The POOF-Slinky 1205 14-Karat Gold Plated Original Slinky is a limited collectorâ€TMs piece that comes in a wood case that can be displayed in your home or office. Slinky continues to be a constant entertainer as it walks down stairs or comes alive in a child's hands. This classic toy stretches like an accordion, bounces and walks down steps one end at a time while making that classic Slinky sound. Toy history was made when Richard James conducted an experiment with tension springs. During the experiment, one of the springs fell to the floor and began to â€œwalkâ€. The Slinky debuted 1945 at Gimbals Department Store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and all (400) Slinkys for sale were purchased in 90-minutes. Since then, over 300-million Slinkys have been sold worldwide. The Slinky is filled with nostalgia and has been featured in Disney Pixarâ€TMs â€œToy Storyâ€ movie franchise. It's the official state toy of Pennsylvania and famous for one of the most popular jingles of all time, â€œItâ€TMs Slinkyâ€. Though it was developed to be a toy, the Slinky was used by soldiers in Vietnam as an antenna and a therapy tool for hand eye coordination. This 14-karat gold plated original Slinky is an amazing display piece, but still provides wiggly-jiggly Slinky fun! The Gold plated Slinky comes in a wood display box, made in the U.S.A. and a â€œmust haveâ€ gift for any true Slinky collector. The Slinky is truly a timeless toy, fun for adults and kids alike. The POOF-Slinky 1205 14-Karat Gold Plated Original Slinky is recommended for children and Slinky collectors 5-years of age and older. POOF-Slinky is the manufacturer of the world famous Slinky and the top selling POOF foam sport balls in North America, both manufactured in Plymouth, MI and Hollidaysburg, PA. Ideal and Scientific Explorer are other well-known brands, rounding out the POOF-Slinky family. With roots in the toy industry for over 100-years, POOF-Slinky brands continue to grow and broaden.