The set debuted in 2005, was revised with the removal of the mortar and pestle in 2007, then retired completely in November 2008. It returned to stores in June 2009 in an extremely revised form.
I think the best way I can describe this set is to say that collectors will be disappointed, and children will be delighted.
This set was introduced by AG for the launch of the Felicity DVD in 2005. It consists of a cardboard backdrop of the inside of a stable, a stall divider, rope gate, and several pieces of individual plastic fencing that link together magnetically. It also comes with a wheelbarrow, 2 sheaves of hay, a feedbag, wooden water bucket, leg wrap, mortar and pestle, rake, shovel, and grooming brush.
Nearly everything is plastic. That's not such a bad thing when you are a parent, but it is not likely to please adult collectors. The wheelbarrow is wooden with a high gloss finish and metal, and the stall divider is wooden as well.
As a child's toy, this set has great play value. However, IMO it's overpriced at $78 and should only be purchased when codes are out or if it ever goes on sale.
The most annoying thing about it is that the backdrop does not top the doll's or horse's head. As can be seen in the photos below, it doesn't even come close. For those of us who have seen the historical Scenes and Settings, this disregard of scale is annoying and inexplicable. Adding another several inches would not have broken the bank, AG, especially considering the cost of this item.
I bought this set for my children as a holiday gift, and would give it a B grade overall. The playability and durability are definitely in its favor. But the scale of the backdrop and steep pricetag, meh, not so nice.
Following scenes are showing three of the fence pieces: