To think Grimms Rainbow is the wankiest toy?
NapQueen · 27/07/2017 23:10
For ten ish curves of wood painted in each of the rainbow colours. For a small child. To no doubt try to shove up their nose or wedge down the loo.
I do not understand how this item is worth anywhere near 60 quid, and it has got to bw something the parents buy to try and win cred or something?
NapQueen · 27/07/2017 23:11
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thatverynightinmaxsroom · 27/07/2017 23:24
We have one that the GPs bought for the kids. It's brilliant! They use it to make tunnels, houses, random structures, all sorts. And it is so pretty. It is hideously expensive but it's really well made and looks lovely in the house unlike plastic tat.
Ellisandra · 27/07/2017 23:26
Not sure I'd have bought it when my child was young - but I like it, can imagine her using it a lot, and I'd oat £60 for it.
I wouldn't if it was plastic, but the wooden pieces are each carved from single pieces of lime - so I can appreciate where some of the cost comes from (XH is a joiner...) and I suspect it quite beautiful to look at the continuous grain and touch it.
Think what puts me off is the dimensions - says small children could make a tunnel, but I don't see how, and tunnels would have been a big selling point to me.
I've seen plenty of hideous plastic kitchens pushing £50 - I don't think this is so bad!
rosyvalentine · 27/07/2017 23:32
I quite like this actually and I think it would probably outlast most of the overpriced plastic crap that my kids have had over the years. We used to have some small painted wooden blocks/shapes and they had endless hours of pleasure building and creating stuff with them as toddlers. Lovely memories
MeltorPeltor · 27/07/2017 23:43
Ah, it could be worse. You could be considering spending over £200 on a wooden MP3 player for your toddler:
Which I swear I am NOT, but it does look so pretty...
SilverLining17 · 27/07/2017 23:44
See I look at this and think it looks totally shit.
But then I think: is it so shit that actually somehow it's brilliant?
Then I think no. It's shit.
I can't see what my toddler would do with it really but maybe I am wrong seeing as I am not a toddler myself.
Anon8604 · 27/07/2017 23:46
We have one too and it gets played with so much. You can build stuff like ball runs with it and it's really versatile for imaginative play - one day bits of it are pens for zoo animals, the next it's a house and the day after that it's stepping stones across shark infested waters!
They're pricey but worth it IMO.
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