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post #21 of 34
I just gave this to DS for his birthday and I FRICKEN HATE IT. What genius decided to not have the top attached? So every time we turn it to look for a shape the stupid top falls off. I fricken hate this thing. Did I mention that? I used to have a plastic Fisher Price one and it was much better than this stupid POS.
post #22 of 34
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Originally Posted by tommom View Post
It's also annoying that the top is not attached. It always falls of and dumps the pieces everywhere when ds uses it.
Evil. I have trouble getting the dang rectangle in the box. Grrr. The paint chips, as well.

I think that Melissa & Doug toys are crappy and poorly made. We also have the MD alphabet blocks. Another annoying crappy toy.
post #23 of 34
we have had this problem too, just playing at other people's houses. I LOVED my plastic fisher price ball one, that one rocked!
post #24 of 34
Ha! I am so glad that you posted this. Ours justs sits empty, the pieces long since have been used as stacking blocks.


Although, I think the outlining idea is worth a try!

My vote? Evil
post #25 of 34
post #26 of 34
this is the one we have, its fantastic..

http://www.blueberryforest.com/selec...orting-toy.htm
post #27 of 34
DD stacks the blocks and dh makes fun of me because it takes me forever to figure it out.
post #28 of 34
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Originally Posted by sweetieberlin View Post
this is the one we have, its fantastic..

http://www.blueberryforest.com/selec...orting-toy.htm
wow...that one looks awesome!! we have the M&D and dd doesnt' really play with it as a shape sorter, like all the other pp's said. i think the only M&D toys we like (and we have a TON as mil thinks they are great) are the magnetic letters and numbers, bc the entire back of the letter is magnetic, so no chance a small magnet will pop off.
post #29 of 34
Another vote for evil!
post #30 of 34
Our M&D shape sorter was given to us so I'm making do with it. The top really bugged me so I added some velcro to it. Works great!
post #31 of 34
M&D STILL hasn't improved those things?!? We bought one for my now 8yo, when we has 1yo. I shared in your frustration with the top not staying on, but not for long, I'm not one for pointless toys sitting around, and my DS *really* wanted to play with it! I glued strips of velcro onto the top, just on those two notches. It was just the right strength that my toddler could get the top off. I also called m&d and told them that it was a problem and how I fixed it ... I guess they didn't care
post #32 of 34
When I tried to get DD to put the shapes in she'd just lift the lid and toss them in. She looked at my like I was crazy for trying to make her do it the hard way. Yeah, we've mostly used this for stacking and color sorting.
post #33 of 34
wow I can't believe so many hate this toy. We have one and ds loves it!
post #34 of 34
That Melissa and Doug shape sorter is one of the worst toys we ever bought.

The Tupperware shape shorter, on the other hand, is one of the best:

http://order.tupperware.com/coe/app/...r=P10054276000

You can find plenty of them used on ebay, too, if you're so inclined. Both boys have loved it, it is well-designed, challenging, and fun for them.
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