Haha bad pun but I couldn’t help myself! My boys are starting to get into scary, weird and gross things. Normal boy stuff, in other words. So when we were sent Monster 500 Racers, the timing could not have been better. I contemplated saving these for Christmas, but I decided a little treat for them would be nice.
The Monster 500 is a team of creepy, ghouly, downright gross and strange characters! Kids can collect each of the ten 3-inch diecast vehicles which are available single or in 3-packs. We received 2 of the small vehicles, Captain Heinous (from Uranous) and Dr. Jerkyl and Mr. Ryde. There was also a Monster 500 Large Vehicle, Zoom Zombie, that stands 4 inches high and 5 inches long which has lights and sounds at the push of button. The names alone made my boys keel over with laughter!
With the racers, we were able to test out the Graveyard Gauntlet Track Set and the Toxic Terror Trap Playset.
Monster 500 Graveyard Gauntlet Track Set – Little racers will enjoy the ultra ghoulish action this spooky set has to offer. It’s a battle to the finish line for kids, as they press down on the starting skull to begin! With one included vehicle, Drac Attack, and compatible with any small Monster 500 vehicle, daredevils can send their cars racing past the pendulum of peril and into the jaws of doom of the eye-popping, giant skull. A checkered flag will rise to signal the winner. No batteries required.
Monster 500 Toxic Terror Trap Playset – Unleash the fiendish fury! Kids and kids at heart will enjoy the twisting, toxic, monster action this ghoulish playset has to offer. With one included character, Evil Clownevil, kids can smash through the doors of the freaky factory and topple the toxic, terrorizing monster, while avoiding being gobbled by the mutant gator all at the same time. Then, cars can be placed on the elevator before the hazmat mutant brings each vehicle up again. Compatible with all small Monster 500 vehicles. 3 “AA” batteries required (not included).
I have to say that these sets were pretty easy to get out of the packaging and set up quickly (which is important when you have impatient boys who love their racecars). The boys played for hours, making up their own stories and laughing until they were red in the face.
To check out Monster 500, please visit http://www.monster500.com/ . With Christmas around the corner, these would make great gifts for under the tree!