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on February 7, 2011
Well, the toy is good from an interest level. But, honestly, I find this is a good example of how the Thomas wooden toys' quality has gone down hill. The large wooden block on the left side of the mountain is wood. But, the rest of the mountain is NOT solid wood. It is made out of a hardened version of cardboard. Basically, think wood pulp and glue. It is not solid wood, and it is not any where near as durable as solid wood. (Ours already shattered in one corner).
The old Thomas toys used to be predominantly solid wood. They were durable. (Well, not the paint job, but the physical toy was durable). They have slowly become more and more plastic, and the solid wood has more often than not been replaced with this pulp-board.