Rated 1 out of 5Â by LM28 Puzzle seems cheap
I am very disappointed in this puzzle. I usually love Melissa and Doug items, and their puzzles are always so nice. I ordered this farm puzzle for my daughter's first Christmas, and when it arrived I was surprised. The pieces are cut sort of uneven and some edges are still jagged like they weren't sanded properly, and where the edges aren't smooth the pictures on the pieces are peeling off. I contemplated gluing the edges back down and keeping the puzzle, but I don't think I should have to pay for something that isn't made well. I am sending this back for a replacement or a different puzzle all together.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Lindsey Great idea, cheaply made
Just bought the puzzle today and my son loved the wooden handles to grab the puzzle pieces, but once he was playing with then and had drooled and put one in his mouth, the paint started coming off. Turns out they are not wood, rather a cheap particle board. Melissa and Doug, make them out of wood!! Or seal them better.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by LakeGirlRed Unexpected Poor Quality
One can usually count on the quality of Melissa & Doug toys. However, this puzzle does not fit the bill. While I loved the big knobs, the pieces for this puzzle have a sticker placed over the wood rather than hand painted pieces which has been my experience with many of the Melissa & Doug puzzles. Much to my chagrin, immediately after opening the puzzle and having my granddaughter play with it for less than 5 minutes, the stickers were already peeling back from the puzzle piece in a significant way. Needless to say, this puzzle is being returned.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Mom Quality is lacking
Bought several Melissa & Doug puzzles for my son. Two were of the old style--handpainted-now very hard to find as Melissa & Doug no longer use paint for the puzzles. Instead, they use thin, uncoated stickers that easily start to flake off with minimal play. That was our experience with this puzzle, and I've read other reviews complaining of the same problem. Melissa & Doug name used to stand for quality; now their products are no better than any other brand, so why pay more for them? I understand not wanting to use paint due to lead concerns, however, I wish they would've put some kind of safe clear coat over the stickers to keep them from disintegrating so easily. Very disappointed.