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on 13 January 2013
Our eldest son had one of these (not Melissa & Doug) when he was little and he loved it. It lasted long enough for our second son to thoroughly enjoy it too so served us very well for about 5 years and then decided it had had enough of life - fair enough! (so excellent value for a toy!)
So we put this on the wish list for our 3rd son to get for Christmas and someone kindly bought it for him.
We are EXTREMELY disappointed in the latest version of this toy - very, very poor quality especially for a Melissa & Doug toy which are always more expensive.
The holes are now made much bigger than the pegs and then a little plastic bit is put in them to supposedly hold the pegs in place and make the journey through smoother when being knocked - I like the theory but it just does not work.
In the one we have only 2 of the pegs are held in place - the holes for the 6 others are too big so the pegs fall straight through.
Not surprisingly our littlest sees no appeal in only being able to knock 2 pegs through when the others just fall through themselves so its a complete waste.
VERY VERY ANNOYED!