Matchbox Stinky the Garbage Truck
Matchbox Stinky the Garbage Truck
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There's a new kind of comedy that's delighting the preschool set—robotic trucks with plenty of play and lots of attitude. Stinky the Garbage Truck is the latest entry. Combining kids' fascination with garbage trucks (power and mechanics meet gross), and a brand of humor pitched perfectly to kids three-plus, Stinky is a big green truck that looks like a real working garbage truck. In its free-wheeling mode, it offers classic fun as boys can drive around, load, and unload.
But when Stinky also comes to life, it's a whole new kind of entertainment—he talks, tells jokes, eats, sings, and is always ready for fun. Stinky will keep boys engaged by asking questions, initiating sing-alongs, exercising, and playing games. Stinky even knows when he is being played with and when it's time for bed. (Stinky snores and then goes quiet.) There are several funny surprises that will surely make boys laugh—because nothing is as hilarious as bodily functions for this age group. Let's just say that Stinky is called Stinky for a reason, though the fun is all sound-driven. With more than 80 phrases, various movements, and sounds, Stinky is the ultimate in open-ended play. Kids will always be guessing what he'll do or say next. One of our favorites is when he calls for, "Garbage! GARBAGE!! GARBAGE!!!"
Even if you're not the target age for this, you can't help being tickled by the silliness of Stinky—and the sophisticated design that brings him to life.