Product Type: Sylvanian Doll
Newest Review: ... Canal Boat The Boat is a replica canal boat which comes complete with galley kitchen, bunks, little table and all the accessories... more
My daughter loved it!
Sylvanian Families Canal Boat
Member Name: bobbieal
Sylvanian Families Canal Boat
Date: 01/01/12, updated on 20/01/12 (27 review reads)
Advantages: Gives an extra dimension to the stories that can be imagined
Disadvantages: Not as good value as some of the other homes
My daughter was about 7 when she decided that she wanted to spend her hard saved Christmas and birthday money on a Sylvanian Families Canal Boat. I tried to put her off - after all, it's a lot of money - but she was adamant. And she was right.
We bought the boat at the local toy shop and she carried it home with a huge grin on her face which became even bigger when she opened the box. Now, having read the other review, I must point out that we have the less 'poster coloured' version, rather than the one that's been reviewed before. It came with a cooker, clothes line and pegs, bucket, toilet (her favourite bit!), emergency safety floating ring, hanging baskets etc. I found that she played with the boat a lot at the beginning, even taking it into the bath. There was lots of scope for on land and on water play, which allowed her to make up many imaginative stories. She has had many, many hours of fun playing with the boat. However, she has since bought more Sylvanians and, although she still plays with the canal boat, it is no longer her favourite (that's the watermill bakery).
It has lasted well, with the exception of the hanging mechanism for the washing line which is a little flimsy and is now bent. As with all Sylvanian toys, I have found that the stickers have started to wear, but that's through lots of play rather than a lack of quality.
For us, it is a valuable addition to the collection as it gives another dimension to the play. But I feel that the houses and the caravan give better value for money as they have more extra 'bits' included. I would certainly buy it again, but, if I were only able to buy 1 Sylvanian home, it would have to be the bakery or the caravan.
Please note that this review also appears on Ciao under the 'bobbieal' username.
Copyright BobbieAl 2012
Summary: A good addition to a Sylvanian collection, but I'd buy the caravan or bakery first.
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