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So...with Christmas well and truly out of the way I thought that it was about time that I done something productive with myself and start reviewing all of the toys that my children recieved, starting with my youngest daughters.
My youngest daughter is 2 years and 8 months and as of November decided that she no longer loved Iggle Piggle as she had for over a year, she had now moved onto Minnie Mouse. Luckily for her I hadn't finished my Christmas shopping so decided to make her Christmas a very Minnie Christmas - starting with this cash register.
I originally purchaced it from the Brilliant Gift Shop Catalogue as they had an offer on for 20% off toys and also this item came reduced aswell if you bought it in a bundle with the trolley so I think I paid around £30.00 for the pair - Don't quote me on that though because I can't quite remember. (Although I do know that it is now on sale on Amazon.co.uk for £19.99).
The till itself is lovely to look at, it is very girly and the colours on it complement eachother. It is a light pink on the majority with other pastel colours, blue purple, green yellow etc. on all of the other parts of it.
There is buttons on it in the shape of numbers 0-9 all in different colours.
+, -, /, x, = and also a divide sign all in white on pink round buttons.
There is also a 'Minnie Mouse Head' shape in white which opens the till drawer.
The on/off switch and volume, microphone button and 'c' button for the calculator are white with black symbols printed on them.
On the top of the till there is an arch with Black Minnie Mouse ears on it.
The other play areas on the till are a 'pen' with Minnie Mouse shoes on the top which stands in a hole, the function of this pen is to draw on the 'pad', made of orange plastic, when you draw on the top of the pad it imprints into the white plastic underneath making whatever is on the pad visable. To clear the pad you simply lift up the orange topping sheet and that will remove anything on it.
There is also a toy microphone, not much bigger than the pen, it is set on green bendy pastic so that it can be adjusted to the childs preference.
There is also a slot spanning the width of the till for the child to swipe the Minnie Credit Card that comes with the till. When swiped the card hits a button set into the slot causing the till to beep.
Attatched to the left side of the till is a conveyor belt which has a wheel at the side so that the items can be moved along it. A good idea athough it does not move along very far and as with my daughter she tried to force it to go further. It didn't break but in my opinion if a child with enough force were to try and do it then it would snap.
On the right hand side there is a scanner to scan the barcodes of the products. It is a light blue with a pink heart and a flower on it, it sits in a green stand and when the items are scanned
The drawer on the till is split into six compatments, 3 large and 3 small. The large ones are the right size for the 'Notes', Coloured paper with pictures of Minnie Mouse on and the different note denominations. The smaller compartments are for the 'Minnie Money', different coloured Minnie Mouse head shaped coind about the size of a 10p with the different amounts on, ie 1p, 2p 5p etc.
The only problem that I see with this is that the credit card doesn't actually fit into any of these compartments so it has to be left on the top at the risk of being misplaced or lost.
Overall though it is a great product and my daughter loves it she can spend hours playing with it. I have noticed that her counting has got better since she has had this as she like to press the button on the keypad, i.e. number 3 and then put 3 'Minnie Money' into the draw.
The till had been dropped a number of times and has never broke or even shown a mark on it. The plastic that it is made of is glossy and quite thick with all rounded edges. It is easy to keep clean, a quick wipe over and any marks or smudges come off as they don't seem to stick to the glossy finish.
Overall it is an amazing product and I think cheap at the price of £19.99 for the amount of different activities on it.
I am still going to give this item 5***** regardless of the two things that I have listed as disadvantages as to be honest they do not compromise the amount of fun and happy play that my daughetr gets out of it.
Your children will have hours of endless fun with this pink Minnie Mouse Clubhouse cash register. The Minnie Mouse design brings one of Disney's most popular characters into play for endless fun and enjoyment. Features a working digital display, a mini conveyor belt and sound and light effects.Ideal for imaginative role play. Includes 3 x AA batteries.Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts Age range: From 3 years.