There’s only one Original Slinky Brand! Celebrate with Slinky: 75th Anniversary Classic Slinky for wiggly-jiggly fun! 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. Slinky is proudly made in America and continues to be a favorite toy of children and adults all over the world.
“It’s very nostalgic and brings back good memories. It’s great that such a simple toy could bring so much joy.”
“This is exactly how I remember a slinky to be. I like that it’s the classic metal and not a fancy colorful plastic knockoff. Only the metal has that great swish sound and the speed and feel of how a slinky should be.”
“It is delightful to see how creative my daughter is with it. She loves it and uses it to measure things like it’s a measuring tape.”
“My daughter loves playing with it…much appreciated that it hasn’t changed after so many decades.”
“This is the first time my child has ever seen a slinky, and it’s fun to see the different ways she uses her imagination to play with it. So far, it’s been a bracelet, a worm, a snake, a jump rope, a yoyo, and a measuring tape to see how tall she is.”
“It’s amazing to see how wide my child’s mind grows with such a simple toy.”
“Not only do slinkies stimulate the imagination, but they are great for tactile stimulation as well.”