As you can see, you can remove the little section things and make room for all kinds of Polly paraphernalia. We have a few sections with just the dolls, clothing separated into dresses, skirts, pants, shirts, shoes, purses, critters, critter clothes, hair accessories, hats, musical instruments, a few non-Polly things that like to play with the Pollys and the section with sections and a saddle. Does she keep them all this way all the time? No. She does keep them in the container, though. I told her that Santa needed to know that she was taking care of her Pollys before he would consider bringing her more. I'm pleased to say that everyone and everything seems to be accounted for except for 3 tiny slipper shoes, which may have taken a header down the heat vent when K-'s Polly box fell off the bed and upside down into the ditch (AKA the 18" space between the bed and the wall.) Frankly, my husband suggests that they just permanently mold the shoes onto their feet because they are the part that gets lost the most anyhow. But after you are done doing the anal retentive Virgoian separation of all their tiny parts, you can snap the box shut and look! It's a fairly skinny box.
Her extra McDonald's friends don't fit inside, but they hang out on the top of the box until the Pollys are freed.
Oh, and how are Polly Pockets as a toy? Personally, I think that they are great! I would have dug them as a kid and K- absolutely loves them. Girl o' mine will be getting this and this for Christmas. (Toys R Us had a BOGO sale last week.) She has the pool, so the boat should go well with it. For something that she loves to play with as much as Polly Pockets and the Fisher Price Twin Time Dollhouse, we think that it is well worth the money to buy add on's. Why not go with the sure fire gift?