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I bought this a few years ago for my little girl and have just got it out again to use with my new baby. I love this toy it looks great, it's lovely and bright and colorful and kids are really attracted to it.
The stacker also has a button on the top of it which makes a sound when the stars are put onto it which both my daughters have loved.
The stacker comes with 4 star shaped rings which you have to put in order on the yellow holder. All of the stars are different colors and sizes. The aim is to put them on the pole in size order. When you have done this you can then add the star onto the top of the pole
I would say that the toy is suitable for babies from 6 months upto about 2 years. The stars are designed so that they are really easy to grab hold of. They are sturdy plastic and can be washed/wiped down if needed as if your baby is like mine they will go straight into their mouth.
My daughters love these and the fact that it has lasted for both of them shows what good quality it is. The stacker lasts kids for ages because at first they find it a challenge just to get the rings on the pole and then as they get older they understand that they are supposed to go in an order and try to do that so they do see them through many different stages of their development.
I got this toy from Argos and I think I paid around £10 so it was good value for money. The batteries in the toy can be changed however in all the time we have owned this we have only had to change them once.
I feel the toy has provided both my children with hours of fun and also helped develop them physically through hand eye co-ordination etc. It is also great for learning colors when the time comes.
I would definitely recommend this toy to anyone with a young baby it really is a good buy that will last you ages.
My daughter was spoilt rotten at Christmas. My parents bought her a whole host of toys including this Fisher Price classic stacker toy. My mum picked it up on a shopping trip with us in John Lewis and paid £9.99 for it (and then sent it to Father Christmas!). Having checked again today, it seems that it's no longer available in many stores, although it is on Amazon.
The toy comes packaged but in a way that's it's visible so we could see what we were getting before buying. The whole toy measures around 20cm high and 15cm in diameter and consists of four stars in different colours - green, orange, blue and pink and each is a different size. They slot onto a large chunky yellow base with a thick plastic pole with the largest star slotting on first and the smallest slotting on last. Finally a star slots on top of the pole to finish the stacking. It also features a nice 'ta da' sound (it reminds me of the noise that you'd hear from a shooting star) and this happens every time a star is taken off or placed onto the pole. The pole also lights up and the light shines through the star as it moves on and off. Although the base part takes 3 AA batteries to power the noises and lights, we've not had to change them since Christmas.
This toy is designed for children aged 6 months and upwards. My daughter received it at 6 months although now at nearly 11 months, she still doesn't use it to stack the stars and can't place them on and off. She loves the colourful stars it has and uses these primarily as teethers although they are so big that they looks massive compared to her small mouth! She also loves to clutch onto them while moving about the house and is drawn to their bright colours. The stars have turned into toys of their own really independently from being part of the stacker. The stars are very chunky and because of this, still look as new as they have survived countless drops onto the floor. They are made of thick and sturdy plastic.
I think this toy is great although I don't think the age range is entirely accurate. It is suitable for 6 months and above although I doubt many babies would be able to stack the stars on and off at that age. But, even from 6 months my daughter found ways to play with the stars and now sits for a few minutes just looking and feeling the star in her hands (and then trying to chew it!). I'm sure in a few months the proper use of stacking the stars on will come helping with her co-ordination. I rate the stacker 4 stars, taking one off for the price because we have paid a similar price of £9.99 for some of her other toys that have many more features and although this has some lovely features, I think it's quite limited and shouldn't cost as much as it does.
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This is a very cute ring stacker and very well priced as well. At just £5 it has a lot of different aspects to it that make it look and make the play a lot more expensive than you would imagine for just £5.
The stacker consists of a big plastic pole onto which you stack the rings. The pole has four round lights on it that light up when you put a ring on the stacker. The lights are little round circles and are quite faint but you can still see them come on which is nice. At the top of the pole is a big plastic yellow star with a friendly smiling face on it. The star theme is carried on throughout the toy.
The rings that go on the stacker are made to look like stars also but they have quite rounded edges so they look more like a flower shape to me than a star but I like the fact that they have some kind of design rather than just being round like other stackers you can get. The stars are made of coloured plastic but they are see-through. This enables the lights on the pole to shine through them when you put them on the pole. The biggest star is blue and this goes on the bottom of the stacker obviously. Then the next colour is green, followed by red and then the smallest one is orange and this sits at the top.
This stacker also plays music and as the name would suggest it plays classical music. Included in the songs are The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, The Blue Danube and then some old nursery rhyme classics such as Twinkle Twinkle little star and Here we go Luby Loo. The songs are fun but like any music you find on a children's toy can get a bit annoying after a while. Luckily, there is an on/off button at the top of the stacker which is nice because you can turn it off if you need to. The stacker takes three AA batteries in order to work the lights and music.
In conclusion this stacker, with its lights and music is a nice twist on the original ring stackers of old and one we enjoy playing with.
My eldest daughter was bought this toy for her first birthday which to be honest at the time I did think she was getting a little old for stackers as she already had two that she was getting bored of however she did enjoy playing with it.
The toy is made by Fisherprice and it is aimed for babies from 6 months and upwards, the toy consists of a yellow base with a long piece of yellow plastic up the middle for the stars to be stacked onto. The top of the toy is a bright yellow smiling star and then there are 4 different coloured star shapes to be stacked onto the base. The stars are all varying sizes so that the biggest one goes on the bottom and then they are stacked on top of each other with the smallest at the top, the stars are green, blue, orange and red in colour and are made of coloured hard plastic which you can see through.
The toy playes music and lights up as your child plays with it which my daughter really liked, the different coloured lights did keep her amused for quite a while and we would name the colours as they lit up to give the toy some educational value without any effort. The toy takes 3 x AA batteries which we never had to replace however that may be because within a couple of months of being bought this toy it was a little too young for my daughter and therefore she stopped playing with it.
The toy is great for developing your childs motor skills as it encourages them to grasp the stars and then they have to use hand-eye co-ordination to get the pieces onto the stack, the toy also helps to teach colours and of course the music gives added enjoyment too. Each of the stars has a different texture to it which my daughter used to like if I took her hand and ran it over the stars, the stars and base are made from string plastic and my daughter never managed to damage the toy even though she would quite often accientally stand on the stars after she had got bored and walked away from the toy so I can say that the toy is durable.
I think this is a pretty good toy and my daughter used to enjoy playing with it however I do think the age 6 months up guide is correct and think she would have got much more fun from the toy if she had been bought it at a younger age as at 1 yedar old there were other toys that were more exciting to her. This toy has it all sounds, lights and educational to boot so I would recommend it.
We purchased this lovely set of stacking rings from Amazon while it was on sale at £12. We brought them for our eldest boy when he was just a baby as his first lot of Christmas presents as it can be hard to find toys suitable for younger children.
The set itself comes in 5 pieces a solid plastic base which has a pole on to hold each ring. This is yellow in colour very bright and has a lovely little star on the top which is really sweet. This star can be added to hold the rings in place while in storage and can then be taken off to add the rings and is another piece for little one to enjoy fitting together.
The rings are also in the shape of stars and range in size so they can be sorted biggest to smallest. Each one has a different texture so that baby is discovering new things with each star they stack. Also they are great for teething babies as they can be used as a teether without causing Damage to the toy and all the different textures help sooth baby. They are all different couloirs nice and bright catching little ones attention.
There are sensors on the post so each and every time a ring is placed correctly on the post the little one is rewarded with sweet delightful music and they soon continue to repeat over and over again just to hear the music. Also when a ring is added the base of the toy lights up with pretty couloirs catching little ones attention and keeping them interested.
There are 5 different songs that are played and the rotate each time little one places a ring from twinkle twinkle little star to lovely classical pieces I find these are not irritating like some children's toys can be and as there is variation little one does not get bored with it.
The lights also dance flash and stay steady these also vary and the different sequences and colours catch little ones eye and hold their attention extremely well. The noise is not too loud as with some toys and there is an on off button so you can turn off when not in use. The batteries have lasted well in the 3 years we have had this toy I have not had to change them yet and it gets a lot of use so I think this is amazing.
This toy is very well made it has so far lasted 3 of my children without even a sign of wear and tear and this is after teething babies have tried eating it, exploring babies see how much you can bang it of a wall without it breaking and general rough play from young toddlers.
This toy is suitable from 6 months plus which is about right as this is when little one becomes aware enough to begin independent play and can mange small motor skills. I would recommend this to anyone it has lasted well and all my children have loved it a simple design which is a big hit. It requires 2 AA batteries but these are included when you purchase the toy.
This is a review of the Fisher Price baby star stacker. It is an all singing and dancing version of the old ring stacker we used to have when we were kids.
I bought my stacker in the supermarket for a little over £6 and enjoyed playing with it in the dark as it all lights up - a feature which is not fully obvious during the daylight.
Each star varies in size to stack in a pleasing shape but your little one can put them on in any order and it still works.
how it works
Each time you load on a star you get a nice noice to indicate sucess. This is activated by a switch in the top at the side. It also goes off when you pull the stars off the stick. When you add the star at the top (pictured) it plays a nice tune and alternates between four songs each time:
- here we go looby loo
- classical tune vivaldi the four seasons
- classical tune - the blue danube
- twinkle twinkle litlle star
There are enough songs so you don't get totally bored with it in the first few minutes.
battery life - good
Although we have played with this toy for months and have replaced the batteries in the base once, it is only now at 11 months that Sophie has mastered the art of stacking and unstacking. She also adopts the undignified pose of sucking the stick on the base when it is empty so has to be supervised with it.
The stars are made of chunky glitter plastic in orange, pink. blue and green and they are indistructable and too big to fit in a child's mouth.
A winning toy?
We have enjoyed playing with this for months and will continue to do so. For the money paid I am pleased with this toy although you have to keep your eye on the stars which tend to end up under the sofa and in all four corners of the room! The toy looks amazing in the dark with all its flashing lights which are colourful under the different plastic stars. The music is pleasant and not annoying and batteries last a long time. Sophie also has a plastic ring version circa 1970s from my childhood which she equally enjoys playing with so you don't always need fancy toys to keep them occupied.
My daughter received the Fisher Price Classical Stacker as a random present one day from her Great Grandma when she was about 5 months old. I was chuffed to bits as it was something that I had been planning on buying when she was a little older as I think stacker toys are a great thing for babies to have. I remember my little brother having a basic stacking ring toy when he was a baby and he loved it so it was definately something I was going to get for my daughter, of course toys have now progressed and most things light up and sing!
The classical stacker has four sparkly stars that fit over a yellow pole which is on a chunky yellow base that is slightly shaped and will rock slightly when the child is playing with it. The four stars are different shapes, each slightly smaller than the last so they can be stacked up on the pole. They are different colours too, green, blue, pink and orange and each star has a different raised texture to it.
The pole has four flashing lights inside which look lovely when flashing through the stars. When a star is placed on the pole, it triggers a button on the side which makes a lovely ringing sound, this tells the child the star has been placed on correctly. On top of the pole sits a large chunky yellow star, which has a cute smiley face like most toys in the Fisher Price range. When the star is placed on top of the pole it sets off a tune for the child to listen to and there are a range of tunes that are played, some classical and others are nursery rhymes.
The stacker requires 3 AA batteries, and though they came with the toy, they were almost dead so I would suggest you buy some and replace them if you are to be purchasing this item. You will find this for sale at various prices so it would be worth shopping around as it can be £9.99 or even £13.99!
My daughter loved this toy and would play with it very regularly although I personally wasn't all that thrilled with it in the end. I thought the whole point of a stacker toy was to eventually teach your child problem solving when they have to work out the order of the rings - or in this case stars - but with this version the holes are all the same size so they will fit on the pole in any order! While I agree it does help encourage fine motor skills I did find this disappointing and found myself asking my mum if by any chance she had the stacking rings my brother used to have (thankfully she did!).
That problem aside, as I say my daughter did enjoy playing with it, and loved seeing it light up and play tunes so I am happy she received it. Anything that brings a smile to her face is worth it for me! Would I recommend the classical stacker? Yes I would purely for the fun side of the toy as children will love it!
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This was one of the very many toys my daughter received when she was born. She was obviously unable to use it at that age so it stayed on a shelf in her bedroom for over half a year. It is very bright and colourful and looked lovely in the little spot we picked out on her shelf.
The Fisher Price Classical Stacker is a more modern version of your original stacker. When I was younger me and my brother shared a simple wooden one which did no more than simply allow you to stack the coloured rings onto the pole. When I first seen this one it took me a couple of seconds to register what it was.
Its plastic in design and the holdster is yellow. Instead of original rings the stackers are in the shape of stars. There are 4 rings in total and they are all different colours and sizes. The colours are; Green, Pink, Blue and orange. There is also a star that is to be placed on the top of the pole, this competes the sequence and as you place it on the top it plays a little tune to show you have finished.
The idea of the stacker is to place the stars on the pole in the correct order from largest at the bottom to smallest at the top. There is a big difference in size so babies will be able to notice the difference in them all. My daughter started playing with this toy when she was around 7 months. It had been such a pretty decoration in her bed room that we forgot to take it down to play with.
At first she didn't get the idea of what to do despite mummy and daddy showing her. She would simply pick up the stars as the hole was the perfect size to grab onto and shoved it into her mouth. I'm guessing she thought it was a teething ring which in all fairness it does slightly resemble. She was very reluctant to even let go of her new chew toy to even attempt to put it onto the stacker. From them on, every time we got the toy out she would automatically presume she was to put the stars into her mouth.
It wasn't until she was around 12 months old and she had finally passed most of the teething stage she started to associate the toy with what it actually was. She would put the stars onto the stacker in any way she fancied, she really didn't have the patience to figure out where each one was suppose to go. She didn't play with the toy for long before she got bored and eventually it went back to the shelf it came from when she stopped playing with it all together.
The stacker is designed for babies aged 6months plus. I do think it is a good educational toy but it is just one that my daughter wasn't interested in. it's easy to clean and maintain which is handy if you have a little dribbler! After having a little look around i have came to notice it isn't a very expensive toy costing around the £10 mark. It requires 3 AA batteries and they do last a long time as the toy rarely makes a noise.
I wouldn't not recommend it, it's just my daughter didn't enjoy it very much. I definitely think if your child will enjoy it they could learn a lot from it. Not only does it develop hand eye co-ordination but it also has the potential to teach different size, how to order things and the different colours. It's not expensive so I would definitely say to try it out. If all fails at least it will look pretty in the bedroom.
I do not think that you can beat a stacker toy. I remember something similar my Nephew used to have and he is now 17 years of age. We were bought this as a present and although my Daughter needs help to stack the rings, she loves the music it plays and enjoys trying to eat the star shaped rings.
Description of the toy:
There are four different sized star shapes that fit over a pole - from large at the bottom to small at the top. Each star shape has different textured bumps on it which is why I think my Daughter likes to try to eat them. In addition to this, there is a star shape 'hat' at the top. My Daughter loves this as it looks like the star from the Nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
The pole has flashing lights on it and there are two buttons where each star would sit - so when you put on each star, it hits these buttons which sets off a tune and the flashing lights. There is also a button at the top of the pole where the star 'hat' sits on which makes it play another tune. The tunes that are played are either a nursery rhyme or a classical tune.
Whilst my Daughter plays with the stars, I usually press the buttons and try to spin the pole. She loves watching it spin round with it's flashing lights and really enjoys the melodies.
I would most definately recommend this toy. It is not expensive and would be fantastic as a gift for a younger child over 6 months of age.
This is a classic Fisher Price Toy. I rate them as well as I do Little Tikes.
They are both one of the best toy manufacturers around.
Asthetically its a very eye catching toy when its sitting on a shelf, because of its bright colours and the star shape I suppose.
Inside the box, it has its instructions, which basically tells you functions (on / off / music hi / low) and how to change the batteries, of which it takes two AA sized ones.
It has four ascending sized colored stars, with a happy smiley faced star for the top - much like a star topped christmas tree, and the rocker pole for the stars to be stacked upon.
This was bought for my middle daughters first birthday (about 6 years ago now). It hasn't really changes in that time and it doesn't need to.
Now this stacking toy is brilliant, I know the box says from 6 months but with supervision its totally okay for the younger baby.
The star shapes are a nice "grabby" size. All sides are rounded so there are no sharp bits to worry about. They are also nice and bright colour wise, which for stimulation is great and for when they are a little older, learning colours. At least thats what I did.
When my daughter got this her sister was 2 1/2 and was then learning colours, so while the younger one was putting the stars on the stacking pole, I was teaching my eldest the colours, and when my son came along, it was my eldest teaching my middle child the colours while my son learnt to put the stars on the pole. It's great for involving all the family.
It plays different tunes like nursery rhymes and such (usually I ended up singing along to these with the children, have to say, when my mum walked in to me doing this felt like a bit of A MUPPET!)LOL
As for the durability of the toy, its fantastic. It has far lasted my three children chewing on the stars and the top of the pole and no doubt it will go through a few more children as I have now passed this on to my friends 4 month old. Still in as good a condition as it came in!
This is another fab toy! I bought this for my Daughter last Christmas. I saw it in B and Ms and as it was a bargain at only £8.00, i decided to get it. I'm also a fan of Fisher Price as said in my other reviews so i knew this toy would not disappoint. I ended up giving my Daughter this early as i was intrigued by the flashing lights and lovely colours. I was not disappointed and she has loved it ever since.
This toy consists of a long yellow pole with a circular base. It comes with 5 star shapes that slot over the pole and as they do they trigger songs and flashing lights which shine through the plastic coloured stars and give off a lovely rainbow effect. One of the stars is different to the other four and is small and yellow with a smiley face. It sits on top of the pole when all the stars are in place.
Children seem to be very impressed by this toy and its great for babies that have just learnt to sit up and explore new toys with their hands. Its very educational also as you can teach your child how to count as the stars are added t the pole and also with colours.
This toy is recommended for use after 6 months but i found it most useful when my Daughter was 9 months and onwards.
This toy has not failed to amuse me or my children. I always had stackers when I was a child but they were never as interesting as this one they were always made out of wood.
