My Daughters love the castle. It is well built and expands for easier play and folds back to what you see in the display picture. The item came vacuum packaged in shrink wrap. Upon opening it there was a foul odor from the castle. Not sure if it is from paint or from glue. I thought it would probably air out but after 3 months I can still smell it upon entering the playroom, roughly from 8ft. away. I can't stand to play with the toy together with my children because of the odor. It doesn't seem to bother them as much. I just hope the fumes aren't toxic.
This was just what I needed for my 18 month old who is climbing on everything. It's just the right size, not too big even in my small living room. I gave it 4 stars only because it is not for the age stated, I don't think she could use this much past age 2 (recommended for ages 2-4)
I was so happy to find this as we wanted a healthy way for our kids to work out their frustrations. They love kicking around Bozo and bopping his nose. Unfortunately he gets minute pinholes very easily. Putting him in the bathtub or pool and trying to find the tiny leak is no fun. We have patched him three times in two months.
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