The other day I was sent a new toy from Kong to review called "Kong Tugger Knots". Gibson and I were very excited!! :)
The concept of the Tugger Knots is a pretty cool one.. basically a plush squeaky toy (with 'minimal stuffing') and tug toy in one! What's not to like?
The ropes are tied in knots together inside the plush animal and are supposed to be very strong. There is a video here that shows a grown man hanging from the rope, so it can hold a lot of weight!
I knew Gibson would love this toy, but maybe he loved it a little too much. The next morning, the poor little moosey looked like this:
Yeah, there are supposed to be antlers on his head...
The rope was even starting to shred...
Oh and this? This is the hole from where Gibson pulled out the squeaker...
But he wuvssssssss it!
So much so that he won't let go.
Here is Gibson and the Kong Tugger Knot in action:
My thoughts? It's obviously not made for a chewer. Actually, it says on the package that it is not a chew toy and it should be taken away if not supervised. Hmph, then why is it soft and squishy and have a 'realistic feel'? What's the point?
Anyways, the rope IS quite strong (just not sure how long it will last). Gibson can hang onto it for dear life while we whip him around the room. And he loves to chew on it. Most of his other animal toys can still hear and walk if they want to, but for some reason he went straight for this guys feet and ears right away!
I also should say that it is kind of uncomfortable to hold on to the rope. I can only fit 3 fingers in the loop comfortably, so I end up just holding it by the moose while Gibson tugs.. This may be because I was sent the 'small' version of the toy (there is a large version as well).
Gibson's thoughts? He loves it. Thinks it's amazing and a half. Most funz evaz!
Can I recommend this? I don't know :-\ If it can last and is just be a little torn apart, that I think it will be a good toy, but if it is completely unusable in a week than absolutely not! Hmm.. maybe I should keep you updated on this one.... Stay tuned! (here is the update)
22 hours ago