I received this for my infant son, and was immediately excited - I had "the same" one growing up! I was so surprised to realize that this one is far from the same. It's smaller than the original, and the plastic is made of a different material. The top ring is a rattle - an improvement, I think, making it interesting to younger babies. Each ring has a small hole in the plastic, making it hard to wash without getting water inside the plastic tube. Overall, my 7-month-old does enjoy it, and will continue to play with it, but I wish some things were different about it!