Yet another science-type toy that I hope doesn't turn my son off to science or engineering. There is no way that anyone actually attempted this before they marketed it and stamped the slinky name on it. At least a slinky goes down three steps before it turns sideways and rolls down the rest of the way. We tried a few of the setups on this pathetic excuse for fun, and NOTHING WORKED!!!! We spent multiple attempts winding the cursed copper wire into an electromagnet, and neither time was successful. The plastic pieces DO NOT FIT, and have those plastic burrs and flanges that you always wonder if you're supposed to trim off, or leave them.
Looks like they have 8 left in stock right now, and I hope they let those 8 rot in their warehouse. Please don't reduce their inventory, for your kids' sake, and for the sake of our countries science and engineering future.