Dr. Devine's Playchest

The price of Devine's Playchest is a huge factor in deciding to purchase it but the many uses I get out of it make it worthwhile.
Relatively big, interesting design
Price, hinges/lock stick
Rating by reviewer:
useful review
The Devine Playchest finally resurfaced and I was so excited to get it that I ordered both the Midnight Black and Black versions.

When mine arrived, I expected it to be big but I couldn't believe how huge it was. I've adjusted to the size now though. It measures 15 inches in length and 8 inches wide. The base weight of this is 5 pounds. The total height of the Playchest is 10 inches.

Before I opened the chest, I just looked over the outside and noticed some edges still had glue on it. For most places, you should be able to remove it by wiping it with a damp towel. I also noticed one side stuck out more than the other. I tried realiging it but it didn't do anything.

♡ Glue on the edges

♡ Side sticking out

The design of the Playchest is akin to an old school doctor's bag. I love it because it's not something you see often anymore. There is a strap attached to the the back of the chest that locks in the front. The closure in the front of the chest is a button that also locks. This provides a double lock but it's more of a hassle for me because it is really hard to press and open. I find the key that opens the lock is really thick and there's 2 of them in a chain attached to the handles. This makes the sheath covering it bulge out and annoy me so I removed one of the keys. When trying to open/close the lock, it's easy to jam the lock so I just forgo locking it. There's a top handle on each division and the keys attached to one. It's really creaky and hard to open and move the handles. I thought it might be because the materials had yet to be broken into but it is still like that now. When you open the chest, there is a stretchy mesh pocket on each opposing side. The inside has a removable divider with a small pocket on one side. There are also legs on the bottom that helps to distribute the weight.

♡ Inside

The Playchest is light if there are a few items in it but if you stack a lot of things in it, it will become really cumbersome to move around. Initially, the amount of space inside felt restrictive so I took out my divider. It doesn't make much of a difference but it helps visually. There is a lot of room to stuff various things ranging from toys to other personal products.

Both colors have faux-python and patent accents. The Playchest is made from faux-leather which is water and wear resistant. It can be easily cleaned with water and soap. I haven't loaded mine to maximum capacity but it's getting there and I haven't noticed any wear or tears in the material.

I think for the price that it is, I didn't expect the design flaws. But I'll continue to buy these because the storage it does offer is worth it. I really hope Devine releases new color options, maybe even for the Holiday season though I doubt that will happen.
These got discontinued before I had a chance to order them last time. So I didn't want to take a chance and miss out again. Even though the quality is not what I expected, I still ordered a few because I have various uses for them, besides just toy storage.

I'm a makeup artist and nail technician so I also use these chests to store makeup, nail polish and other beauty products/tools.

If I have a short trip, I also use this as an overnight bag and stuff it with my clothes and toiletries. I even took it on a flight and there were no TSA restrictions.
Follow-up commentary
I regret not returning this playchest when I got it because it fell apart completely soon after. The outside hinges came off and can't be reattached unless I cut into it. I would suggest inspecting it carefully when it arrives should you want to invest in this storage chest.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.

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My Devine playchest tags
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Storage
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bath / shower
    • Bedroom / on a bed
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
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  • Contributor: Zandrock
    Great review
  • Contributor: Abelll
    Thanks! I REALLY wanna get this!
  • Contributor: bronzelotus
    Thanks for the update. Sorry this didn't work our for you!
  • Contributor: spiced
    Thanks for the review/warning! I'm glad I read it before buying one of their products.
  • Contributor: SkinFlute
    great review!
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  • Contributor: Living Doll
    I'm glad I read your review before splurging on one of these!
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    Thanks for the review!
  • Contributor: Badmew
    Thanks for the review! Pictures always help!
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