68 YEARS LATER!
GOING THROUGH THE CATALOG I SPOTTED THE SLINKY AND IT REMINDED ME OF 68 YEARS AGO SELLING SLINKIES IN MARSHALL FIELDS DEPT STORE IN CHICAGO. IT WAS 3 WEEKS BEFOR OUR CHRISTMAS VACATION FROM I.I.T. , I LANDED A JOB IN MARSHALL FIELDS TO EARN ENOUGH MONEY TO TAKE THE TRAIN HOME TO NORTHERN WIS. TWO SATURDAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS I SOLD 364 SLINKIES IN ONE DAY. SET A RECORD FOR ONE DAY SALE AT THAT TIME. 68 YEARS LATER I PURCHASED ONE FOR MY 9 YEAR OLD GRANDSON FOR CHRISTMAS, HE LOVED IT!!!
January 9, 2014
It's the Real Thing!
My siblings and I enjoyed playing with Slinkies throughout our childhood, but the only "Slinkies" I could find for my grandchildren were plastic. They loved playing with them -- for a short time until the "Slinkies" lost their shape. My husband was thrilled to find "the real McCoy" in your catalog, and our two adorable grandchildren are so happy to be able to play with them without the Slinkies losing their shape after a few hours. So glad you still have some of the good ol' toys!
December 30, 2013
Will not walk down stairs
I had an original Slinky when I was a kid. They did walk down stairs. This replica, while sturdily constructed, is considerably smaller than the original Slinky and will not walk down normal sized stairs. My wife, who was nostalgic about the idea of having a Slinky, was disappointed with this gift for that reason.
December 6, 2013
I find the slinky to be very relaxing. When things get maddening at work, I just take out my slinky and rock it back and forth in my hands. Both the feel and sound are very soothing and after a couple of minutes I ready to return to work
November 11, 2013
Gift for Granddaughter
She was amazed and played quite awhile with it, trying new things after getting tired of going up and down the steps. Great to see old toys never go out of style. Thanks...
January 2, 2013
The Slinky product was too small
The Slinky was too small and didn't go down the stairs as advertised, so we are quite dissappointed.
December 26, 2012
Still a kid at heart
I had this toy when I was a young man. I am now seventy years old and it still amuses me. Of course I got it for my grandson but couldn't resist playing with it myself for a few minutes.
December 17, 2012
Old time Philadelphia Christmas
My husband talks nostalgic about his family Christmas in Philadelphia. His father bought him a slinky every year to enjoy. I purchased this as a surprise for him.
December 14, 2012