We’ve done a new Brand Comparison page for D-Toys puzzles that have the “wide variety of shapes” sticker (these are higher quality than their 2-shapes puzzles). Check out the new evaluation. The good news is: if you like their cartoon and folk art images, you can order them without worry. Jane
This page is part of our Puzzle Brand Comparison. You can find the overview page here. REVIEW DATE: 10/23/2016 PUZZLE TESTED: “Classic Tales: Snow White” and “Cartoon Collection: Transylvania”, 2016 OUR RATING: 60 points, A Grade CATEGORIES: cartoon, fine art, “Classic Tales” (fairy tales), horses, photographic landscapes, collage, and tropical images CUT: Grid-cut FINISH: semi-glossy… Continue Reading →
“Transylvania” from D-Toys is a fun and easy cartoon puzzle to assemble. The different areas of blue sky, red roofs, cream castle, tan road, and green grass make this puzzle go together very quickly. The artwork is a lot of fun with dozens of characters, each with a unique costume and pose. Human tourists snap photos and watch the antics at the Transylvanian tourist attraction–loaded with rather silly vampires hanging around, cooking food, or putting on a show. The D-Toys quality on this puzzle is good with sturdy pieces, six different piece shapes (in a grid cut), and a nice flat finish. If you like cartoon puzzles, the D-Toys “Cartoon Classics” line is worth a try. Recommended.
This fairy tale puzzle of “Snow White” is one for the adult puzzler. Its use of random patterns adds a nice challenge to assembly, but it’s not frustratingly hard. The colors are bright and cheerful, and there are a lot of details woven into Snow White’s skirt for you to discover as you puzzle. The lovely folk art style illustration is by Romanian artist Kurti Andrea. The D-Toys quality on this puzzle is good with sturdy pieces, six different piece shapes (in a grid cut), and a nice flat finish. Recommended to fans of folk art, fantasy puzzles, and those looking for a little bit of challenge. Moderately difficult.
This page is part of our Puzzle Brand Comparison. You can find the overview page here. SUMMARY: Unfortunately, this brand is not recommended to to the very thin pieces thickness. 1. BOX — 7/10 How deluxe does the box looks and feel? Is it sturdy? Will it hold up over time? How nicely does it arrange on the… Continue Reading →
Here we are in May 2019, and the snow is finally gone! In Pennsylvania, where we have a farm, the Spring has been beautiful so far, with the green budding trees, daffodils, tulips, forsythia, and other Spring flowers. I’ve been in the mood for Spring-themed puzzles, so I thought I’d pull togehter some recommendations for… Continue Reading →
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Puzzle Warehouse is offering 13% off all puzzles for your Halloween treat this year. Just enter code SCREAM13. You can browse the Halloween themed puzzles here. Here are a few of my favorites that are in stock right now along with my reviews so you can see the details: FRIENDS ON HALLOWEEN… Continue Reading →
Hello jigsaw enthusiasts! I’m very, very pleased to welcome September and the start of the Fall season, and I hope you are too. We’ve had a very hot and muggy summer here in Pennsylvania, so cooler weather will be a relief! Not to mention that Fall is my favorite time of year with the changing… Continue Reading →
I don’t know what the weather’s been like where you live, but here in Pennsylvania, it’s ranged from six inches of powdery snow to 78 degrees to heavy rain with a single week. It’s nearly the end of February and I’m ready for spring! Whatever your weather is like, you can enjoy an early spring… Continue Reading →
Here we are in mid-July, the height of summer season. Is it too hot where you live? Too rainy? Too dry? Here in Pennsylvania, it’s been mid to high 80s with the humidity varying from unbearable to not bad. I love to be outdoors and bike in the summer months. But the evenings are long… Continue Reading →
Welcome to a new post of new puzzles! Let’s take a look at what’s hit the market since my last new puzzle roundup in May…. For your Edification – A Tip on Saving Shipping Costs: I used to never order a single puzzle because the shipping cost for just one can be nearly as much as… Continue Reading →