“What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs…”
Everyone knows it’s Slinky.
In 1945, a new toy arrived on the scene… “But wait!” you say, “This is Best of the 80s!”
Right you are, friend, for while the Slinky did debut in 1945, it was a full 35 years later in 1979 (close enough) that the plastic Slinky slinked its way into our hearts.
No, it didn’t have the same tinkly, metallic mating call as its steel cousin, but dammit, now we had colors! And it was lighter! And it didn’t get messed up as easily!
Yay, plastic Slinky!!
In 2000, the original Slinky was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame, but we’re going on record as a fierce proponent that the plastic Slinky (our Slinky!) should be right there beside it.
…because it’s just that awesome.
We ♥ Plastic Slinky.