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: 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

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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.
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Q: Am using slinky on bird feeder poles to deter squirrels. HOW LONG DOES YOUR SLINKY EXTEND? Thanks!

submitted by isabellita - 3 months ago
4.3 out of 5 stars with 444 reviews
72% would recommend
72 recommendations
length of play: 3.55 out of 5
quality: 4.09 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4.34 out of 5
value: 4.17 out of 5

Quality!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Plimms - 23 days ago, Verified purchaser
Durable & easy to untangle!
value: 5 out of 5
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Slinky and stairs

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Princess gown - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Who doesn't love slinkys?
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Slinky

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Sylvia - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Love this old fashioned toy.
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Great gadget

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Tiff - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
My kids really love their slinky's. it's worth the cost.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Nostalgic

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Madz - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Hasn’t change still amazing…
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Mrs

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Clause - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Classic toy Its Christmas stocking sfuffer
quality: 4 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
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Great toy

5 out of 5 stars
Momofone - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great toy so fun to play with
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Great toy

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Lauren13 - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is a great toy for my 4 year old nephew!
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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Priceless

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Tray2Tray41 - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Everything that was expected
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Fun for a little while

3 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Me - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Purchased 3 as niece nephew and my kid love them they don’t last but they have fun. Lasted only about a full day after that it was stretched out tangled and just a mess tossed
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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Too small to slinky

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Kat S - 7 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 - 7 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 - 8 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 1 year 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 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
the spring was intertwined
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