This is a GREAT register! There are so many 'teaching' qualities to this register that you dont get with the other cheap ones. I bought this because I homeschool kids, and this is not only a fun toy they love to get out, but it also educates them and will challenge them for some time. We love playing with it!! Strongly suggest spending the extra money for this register! I keep it up and only get it down when I can monitor them so that I know it will be in good shape for some time.