Stinky the Garbage Truck from Matchbox is a great gift to give to any young boy this holiday season. Stinky made the list of the top 12 toys for Christmas, and for good reason. He's a gruff yet loveable garbage truck that transforms into a singing, talking robot. He is a fun, interactive vehicle with lots of buttons to press.
If my son's reaction to the commercials and seeing this toy in action in the local Toys R Us is any indication, this is going to be one of the most beloved gifts of the season. My little jumps up and down and yells with glee every time he sees Stinky. He is so in love with him that he even gets excited when he sees the pictures in the ads every Sunday. I can't wait to see his reaction when he opens this present on Christmas morning.
I couldn't resist the temptation so I took Stinky out of his box the other day to put him through the paces. He is definitely a fun toy, and is going to be a favorite toy of boys from age 2 to 12. Matchbox made Stinky the Garbage Truck as a new addition to the Big Rig Buddies line of toys. Stinky talks tough, but get past his gruff exterior and he's a loveable, fun toy. The other well-known Big Rig Buddy is Rocky the Robot. Rocky is a robot dump truck that was one of last season's hottest gifts for boys. Rocky also transforms from a truck to a robot, but he's taking a back seat to his buddy Stinky this year.
Stinky transforms from a garbage truck to robot with the push of a button. You can stick Matchbox cars and small toys in his mouth and then press a button to watch him shoot them out the back of the truck. There are a number of buttons to press that will elicit a reaction from Stinky. Pulling his smokestack, pushing on his belly and lifting his rear hatch will all get a different response. He has over 90 sayings and songs so your child will be left wondering what his new garbage truck toy will say next. He is intended for children, but some of the stuff he does was funny enough to get me to laugh. Be forewarned that this funny truck has no problem throwing out a flatulence joke or two. He isn't exactly polite, but it's a fact he's hilarious.
The only way this toy could have been any better would have been if it came with a volume control. Stinky is a little loud, and can get annoying after a while. Couple that with the fact that kids absolutely love playing with him, and you have a recipe for an annoying day.
This toy is a lot more than just a toy truck. Give the gift of a robot and truck combined with this fun interactive toy. After playing around with Stinky and his buddy Rocky, I'm left with only one question. Where were these toys when I was a kid?