Tomy,famous for their Tohmas the Tnak Engine tracks and trains until recently, make good quality,sturdy plastic toys. The magnetic sketcher is an excellent doing toy as opposed to watching something battery operated do stuff at a child. It is a great item for a child to carry with them on long bus, train or car trips, or to play with while waiting for the doctor. The magnetic pen cannot get lsot as it is attached with a string and the shaped magnets allow more variety of play by creating images which can be repeated. the eraser is also built in.