My eight-year-old daughter paid for this with her own savings as a birthday treat to herself. We were both impressed with this plastic toy. It needs no assembly, is a good size, comes with four characters (one of them has moveable limbs) and a first aid bag, A winch to lift the injured animals in and out of the helicopter is operated by a simple button. There is also an operating theatre inside, which pulls out for use. It is a self-contained toy that can provide amusement and imaginative play by itself without the need for other Animagic purchases. There are no irritating tiny parts to lose or break either! I suppose my daughter's only disappointment is that the propellers don't move around by themselves - but in my experience with similar "boy toys" (this is very pink!) moving propellers are the first things to break.