Post by LaurenInChicago on Sept 10, 2009 14:38:25 GMT -5
I bought this set because I though the cocoa and cookies would be cute. I was disappointed however, by the cheapness of this set for the price of it. The "tin" for the cookies is plastic (I have no idea what I thought it was, but not plastic) and the plastic is thin and cheap. The cookies do not come out of the "tin", they are stuck to the bottom. The cocoa mug is cute, but again, feels very cheap and the sheet music is a very thin paper which I don't feel will hold up well to play. I decided to return the set.
I didn't realize from AG's photos that the container and the mug match (color and design - AmericanDreams' photo shows it well). I think the set looks nice, but yeah, it's plastic, and not super nice if you have it in your hands. Kids probably won't care at all, collectors will. As stated, the cookies don't come out, but they're nicely painted to look at. The sheet music I expect to get promptly lost.
I think they're cute, and a nice set, but not a very good value.
Post by PleasantMemories on Jun 14, 2010 21:51:14 GMT -5
Disappointing would be the one word I’d use to describe this set. The concept is great, but the execution is lacking. The set contains a cookie tin, cocoa mug, and sheet music.
The cookie tin is plastic and has four formed plastic cookies attached to the bottom. I understand that separate cookies could be a possible choking hazard, but the attached cookies really subtract from the play potential. It seems like it’s mainly a display piece. This portion of the set is quite a downgrade compared to the 1998 tin, which has a real tin and removable cookies.
The cup of cocoa is my favorite part of the set. Even though the cup is plastic and a bit on the small side, the pretend cocoa and whipped-cream are a nice touch. I do think the set should contain a second set of cocoa to share with a friend.
The sheet music is cheap and virtually useless. The paper feels like typical copy paper and isn’t very durable.