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Slinky Toys from James Industries (1957)

“What walks down stairs alone or in pairs and makes a slinkety sound? A spring a spring, a marvelous thing. Everyone knows it’s Slinky!”

A holiday-themed vintage ad from 1957 for the line of Slinky-based toys from James Industries that showcases variants on the original version of the novelty toy. Other Slinky toys introduced at the time included Slinky Soldiers, the Slinky Seal, Slinky Spiral, the Slinky Handcar, and the popular Slinky Dog.

Remember the toys and games of years past through vintage advertising – for better and for worse!