There are all kinds of environments as the theme or centerpiece of play sets. Over the years we were pretty sure we had seen them all, until now. PopStars! Stage uses a big colorful stage as the backdrop of this toy. The set comes with 4 pop star figures, each in different poses. Children are given the opportunity to play tour manager arranging the stage, positioning the musicians, placing equipment, setting the lights (which are real flickering LED’s) and even playing sound mixer adjusting the volume on the speaker. It all goes into creating excitement and the sense of a real show. It is really cool to be able to connect your iPod, CD or MP3 player and play music through the sets built in speakers. Parents loved watching and playing rock star with their kids. Strong points for them were the fact that this was very easy to assemble and the end result is visually appealing. Well made and durable, this set withstood some serious playtime and was up to the challenge.