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tries to be too much
on 27 January 2011
Disappointed in this - it's quite expensive considering what it is. We bought this for our 21 month daughter thinking it would cover all the bases and later on we could buy more advanced versions of anything she liked (when in the "correct" age group.
The Xylophone notes (all 3 of them!) are out of tune and no match for a basic cheap xylophone, you can't even play a reasonable tune on it.
My daughter loves drums and banging but won't use this one as the rope on the stick prevents her from getting a good thump in.
The bell and cymbal are ok.
When you flup the bench over you get some more items, but it basically involves a rotating wheel, a few hollow sticks to use as a washboard.
As a general toy - maybe a place for it for younger children, otherwise put your money into some of the individual instruments (e.g. drum, xylophone), the rest not sure they should be charging much for - it's pretty basic stuff.
Overall, an expensive purchase compared to many other presents, and one of the ones she has used the least - apart from dragging it behind her by the drumstick until she realised that it doesn't really work very well).