With it being the summer holidays, I have been willing to do almost anything to keep the kids entertained and happy. I’m not a huge fan of mess or goop so I must admit I was a little dubious when agreeing to review ‘The Hangrees‘ – the latest range of parody snack-based, slime creation to hit the market.
The kids, however, were overjoyed at the chance to get their hands a little sticky and of course to take a look at some new toys.
We received a large box filled with goodies including a range of snacks, each wrapped in comedy packaging: Doritos became ‘Diaritos’, Reeces became ‘Reek’s’, Pringles became ‘Poo-ringles’ and a Burger King pack was renamed as ‘Booger King’.
We also received a whoopee cushion which E has since claimed and seems to be enjoying playing with, although I wasn’t laughing so much when I happened to stand on said whoopee cushion during the middle of the night whilst creeping into my daughters’ room...
Alongside the complimentary snacks, we were also sent three of the new ‘series one’ Hangrees character sets including ‘Cacacraft’, ‘Chew Kaka’ and the extra-rare ‘5 Nights of Farts’.
The kids were really keen to unbox and to open each of the characters, within each contained:
- 1 x Hangrees Character
- 1 x Parody Packet/ Box (within which was a mixing ball)
- 1 x Texture Packet
- 1 x Powder/ Slime Mix Packet
- 1 x Toilet/ water dispenser
- 1 x Instruction Sheet
- 1 x Collectors Sheet
Time For Slime
The kids were really keen to get set with their slime and we began by following the instructions to create our first tub of slime using the ‘Cacacraft’ character.
We opened the texture packet and the powder packet, which we then poured into the ‘Reeks’ container provided and shook well. I then filled the plastic toilet basin to the line with water and the children then poured the mix and the water into the ‘Cacacraft’ character, shaking the contents for at least two minutes.
Upon opening the character we found that the mix was still very watery so continued to shake for some time. We then lifted the character’s legs and placed the character upon the plastic toilet basin, releasing the mix into the basin/ container. Whilst the mix was still very watery, when left to set for a few hours it did eventually turn into slime.
We then opened both ‘Chew-Kaka’ and ‘5 Nights Of Farts’ to create further slime which consisted of different colours and different textures such as googly eyes, pom-poms and kinetic sand.
The kids found it quite amusing to watch the characters ‘poop slime’ whereas I was quite disgusted, still they had fun and that’s what counts!
Although my son wasn’t entirely impressed with the mess, nor the slime, my six-year-old daughter, on the other hand, was loving every second of the ‘slime time’. She has since spent many hours entertaining herself with both the figures and the slime (which has now set), although I am not sure how long the slime will last for…
I would like to make it very clear that should you fancy making slime, it is certainly not a clean nor tidy affair as our table cloth was covered in powder, water, and goop. I’d, therefore, advise that you use either a wipeable table cloth or some form of coverage during the creation of slime.
Purchasing & Pricing Information.
There are currently twenty figures/ character sets to collect within ‘The Hangrees’ collection. The Hangrees sets currently retail from £9.99 (as of August 2019) and are available to purchase from a wide range of high-street and online stores including Smyths Toys.
As I’ve said above, I’m not a massive fan of mess nor slime for that matter. My kids, however, love playing with such things. My six-year-old daughter was delighted with ‘The Hangrees’ toys, although my son was possibly a little too old for these figures, and whilst the recommended age for The Hangrees playsets is eight-years and over, I would suggest that they are more suited to children aged between the ages of five and nine years old.
I would recommend these figures, I feel that they are fairly priced for their contents although how long the slime will last for is debatable.
For further information upon ‘The Hangrees’ visit www.mgae.com/brands/the_hangrees.
Disclosure: We were sent the above products for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.