Twelve Days of Christmas: Mercedes-Benz Wintry White Collection

December 15, 2008
So while VW and Barneys New York are readying a bunch of feel-good flower power for this year's holiday season, The Mercedes-Benz Collection is cloaking its entire assemblage of toys, clothing, and other tchotchkes in snowdrift white. Whether you are a fashion-conscious cyclist, a miniature car collector, a golfer, or simply a proud Benz owner who wants to display the three-pointed star on your and your offspring's clothing, the Mercedes-Benz Collection would be happy to oblige your wishes for a modest sum.

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

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