We were browsing through a toy store, pregnant with our second, when my husband HAD to have these. As soon as he saw them he felt guilty about not buying them for our daughter, "Just think of how much smarter she would be now." (Insert rolling eyes here).
Well, we bought them. They weren't too expensive and my husband doesn't get to do a lot of shopping for the kids. What a waste of money. Neither of my kids like this toy. They stack pretty nicely, but the noise feature is difficult for my 2 1/2 year old daughter to operate, much less the baby. These toys are always at the bottom of the toy basket and still look brand new. My son would much rather play with the Legos or Little People his sister has than these over-sized blocks. The only thing they are good for it throwing. They are so soft that nothing gets broken!