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Collectors Edition Slinky has been reviewed 71 times with an average rating of 4.58

Posted 2/16/2006 by Ms. Lowe
Rating: 2

I was really looking forward to the arrival of the Slinky we ordered because I had had one as a child and remembered the delight I experienced when playing with it back then. However, this slinky, rather than being made of a heavy round metal ring, seems to have an element of plastic in it and rather than being round, the rings are flattened. The result is that within hours of receiving it, the slinky got entangled and as we tried to unravel it, it got bent out of shape. The fact that it is so light weight also contributed to difficulties in making it go down steps easily. It sort of just slid around. In conclusion, it was a great disappointment and I believe, a waste of money. Rather than a gift certificate I would wish my money back, because I think it was sort of false advertisement to call it a "Collectors Edition": it was nothing like the original.

No longer snarled by a defective slinky, Ms. Lowe promptly received a full refund.

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Collectors Edition Slinky
Posted 12/27/2009 by S. Goodwin
Rating: 2

A "classic American" toy ordered for my young girls (4 and 9). How can you go wrong with a Slinky right? Upon receiving the Slinkys (or is it Slinkies?) I found several surprises. First the good: Made in the USA. I love this attribute. Even better -manufactured in Plymouth Michigan, where I was born and raised. Nice sturdy box too. Next, the not-so-good: The product description says "classic black color." What it doesn't say is that the black color is not paint. Black is the color of bare, spring steel, which would be fine except that bare steel will rust. How do you keep steel from rusting? Coat it with oil. The major downside to this product is that it is covered with some kind of oil that would undoubtedly rub off on hands, clothes, furniture and carpet. They also smell like oil. Using a paper towel, it seems most of the oil and brownish grime can be removed, but this is kind of tedious as you can imagine. My other disappointment was that one of the two Slinkies arrived with what appears to be a manufacturing defect. The loose end of each spring is supposed to be crimped to the next-to-last ring with a small steel band. On one I received, this steel band was in place, but the end of the spring was not tucked inside it. The crimp is tight, which makes me think the end didn't just fall out, it never made it into the crimping machine. All-in-all, the girls are having fun with them, which is the most important thing. I'm confident the manufacturer will get the feedback they need and will make this an even better product soon.

6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
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Posted 9/30/2011 by Julie DeVries
Rating: 2

I purchased this as a gift for my daughter and haven't given it to her, yet, so I can't comment on its use. However, I wanted to tell you that I was very disappointed that the slinky was covered in machine oil and I had to thoroughly clean it. It took a lot of time to wipe off the entire coil, twice, to get it to a level where it doesn't get your hands filthy just from holding it.
On very rare occasion, a slinky slips by the drying process - slimy character. You needn't take the time to dry his many coils. Fortunately, it's easy a grip on a better one. We promptly contacted our customer to assist. Please make tracks to the Returns & Exchanges center for details.)

4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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