Post by monimarine on Feb 17, 2008 15:16:40 GMT -5
Item F7122 $75
In the words of my better half, these were "ridiculously easy to put together." He was happy with how few pieces there were to assemble. The dimensions are W: 17" x H: 25" x D: 9". Folded depth: 5"
The official website description says the bleachers are wooden. They may be intended to look that way, but the scoreboard and the back covering are plastic. The bleacher portion feels like metal to me and the "wood" paneling doesn't feel like wood. It's either metal or plastic.
The "spirit banner" is a flimsy piece of paper that we taped to the bleachers. Rough play and it'll get torn. The pennant is very thin felt -overall, both pieces were very cheaply made. These two are the most disappointing parts of this set.
The scoreboard is the fun part! Girls can use the red and green pegs that are included to change the period, the fouls, and the score. I took one side of pegs off (it's a connected row of pegs instead of many separate ones) to demonstrate.
Bottom bleacher completely hidden for storage. The lower rise slides easily under the top.
Dolls sit very awkwardly on either riser.
Overall I gave this a B. There were so many other options that could have made this better. The score could have been made to light up, and they could have created a basketball hoop to go with it. The banner and pennant I could have made myself with materials here at home and done a better job. Left on it's own it works better as a doll photography riser than a set of bleachers at a basketball game. (mod edit to remove broken image links)