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A lot of self assembly
on 31 August 2013
The important thing is, my two year old daughter enjoys playing with this toy. She likes the fact that she can handle the money and food and push a button.
I was quite taken aback by the amount of work I had to put in to assemble this toy. You have to unfold the shelves and click the unit into the base, which I suppose is standard to reduce the packaging size. What really surprised me is I had to stick all the stickers onto the checkout, credit card and around the cans of soup - quite fiddly. The boxes of food were flat packed nets and I had to pop them out of sheets of cardboard then fold them into shape. The paper money came in sheet form and I had to tear along the perforations. The coins had to be twisted off a plastic frame (daughter helped with this step). After all that, all we had to do was find the appropriate batteries and screwdriver to enable us to power the checkout.
The scanner needs light to work so it didn't work in a room where the curtains were half closed. It beebs when you put the play food front of the scanner. The voice of the checkout is loud and clear. When you pay with coins you are only allowed to put three or four coins in the slot before pressing the change button or they get stuck. The receipt paper is not easy to use as you have to tear it off at a certain angle and it gets stuck.
This could still be a fun toy without batteries as all the slots are operational and the food and coins look realistic. At £12.88 this is a fun toy but I am unsure how long it will last or maintain interest.