I purchased the Blaze Hobby Horse for my niece for her Christmas present, I had been looking else where but everywhere had sold out. I then choose Amazon as time was running out. It was little more expensive than the ones I had been looking at, but never the less I purhased the item. My niece loves it she's 2 years old had she plays with it every day. So overall i don't mind spending that little bit extra as it's played with, and it's still in great condition. I certainly would recommend this item for your little one.