Product Type: Happyland baby toys
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Happyland The Queen's Jubilee Set
Member Name: cornishchic
Happyland The Queen's Jubilee Set
Date: 21/07/12, updated on 21/07/12 (59 review reads)
Advantages: Great detailling on queen, perfect for toddlers
Disadvantages: Lack of detailling on cake, expensive for amount of figures
I'm sure most people will know that the queen celebrated her jubilee earlier this year. A lot of people joined in on the jubilee wagon and tried milking it for all it's worth with lots of different merchandise. When I realised Early Learning Centre had a special Happyland Jubilee set on sale I had to get it for my daughter.
Happyland is a range of toys sold by Early Learning Centre. They help develop toddlers imaginations with a range of play sets varying from cottages and windmills to fairy boots and moon houses. The sets vary in size and price, with the lower price sets being around the £8 for a pack of figures, up to the highest being a fully fledged town at £60. The sets can be played with alone or collected so that the children have a big set to play with.
This Happyland jubilee set is the cheapest set we have ever bought at only £5. This is because there are only three figures included in the set, the queen, her corgi and a celebration cake. A pack of eight figures normally costs £8, so this jubilee set is quite expensive for what you get.
The quality of the figures is the same as the other pieces found in the Happyland range, being the same scale as other pieces also. The detailing on the queen is fantastic, she is wearing a sash, earrings and a necklace and even has a crown on the top of her head, she is stood very regally with her hands inside the other. The corgi is fantastic also, he looks like a dog and not some random animal, he's lying down which is different from the other dog my daughter has from a different range which is nice for a little variety. The cake however, is a little disappointing. As it's the diamond jubilee celebration cake I would expect it to be something quite spectacular but it's not. It's just a basic red cake on a tablecloth covered table with yellow circles around the edge, I would have like to see a bit more detailing on this.
As my daughter has quite a large collection of Happyland toys now, she played with this jubilee set along with her others. The queen often stands high on my daughters windmill while the other figures stand around the windmill looking up. The cake table often has lots of figures around it with them all having a piece and the corgi often visits the vets building but falls asleep on the vet table!
I don't think my daughter would be interested in this set in the slightest had she not had other sets to play with alongside it. So I wouldn't recommend this set as a first Happyland purchase. However, to add to an already growing collection I think it is alright. Not a lot of things disappoint me with the Happyland range but the lack of detailing on the cake definitely lets this set down a little.
Summary: Not a great Happyland toy
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