Trash Pack Dump Truck
and Trashies! – A review for UKMumsTV
(There’s a comp for £1000 worth of outdoors equipment for your school at the bottom of this blog if you scroll down by the way….)
‘Trashies’ are a motley selection of frankly disgusting characters that live in their very own luminious green plastic trash bins. They are about 2cm tall, 1 cm wide, rubbery, squidgy and in fairly bad taste. They all have their little faces, and the Trashies I was sent to review ranged from scrawny, half mouldy looking brocolli, to a very poorly looking trash bin being sick on itself (nope, I’m not joking). Pictures are included here.
Kids, and possibly mainly boys (if you buy into that sort of thing), will love them! I didn’t expect my two to really appreciate these at all, but they have played with them for quite some time, and have shown real enthusiasm for the little repulsive creatures and their mode of transport.
From experience, young kids often find really ‘orrible things really funny. Any talk of burping, farting, being sick, poo, etc is the height of humour for a 4 year old. My lad is no exception, and my daughter is the same too if I’m being honest. This particular range of toys really does tap into that sort of humour, and despite my ‘Ew!’ reaction, Sausage happily made pretend retching noises and bounced the puking trash bin up and down a lot. He loves it! As a grown up with a more sensitive stomach and slightly more refined tastes in toys, I really can’t see the attraction. But I can’t argue it; both kids have played with this loads.
Yep, it’s that kind of thing that has the kids rolling around the place laughing, absolutely vile!
There’s an additional play feature which isn’t immediately obvious too, you can stack the little green bins with the Trashies inside, on top of each other. Then you detach the tipper at the back and use it to balance another Trashie on; then you catapult the Trashie as hard and as fast as you can to knock over the pile of bins. It’s like Trashie skittles. My two spent quite a while launching Trashies all over the living room.
My only criticism is that the fold up side of the truck is a little flimsy and one panel fell off this morning, but it did click back into place very easily so no harm done there.
First News, the childrens newspaper, is currently running a competition for schools to design a Trash Pack recycling poster, the prize is a whopping £1000 worth of vouchers to spend on outdoors equipment for your school.
It’s simple to take part…just use the contact details on the website which you can find HERE and if you’re one of the first schools to apply you will be eligible for a Trash Pack Campaign Pack which includes: A poster template for the pupils to design their poster on, a rules pack, some great lesson notes on recycling, plus a Trash Pack gift for the first 100,000 pupils.
This is a great way for you to teach kids about recycling and to….well…..erm…. tempt them to buy Trashies. You have been warned. Mind you any education about recycling can’t be a bad thing – but, Trashies are probably very addictive toys. My kids already want more of them…..
I was sent a Trash Pack Dump Truck and a pack of 5 Trashies to review, it was all rubbish (c’ept it wasn’t really, it’s actually a really cool toy set!), no other financial reward was given.