This was a Chrismas present when my daughter was 9 to go with her American Girl dolls. She has had endless use from it. She was thrilled to get it on Christmas. We have not seen anything similar out there. Of course the price was half then of what it is now and I am not certain I would put out that much for it, but I am sure she would given the choice! We have not had any issues with breakage, but if your child is of the rough nature, you might. It is all plastic and would not take much abuse. If used correctly it would be fine.