Page 2 | To feel like I've been had?

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tickyandtackyandjackiebackie Mon 30-Dec-19 23:09:35

Has anyone else fallen victim to the atrocities of "Scruff-a-loves" ????

My smallest begged for one for Christmas - being the incredible gullible mum I am, I obliged.
Not just any though, it had to be the one with babies.
"2,3 or 4??"

Obviously 2.

But - once dipped in water and swirled around a bit, it's meant to transform into a glossy haired toy of dreams.

See attached photo. Not really what the box or advert suggested.


I feel like a prize plonker.

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LaurieFairyCake Mon 30-Dec-19 23:32:05

It's gorgeous 🥰😘🥰

How can you not see it's true beauty

LazyDaisey Mon 30-Dec-19 23:32:47

“Swirled around” OP? That’s not what the instructions say, is it.

More like 20-30 minutes of hairdryer by an adult.


CheshireDing Mon 30-Dec-19 23:34:57

DD wanted one for her birthday in October. It looks only marginally better than yours even now ! grin

It has been hand washed (by DD) but in machine, dryer and hair dried.

Still a scruffy mess, mostly I keep putting it on the radiator in the hope of improvement 🤷‍♀️

She loves it though 🤷‍♀️ (Reminds me of the dog in Daddy’s Home)

tickyandtackyandjackiebackie Mon 30-Dec-19 23:35:47

I was being facetious about the swirling around in water bit. Im £25 poorer, not 25 brain cells.

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LazyDaisey Mon 30-Dec-19 23:38:20

Yeah you’re also being goady as fuck because if you followed the instructions, it wouldn’t look like the picture you posted.

So you’ve hardly been “had”.

windycuntryside Mon 30-Dec-19 23:39:42

Wow lazy ... do you mean to sound so rude?


Yascumbagyamaggot Mon 30-Dec-19 23:42:09

Wait till DC discovers Charlie Bears "but mummy, this one is ONLY £75"!

Lucindainthesky Mon 30-Dec-19 23:43:13

This was DD8's no 1 wish for xmas.

£20, and as I spent half an hour on xmas morning blow drying it, and seeing how small and crap it was, I did think wtf.

She does love it but it's definitely not worth the money

ohwheniknow Mon 30-Dec-19 23:46:37

So, watching the video the concept is to resurrect rescue mummified animals by drowning and then blow-drying them? Interesting.

tickyandtackyandjackiebackie Mon 30-Dec-19 23:48:28

Lol @LazyDaisey why are you having such a tantrum?

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tickyandtackyandjackiebackie Mon 30-Dec-19 23:49:28

@ohwheniknow mummified!!!! This is the perfect description!!!!!

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GoldfishRampage Mon 30-Dec-19 23:53:45

So that photo is taken after you have brushed it😱😱😱


Sagradafamiliar Mon 30-Dec-19 23:57:13

Awww, coiffe it a bit OP, I feel sorry for it 😂 old scruff-a-rough

Star81 Mon 30-Dec-19 23:58:09

I followed the instructions to the letter and we sat on Christmas morning blow drying and then she brushed it it for ages as it wasn’t looking any better. She loves it though so that’s all the matters.

FrostyGirl66 Mon 30-Dec-19 23:58:37

this is my daughters. we put it in the tumble dryer and then gave it a good brush with a tangle teezer.

bettybattenburg Mon 30-Dec-19 23:58:57

Only it's 'mother' could love that.

Sparklynails7 Tue 31-Dec-19 00:01:24

I've seen a video on these toys. You put it in a bath if water and then look after it by brushing it etc. Then it starts to look more and more fluffy as more time and care is invested smile

Merryweather80 Tue 31-Dec-19 00:04:47

🤣🤣🤣 sorry op it looks like something my cat sicked up.
It's funny how kids seem to love scruffy teddies. If she loves it though, Christmas mission accomplished!
Would a teasel brush help fluff it up? A spritz of dilute fabric conditioner?

minielise Tue 31-Dec-19 00:05:01

We’ve got one and it’s fluffy now! It had a bath for about 20 mins, was brushed thoroughly while in there, towel dried then brushed again. Then sat on a radiator and was brushed every half hour or so and then brushed again properly once dry.

TorysSuckRevokeArticle50 Tue 31-Dec-19 00:07:23

Thank you OP, DD has seen a few of these adverts and done the wide eyed ooohhhh mummmmmyyy I really really want one of those. Now I know to maintain my stony heart and say NO!

UndertheCedartree Tue 31-Dec-19 00:08:08

My daughter had one for Christmas - just a single one. Did you blow-dry and brush it. Hers looks much better than that. That was kind of what it looked like when it had just been 'bathed'.

FrivolousPancake Tue 31-Dec-19 00:09:24

I think it’s adorable blush

darndifino Tue 31-Dec-19 00:10:48

The clue is the word 'Scruff' in the name really, isn't it?

I love it by the way, it's cute. But then it hasn't cost me any money grin

catanddogmake6 Tue 31-Dec-19 00:15:38

Op, we had a rabbit one and did diligently follow instructions and it still ended up like yours. Utter utter rubbish - even the dog won’t play with it.

Scampersaur Tue 31-Dec-19 00:23:42

My daughter got a walrus mini one and it’s still as chewed/ sucked looking as yours despite following instructions. We could persevere but it’s just such an uncute hideous design that we’ve given up. Yes, we feel ‘had’ too but it’s given us all a good laugh that we spent money on a toy that had purposely been covered in dried goo for us to have the pleasure of faffing about removing.

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