Although I did not purchase this product through Amazon, I do own this specific music box. I wouldn't really consider this to be a toy, but I love having it! The music box itself is indeed approximately two inches. Also, it is what is referred to as a hand crank music box. As in, you crank it by hand. It is not wind up. Additionally, the cardboard material that the box is surrounded by is meant to be packaging, not a long-term way to store your new music box. I like that this product has all of the mechanical parts visible. You can actually watch the notes being played as you turn the handle. Also, similar music boxes I have seen (with all of the parts exposed) do not come mounted to a bottom like this one does. The pre-mounted base is nice so that the music resonates better even without mounting the music box on wood on another surface. The only thing I dislike about this music box is that the song can sound a little off if you turn the handle too quickly or slowly. Lastly, to explain my 3-star ratings for the educational value and durability of this product: I don't really see how a music box would be educational, but this one is pretty cool since you can see all the parts move; as for durability, the metal tines that produce sound do not seem like they would stand up to the rough play of some younger children, but I haven't had a problem with them breaking from typical use of the music box.