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Quality is not there, this is made of plywood not stiff card like many other Melissa & Doug jigsaws
on 24 June 2014
Unlike the stiff cardboard jigsaws that I have bought and reviewed from the Melissa & Doug range
This is made of plywood. The jigsaw sits in its own frame also plywood
The frame started to fall apart almost as soon as it was out of the packaging, not splitting in half but the side edges flaking of leaving ragged edges and bits on the floor.
The jigsaw pieces then also started to deteriorate around the edges with bits flaking off or splitting off as it was played with. It was not abused as such, this is a kids jigsaw and it should be up to the job of kids trying to fit bits together that do not go, then removing those bits to try again. Plywood is not a good product to use in those situations where the ply is only a few millimetres thick.
My kids love this jigsaw
1 its pirates
2 its in its own frame (so they can carry it to you, to show you its finished)
Its just not made from the right material for kids.
Lastly the printed image of the pirate ship is rather good, with lots of bright colours
and a large skull and cross bones (Jolly Rodger) main sail.