We already have quite a few of the other WOW vehicles. My 15 month daughter has started playing them, so we decided on getting this as it's completely different to the rest. They are very durable and can withstand "toddler" play and a huge bonus for us is no batteries!!! Would highly recommend anything in this range.
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The Flora Fairies is a fun little toy that has a daisy elevator and a swing and two places on top for the small dolls to stand in. When we first opened it, our 4 year old was interested in playing with the doll on the swing and turning the daisy to pull up the elevator. She hummed and sang a little but it did not hold her interest for long. We then put it in the dollhouse toy box for when smaller children come over.
I saw some complaints about the packaging of this item before I selected it and I risked it, even with a perfect manicure. No swear words were used in the unpackaging of this item, but there were quite a lot of gratuitous wires. I understand that it is important to keep the parts seated in the place you want them to be in, in the box when it is on display in a store. But I fail to understand why a tiny person doll has the have plastic wire tied all the way around it twice, then around the swing, and then twisted around its back, two pieces together, then the ends twisted separately - just to keep it standing in the swing. That sticky stuff that you can never get unstuck from debit cards when they come in the mail? Why not use that? Why not use an infinitesimal amount of something sticky? Anyway, it wasn't enough to swear over, but it did seem unnecessary. That is the end of my rant on packaging before Christmas. It may be repeated though.
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Cute and Durable27 Oct 2013
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This is an adorable little set that will encourage imaginative play. It's surprisingly interactive for a toy with no batteries. The pieces are smooth, strong, and suitable for little hands. In addition, there are little details hidden here and there that are sure to delight.
My daughter loved the set and it's fast becoming a favorite.
From a mom's point of view, it seems like it will last a very long time, it has relatively few pieces to lose, and it's very colorful.
Now, I do want to say that the packaging is simply awful. It took far too long to extract the pieces from the box and make this playable. If my daughter weren't in the room with me when I was opening it, there would have been loud cursing.
I will not mark the toy down for the packaging, but be prepared for a little frustration.
The Flora's Fairy Garden set by WOW is adorable and has a good number of features for imaginative play. Thankfully, this comes without the need for batteries! The flashiest element is the spinning flower for raising a lowering the elevator, but the frog pond and tea set are where children may spend more time. The colorful designs are cute and the inclusion of two fairies allows for good role playing without anything extra.
While the plastic is relatively thick and sturdy, the materials fall well short of Schleich. The plastic is the more common harder and less durable sort and most of the detail comes in the form of stickers rather than painting. Some items, like the seashells, are not painted at all. This is all fine, except for the price putting this item into the premium category. For that reason, I would hesitate to fully recommend this toy unless it is on sale.
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Flora's Fairy Garden is a fantastic place to explore and have fun ...24 Oct 2013
Flora's Fairy Garden is a veritable fountain of imaginative fun for any little one. It's solid, very well-made and with only a couple of My Pocket Friends, Flora and Florence (2 1/2" tall), there's less likelihood that there will be disappointment when something is misplaced or lost. It's easier to keep track of two pieces than twenty.
I'd suggest keeping the colorful background. It's bright, very colorful, and the graphics are awesome. You can see a couple of fairies flitting around. The three characters are Flora, Florence, and Francis, the Frog.
FEATURES `n FUNCTIONS:
☼ Waterfall pool with stepping stones ☼ Opening garden gate with functioning swing ☼ Rotate flower umbrella to grow flower lift ☼ Balcony tea party with figure seats ☼ Two removable playing figures: girl called Flora and Florence the fairy ☼ Suitable for ages 1.5 to 5
Known as: Flo In a nutshell: Magical and mischievous Likes: Fairy dust and woodland creatures Dislikes: Trolls and poisonous toadstools Likes to hang with: Pippa and Rosie
This is simply one of those toys where youngster can use their own imaginations. There are no loud noises, but simply a few moving parts and a lot of imagination to be had. Flora's Fairy Garden is a fantastic place to explore and have fun.
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