Stinky The Garbage Truck From Matchbox – The Hottest Gift This Holiday Season

Stinky the Garbage Truck is going to be the hottest seller among garbage trucks toys this holiday season. He is a garbage truck that transforms into a robot. As a regular garbage truck, he's fun. Transform him into a robot and he's your kid's new best friend. My son absolutely loves Stinky. He has not got him yet, but goes crazy when he sees the commercials and the displays in the store.

He would go even crazier if he knew I had a couple Stinky's in the bedroom closet. I'm jumping I can keep it hidden from him until then. For the purposes of this review, I took one of the Stinky the Garbage Trucks out of the box to put it through the paces. All I can say is this one of the best garbage trucks toys ever created.

Stinky Talks and Sings

The first thing I did after opening the box was to start pushing the button on Stinky's chest. He has over 90 phrases and songs he sings. He likes to talk about the work he's going to do and even requests for high fives from time to time. If your kid loves playing with interactive toys, this toy garbage truck will keep him entertained for hours. Beneath Stinky's gruff exterior is a lovable and entertaining toy that your child will be excited to have.

There are apparently buttons all over this truck that make him spring into action. Pressing his belly, pulling his smokestack or lifting his rear door all elicit funny responses from Stinky. I'm not going to ruin the surprise, but let's just say you will probably laugh at a few of the things you hear Stinky the Garbage Truck say.

Other features

Yes, there's even more to this cool truck. You can open his mouth and put a Matchbox car or two (or anything else else small enough to fit) in it. Pull his smokestack and he'll dump the toys out the back end of the trash compartment. When Stinky asks for food, feed him a car or two. Pull his smokestack and let the laughs begin.

Stinky the Garbage Truck comes with a Big Rig Buddies DVD featuring none other than Stinky himself. Also featured on the DVD is his best friend Rocky the Dump Truck, who can also be purchased if you want two articulated trucks around the house.

Mini Stinky

If the big version is too expensive, Matchbox has released a mini Stinky that is about half the size of the full-size version. It clocks in at about half the price but does not have all of the features his big brother does. If you are purchasing Stinky from an online retailer, make sure you are getting the right one. As of the writing of this article, there were some retailers selling the miniature one for close to the same price as the larger version. If you do not read the ads carefully, you may buy the wrong version.