It began with an accident, was fueled with a $500 investment, and
today more than 90 percent of Americans know what a Slinky is. You
know the jingle, "It's Slinky, it's Slinky, for fun it's a
wonderful toy/It's Slinky, it's Slinky, it's fun for a girl and
The Slinky may very well be one of the most engaging, simple, classic
toy designs of all time. Today, you can buy plastic ones, plush
ones, and even 14-karat gold ones, but nothing is as satisfying
as the original metallic design.