I wouldn't call it junk, but it definitely is not worth the original price tag. My dd asked for it for Christmas. I was surpised how heavy the stool is though, ostensibly so that you can lean your doll against it- cause they certainly can't sit on it. The microphone and stand do have lots of play value though.
One warning: We left some of the alphabet stickers on the marquee sign for about a month or so- and they would not peel off. Well, they did peel off- but stripped off the paper backing from the sign with them too. I promptly called cs and they sent me out a new one immediately. And they sent a prepaid box for me to ship the damaged one back to them in.
At least they stand behind their products. I asked if this was an ongoing quality issue with this item. The rep did say there had been some returned with that similar problem.
It has only been a few weeks since we did the exchange. I have been periodically checking to see if the stickers peel off without incident. So far so good.
With the paper nature of the sign, I fully expected that to be the case. I did cover the sign with clear contact paper to avoid that. You might want to do that when the new one comes.
Em and her much loved, much talked about Lanie
M & Em's dolls M's: Beth, Malia (Marisol), Melody (Jess), Kitty, Drew, Elizabeth, ONBs
On display:Signed & numbered Sam, Nellie, Bridget & Jenny; Addy & Harriet; Moll & Em
Em's Bitty, Lanie
Waiting:Kirsten & Singing Bird, Mia