The problem is that Mattel did go cheap on the material used for the snout. Why they decided to use foam to begin with is beyond me? Like another posted, they should have used the plastic like King Hsss. It's more resistant and durable. Plus you don't have to worry about it rotting just by letting it sit out. I guess now I will have to find a 200X Staction or hope someone is able to maybe make a custom spout that one can replace this one for!