Slinkys & Springs
The Original Slinky and Magic Springs are Classic Office Toys!
The Original Slinky and Magic Springs are classic office desk toys! It's a Slinky! Slinky just might be the number one stress reliever toy of all time. You know the deal with Slinky, you've played with them your whole life and you know how hard it is to put down. Original Slinky Toys were first discovered in 1943 when naval engineer Richard James was conducting experiments using tension springs. He accidentally knocked one off of a shelf and it began "walking"! James showed the spring to his wife Betty and told her he thought it could be made into a toy. She came up with the name "Slinky" from the Swedish word meaning "sleek", deciding that "slinky" was a pretty close approximation of the noises the toy made when it moved. The original Slinkys were made from a blue-black Swedish steel and wrapped in yellow paper. When the Slinky was first shown at a department store during the Christmas season, the entire stock was sold within ninety minutes! 100 million Slinkys were sold in its first two years. Betty James ultimately took control of the Slinky company, taking it to new success and introducing that famous Slinky jingle. She was determined to keep the Slinky affordable for children who couldn't have expensive toys. The Slinky was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2000 and is still a bestseller to this day! If you're not sure which stress reliever to buy, a Slinky is a safe first move. You'll be fidgeting with your slinky toy during a phone call or while you contemplate your next strategic decision. Magic Springs have the same great qualities as the original Slinky. Magic Springs and Slinkys come in many styles like the Plastic Magic Spring, the Gold Slinky and the Slinky Collector's Edition. Get a metal Magic Spring or a decorated Magic Spring to fidget with and liven up your workspace. Add some personality to your desktop with a new Slinky Stress Relief Toy.