Kids love super heros, I don’t even think it’s a gender thing either. I know just as many little girls who love Super Man and Spiderman. Goonie, of course is no exception to this rule. His eyes lit up when I brought out the VRUM that Wicked Cool Toys sent him to review – it was one of his favorite super heroes on a toy he knew he was going to love.
So what exactly is a VRUM and why was Goonie so excited? They are a toy box, a suit case, a riding toy and even a toy in itself. Besides being branded with some of your child’s favorite Marvel Superheroes, they are also available in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer, Sponge Bob, and several other great characters. They are a fun toy for your little ones, durable and can even hold up to them riding on top of it, or being pulled.
By itself the VRUM is only four pounds, that’s not that heavy considering what it can handle. But the molded plastic can support the weight of a five year old who is 30-some-odd pounds heavy without even flinching.
Before we could even get to playing with the VRUM, Goonie had to get on top and show us how it worked. We didn’t have to explain to him what a VRUM was for, or what he had to do. “I love these things” he said and jumped right on. He scooted around the living room and into the kitchen. He didn’t even let us put toys in the box, it was just fun to ride on and ride around.
Goonie actually used the strap as a make shift seat belt, which isn’t the purpose of the strap. Instead the strap is there to carry it around as a suit case, or to hook up to your bag and pull behind your suit case. It even has a handle so you can pull someone around on it. I think they thought of every possible way you can use it and made sure it was there!
The small size of the VRUM makes it small enough to fit in overhead bins on planes, and will fit enough clothes or toys for at least a few days. And if they get tired in the airport? Just connect the strap to your suit case and pull them behind you.
There is so much the VRUM can do, and we love that it’s not only functional, but also fun. Goonie will be scooting around the house on his VRUM for a long time, and eventually we’ll even get him to put some of his toys away in it!
You can find the VRUM online for sale on Amazon or Toys R Us.