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Very Disappointed, Not as Pictured, Do not buy.
on July 16, 2014
Very bummed about these. Not at all like the pictures.The circus train is red instead of blue (not a big deal) but also, the features of the train are not as detailed as the pictured ones. One of the main reasons I purchased these was for the rocket ship and THERE WAS NO ROCKET ON THESE BLOCKS, ONLY A PLANT (A VINE). I love plants, and maybe would have bought this anyway, but my son is into rockets now and that is why I bought this. The numbers on the blocks are NOT AS PICTURED... the numbers look the same on the opposite 2 sides of the blocks (disappointing and boring) and the sides are blue with the numbers engraved in the block, so the background is blue and the numbers are natural wood color for all the numbers. The blocks pictured have many different colors and the numbers stick out rather than being engraved in. One of the most disappointing things was that I bought these to help my son learn counting. The dots on the blocks are NOT AS PICTURED as well. The paint on the dots side is a very pale yellow it with a small number shown (kind of like pictured) however, each dotted side has 10 dots and for the number shown, there are those number of dots filled in with the remainder left as open dots. I can see maybe why they did that, because as pictured the sides of the blocks have a bit of blank space, however, trying to explain to a young child to count the filled in dots and not the open ones is really difficult... and the main point is THE DOTS ARE NOT AS PICTURED. Also not as pictured is the side of the blocks with the building on it, the building parts are blue instead of red, and like the circus train, are lacking detail. So, over all very disappointing. My 2 year old even said I do not like these blocks :( Would he have been more impressed if they were as pictured, I'm not sure.
Also, like other reviewers said, the blocks ding easily, but I could overlook that if the other items above were resolved. Also the blocks are not the same size as other Uncle Goose Blocks. They are slightly larger. My son has the block wagon, and when you try to put these in the wagon with other uncle goose blocks it is difficult to get them to fit... not a big deal but just letting you know.
I would have sent these back but I threw away the box before I realized the situation with these blocks. I really dislike it when items are so incorrectly represented.
I want very much to support an American Company and American products but for them to send out a product that is so different than pictured (and still pretty expensive!) then the company or product does not deserve support. Don't buy.