The Original Slinky Walking Spring Toy, Metal Slinky

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About this item

Highlights

  • There’s only one Original Slinky brand!
  • Includes one classic metal Slinky.
  • 2.75-inches in diameter.
  • Stretches, wiggles, walks, and jiggles.
  • Ideal for presents, party favors, Easter baskets, grab bags, prizes and stocking stuffers!
  • Ages 5+

Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 3.0 Inches (H) x 2.5 Inches (W) x 2.5 Inches (D)

Suggested Age: 5 Years and Up

Features: Folds for Storage

Educational Focus: Creative Thinking, Large Motor Skills

Material: Metal

TCIN: 14778533
UPC: 886144031014
Item Number (DPCI): 087-00-0275
Origin: Made in the USA

Description

There’s only one Original Slinky Brand! Celebrate 75 years of wiggly-jiggly fun with Slinky! Generations of children and adults have loved playing with Slinky. This classic metal spring toy walks downstairs, alone or in pairs, and makes a slink-ity sound. First invented by mechanical engineer Richard James in 1943 during an experiment with tension coils. James accidentally dropped a spring on the floor and watched as it began to “walk.” Two years later, he introduced his walking spring toy in Gimbels Department Store during Christmas, and the Slinky immediately sold out. Since its debut, over 300 million Slinkys have been sold worldwide. In 2000, this classic toy was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Made 75 years ago, Slinky continues to be a favorite toy of children and adults all over the world. Slinky is fun for a girl or a boy and makes an ideal gift, stocking stuffer, prize, or present. Everyone loves a Slinky! Ages 5+
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 7.78 inches length x 3.24 inches width x 2.36 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.47 pounds
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: United States Minor Outlying Islands, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Northern Mariana Islands, APO/FPO, Guam (see also separate entry under GU), Virgin Islands, U.S.

Return details

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This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup. If purchased online with SNAP EBT, this item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup. This 90-day return window is required by SNAP.
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 351 reviews
69% would recommend
63 recommendations
length of play: 3.52 out of 5
value: 4.11 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4.3 out of 5
quality: 4.09 out of 5

Too small to slinky

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Kat S - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
It’s small, it won’t slinky down the stairs.
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
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Stretches out of shape easily

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Ally - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Easily stretched out and tangled up within 4 hours of getting it out of the box. My children are 6 and 8.
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Classic!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
lysgirl - 4 months ago
This is just like the slinky I had as a kid! It is real metal and has the weight to hop down stairs just like old times. A hit with everyone!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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who doesnt love a slinky

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
mom of five - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
great quality!! my kids love playing with it
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Twisted Immediately

3 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
TheNewMrsK - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Don't know what they make these things out of, but it was bent out of shape within 3 days of purchase.
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Glad it's not plastic

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
MommyShark - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Toy like the good ole days… it’s metal so it will pinch you and it will get bent if not played with properly and can be sharp at ends … lots of teachable moments for kids.
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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Constantly Replacing

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Ashley - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
My kids love them but it feels like I’m constantly replacing them. My 12 year old keeps them for awhile but all it takes is one wrong twist or pull with my younger one and we’re needing to buy a new one.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
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Fail

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
ello - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
the slinky did not perform like we thought it would or should. Did not go down stairs properly. MY 6 year old grandson and I were very disappointed.
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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Old School Slinky

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
impulse Reality - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
Same as when I had one in the 80/90s.
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Used?

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
jane - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
the spring was intertwined
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Be aware of the SHARP edges

3 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Yoyoslc - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
My 7 yr old boy got a cut after playing with it for 30mins.
quality: 3 out of 5
length of play: 3 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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Not Made Like They Use To Be

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
djcuppy - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
They Broke Within 1 Hour Of Play
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Not a walking slinky

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Bridge - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
It’s not a walking slinky. It doesn’t go down the stairs.
length of play: 1 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
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Stocking Stuffer

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
- 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
A good classic! Bought some for our boys to stuff in their stockings.
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Not happy

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Houri - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Broke after 1 use. I would not recommend. I thought it would be sturdier because it’s metal but it’s actually not.
quality: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
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Nostalgia.

3 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
MamaRoo - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Cool nostalgic item (hence, 3rd star given) not for kids to play with for very long as the metal slinkies easily bend out of shape. Bought two and both were ruined the first day! For $2.99 maybe that’s to be expected and admittedly, my kids are hard on their stuff, but it was just as disappointing.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
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Classic.

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
B Wil - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Very nostalgic watching the kids play with their slinkies.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Great prices and delivery!

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Plp - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
Smaller than I remember as a kid. I bought this for my grandson’s stocking along with the Barrel of Monkeys!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
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Broke Day 1

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
YourMama - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
Broke on day 1. It's metal so its heavier. I thought it would lasts longer
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Slinky fun

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Paula - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
Slinkies are just a fun toy. I got these to use as stocking stuffers.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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