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For mobility, there is the Comfort Edition mountain bike with a sophisticated four-link rear suspension, ergonomic handle grips, and a high-tech frame painted white or anthracite. Or, for your kid, there is the Bobby Benz SLK AMG special edition in white, a go-kart with an "enhanced driving position" compared with its predecessor, a new Direct-Steer system for better hallway handling, and low-profile "whisper wheels" so that mom doesn't go postal. And if you want even smaller, spring for the Mercedes GLK die-cast models in 1:18, 1:43, and 1:87 sizes.
For couture, the Mercedes-Benz Collection promises a "stylish outfit for every occasion," but breaks with its wintry white theme to offer items from across the color palette. One may choose from a DRY-MATIC polo shirt (his or hers) designed by Chervò, a cozy set of ladies' woollies (whoa), a men's shirt, or a pure silk tie. And if you're feeling sporty, why not peruse the McLaren Mercedes Team Motorsports Collection? Choose from a rain jacket, a hooded sweatshirt, a blouse with neckholder, and a Formula 1 ladies' cap for your day at the races.
There is plenty more in the way of bobsleds, wearables, kids' bikes, pajamas, and beach wear, so if your curiosity is piqued, make sure to visit a "Mercedes-Benz partner," which will be happy to tell you just how much. If you don't know a Mercedes-Benz partner offhand, just forget the whole thing and schlep on over to Toys R Us.--Colin Mathews