I have blogged before about the things my children like to collect and when I say we have collected them all, I really mean we have! The latest craze in collectables is set to be Trash Pack "Trashies" who are a gross gang of squidgy collectables, each represents an item of rubbish and have very cute names!
We all know that children are fascinated by the disgusting and my two boys are no exception, they took great delight the other day in comparing fart smells under the duvet and you can guarantee that if there was a minuscule, muddy puddle in the middle of a vast field, they would find it!
We were sent a dump truck playset and 5 trashies to review and on opening the package, Beansey exclaimed "oh mum, this is beyond AWESOME, I have seen these on TV and they are cool" so, firstly, well done that TV buyer, the advertising is clearly working to your target audience!
The playset consisted of a rubbish truck that opens out giving the child the opportunity to place a trashie into the driving seat of the dumper truck, but by far and away, my boys preferred the option of using the rubbish bin to fling the trashies all over the place! |They lined up the dustbins and spent a rather long time in trying to knock down the bins in the style of a "tin can alley". This naturally progressed onto trying to get the trashies to land into their own bins.
Like most collectables, some are rarer than others and are designated common, rare, ultra rare and limited edition and with over 170 individuals in the range, there is great scope for playing "swapsies". They are divided into "gross gangs", the only thing I would say here, is that there is nothing on the trashie or its bin to tell you its name or gang. Saying that, I am an old fogey and Beansey was able to tell me what ones he had anyway!
Beansey was straight onto the website to find out more and delighted in telling me that is the US, 18 BILLION nappies are thrown out each year, (re-useables people, come on) and that it takes 2 days for a banana skin to decompose.
Peace and Love