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This has got to be the most frustrating toy i have come across

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Marne Sat 10-Oct-09 15:28:47

Took dd1 to the toy shop this morning, told her she could have one toy for around 5.00, anyway an hour had past and dd1 still hadn't chose a toy so i said 'what about these' (they were a little over my budget but thought they looked like they were worth the 13.00 on the price tag.

The box stated age 6+ (dd1 is almost 6), dd found it very hard to connect the bits so i said i would have ago. It took me 2.5 hours to make the skull and cross bones and my fingers now have blisters on them shock.

I would say they would suit a 12 year old (not a 6 year old). I thought toys were supposed to be fun (not leave you with a head ache and sore fingers).

Just thought i would warn you all before you go out and buy them grin.

On the good side- they are well made and you get a lot of pieces for your money hmm.

fruitspooksbatsintheeaves Sat 10-Oct-09 15:30:54

I'll think we'll stick to lego! grin

Marne Sat 10-Oct-09 15:31:47

Yes, our lego has come out and these will be going away.

whomovedmychocolate Sat 10-Oct-09 15:33:04

Hahahahhaha I got roped into building some for my nephews before I had kids and vowed never to let them over the threshold again. It's like really bad Ikea furniture isn't it? You know it should be simple but it just isn't angry

Marne Sat 10-Oct-09 15:35:35

And once you start making something you feel you have to finish even though your not enjoying it grin, and then the end product looks rubbish.

foxinsocks Sat 10-Oct-09 15:37:16


you see, there are some benefits to having children who have crap fine motor skills! I wouldn't even attempt these (esp after an abortive attempt at Hama beads - god those were designed by someone in Hell to torture those with fine motor skills issues lol)

Marne Sat 10-Oct-09 15:40:35

Hama Beads are banned from our house after dd2 stuck one up her nose and had to be be knocked out to remove it grin.

NorbertDentressangle Sat 10-Oct-09 15:41:55

oh bugger! I'm sure I bought some of those for a present for a girl in DS's class.

Maybe thats why the Mum scowls at me every morning wink

RealityBites Sat 10-Oct-09 15:49:02

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foxinsocks Sat 10-Oct-09 15:52:04

oh no Marne! they are the devil's toy, I'm convinced of it!

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