ages 6 to 12 need to stage their own imaginary mission on the Red Planet, including two Playmobil ESA astronauts, an ESA-branded Mars rover with working light and sounds, a Mars trike, a drilling station and an ESA research laboratory.