Hey we all know kids don't love cleaning up after play. But what if cleaning up IS the play? Now there's a magic formula! Mr. Dusty is one of the Real Workin' Buddies vehicles from Jakks Pacific. Mr. Dusty is a garbage truck, and most parents know kids are transfixed by garbage trucks. Kids love big trucks, and they love seeing concrete, definable actions, such as trash being thrown into a truck. It's part of how they learn about their worlds. And, typically, garbage truck toys (and vacuum cleaners, by the way) have been very popular as toys.
Kids are going to get a kick out of Mr. Dusty as he helps them clean up. The truck takes 4 AA batteries, which are included for try-me purposes. Turn him on, and use the button to scoop up all the toys that are on the floor. Dusty will gobble up anything from LEGO bricks to Hot Wheels cars to any of the kinds of small toys that usually ended up scattered everywhere. Kids will get a kick out of making him work, his motorized mouth and listening to more than 50, silly phrases he says as he rolls along.
There really isn't all that much else to this toy, but there doesn't need to be. Kids will likely be engaged for hours with this toy. This is silly, interactive play that keeps them laughing and--just maybe--gets them in the habit of cleaning up after themselves all the time.
Don't hold your breath. They're kids.
Some toys will work better than others, so you'll just have to experiment.
Be sure to empty the compartment regularly. (Mr. Dusty reminds you when he's pretty full.) The pick up feature works best when the collecting compartment is not overly full.
4 AA batteries required
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