Yesterday Fungus Amungus were released into the general population (to be found in all good toy shops). We had a sneak peak a day earlier when we received a special delivery complete with “warning” message…
So we made sure we took suitable precautions and eldest donned the enclosed protective gear before handling the mysterious creatures. Every safeguard was taken to ensure our home was protected from a potential outbreak! We were all intrigued wondering what to expect.
They proved to be extremely sticky squidgy toys that look like they have a mind of their own when you squish them tightly and watch them move as they uncurl back into shape. They look like they are alive! Naturally with me thinking they are quite gross the boys thought they were wonderful!
My boys are 6 and 8 and played with the three included characters for a considerable length of time. My eldest treated them like a scientific experiment whilst youngest played pass the parcel with them (I was surprised they kept their stick after being tightly wrapped up in paper!) but it goes to show they have a wide appeal, children will decide how to play with them in their own way, even if it's not how you would expect them to.
The “funguys” are very collectable and are available to buy in blind packs and multi-packs including a bright yellow petri-dish. The inclusion of the petri-dish helps with your thorough investigations of these strange but fascinating figures. I would say invest in safety goggles and pinch some tongs from the kitchen and start your own examination!
You can watch the foul figures in their very own webisode over on the Fungus Amungus website, I have a feeling the boys will be saving up their pocket money to add to the three they now own. But to continue to minimise the risk of possible infection we will have to get the Toxic Chamber to keep the super sticky pests under control!