Pros: Very realistic looking. Durable.
Cons: Very small in size. The door is tiny.
I purchased this for my 7 year old foster son for Christmas. I also purchased him a collection of 2" SpongeBob mini figures (9 characters total). I thought this house would be a nice addition to his toys. The toys are plastic, but this is glass. That's to be expected from an aquarium ornament. It's made of thick glass and painted with a pretty hardy coating of paint. For a toy it works fine and it won't break even after being dropped. The only piece that has snapped off is a little bit of the leaf from the top of the pineapple.
We do have an aquarium that the ornament was used in for a day- because he wanted it in there. But the fish didn't seem fond of it, so he decided he'd rather play with it. The door of the ornament measures approximately 2" in height. Some of the small plastic characters I purchased do not fit in the house- but that's fine. On the other hand, for people purchasing this ornament for fish, the ornament will be quite small. Only smaller fish will fit inside. The entire pineapple itself measures about 4 inches across and 6 inches high. It's not a large ornament. Nice for a small fish bowl- but I don't really find those an ethical size for fish. We only use large aquariums. And in a large aquarium this ornament is very small. It's overwhelmed by the rest of the space.
The ornament does have a beautiful paint job. The colors are very accurate when compared to the cartoon. In aquarium lighting, in the water, the look is fantastic. Like I mentioned though- it is tiny! The paint is waterproof and being compared to my other aquarium ornaments I can honestly say it seems about the same quality. It's nicely made.
As for it being a toy for the small SpongeBob figures (which it is often purchased with on Amazon according to their 'to buy with recommendations')- it is a nice addition to the set. It's a little small for some of the figures, but the SpongeBob ones will fit inside. Patrick and Mister Crab are a bit too 'fat'. Sandy and Squidward are a bit too tall- but will fit in if they are tilted sideways to walk in. The glass doesn't really make it a great toy for kids under 5. But for kids 6 and older who will realize how to be a little more careful with their toys- this could be nice. It is the only toy SpongeBob house I've found aside from Legos (which is vastly more expensive).
All in all I like this ornament, but it's not really five stars in my book. It's very small- which makes it good for the toy characters. But if you're using it for an aquarium it's going to seem a bit tiny. It's pretty and looks very realistic! But only tiny fish will be able to fit inside. If they made one a bit larger, I'd happily pay a bit more for it. And I think the size really does make a difference in rating on this specific thing- so that's why it got 4 stars instead of 5.