We were sent a Heroes of Goo Jit Zu Goo Shifters figure to review on this blog. All images and opinions are our own.
In 2019, Heroes of Goo Jit Zu crash landed onto Netflix, and a new craze was born. In Heroes of Goo Jit Zu, a meteor crash transforms a group of zoo animals into squishy, gooey and stretchy superheroes with special powers. To accompany the hit TV series, a collection of Goo Jit Zu figures were launched. Just three years since that launch and several incarnations of Goo Jit Zu figures later, we have the Heroes of Goo Jit Zu Goo Shifters.
Fans of Goo Jit Zu will be thrilled to hear that the heroes have returned and are ready to be powered-up. This latest series of Goo Jit Zu figures, each contains a goo filled orb, which when squished and squashed, bursts and fills the figure with a contrasting colour. This activates their “goo-formation” and releases their inner power!
There are 7 heroes with ultra-powered up styling to collect (in the Hero packs). Blazagon, Thrash, Pantaro and Tyro are back and have a “goo-forming” core plus there are new Goo Shifters Heroes to transform. Meet the heroes’ new friend Bengal; she’s super gooey and ready to rumble! The heroes will need all the help they can get when they face Rock Jaw and his new companion Corruptagon – the Ultra Rare villain with a light-up Core!
The Goo Jit Zu Goo figures have always been goo-filled and stretchy, but the goo-filled orb is new and rather cool. It does take a bit of squashing and squeezing to get the orb to burst – which is one of the reasons why we failed to catch the moment on camera as it took us a bit by surprise. When it does burst, it fills your Goo Jit Zu figure with a contrasting colour. We had the Blazagon figure who was a pale pink colour at first, but once his orb had burst, he was filled with a bright red goo.
These figures are suitable for ages 4+, but my 11 year old, who loves squishy things and the Heroes of Goo Jit Zu TV series really loved playing with his Blazagon figure. He told me it was like a really cool fidget toy, all squishy and stretchy and relaxing to play with. He has some sensory needs, so this really ticked a big box for him. He’s been squashing, squeezing and stretching it since he got it; and it does seem to be a big hit for him.
These Goo Jit Zu figures cost around £12 each and are available from a range of toy shops including Smyths Toys Superstores.