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The Original Slinky Walking Spring Toy, Metal Slinky

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$3.59 when purchased online

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+

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+
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
Material: Metal
TCIN: 14778533
UPC: 886144031014
Item Number (DPCI): 087-00-0275
Origin: Made in the USA
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 3.1496 inches length x 3.0709 inches width x 2.4409 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.5 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

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
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.
See the return policy for complete information.

Q: What kind of metal is this made of?

submitted by Bad - 4 months ago
  • A: Hello thank you for reaching out. The Original Slinky Walking Spring Toy is made of galvanized coated 1018 steel.

    submitted byJust Play - 4 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: what if the slinky extended and didn't come together like one piece of the slinky didn't come together properly.

submitted by Help my slinky broke - 1 year ago
  • A: It means you damaged it and will have to adjust how you can play with it.

    submitted byFreeTruth - 1 year ago
4.4 out of 5 stars with 612 reviews
69% would recommend
93 recommendations
value: 3.99 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4.21 out of 5
length of play: 3.49 out of 5
quality: 3.99 out of 5

Old time fun

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
SE1st - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Still an old time classic! Even with my 11 year old! It did tangle quickly but still fun to play with.
length of play: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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Fun toy for kids ages 5-10

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Grace Christianson - 3 months ago
Fun kids ages 5, 8, and 10 for day. Worth price.
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Well-made, excellent quality

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
alicia - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Well-made, sturdy, just like the original. And with some practice, it really does go down the stairs, both carpeted and not. My daughter has been playing with it every day since Easter. She brings it everywhere. She and her friends love it.
quality: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Squirrel buster

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
kelphic - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Used one slinky to keep squirrels off my bird feeder!
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Good Quality

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Bentley16 - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Regular slinky. Just as described.
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 3 out of 5
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Great Toy

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Nana - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
It’s what I rememberer and I got it for my great grandson for Easter.
1 reply from Just Play team - 3 months ago
Hi Nana. Thank you for sharing your experience with the The Original Slinky Walking Spring Toy. We always appreciate customer feedback.
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Awesome

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Momo - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great quality! A HUGE hit with my 5 and 2 year old. They are fighting over it daily. Such an affordable fun toy. They have spent so much time playing with this!
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Unfortunately not as good as the original

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Eb - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Not long enough to go down the stairs
1 reply from Just Play team - 5 months ago
Hi Eb. Thank you for sharing your experience with the The Original Slinky Walking Spring Toy. We always appreciate customer feedback.
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Terrible Slinky

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Aldo - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
The original slinky's could go down stars with ease. This garbage just falls down the stairs. Bought two and they are useless. Save your money
1 reply from Just Play team - 5 months ago
Hi Aldo. Thank you for sharing your experience with the The Original Slinky Walking Spring Toy. We always appreciate customer feedback.
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Slinky

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Emm - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
I was hoping this would be like the slinky from back in the day, but in my opinion is was not. It seems smaller than the slinky I had as a child. It did not perform as expected. It did not go down the stairs. The kids found a way to stretch it out before I could return it.
1 reply from Just Play team - 5 months ago
Hi Emm. Thank you for sharing your experience with the The Original Slinky Walking Spring Toy. We always appreciate customer feedback.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
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Classic

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
TQ - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Nothing beats a metal slinky. It was on her Christmas list so it was a great little gift.
value: 4 out of 5
length of play: 3 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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Not very good service from FedEx

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Mm - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
The slinky was not in the box. The box was ripped very bad service delivering FedEx.
1 reply from Just Play team - 5 months ago
Hi Mm. Thank you for sharing your experience with the The Original Slinky Walking Spring Toy. We always appreciate customer feedback.
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Xmas

5 out of 5 stars
Nonni - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Perfect for stocking stuffers
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Grest classic toy!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Dana - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
Everyone loves the simplicity of a slinky. Good quality and does what it always has. My kids like them, even though they live their screens. Great stocking stuffer.
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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Disappointed. Not made like it used to be.

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Thegrouch4491 - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Not made like it used to be. Metal bends out of shape very easily. Couldn’t bend it back properly. Literally had to throw it out within 2 days.
1 reply from Just Play team - 5 months ago
Hi Thegrouch4491. Thank you for sharing your experience with the The Original Slinky Walking Spring Toy. We always appreciate customer feedback.
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
length of play: 2 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
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Junk

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Mle86 - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Within a half an hour and the slinky got all mangled and pretty much unusable. Will not buy again.
1 reply from Just Play team - 5 months ago
Hi Mle86. Thank you for sharing your experience with the The Original Slinky Walking Spring Toy. We always appreciate customer feedback.
value: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
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Best slinky

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lauren - 11 months ago
this is super nice quality and my son loves 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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For thr birds

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Nicolez12 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Helps keep squirrels off of our bird feeder.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Gotta love a slinky!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Steel Magnolia - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Nostalgia at its best! We have bought several because our autistic child is determined to find out how to create one so keeps bending these. For $2 a pop, it’s worth the investment.
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Ms lady

5 out of 5 stars
Ms lady - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
this Slinky is truly like the original Slinky all metal and it actually works like the original slinky
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