Stinky The Garbage Truck Review (Mattel)

Stinky The Garbage Truck
What It Is

Look who's back -- and stinkier than ever! It's Stinky the Garbage Truck from Matchbox. Kids love garbage trucks, and this one has an outrageous personality and tons of fun built right in. Stinky takes 4 C batteries, which are included for try-me purposes, so probably best to replace them before play. Turn him on (make sure he's on and not in Try Me Mode) then get rolling. Push him forward and back to operate lights and sounds.

So far, he's just like a regular truck, but then he's ready to get crazy!. You can make him speak by pushing his smokestack or opening his rear door. Stinky will even sing to you! (Well, if you call it singing.) Press the smokestack till he says, "Make some noise if you want me to sing." Clap your hands and off he goes! You can also load, dump or have him eat garbage.

Stinky likes lots of attention. If you leave him a lone too long, he'll get bored and go to sleep. That's okay, you can wake him up again with just a touch on any button.

First introduced in 2010 and back again in 2016, we think that Stinky will create a super silly, super fun play experience for his new fans.

Is It Fun?

Kids love garbage trucks. And they'll love this one with a great personality. Kids love things that play with their understanding of the world around them. Since real garbage trucks don't talk, so it's funny when there's one that does. That's real comedy for the 3-year-old set...and some slightly older folks as well.

Who It’s For

This is designed for kids ages 3 years and up. Kids who will like the slightly aggressive personality of Stinky and the broad humor of the different sayings will get a kick out of this.

What To Be Aware Of

Stinky is a little loud.

When you turn him on, make sure he's on, rather than in try-me mode.

The included batteries are for try-me purposes only. Replace for best results.

The play can be a little repetitive.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy