In 1943, the idea for the Slinky toy originated when engineer Richard James dropped a tension spring on the ground and saw how it moved. The first Slinky toys were sold in 1945 at Gimbel's Department Store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And since then, stairs have never been left alone. Slinky, Remember, Every Girls, Childhood Memories, Metals, Basements Stairs, Christmas, Retro Toys, The Roller Coasters
Old Toys R Us sign. Remember this jingle?: "The world's biggest toy store is Toys 'R' Us! The biggest selection -- Toys 'R' Us!