We were sent a blister pack containing 5 small plastic trash cans with a Trashie in each, as well as a Garbage Truck including 2 trash cans and 2 Trashies.
The Trashies are small squishy rubber figures with gruesome features, but Jack seems to like them even though they're not quite as pretty as his sister's Squinkies although they are very similar. The doors on the Garbage Truck open up to reveal a compartment that can hold up to 12 garbage cans. There is a driver and passenger seat with a small peg on each where a Trashie can be fixed. The side panels of the truck also have pegs on where the Trashies can be displayed. There is a removable wheelie bin on the back which, when tipped up, opens to dispose of it's contents into the back of the Garbage Truck.
The wheelie bin can be detached from the truck and used as a launcher to fire the Trashies at a pile of garbage cans.
Although Jack is well below the recommended age of 5+ (he's nearly 3) he really enjoyed playing with them and they kept his attention for a good hour or more...wheeling the truck around, filling up the wheelie bin & emptying it out into the truck, as well as putting the Trashies in and taking them out of their trash cans.
You can find the Trash Pack range in Argos , or Amazon
Competition - win £1000 of outdoor equipment for your school.
There is currently a competition running for kids to win £1000 of outdoor equipment for their school. First News, the children's newspaper, are asking pupils to design a Trash Pack recycling poster. Why not get your school involved in this great competition. More details can be found here on the First News website.