Every year at Halloween, plenty of creepy crawly things tend to pop up at the supermarkets and department stores. I don’t normally buy these things, but the premise of “Glow-in-the-dark Rats” just sounded like fun. In addition, you can get four of these for a dollar. So I decided to spend a Washington and see how they turned out.


I picked these up at Target. They actually list them as party supplies, so I guess these would go good with the eyeball gum I reviewed earlier in the week. Anyway, the little suckers are slightly sticky and very rubbery.


They actually come out of the package sticky enough to cling on walls. I had fun throwing them against the wall for a few minutes. Reminded me of the old wacky wall crawling things that used to come in Captain Crunch. Much like those same toys, they lost their stickiness after a couple of minutes. Though with some pressure, they can stay on some surfaces.


For a buck these would make good radioactive rats to face off against your Hellboy figures. Perhaps even against Mattel’s Ghostbusters. They’re fairly pliable.


I’m not 100% sure what I’m going to do with them. While I could probably make a couple of comic adventures out of them, they have that distinct rubbery smell and I’m sure they’re toxic. I’ve thought about handing them out with some candy to the neighborhood kids, but knowing my luck some parent will freak out.


Of course the big feature is their glow in the dark ability. Often a GITD figure won’t live up to the hype, but these guys glow big and bright. They definitely seem like toxic florescent rats that have gotten into some sort of radioactive ooze. Right out of a Troma picture or something.


So if you’re interested in Glow-in-the-dark Rats (and who wouldn’t be?) then Target’s your place.

 

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