The best thing about this toy is that it cost me £10 i couldnt ask for a better deal.
I has 5 stars including the one on the top. Each star is a different size and colour, and the star on the top is a solid yellow one with a face on it.
Every star that is placed on lights up and flashes to music which amazed me and my child found it so fasinating. when the top star is placed on it will sing and flash every star up in a musical sequance. It also plays more than one song and this is great I found that some of the songs I could sing the songs to with my child and my grandmother sang the rest she seemed to know more than me. It played 5 songs in total.
This was bought as a christmas presant for my son when he was 8 months old so he was at the perfect age to use it being able to sit unaided and pick up the stars himself.
It was a great toy to sit and play together having bonding time and would never fail to make hime laugh and clap.
I love this toy and will give it a 5/5.
I got this as a gift from a relative for my son who was 4 months old then. This toy has a mark that says to be used by 6 months plus babys. My son grew fond of this toy as soon as I handed this over to him because of it's interesting features.
It's a learning as well as a fun toy. It's basically a stack of four plastic stars of four different colours stacked up on a yellow plastic pole tat has a button on the top and a lid with the shape of another star that has a face. It takes 4 AA batteries that are easy to find.
The largest star sits on the bottom and the rest of the stars stack up in the decreasing orser of their sizes. each time you remove or place the star, there is a sound and the toy lights up. The yellow pole has small bulbs that light up and the toy makes different kind sof music when the button on the top of the pole is pressed or the start/face on the top of the pole is pressed.
Alternatively, if the star on the top is removed, the four other stars (yellow, blue, pink and green) can be destacked and restacked. It's a great wy for learning for babys. They learn the concept of shapes, sizes, light and sound and also about arranging and rearranging.
Fisher Price - Bright Beginnings Classical Stacker
It's coming up to Christmas so I have been getting a few bits and bobs here and there to save on the December credit card fever. Unfortunately I am not yet grown up enough to be able to wait until Christmas itself and have already taken a few of Jack's toys out of their boxes and proceeded to give them to him and have a good old play! Must to the annoyance of my partner!
Anyhow this Fisher Price Classical Stacker was the last present that I got for Jack and the first one that I decided to open. I got it a few weeks ago from Woolworth's as they had a small reduction off all their Fisher Price toys and this one was marked down to £7.49p from £8.99p. Not much of a saving but I probably would of bought Jack something along the same line as this stacker anyway.
The age group for this toy is 6 months plus but Jack is approaching 5 months so I really don't think that will make too much difference it may even spur him on to play with it properly before he reaches the 6 month mark. He is pretty clever if I do say so myself!
Ok, so the toy itself is, as you would expect a stacker kind of toy. This means there are four different sized star shapes that fit over an upright pole. The plastic stars as I say are each bigger than the last if you take the top one off first, this being the smallest one, the next one is slightly larger enabling the one above to sit on it and be seen well. The star shapes are all different colours there is a green one, a blue one, a pink one and a orange one. They all are made from plastic and have the same sized hole in the centre. Raised on each star is a different sort of pattern giving a different feel to them each individually.
The upright plastic pole is yellow in colour and has flashing lights inside and purple light shades moulded within the pole. The pole is sitting on a yellow base that is slightly shaped giving a sort of rocking effect when the toy is being used. There are two buttons on the pole one on top and one on the side. The one on the side is set off every time a star shape is placed correctly on the pole and it makes a lovely magical bringing sound.
The button found on the top of the pole makes the toy play a different tune. Pressing it with your finger or placing the last remaining piece to the toy on top can set this off. The last piece is a yellow plastic star shape the sits upright on the top just like the star on the Christmas tree but this one has a smiley face painted on it. The tunes that are played are a mixture of classical music and children's favourite nursery rhymes.
The instructions that came with the toy are very basic and only printed on a single folded over A4 piece of paper. They give most details about changing the batteries, which is recommended as soon as you buy the toy. It does come with batteries inside however and these are AA in size and it needs three of them. Replacing them is pretty simple and as with most toys striaght6 forward to do.
Jack really seemed very interested in this toy and he has even a few times got one star shape on the pole, although not in the right order!! The toy for the price I think is well worth the money. It has music, lights and bits that can be taken apart and played with separately or chewed on for a good gnawing session. The colours are bright and the pieces that make up the toy are very durable and very easy to clean. The fact that the toy comes with batteries included is really and added bonus because we all know how annoying getting batteries can be, and expensive!
All round I think this toy well deserves the 5*s that I am awarding it. Another good product Fisher Price - Well done.
Baby can stack 5 brightly coloured stars that play favourite children's songs and light up.