“Elephant in Amboseli” by Daphne Butler, Tomax – 7.5/10
Publisher: Tomax (US), 2013
Title: “Elephant in Amboseli” by Daphne Butler, 1000 pieces
Review by Victoria
OUR RATING: 7.5/10
Box Quality: (9/10)
The box is a standard rectangular box of similar dimensions to the Ravensburger box. It is of sturdy construction. The picture is shown on all 4 sides and the front of the box. In addition one of the sides contains a brief biography of the artist. The back of the box was blank. However the inside contained the sealed puzzle, a lost puzzle piece replacement form, and puzzle glue.
The Image: 9/10
The reason I chose this puzzle was because of the spectacular image of the elephant with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. It reproduced nicely in the puzzle.
Above: The completed puzzle. Click for closer view.
Puzzle Quality: 6/10
The piece size and thickness is comparable to a Ravensburger puzzle. However the cut of the pieces is not very clean, and they feel spongey.
The fact that the cut was not very clean made the puzzle hard to assemble. It was easy to place a piece in the wrong location, and sometimes hard to make pieces that should fit together actually fit snugly.
Although the finished product looks beautiful, I would not say that it was worth it. I was very disappointed. This was my first puzzle of this brand, and I will not be purchasing a puzzle from them again. Not recommended.
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