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…
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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.
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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
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
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!