Recycling Truck Review (Mattel)

Recycling Truck
What It Is

Put your garbage cans out; it's recycling day! Kids can pretend to be everyday heroes with the real-world replica Matchbox Recycling Truck. This 15-inch truck features realistic sounds and loading, dumping, and rolling action. Anytime you push the truck forward or backward, you'll hear sound effects. And pushing down the garbage lever will lift the trash can and dump it into the truck, complete with even more sounds. The buttons above the cab activate engine and horn sounds, plus lights. The rear of the truck even opens up so kids can put pretend trash inside (think small cars, blocks, and other trinkets) for more dumping action.

Is It Fun?

For kids who love trucks (garbage trucks, especially), the real-working lights, sounds, and actions on this truck will help bring trash day to life. Kids will love picking up the trash or recycling, depending on how they're playing, and then dumping it out and doing it all over again.

Who It’s For

The Matchbox Recycling Truck is for ages 3 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

This includes three AA batteries for the in-store try-me features, so you might want to replace them before you play for best results.

There is an on/off button and two levels of volume.

The only thing that's tricky for small hands to do is slide the garbage can into the lever. If it's not attached right, the garbage can falls off when dumping out the "garbage". Parents will need to help out for the youngest kids.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    3 AA batteries required