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65 of 67 people found the following review helpful
Great toy, but not what I was expecting.
on January 17, 2012
My wife and I both had fond, vivid memories of the Fisher Price plastic version of this toy from our childhood. It had apparently made such an impact on us in our formative years that we definitely wanted to share that experience with our new baby. But we also love wooden toys, so when we saw this, it was the perfect meeting of the two.
My wife is completely satisfied and says the stacking rings are exactly what she expected, but I had hoped the center post would be conical, and that the rings would be toroidal. Instead, the rings are more like discs, with a uniform hole drilled through each one, and the pole is cylindrical. This means the rings can be put on in any order. It's not a big deal, and I still really like the toy, but a big part of the educational experience I wanted from this toy was the idea that the rings only go on in a certain order. It's a profound logical/mathematical lesson.
Maybe I'm just not enough of a free spirit. I am very happy with the toy; I just wish I'd known ahead of time how it was constructed.