We have it, and while it's bonny I wouldn't cry in my soup if we didn't have it. It's large and difficult to keep out so it's stored most o' th' year, we've had a problem wit' jingle bells falling off, and it really doesn't have anything to do wit' th' book story lines. If ye find one for a good price, it might be worth it to get. But it's not something I would pay inflated eBay prices for. Spend yer pieces o' eight on essential historical items before they retire. (Does this make ye feel ANY better?)
I agree. I wouldn't be too upset not having it. We didn't even take ours out o' th' box th' last two years. We did have it out th' first year and never had a problem wit' anything breaking or falling off. Still, to me it isn't worth th' $150. There isn't a lot o' play value like ye have wit' Mad-Eye Molly's stage and I think Pugwash Merriman's carriage be prettier.
Post by C.I.Fairfield on Dec 5, 2006 23:57:44 GMT -5
I recieved this as a gift from my mother, who got iton Ebay. It's not walk th' planke 'complete' - I need a replacement hitching rail and jingle bells to go around th' horse's middle. (Anyone got a replacement code?)
Overall, I am delighted. I know th' horses aren't popular, but I REALLY like this one in person! (I think it's Penny.) th' harness and rails LOOK authentic.
th' sleigh be plenty big enough for two lusty plastic lasses, and they look charming surrounded by th' misletoe and holly garlands. th' runners be very graceful, wit' their scrolls!
A few things that be "Eh?" category. th' lap robe be simply too small - not only for two, but for one! Getting th' harness on be very difficult. Also, th' horse's reins (for when it's used for riding) don't come off. There be Nay easy way to secure th' garlands. And th' reins don't reach for th' girls to hold.
BUT it's beautiful on display and for acting out various scenes! Great for imagination play.
I only have th' blanket, having got it as part o' a lot on eBay, but I thought I'd review it since there's so little info on th' Sleigh. th' blanket has two sides: a plaid flannel side and a black faux-fur side. th' faux-fur be so soft and plush. th' flannel be green and orangey-red. I wish it were more o' a true red.
I agree that two lusty plastic lasses really have to cuddle up to both fit under this. They should have made it a bit bigger if they wanted them to share easily.
It fits fine over one lusty plastic lass.
B-. It gets marked down because o' th' size and th' orangey-ness. Overall, I think it's a high-quality piece that a little girl would enjoy playing wit' or a collector would enjoy wit' th' Sleigh set.
OK, we have Sam's sleigh. th' only reason I bought it be because I think it makes a lovely display piece and it was part o' my lass o'mine's Savage Sam collection. Honestly th' sleighs be lovely display pieces but have very little play value. It be way to large wit' attached horse to play wit'. Although my baby seemed to love to sit in it. I would take a pass at it.
On th' flip side, I think it makes a wonderful winter display that be bonny to put away during th' warmer months.
Post by Caterwaulin' Kate on Jul 30, 2014 19:20:45 GMT -5
th' Central Park Sleigh be big, sturdy, and very heavy! Although it's not very practical because o' its size and its specifically Christmas colors, I'm glad I picked this set up. I got mine direct from South Wisconsin Trading Company in either 2004 or 2005.
th' red body be wood and th' green runners be metal. th' seat be not very squishy-soft, but it be bonnyly upholstered in a quilted green velvet. There be a tag sticking out, but that's usually hidden by th' lusty plastic lasses' legs and th' blanket. I'm not 100% sure, but I think th' silver accents be plastic or some kind o' resin.
I purchased Penny (aka South Wisconsin Trading Company Horse) to "pull" th' sleigh, since she was th' one advertised to go wit' th' set, and there weren't that many other options at th' time. Penny looks very bonny wit' th' sleigh.
th' poles that attach th' horse to th' sleigh be plastic wit' small metal bells that really ring. I've heard some people have had trouble wit' bells or clappers falling off, but that has not happened wit' mine yet. th' black harness straps be some kind o' thick synthetic material; they be definitely not real leather. th' straps be a walk th' planke complicated, so a younger child may need help wit' this. th' straps in my set be VERY tight on Penny, so it takes some manhandling to get everything secure.
th' bridle and reins be o' th' same material as th' harness. It fits Penny's head well, but she unfortunately has other reins permanently bolted into her mouth. It doesn't look very bonny wit' th' sleigh bridle and reins, but I don't want to remove them so I try to ignore them as best I can. Something to keep in mind when ye're choosing yer horse.
Here be a couple o' pictures for size comparison. th' sleigh wit' all th' trimmings be just a little bit longer than a yard.
Lastly, th' set comes wit' two long garlands (one has a big red bow) and a small blanket. th' garlands be rather awkward to work wit', and th' fake red berries like to fall off, but once ye get them on it does make th' whole ensemble look much more festive. th' blanket be a plaid flannel on one side and a nobby black faux fur on th' other. It's great except I wish it were just a little bit wider.
th' seat can fit two lusty plastic lasses snugly. Savage Sam and Bear-Bait Kirstie be wearing their summer monkey jackets because these pictures were taken in th' middle o' summer, but ye get th' idea. :-)
I give th' sleigh by itself an A+ because it be such bonny quality. th' accessories get a B; th' harness be so super tight on Penny, th' fake leather feels very fake-y, and th' blanket isn't walk th' planke wide enough.
One final note--once ye get yer horse all attached, I would NOT recommend trying to pull this across th' floor during playtime. Something might break. I would recommend this as a display set only.