So there’s Shopkins, Uglies Pets, Trashies and now Fungus AmungUs has joined the ranks of collectable toys.
Fungus AmungUs are icky, sticky, squishy fungi. My boys saw the advert and my six year old wanted some, especially as he’s recently been swabbing his classroom and growing bugs in petri dishes at school. He was delighted to find them in the shop when he was spending his pocket money.
You can store your fungi in a Toxic Chamber which, as well as room to store four petri dishes, contains 1 superbug (a giant fungi), a squish chamber and a magnifier to examine your fungi more closely. There’s also the Exgerminator toy to trap, squish and fling your fungi. My boys choose a Toxic Chamber and petri dish each.
They were very excited to open them when we got home. Ever since, they’ve been sticking them to the doors and watching them flip down, squishing them in the tube, pretending to conduct experiments, scanning the bugs DNA and all sorts of mad scientist type play. My six year old came over to me a moment ago wearing every piece of dress up clothing we own as if it were a Hazmat suit!
So far it’s a great toy that they’re really enjoying. Sticky grossness with a nod to the science lab. Great for my little mad scientists.
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