I got my violin set right after it came out, and it's held up really well over the last 13 years. My case is less-sturdier than the newer case, but besides that I like the whole set very much. I've played the violin myself since I was 10 (I'm 24 now), so I appreciate AG's making a quality product.
Here's the stand:
This isn't the kind of stand most students would have at home, but it is the kind that would be used in a concert setting.
Not exactly the same as the hard-plastic case I have, but a pretty good representation.
The violin in the case:
The bow wouldn't be as loose as it is in this case in a real case. In a real case, there would be an attachment that would hold the grip of the bow in place.
The violin itself:
I really like this violin. I've found the PM set to have a nicer color on the violin - not as two-toned as the Mattel version.
The bow has real hairs! It's such a cool detail!
The rosin included is real - I'd recognize that smell anywhere! - but most people don't have a loose chunk of rosin. More often, the rosin is set in a wood case, or is a circular disk stored in a cloth.