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Original Slinky Brand Collectors Metal: Timeless Fun at Your Fingertips Review




Revainrating 2 out of 5  
🎠 Wind-up Toys, 🤪 Novelty & Gag Toys

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Description of Original Slinky Brand Collectors Metal: Timeless Fun at Your Fingertips

There's only one Slinky Brand classic walking spring toy. Stretches and wiggles and walks and jiggles. Proudly made in the USA for 70 years. Metal Slinky is boxed and perfect for presents, party favors, Easter baskets, grab bags, prizes and stocking stuffers. Recommended for children 5 years of age and older


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Revainrating 1 out of 5

Waste of money: Novelty & Gag Toys

I have the original skinny material to compare this product to, so I can safely say it doesn't even come close to being old-school -Skinny suit is coming. We bent my old one badly but it still goes up the stairs with no problems. This new slinky just rolls down the stairs. waste of money.

  • Good product for the price
  • Poor instructions

Revainrating 1 out of 5

Smelly horribly stained metal

First of all it had a horrible smell and there was some black grease on the metal which rubbed off everything it touched! Clothing, hands etc. I was concerned about toxicity to my children I bought this for. During the day this damn thing got so twisted it was impossible to untangle it. It was a very different metal than what I remember Slinks were made of as a kid.

  • Pleasant to use
  • Very expensive

Revainrating 3 out of 5

Less than when I was a kid?

Seems smaller than 60 years ago when I had it. Walking down stairs didn't seem that great when I was a kid, but maybe it has something to do with the configuration of the steps? I let my 2.5 year old granddaughter play with it and after a few minutes she was stretching and deforming it. - so maybe it would be better for older kids. All in all it was ok, I wonder how the plastic bottles are doing - they didn't have them when I was a kid.

  • Great design
  • Out of style

Revainrating 1 out of 5

Not what I remember.

I grew up with Slinky. I suspect it was one of the "originals" but this "original" doesn't feel or look the same. It's very heavy and coated in an oily substance (probably to prevent rusting), but it's still uncomfortable and requires an immediate handwash to avoid staining clothes with the oily substance. I recommend finding another. (The one I grew up with was silver and lighter). This one is black and very heavy.

  • Easy to use
  • Ugly packaging

Revainrating 1 out of 5

Not "original " skintight. Not even remotely original.

My old tight fitting could climb any rung of a very long flight of stairs. This slinky takes a step and either stops or simply rolls down the stairs without stretching or retracting, neither expanding nor retracting. he doesn't go down the stairs after the first step. If he continues down the stairs, he just slides down. I don't know how else to put it other than that this is NOT the original skin. It's not even close. I would not recommend this item to anyone familiar with the REAL original…

  • Hands-free operation
  • Not sure

You should have listened to the person who said don't waste your time and money. I just got mine for my granddaughter, I tried walking down the stairs it's not long enough so of course I played around. Seems to only be used for proteins I don't have this problem with. Unless I can use it for something that isn't as wide or as tall as a regular staircase. Also, this one smells awful and leaves oil on your hands because that's the material it's made of. I suggest if you don't care but just want a

  • Inspires confidence
  • A little torn

Revainrating 3 out of 5

Lubricated in Novelty & Gag toys

Looks like this is the "black" version of the original bodysuit. However, there is so much lube on it that it soiled the box it came in. I ordered another one and it was the same. Another thing I didn't like is that since it's painted it doesn't have that old "thready sound" I remember hearing when you rock it back and forth from your hands. This is for the kids, but first I need to figure out how to remove the grease without damaging them, peeling the paint, or rusting them. I assume the…

  • The Best
  • Not Everything Fits

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Perfect for repelling squirrels!

You know that video where someone has a bird feeder on a high pole and the squirrel falls to the ground and can't get into the bird feeder? IT WORKS! After I "laced" this around the bird feeder, a few minutes later a squirrel came by, took a few looks at the slinky, and ran away without even trying! I bet there are some neighbors who did! Yes it will rust if exposed to the elements but if it is only used outdoors and not around children I don't care! Birds can enjoy food and fat without pesky…

  • Free for educational purposes
  • Expandable

Revainrating 3 out of 5

Painted black? For real?

I was playing with a friend's original skinny suit the other day and decided I just wanted one. it's been claimed but it's not - the originals were made of stainless steel-like metal and this one is painted black. I have no idea why the manufacturer thought this color was a good idea - maybe they used metal that's corroded or something. But it lacks the shimmering iridescence or form-fitting dress of my friends. Contrary to what other reviews have stated, it is the same size as the original…

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