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Returned x 2
Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2020
First received it in a damaged box and very beaten up dolls (scratches etc) - bought as new. Returned for replacement (because I really wanted to love them - for Xmas present) and this time they came in a new box although I could still see some scuffs and dirt on some of the dolls (see the photo).
I read other reviews about visible glues etc which didn't bother me much, however, the dolls legs are so different in length that they don't stand properly! Of the 7 dolls, only about 2 of them were able to stand straight (and one was the fixed baby figure). I even tried to attach a furniture pad under the bottom of their feet to make them even - see the photos, you can see how unbalanced their legs are.
Nothing is more annoying than playing with the wooden dolls that cannot stand (keep slouching/falling over). My daughter TRIED hard to play with them but it was getting too frustrating so they had to go back again.
We have a yellow school bus by M&D with wooden people (no moving parts) and were pleasantly surprised at how well they were made and held up after years of abuse, but this one was a big failure, just as others said. Disappointing.