Rated 5 out of 5Â by SVMainUS Inspires imagination!
I bought one for both my 5 year old grandson and 2 and a half year old grandson. The chest is well made of wood and I put their names on top with a silver marker. It comes with gold dabloons in a red sack, pirate patch and jolly roger flag. I added a few dollars in the hidden area at the bottom, a sea shell, some actual coins in a sack as well, a toy lizard and of course a bit of candy. I put in some old mardi gras beads to build their "treasure". I made them a treasure map to find their chests which took them all over gramma's house until they found them. They were thrilled!! The chests have become a toy they both love and play with all the time and looks darling in their bedrooms.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Dawn Great to dig up on the Beach!
We got this as a gift for our kids to bring on our beach vacation. We thought it would be fun to have some new toys to entertain them on the beach. We buried it in the sand and gave them a treasure map to find it and dig it up! They loved it! It was one of the highlights of beach play and now that we are home they still love it and play with it often! It held up great except one of the handles on the sides broke off. It looks like the newer models do not have handles so maybe this was a common issue with the older ones. Either way it is a great toy.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by pypersings Great for imagination
My son received this for Christmas and it is sturdy and large, just right for a pirate chest. Inside is a "loose slat" that is designed to look this way so that the gold coins can be hidden in the chest below the faux bottom but can be accessed by tilting the chest in several directions so the coins can fall out. We like Melissa and Doug toys and this one is great. It comes with a large bandana that can be used for many purposes and an eye patch and a red bag of plastic coins.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Nana Kathy Didn't hold up
I purchased this for my grandson last spring at our local bookstore. He has loved it so much! He has it on his desk and fills it with his treasures. It has literally fallen apart several times. We keep gluing it back together as it is so precious to him. Disappointed as he and his brother have so much Melissa and Doug and I have always valued it as a great product!