The POOF-Slinky Metal Original 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 "walk". 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 Pixar's "Toy Story" movie franchise. It's the official state toy of Pennsylvania and famous for one of the most popular jingles of all time, "It's Slinky". 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 original Slinky is made of metal for long lasting wiggly-jiggly Slinky fun! Slinky comes boxed and perfect for party favors, grab bags, prizes and presents. The Slinky is truly a timeless toy, fun for adults and kids alike. The POOF-Slinky Metal Original Slinky is recommended for children 5-years of age and older. POOF-Slinky, Inc. is the maker of POOF, Slinky, Ideal and Scientific Explorer Brands. We manufacture POOF foam balls and the world famous Slinky right here in the USA and our list of products keeps growing. Our company has been in business for over 65-years serving customers around the globe. Our product lines offer new exciting play with the highly successful Sno-Toys line, Fuzzoodles activity kits, as well as timeless classics, such as the original Slinky, Ideal table-top games, wood construction sets and over 400 other products.