Bought this for my 8 year old pokemon obsessed son. He hates puzzles but couldn't wait to get it open and stuck with it until he'd finished it. It gets thrown around and dropped sometimes, some bits may fly off and get put back in place. He's always amazed at how much it can take!
The bits are plastic and the picture is printed on. For the truly challenged or lazy, each piece has a number on the back with an arrow pointing in the direction that the next number should go so it could be put together without looking at the picture and just searching out the numbers.
Excellent product. I bought another at the same time for a birthday present and am delighted I did. Also check out the Pokemon ultimate handbook. Another top buy for poke children! Pokemon Ultimate Handbook (Pokémon)