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Gold Plated Slinky

  Gold Plated Slinky
Retail Price: $150.00
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Item: PS021 
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Playing with a sophisticated, 14 karat gold toy has its advantages:

  • A perfect display of your inner child
  • Provides entertainment in dull moments
  • Reflects your extravagant and refined status
  • True to your young at heart mentality
  • Reminds you of simple pleasures
  • Brings back nostalgic memories of your childhood
  • Graces your desk, tucked in a handsome wooden box

    Ideal for Spoiled Kids Everywhere
    The Slinky in 14 Karat Gold Plated Brass
    The fun doesn't end just because you are all grown up-
    And you won't let your pals entangle this one!
    A Fun Conversation Piece
    Contained in an Elegant Wooden Box
    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.

    Widespread Fame
    Though it was developed to be a toy, other applications for the Slinky have been discovered. The Slinky has been used as an antenna by soldiers in Vietnam, and worldwide as a therapy tool and for coordination development. The Slinky has appeared on the silver screen in Ace Ventura-When Nature Calls; Demolition Man; Other People's Money; and Hairspray. In Disney's Toy Story, the Slinky Dog played an important role.

    In 1999, Slinky became one of the very first toys to be officially honored with a picture on an official United States Postage Stamp. The Slinky (under House Bill No.1893-Session 2001, Pennsylvania General Assembly) was named the Official State Toy of Pennsylvania on November 4, 2001.

    What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs
    and makes a slinkity sound?
    A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing!
    Everyone knows it's Slinky.
    It's Slinky, it's Slinky,
    It's fun, it's a wonderful toy.
    It's Slinky, it's Slinky, it's fun,
    It's a wonderful toy.
    It's fun for a girl or a boy.

    Original Lyrics:
    Who walks the stairs without a care
    It shoots so high in the sky.
    Bounce up and down just like a clown
    Everyone knows its Slinky.

    The best present yet to give or get
    The kids will all want to try.
    The hit of the day when you are ready to play
    Everyone knows it's Slinky.

    It's Slinky, It's Slinky
    for fun the best of the toys.
    It's Slinky, It's Slinky
    the favorite of girls and boys.

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      UPC 182129528150
      Manufacturer SKU 1205
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 12/14/2005
      Manufactured In United States
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 5 years

    Total Customer Reviews: 4
    Average Customer Rating: 4.75 (site average 4.56)
    3 ratings  (click here to view)
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    A rating of Gold Plated Slinky
    Posted 9/22/2008

    Gold Plated slinky is attractive. Box doesn't quite meet the standard of the slinky, in my opinion.

    Rating: 4
    6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
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    Right on the Money
    Posted 7/22/2008 by Paul A Esber

    The Product is exactly as advertised. Any Slinky lover should have one.

    Rating: 5
    5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
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    A rating of Gold Plated Slinky
    Posted 3/17/2008 by Adrienne

    I absolutely love my gold-plated Slinky. Such a cool idea!

    Rating: 5
    5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
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    Some alternate spelling variations of this product:
    slinky, slinkey, slinkee, slinke, slinky toy, retro slinky, old-fashioned toy, old fashioned toy, classic toy, classic slinky, gold slinky, ,

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