Overall, the cat charmer is a nice product to get cats up and moving. I've had mine for a couple of years and have not had any damage to it, and it appears to be pretty sturdily made. It's got a clear, acrylic handle with a long, soft fabric tail. It's not my cat's favorite toy to play with. He will go after it for about 5 minutes at a time, and then he's done with it. He has other toys that seem to capture his interest for much longer spells at a time (such as the Go Cat Da Bird). That said, I like to "mix it up" a little and use different toys to keep his curiosity piqued, and for that reason, I am glad I added this to his toy collection. It's important to keep things fresh and interesting for an indoor cat that needs stimulation. This does get him moving (running, jumping, swatting) even if it doesn't continue to motivate him very long. I also like that this is a very safe toy- if you accidentally hit your kitty (or a bystander) with this, it's just a nice soft fabric that won't hurt anyone. It would also be difficult to knock over a beverage with it, since it's so lightweight. All in all, a good product!