A metal coil spring.
Dimensions are 2.75 X 2.75 X 2.15in. 78 coils. (Vintage had 98.)
Walk it down stairs. Shoot it into the sky. Bounce it up and down, just like a clown.
Poof’s Slinky is not quite as large or heavy as the vintage, which will give it some difficulty in walking down multiple stairs. With this said, some reviewers were successfully able to get the toy to walk down one or two steps at a time, but they had to help it again to continue.
We do want to point out that stairs in most modern buildings tend to have shallower stair depth, so the toy is not able to extend far enough to get the energy it needs to keep up momentum. Homes made since the 80s or so may not have stairs that are Slinky-compatible.
If walking the toy down stairs is not the goal, this Slinky may be just fine. It still jiggles and slinks, and it still makes that metallic sound, which can be therapeutic in itself.
Some users also complained that Poof’s Slinky is made of a thinner metal, making it easier to tangle and bend than the vintage.
It’s a shame to see a company alter the tried and true design of a beloved toy. We sincerely hope that Poof updates the current design to that of the vintage.
- Wipe down with a damp cloth
- Wash in warm water and soap. Make sure toy dries completely as the metal can rust if left damp
For more in-depth information on how to clean this type of toy, please see our blog, The Cleaning Guide for Toys.
We’re concerned that profits all too often override quality, durability, and functionality. While this toy still has the capacity to entertain, it seems misleading to call it The Original Slinky, when it is not.