I finally couldn't stand it - the broken S-toy just really bothered me, although Audace and Ruse seemed to think it was fine. Anyway, I couldn't resist getting a new one. I missed the beautiful, perfect S-curve this toy is meant to have! Grandbeans helped me get the new one yesterday - we had a discussion about color - it had to be different from the first one! This one has more gray in it. Audace and Ruse don't really care! They just love it!! Well, mostly Audace - he's pretty hoggish about this - doesn't share well!