The song is something that stays with you forever. It still echos in my mind whenever someone says Slinky. And who doesn’t remember it walking down stairs making a slink-ity sound? Actually that’s one of the first things I did when I got it, lol.
🎶 It’s Slinky, It’s Slinky, For fun it’s the best of toys, It’s Slinky, It’s Slinky, The favorite of girls and boys, 🎶 Everyone wants a Slinky, You ought to get a Slinky! 🎵
The one thing I did hate though was I had a tendency to get it tangled up. My mom and dad were amazing though and got it untangled each and every time.
How Was the Slinky Invented
It was created by accident in 1943 by a mechanical engineer named Richard James. He was doing an experiment with tension coils and dropped it on the floor. From there he watched it walk. Two years later it debuted in the famous Gimbels Department Store and immediately sold out.
Since then over 300 million have sold and it was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame in 2000. In addition, it’s made for ages 5 to 100 and is perfect for prizes, stocking stuffers, gifts, and even birthday party favors.
In 1952 the Slinky Dog was invented. And now we have Disney Slinky Dog Dash. 🙂
Just Play Products is giving away 75 Limited Edition Gold-Plated Slinkys. From Friday August 28th until Tuesday, September 1st, Just Play invites fans of all ages to celebrate the 75th Anniversary!
All you have to do is share PHOTOS or VIDEOS on Instagram showing WHY YOU LOVE SLINKY! Tag your post with #NationalSlinkyDay AND #GoldenSlinky for a chance to WIN** one of 75 Limited Edition Gold-Plated Slinkys.
**Contest Details: Participants can enter by posting to Instagram using both hashtags, #NationalSlinkyDay and #GoldenSlinky, and must have their Instagram account set to public. Seventy-five (75) winners will be chosen at random from the submissions to win one (1) Limited Edition Gold-Plated. Each person may only win once. Winners will be contacted via Instagram direct message from the @justplayproducts.