I LOVE the original style husky. So much so that I have two of them. I also have the older style wooden sled. These are two of my favorite pieces. I don't care for Pepper or the new sled. You can sit a doll on the sled or load it up with supplies. I would definitely spend the money on the older versions of the sled and husky. I found one of mine on CL and the other on Ebay. Expect to pay $15-$20 for the dog. You can find it cheaper but it does take some patience and time.