a house a barn a wagon with leather harness a load of wood for the wagon two trees two sets of white picket fence a set of stairs for the house a chimney a horse a goat a pig a cow
I've had this set for years; I think I purchased it as a clearance item around 2001. The set is very nice and very fun to put together and I would imagine that it has a lot of play potential for a little girl. For a collector it has the possiblity of making a nice centerpiece. I really like this set and haven't had any problems with it really, except for the fact that the slider lid is prone to warping and I had to return it back in 2001 a few times because I kept getting sets with warped lids. My set currently has a slightly warped lid, but its not too bad. The lid is really this set's only drawback.
I just recently acquired this little farm set and I am a bit disappointed in the quality. The little barn house is very thin wood that is not very sturdy, as is the horse cart. The animals are cute, but overall, I would not think it would hold up too well if a child of 8 wanted to play with it. The slider lid on mine is warped as well, which seems the norm for this set. I would give this set a B.
Post by American Girl Rescue on Dec 19, 2007 11:30:17 GMT -5
Toy Farm JAAS $16
"Josefina fell in love with a fascinating American toy she saw at the Santa Fe plaza—a tiny wooden farm. It looked so different from the low, flat-roofed adobe farms of New Mexico! Your toy farm includes a house, a chimney, front steps, a barn, two trees, two fences, a horse, a cow, a goat, a pig, and a wagon loaded with lumber. Store it all away in a wooden box for safe keeping."
This is the most precious set I've ever seen! The tiny animals are so cute and just the right size for Josefina to play with. Since the first poster already mentioned what is included, I'll just post some pictures.
Josefina and her toy farm (size comparison)
The tiny farm pieces are very well made
The wooden storage box
Over all, everything is wonderful. Lots of play value and durability. Grade A.
I am almost embarrassed at having paid eBay price for mine, but I am so happy to have it! I just love this set (as I love Felicity's Noah's Ark) - the little animals and accessories are beyond cute. A+
Post by green chile supergirl on May 28, 2009 20:03:24 GMT -5
Well, it's a good thing I've saved so much at MCM on Josefina's furniture, because I did pay too much for this set. Not too much, but definitely at least twice over retail. I regret paying that much, but overall, it finished out my Josefina collection so it was worth it.
The set is really cute. In fact, my father had a very similar set as a child in France, though his pieces were much bigger. I love that this set is for Josefina to play with and enjoy, instead of working, which most her collection is.
My reservation about the set is the size of the wooden box. Put it next to Sombrita and it looks enormous! Why would Josefina have a giant box? Rather, I think Sombrita is too little and the toy farm box is too big.
For the retail price, it's a deal. Now that it's going for around $80 on ebay, I'd pass. It's cute, but not that cute! Grade: A
This set is incredibly adorable, I think it's even worth it's inflated eBay prices. Case in point - got it, then ended up playing with it for an hour. Didn't even realize the time had flown by until I looked at the clock. I wanted this set since I read Josefina Saves The Day, as it just sounded like so much fun. Worth every penny I paid. And the little box to keep it all stored in was a genius move by American Girl. A+