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BarkBox subscribers know all about the oh-so beloved spiky balls smuggled inside many of their dogs’ favorite toys. They’re bumpy, they squeak, but the BEST part is tearing through the outer layers of a toy to find a brand new, untouched gem inside.
But those orbs o’ fun barely scratch the surface of hidden toys. From getaway cars to undead mummies, BarkBoxes have been guarding secrets only your dog can reveal. The key? Let them take their destruction as far as it goes (supervised, of course) and enjoy the big reveal together!
BEHOLD! 13 times that secret hidden toy completely evaded you…
1. Stuck in a plush case of emotion.
Anyone would be a little prickly after such a shredding. We didn’t tell folks about Consuela the Cactus’s disappointed insides before she debuted, opting instead to let dogs and their people discover that nugget of joy themselves.
2. Prom memories for years to come.
Squeakhearts Under the Stars took pups on a whirlwind adventure of a night… awkward romances, spiked punch bowls, and an old-fashioned camera to capture it all. Funny how this toy ~developed~.
3. Such a pit-y for this pineapple.
Poor Penny the Pineapple. She just wanted to enjoy spring break with a little grace, a coconut drink, and remain in one piece. Alas, like any abruptly disrobed sunbather, her squeaky pit was a bit bashful.
4. Beware the curse of the fur-aoh.
Legend has it the Age of the Furaoh was wrought with dead who just didn’t have the decency to stay that way. It’s no surprise all that sarcophagus squeaking woke the King of the Nile from his unrestful sleep.
5. Not such a tough nut to crack.
Despite his friendly demeanor, Monsieur Acorn realized too late that he probably should have stuck with the squirrels. Don’t let his pouting get you down, though, he’s just trying to protect the BONUS-bonus spiky ball inside.
6. A gumball worth every quarter.
A happy-go-lucky gumball in a gumball machine? C’mon, we can’t tell you everything! Super sweet-toothed pups had no problem giving the ol’ chompers a good workout with the chewiest, squeakiest candy ever.
7. The joys of pillage & plunder.
Viking pups knew they’d encounter the mighty kraken on their raids, but no one explained how to defeat it. Fortunately for the one crew member-gone-overboard, Zeke donned his horned helmet and came to the rescue.
8. Someone spiky-balled the punch bowl.
Ah, teenaged shenanigans. Or in this case, BarkBox designer shenanigans. The only surprise your prom night-goer will encounter at the dance is the disguised squeaker buried in the punch bowl.
9. A real “chew” toy by nature.
I.M. Slobbering’s Candy Shoppe featured all kinds of sweets and surprises, but pups had to work a little harder to rip open his carefully-wrapped gum pieces and blow some epic bubbles!
10. Chasing cars finally came in handy.
There won’t ever be a “one that got away” with dogs on the lookout. This hidden squirrel may have gotten a second chance at escape on two wheels, but we suspect he didn’t make it very far.
11. A gift for very good boys & girls.
Even when they end up on the naughty list, we still love our dogs. It’s a good thing they appreciated the squeaky coal the Grinch so graciously delivered, even if it did take some effort to “unwrap.”
12. The (almost) master of disguise.
The sneakiest trickster of them all, this bushy-tailed imposter could never fool the most keen-nosed dogs. Glad Jelly put a stop to him–who knows who was listening in on that hidden wire…
13. The most miraculous metamorphosis.
We certainly HOPE you realized there was a beautiful butterfly sleeping within this tear-able chrysalis! Dogs simply had to help the transformation along to give this toy a second life.
Looking to add a little zest to your dog’s life? Treat ’em to a monthly BarkBox! Every month, receive two original toys, designed in-house, two full bags of all-natural treats, and a savory chew. Sign up here and get a free extra toy every month. <—This deal’s worth up to $120 in value if you sign up for a 12-month subscription!