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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
Excellent buy for kids 3 to 5!
on October 18, 2010
This toy is excellent.
It has many different modes and sections, the sound is excellent, and the display is nice and big.
It amazes me that this item is only $13, I would have paid $30 for this toy after messing with it a bit and learning the different aspects of it.
My ONLY complaint, and it is a big one, is the battery door on the back is NOT secured with a screw, it is just a clip. I am going to write Vtech a letter about the battery door issue, but the rest of it is amazing.
VERY good for any kid aged 3 to 5, I highly recommend it. You won't regret the purchase.
-----Update: It has been over 2 years since I wrote this initial review. The toy is still going strong after bring dropped, stepped on and otherwise abused. It is now on its second child and just in case I bought a second one to hold onto in case it ever does finally die. The only toy in my house that gets more use and durability than this VTech thing is the Imaginext Dinosaurs that are built like a tank.
2 years later (2013) I can still toss this item 5 stars, despite the battery door not being screw on.
-----Update #2: It has been almost 4 years now, the toy is still running strong. It is on it's 3rd child and the battery door issue has finally become a problem. My son ended up with three batteries loose in his room for a couple hours because he took them out of the toy. So after 4 years this toy is finally retired but only because of the battery door not being a screw on and just having a clip. Upgraded to a newer leapfrog phone with a fancy new display and newer electronics, and a screw on battery door.