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Step2 50's Diner

Step2 50's Diner

Fall 2008 Toys
Ages: 2 - 7 yrs.
Manufacturer: The Step2 Company
Price: $149.99
Review:
Order up! This large diner set introduces budding young restaurateurs to the hospitality industry circa the 1950's. With a cooking/meal prep area, a booth for seating customers, realistic sound effects and accessories including plates, utensils and pretend food, this set inspired our young testers to embark on hours of imaginative play. From hiring a staff and creating menus and signs to getting out play money (not included) and generally scouring the house for other props to make the restaurant experience complete, the kids took total ownership of their diner, down to soliciting family members to make reservations. Little details add to the set's charm and include a mini-jukebox that plays three songs from the 1950's, the realistic sounds of boiling water on the range and a sizzling skillet and a small buzzer that dings near the food pick-up area. One tip: a power drill makes assembly much easier.
Krista Mason   ©2008 Parents' Choice

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