Retro Slinky $4.99 @ ALDI Special Buys Made in USA.
Mod: According to the packaging the item is made in China.
These things never last longer than a week with me
At least a week of guaranteed fun you say?
There is an actual movie on Slinky
what does it do?
like a slinky thing?
Even your grandpa might have been playing with one.
It conducts electrical current creating a magnetic field around it that can be studied as a function of induction …
Over $350 million have been sold more than any other home video game console.
around since the 60s 1940s?!…didnt realise that!
But it's not a video game console. :P
$350M isn't that much for a console. Every PS and Xbox sells in the multi-billions. Definitely fake news. Playstation 5 will probably sell more than that in a few days.
He didn't mean the dollar sign, 350 million slinkys
BIC has sold even more springs all up. There is basically a free slinky in every bic retractable pen.
@AustriaBargain: Yeah imagine the fun you could have with that. Nothing like a slinky except that its spring. It doesn't slink.
Whoops. 350 million units, my mistake
PS2 sold about 155 million units
most probably dont know how to play this correctly by holding both ends.
Some people are like Slinkies. They aren't really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs.
Patricia Briggs must have been if she said something like that.
cool old gadget that i managed many times to tangle into a mess but not much good for today's people …the lack of updates alone would drive there anxiety levels through the roof
what type of updates?
Finally, I can make YT videos like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdw3rabl_kk
The other retro toys available are. 4 x small spinning tops and gymnastics rainbow ribbon on a stick. $4.99 each. The simplest toys that amused kids for hours. Way before electronic games and gadgets.
How about the old hoop and stick?
how'bout a soccer ball
When will coca cola yoyo's appear on ozbargain?
I have been waiting for soooooooooo long for coca cola yoyos!
Mine was the orange and white Fanta one
I remember my coke one was more like the fanta one - but red and white. I'm pretty sure I had the all red one too. Damn I wish I had kept them. I remember they were damn near indestructible.
damn near indestructible.
damn near indestructible.
why didnt u keep? :(
Still expensive for a piece of spring!
It's not a spring.
It's spring now.
@queer dog geyfrog: :)
If I may ask, what differentiates it from a spring?
Spring resists compression
This thing is more about contacting when it's stretched out
@foundit: Wrong..slinky is a precompressed helical spring
@pinkybrain: or a reverse-spring
It is absolutely a piece of spring.
Adding a Tesla battery and Arduino to make it climb up back up the stairs…..calling it the Skanky.
Think I've cracked perpetual motion………IPO billionaire here I come.
Cheaper than a PS5 for Christmas!
Pack it in the size of a PS5 box though!
If you don't have stairs, don't bother. ;)
i have steps, enough?
Anyone got the slinky? I saw a few at my local yesterday, but they weren't made in USA. Are there different versions being offered?
Bought one, it’s not made in USA.