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POOF-Slinky Model #100 Metal Original Slinky in Box, Single Item, Silver

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  • Stretches like an accordion, bounces and walks down steps
  • Slinky is made of metal for long lasting wiggly-jiggly fun
  • Made in the U.S.A. with over 300-million sold worldwide
  • Comes boxed and perfect for presents, party favors, Easter baskets, grab bags, prizes and stocking stuffers
  • Recommended for children 5-years of age and older
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  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 2.5 inches ; 5.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B00000IZKX
  • Item model number: 100
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 5 - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,714 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (234 customer reviews)
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Everyone loves a Slinky®! This original spring toy is famous with children all over the world. It stretches, snaps back, and makes a "slinkity sound." Made in USA!

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Long a favorite of kids and physics instructors alike, Slinky is the consummate entertainer as it walks down the stairs or comes alive in a child's hands. Slinky originated in 1945 as part of an antivibration device developed by American naval engineer Richard James, who thought the spring might be a successful toy because of its comical walking behavior. Over half a century later, Slinky still lives. -- Joan DeClaire

Customer Reviews

It does NOT walk down the stairs.
L. Jacobs
I am so happy to find toys that I had as a kid and now I get to watch my children have so much fun playing with them.
J. S.
Old time toy I bought for my grandson, he loves it!
T. L. DAVIDSON

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

107 of 115 people found the following review helpful By R. Halloran on June 30, 2011
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I purchased this slinky for my grandaughter, hoping it would be a close replica of the slinkies that I experienced in the 1960's. Those slinkies were about 5 inches in diameter which gave them the capability to "walk" down stairs and other larger objects. This slinky has a much smaller diameter which limits how much that can be done with it. Advertising it as the "original" slinky is misleading in my opinion.
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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Joyce A. Fencil on May 7, 2011
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When I think of an original slinky, I think of the one that was not the small one. This was so small that my grandchildren would never be able to use it. Plus, it would not go down the stairs as the "original" one did. I did not send it back because it would have cost more in return postage than the slinky cost. Make sure if you want the original one, you do not get the Jr. one as it is useless. It is going to be used as a white elephant gift at our annual family Christmas gathering.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By M. A. French on January 7, 2012
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This slinky is lots smaller that what we remember from having these as a kid.
It will NOT go/walk down our stairs as the larger one would.
I waster my $$ on this item !!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Grandma Zizzy on June 15, 2013
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Recalling how I was mesmerized by my Slinky "walking" down our stairs as a child in the 1960's, I was really looking forward to introducing my 5 year old grandson to this classic toy. (I purchased a "Slinky Jr." at the retail level, which was a complete waste of money... I promised my grandson I'd purchase a "REAL" Slinky, like Grandma had when she was his age.) Finding the price seemed reasonable on Amazon, I purchased one, just received it this week, and went to give it an initial nostalgic "workout" prior to sharing what I remembered as a wonderful toy with him. Well, it does NOT walk down stairs, and only does the initial "flip" when on the floor! Maybe it was only $5, but I don't believe in throwing money out of the window! What a shame that they - somehow - changed this product so that it no longer performs like the REAL "original"! So disappointed was I in this purchase that I wanted to try to figure out what "happened" to that great old Slinky. Even though, as the box claims, it WAS invented in 1946, the inventor died in 1974, and his wife sold it to "Poof Products", the current manufacturer, in 1998. I don't think the inventor would be too pleased with how they've changed his product over the past few years! I didn't bother reading reviews prior to purchasing, because of the "original" label, but now that I've read over the first few pages of these reviews, I noticed something --- the 4 & 5 star ratings for the product are dated 2008 & prior (except for one reviewer who used them to keep out squirrels instead of as a toy)... the reviews from 2011, 2012 & 2013 are all rated only 1 or 2 stars, so they DID change something, and this is NOT the "original" Slinky! What a shame that the company this was product was sold to (Poof) tinkered with a classic.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A. Prescod on November 1, 2011
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I had a Slinky when I was a kid many decades ago, and had lots of fun with it. So I ran across this Original Slinky on Amazon and decided to order one for my grandson who seems to like simple toys over the modern fancy electronic toys and gadgets. So the Slinky arrives and I open it and immediately notice it seems smaller than the one I had when I was 10.

Then I try to walk it down the stairs. But it won't go down! No matter what I do, it just makes it down measly one step before it stops dead. What's wrong? Am I Slinky-challenged? I notice the Slinky's spring-iness just doesn't feel right (feels tighter than I remember). I'm guessing the amount of spring has to be just right for it to work properly. So maybe I got a cheap knock-off?

I wish I knew what happened to my old Slinky - that one was perfect!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By cindyc on January 25, 2012
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i remember when i young what fun it was to have the slinky walk down the steps. i'm really not sure what else a slinky does. well the slinkies i bought my kids do not go down the steps. I'm guessing they are not as long as they used to be so stair-walking is no longer possible. very disappointing.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By T. Smith on December 31, 2006
If we had only known ahead of time this was going to be the main hit for Christmas we wouldn't have had Santa bring us all the other items!!! Our daughter has played and played with this.

Great Item!!! Great stocking stuffer!!!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 23, 2012
This is not the original slinky we remember from our childhood. It doesn't walk down stairs like the original. The metal is cheap too. As an adult, I'm careful with things but within minutes of getting it out of the box, it was bent. The slinkys of the 1960's-1970's were much better. This one isn't any fun.
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