My Little Pony Exclusive Deluxe Playset Canterlot Castle
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This set contains only 3 real items of consequence. Like many of the Canterlot Exclusives, the ponies have tinsel mixed with the nylon strands in their hair, which creates a sparkle effect under certain lighting. This set does NOT, I repeat NOT come with Princess Celestia. It comes with a Shine Brite Princess Luna, and a sparkle hair Pinkie Pie. It also comes with a Gem Carriage, but it has a Princess Celestia theme instead of the Rarity theme on the one sold in the smaller Rarity's Gem Carriage set. There are far too many accessories to count, but the feeling I got, is that these Canterlot sets are a good way to dump extra "smalls" without outright throwing them out. Some people in fan circles have even made the claim that some of the small accessories were recognized from earlier Gen 3.5 product lines.
I purchased the set for the light up Luna toy. For me, that was my only real goal in acquisition. Pinkie Pie is a bonus, and with the glitter hair, she is kinda unique from her normal 5 dollar toy variant.
The major size of this set is one of the most interesting draws. I am personally not a fan of Hasbro's cardboard playsets. Rarities Carousel Boutique is a FINE example of what Hasbro SHOULD be doing with their toys. It is solid plastic construction, and quite animated and interactive... Unlike these canterlot playsets. I can not stress enough the fact that you are paying over 40 dollars for a Shine Brite Princess Luna, a sparkle hair Pinkie Pie, A Princess themed Gem Carriage, and a CARDBOARD BOX filled with tons of little plastic accessory filler.Read more ›
My 10yo dd: "I love it. It's so pretty." and then she went on in info-mercial style to tell me about a removable shelf, how some ponies were painted wrong (including *gasp* a Princess Celestia who should have had her wing in FRONT of her cutie mark, not behind it), and the issue with the faux cardboard stained glass paintings. She has also pointed out, several times, that she may have to cut the tinsel out of the pony's hair for reasons that are unclear to me. She obviously loves it.
She is gentle with her toys, so I'm sure this thing will hold up just fine. Both sides are highly decorated. And it does include a lot of accessories. And, unlike too many of these toys, she was able to unpack this thing almost entirely by herself (if you've cut yourself on the plastic packaging of toys lately, or dealt with 10 twist ties to hold in a shoe, you'll know that's practically worth a star all on it's own).
Since it wasn't for me, I asked my dd to rate it. She gives it a 4.
edit: after only 24 hours, the button batteries in one of the ponies have already died. Not sure if that will affect your decision to purchase this item or not, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
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Excellent, great present for xmas. My little girl enjoy it!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Omg love this toy #swagtoy #ponyset lol OMG THERES A EGG IN DA FRYING PAN !!!!...XDPublished 10 months ago by Eric byler
This is a great set however it's not worth $200, I got the exact same thing brand new and only paid $15Published 14 months ago by MaKayla Larner
My daughter loves this toy. Lots of accessories for the ponies. Pretty cool considering the castle is cardboard.Published 17 months ago by Shelly2012
This isn't made with the best material, but if they are careful with it it will hold up. Many tiny pieces that will get lost that is a fact. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ashley W