This time last year, my boys had discovered Fungus AmungUs and both loved collecting FunGuys and squishing them in their Toxic Chambers.
Since then new Fungus AmungUs toys have been released and my eldest loves the Yuck Truck and Exgerminator. The Yuck Truck has sound effects, spins the FunGuys around and has a moving hammer to squish them. Whilst the Exgerminator has a moving track which sucks them up, squashes and traps them. It also has sound effects and a flinger to fling your FunGuys.
It’s been a couple years but I still remember the worried look on Big Robots face as he asked me, “Where are your toys mummy?”
“What do you play with? You have no toys” he continued.
I tried to explain that grown ups don’t really play with toys and that, as you get older, you tend to be interested in other things. Lego and Playmobil lose their appeal unless you’re a collector.
He continued to look worried “so what will happen to all my toys?” He couldn’t imagine ever not wanting to play. He couldn’t imagine not owning mountains of plastic bricks, fire engines with flashy lights and enough toy bin trucks to put the councils fleet to shame. He couldn’t believe that, one day, he might not want his favourite toys any more. His eyes widened, big brown eyes staring at me and sadly contemplating this. Then I felt sad too.
Hot Wheels cars have always provided my children with hours of fun, so when Little Robot saw the advert for Hot Wheels Nitro Bot Attack he was spellbound by it. Little Robot is the reason why I nickname my children as Big and Little Robot on my blog, he loves robots and started calling all of us robots when he was 2. So now there’s a toy that combines cars and robots, he was so excited by it.
Hot Wheels Nitro Bot Attack features a big robot, called Nitro Bot, attacking the Hot Wheels city. He has big grabbing hands and open mouth so that you can put a Hot Wheels car inside.
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.
They come in two pack sizes, there’s yellow petri dishes with 2 fungi inside and Vac Pack bags containing 6 fungi.