Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sing the Slinky Jingle and Alex Brands will make donation to Toys For Tots

Who doesn't know the jingle for the Slinky toy?

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

It's Slinky, it's Slinky,
It's fun, it's a wonderful toy.
It's Slinky, it's Slinky,
It's fun for a girl or a boy.
It's fun for a girl or a boy.

August 30th is SLINKY DAY and Alex Brands is celebrating the 70th anniversary of this iconic toy.  To help celebrate Slinky's 70th birthday post a video of yourself with friends or family singing the toy's classic jingle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #SlinkyDay70 between now and August 30, 2015.  For every video posted, Alex Brands will donate a Slinky to Toys for Tots!

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Slinky was invented by naval engineer Richard T. James who was able to get Gimbels department store in Philadelphia to agree to start sell his toy in 1945.  During a product demonstration to kick off sales of the Slinky, Gimbels' entire inventory of 400 toys sold out in ninety minutes.  70 years later more than 300 million of these toys have been sold to girls and boys.

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