I just gave my daughter the set yesterday -- she was so excited and then so disappointed. The record player did not work. It turned on but the records did not easily fit on the turntable. They floated on top and slid off. One record (Saturday in the Park) could play this way, but the other two could not.
The set is absolutely adorable and historically accurate (I am a relic of the 70's) and my daughter wanted this so badly, so we are exchanging it. AG CS is sending out a new set -- fingers crossed that the record player works!!! I fear I will receive another defective one but I am trying to remain positive .....
We have the older set. I think the new set comes without the fencing, stall divider, ankle wrap and the hay, correct? Out of those items, I think my daughter would have missed only the ankle wrap and fencing.
DD enjoyed wrapping Penny's leg and setting up fenced-in pastures for grazing. Notice that I said "enjoyed." Unfortunately, lately the stable is just taking up space rather than seeing play time.
For the missing wrap, you could use the wrap from Coconut's vet set or order another one as a replacement part. I don't think the fence is available as a replacement part, is it? But, I don't think that the fencing is enough to make it worth searching all over for an older set.
All in all I think the new set is a much better value for the money. The older set was way more expensive and didn't fold up as nicely as the new set seems to.
Last Edit: Oct 27, 2009 11:28:29 GMT -5 by mamafid