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Wonderworld New Stacking Rings
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65 of 67 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2012
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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.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2010
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This toy is a favorite of my 13-month old. Even though the toy seems rather primitive for a grown-up, he stacks it and plays with the rings endlessly. The colors on the picture look somewhat "chemical", but in fact they're not as glossy and are very natural-looking yet bright. As others have also noted, the paint does not chip (it is very similar to the paint on Haba blocks). I couldn't find the country of origin listed on the site, but, if anyone's interested, the toy is made in Thailand (at least mine is).

It also feels safe to play with since the rod is very thick with a rounded end. The surface is very smooth. It's a classic toy and I'm sure will be enjoyed and will last for quite a while.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2011
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I just love wooden toys and purchased a bunch of Wonderworld and Melissa & Doug toys for our son's first Christmas. As one other reviewer mentioned, this is great for toddlers but our son is 8 months old and still plays with it. The rings are nice and chunky (not too thick) and right now are being used as chew toys. I, on the other hand, play with this toy too in front of our son so he can watch. I stack the rings up without the pole and let him knock the stack over. I twirl the rings around really fast on their sides (hard floor) and he watches them smack into each other. I stack them on the pole randomly and he just watches. I also say the colors as I pick the rings up. Yeah, I know he's too young to understand but he watches and looks attentive when I play with them!

The best thing about this stacker is the pole is a uniform width. For example, the small purple ring fits all the way to the bottom. So you can stack them anyway you like, mixing up the colors and sizes. Someone got us the Fisher Price stacker (many people consider this the classic toy but I like wooden toys best) and the pole is fat on the bottom and small at the top so you can't put the small ring on the bottom. Also, the rings for the Fisher Price stacker are wider and our son can't grasp it well (yet).

A toy that I enjoy playing with totally gets 5 stars and I enjoy playing with it as much as our son loves chewing on it.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2010
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I bought this for our 1 year old granddaughter, and she likes it well. It is sturdy and interesting in a classic toy way. The wood has a nice tactile feel that is superior to plastics, in my opinion, or at least a nice change from all the plastic stuff out there. A child can put it together, take it apart, or play with the pieces. It doesn't light up or make music, but it does what it should and will last until she tires of it, when it can be passed along. The paints are nontoxic, and the workmanship is good, with no rough edges.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on October 11, 2010
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I bought this for my baby when she was only 10 months. After working with her, she figured out how to stack the rings on her own. Now that she is over a year, she still plays with it. It is durable, the paint has not come off, and I have had no problems with it. The quality is much better than the plastic ones out there.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 16, 2010
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My 8-month-old grandson is fascinated with this stacker. It's colorful, beautifully made and interesting to look at. It goes from being one thing to being lots of things when he dumps it on his play pad. It's supposed to be a stacking toy, but he doesn't yet use it as such. Instead, he likes to chew on the rings, and even on the stacking pole and its base. Perhaps he will enjoy it more when he's older, but actually, he likes it just fine now--just not as a stacking toy. I suggest it for toddlers. (Probably the description does, too.) But it's also a pretty, non-toxic, multi-colored, many-pieces teething toy!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on July 21, 2011
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I have purchased Wonderworld toys in the past and was looking for a stacking toy for my 10-month-old daughter. I read several reviews of other brands, and my main concern was the size of the toy. I read that it was too small, and the top piece was actually small enough to be a choking hazard! Well, I have been happy with Wonderworld in the past, so I went ahead and ordered the toy. I am so glad I did! It is absolutely perfect in every way! It's size is perfect. Not too big, not too small. None of the pieces are small enough to be a choking hazard unless you have a child with a mouth the size of my husband's (and he has a BIG mouth!). The colors are lovely, not glossy and toxic-looking like in the photo. They actually look more like dye than paint. It is wooden, which I love, and it makes a great addition to any eco, green, Waldorf, natural, safe play area. The wooden post is softly rounded on all side and it's much thicker than I anticipated. It's about as thick as a hot dog or polish sausage. I would not really be worried about my daughter falling on it and hurting herself. Wonderworld wins again!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 29, 2011
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Our 11 month old loves these rings and prefers them over all the others he has (he has a couple fisher price ones) - it seems to me he is drawn to them because they are just a little bit smaller and fit better in his hands, he can manipulate them more easily, they stack in any order because the base isn't graduated, the ball on top rolls around in a very entertaining way, and they make a great sound when they clack together. Great toy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 3, 2010
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my daughter loves this toy! she is only 9 months so isn't putting them together but loves taking it a part. It is also nice that it is made of wood rather than plastic. She bites on them but they do not chip which is nice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2011
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Purchased these for our infant son for Christmas. We were very happy with the set! The kids all like to stack the rings and play with the set. Its a little smaller than I thought it would be, but actually works for the kids. You can stack the rings in any order and they will still fit on the stand, unlike the plastic ones. Very high quality wood, and natural plant-based paint which does not chip (and believe me, my two-year old has already bitten into the rings)! Great toy for the price.
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