What a fun set. I am so excited for this set. Lately my wife and I
have been into the wooden toy sets because they tend to last longer. We
have really gotten into the Melissa and Doug series of toys. Although
this set isn’t Melissa and Doug, it is pretty good.
I like the wooden storage box which has been compartmentalized to separate the different pieces. As you can see from the product page, there are 4 sets of bears in a bear family – Dad/mom/brother/sister. Each bear has 3 parts that can be changed out – head (different facial expressions), arms (different shirts or tops), legs (different pants or skirts). There are 6 complete sets for each bear, but you can mix/match them any way you want.
The lid of the box slides in grooves made in the box to hold it shut. It fits quite well…not too tight and not too loose. The lid has grooves cut out for the bear pieces to fit in. All of the wooden pieces are about 1/8” thick plywood. The toy set also came with a 4” square piece of sandpaper to finish off any edges that may be just a tad sharp. I checked all the pieces and the box and didn’t really see anything that needed any touch ups.
As a comparison to Melissa and Doug...it may not be right in line with the quality of Melissa and Doug, but it's very close I'm still VERY pleased with the product.