I recently purchased the cookstove at the Natick store thinking I'd gotten a real catch as it was supposedly retired. I didn't open it and examine it for at least a week. When I finally did I saw that one of the upper doors would not latch closed. It was defective.
The cookstove comes in two pieces and assembles by snapping together. Unsnapping isn't easy and feels like it will break when you do it so putting it away and storing it might be problematic.
I decided to return it and NOT exchange it as I felt that even if I got a non-defective one it still had the potential to break too easily and I am an adult collector. Also it felt so very much like a toy to me. Yes, I understand that it IS a toy, however, it didn't feel like a special or collectible, enduring toy. It felt more like a Toys R Us toy to me.
I returned it without replacing it so clearly, for me, it was a Fail. (I did keep the preserves set that I purchased at the same time.)