I bought this doll family to add to a firehouse/police house (aka "boy" dollhouses) for my son for Christmas. After a year of use, these have stayed in good rotation. They are good quality, as most M&D products are. The heads are wooden and the bodies are bendable/posable. They are easier to bend than the rubber figures that came with the firehouse, which have wires in them but are too stiff to really pose. The clothes are simple but sewn well. The dolls do stand on their own... sometimes. For use in the dollhouse, however, they are mostly sitting or standing. Nothing has faded, ripped, or broken after a year of play, so I would definitely but the set again. The little baby in yellow is especially a hit around here and is always getting into trouble!