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Collectors Edition Slinky

  Collectors Edition Slinky
Retail Price: $8.00
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Item: PS017 
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The exact replica Slinky and box from 1945. The same original version that is held in the National Toy Hall of Fame! The original metal Slinky toy - charming in vintage-style packaging and offering timeless play.

Collectors Edition Slinky
  • You remember it well, and the slinky toy still makes you smile.
  • Introduce a child to the intuitive fun found in Slinky
  • Excellent for introduction & study of physics
  • Be reminded of simple pleasures
  • Classic slinky packaging hits the mark!
  • Ages 5+

    History of the Slinky
    The year 1943, smack dab in the middle of World War II, Richard James was developing a spring system to keep fluctuating shipboard instruments sturdy while at sea. Amused when dropping a spring to the ground that it began to walk...Richard brought the spring home to his wife, Betty. Betty had a vision for the toy, found a name in the dictionary, "slinky" meaning stealthy, sleek, and sinuous. History was made as Slinky debuted at Gimbel's Department Store in Philadelphia in 1945. Initially, there was skepticism about whether Slinky would sell, but all 400 Slinkys for sale were purchased in 90 minutes. Since then, over three hundred million Slinkys have been sold worldwide. Remarkably, the Slinky is still made in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania with the original equipment Richard James created.

    Little known Slinky Fame
    In 1999, Slinky became one of the very first toys to be officially honored with a picture on an official United States Postage Stamp.

    NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 5 years of age.

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      UPC 071547100508
      Manufacturer SKU SLY81005
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 11/4/2005
      Manufactured In United States
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 5 years
      Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #1896

    Total Customer Reviews: 71
    Average Customer Rating: 4.58 (site average 4.56)
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    plastic love stairs like great color version better classic quality box slinkys steel ones fun good black play gift playing oil metal loves slinky hands

    ABCDE Redecops
    Posted 12/18/2013

    Works well, doesn't get tangled.

    Rating: 4
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    Total Satisfaction
    Posted 11/30/2012 by Betty Kolinsky

    This item was a gift for our employees children holiday card contest. Reports back are positive. That's great because we like to please the children.

    Rating: 5
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    Review of Collectors Edition Slinky
    Posted 10/13/2012 by David Yetman

    I am using this for an unusual application ! It will be an antenna for my Kenwood R-2000 communications receiver. Because of age and physical limitations I can not climb on the roof or put antenna's up in trees, like I did years ago. An amateur radio operator, a friend of mine, suggested I build an indoor antenna using a Slinky.

    Rating: 4
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
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    Posted 10/8/2012 by Brenda

    Good quality, just as good as the slinky I played with as a young girl! Glad to see they are still making this toy.

    Rating: 5
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
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    Slinkys for everyone!!!
    Posted 9/3/2012 by Thomas Grosvenor

    Got it to calm myself. My hands and fingers don't do anything I ask of them anymore...so really get frustrated as heck! At least I can still hold and operate a slinky! Thank you, God !

    Rating: 5
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    Some alternate spelling variations of this product:
    slinky, slinkey, slinkky, slinke, slinky toy, spring toy, retro toy, classic toy, old-fashioned toy, old fashioned toy, physics toys,

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