Durability Rating: (4.5/5)
This toy is awesome… it’s a big toy, about 22″ long, and when we bought it two years ago, we paid about $25 for this toy. Now you can get it online for $12.50, and we think it’s worth every penny! VIP gives this toy a Tuff Scale rating of 9, meaning “Extremely Stong – Extremely Durable”. Their website describes the toy’s construction as follows:
“Ultimate Construction: Each toy is made with 4 layers. 2 layers are made of industrial grade luggage material, 1 layer of plastic coating, and the other layer is made of soft fleece on the outside. All of these layers are sewn together to make one super strong layer of material. Each toy is sewn together with 2 layers of cross stitching and then 2 layers of linear stitching. After the toy is sewn together an additional piece of black trim is added to cover the four rows of stitching. This extra piece of black trim is sewn with 3 linear stitches to give the product a total of 7 seams! These toys are machine washable (air dry) and float.”
Cassie loved this toy from the start, but did tend to chew on the center section and did some damage there. However the majority of the toy is still intact, and since we’ve had it now for over two years, we find the Tuff Scale rating to be true. In fact, this is one of the oldest “stuffed” toys still in the bin plus one of the only toys that is still recognizable! Even after we got Moxie, who loves to play tug with Cassie and is very enthusiastic and LOUD about her game of tug, the toy is still intact and going strong.
This toy is almost never left in the toy box. Now that Cassie has the center of the toy nice and floppy, she loves to shake it and toss it in the air. She actually likes it better now that it’s a bit “worn in”. Of course all that shaking is too tempting for Moxie, who comes running, and then the game really begins. They will play with this toy for a good long time and it is definitely a favorite for them both. After two years, it is getting a bit worn, so this will definitely be a toy we will buy again. You can’t beat it for durability, price and fun!
The Ultimate Tug-Of-War toy is a keeper and we recommend this toy!Tuffy's, Tug Toys, VIP Products