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Zombie Puke..the Greatest Christmas Gift

My boys, Sandor (age 9) and his buddy, Sam(age 8), are sitting on the floor making a fresh batch of Zombie Puke. They are utterly engrossed, reading directions, measuring powders and liquids. They dare each other to taste their creations then laugh and pretend to gag and throw up

Doctor Dreadful Zombie Lab might be the greatest Christmas gift in history. Every time Sandor has a friend  over they want to make Bubbling Brains or Zombie Skin. It all tastes like candy and looks DISGUSTING. But little boys love making it.

They read directions and measure stuff as though working on on a nuclear bomb but the end result is a revolting green lumpy sludge they want to drink.

I bought the kit in March when all the left over toys were on sale at JCPenney.  I think I ended up paying 11 dollars.  And it has been one of the most loved and requested toys in our house.  We don’t have video games or play stations but Doctor Dreadful usually beats out our  4 wheeler, the trampoline,BB guns and Nerf Guns. 

Because it’s so popular I’ve made Sandor work pretty hard to keep all the pieces together. So when little boys do come over and say, “Can we make some Zombie Brains?” we have everything they need.

Even though they use pretty crass language when they are cooking up their concoctions, I’m pretty happy, because I can refuse to help.  That means they have to read and measure and then they get to lick, slurp and chug the revolting green results. It’s a win win situation.

When Sandor goes to hang out with other boys he’s so excited to play MW3 on a PS2, or Madden Football games. Those things are really cool for him because we don’t have them. We have the Zombie Lab, a pool table, a trampoline, a basket ball goal and Legos. And all the little kids beg to come over and play. We really play.

The important thing after a night of revolting Zombie sludge… make sure everyone brushes their teeth before going to bed.  There’s nothing worse than Zombie Breath in the morning.

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5 Responses to “Zombie Puke..the Greatest Christmas Gift”

  1. January 29th, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Sharon says:

    I know the inventor of Dr Dreadful! He posted this letter on his FB page

  2. January 29th, 2012 at 2:01 am

    diana hampo says:

    really, now i want to know who he is I should send him a thank you note. what’s his name?

  3. January 30th, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Bob Knetzger says:

    Hi, BIG thanks to you, reading your blog really made my day. I’m delighted that Sandor and his buddies have a great time with the toy I created, Doctor Dreadful. Working as an independant toy inventor can be tough with lots of ups an downs but hearing how your family has had fun with DrD is the one of the best rewards, so thanks!

  4. January 31st, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    diana hampo says:

    Wow, I’m so glad you found this blog so you know what a wonderful toy you created. Sandor has several goopey chemistry sets but Dr. D is his favorite BY FAR! When little kids come over they almost always ask for your toy right off the bat. In fact I use it as a bribe sometimes. “finish your homework and you can make some Zombie Puke!” Take care! diana

  5. February 6th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Jennifer Smith says:

    That sounds AWESOME! I will have to keep an eye out for this. Brett and his 7 year old buddies would love to make zombie brains!