Sunday, February 21, 2010

Metal beats paper.

Remember The Slinky?? Who doesn't. We all had them and tried to get them to walk down the stairs and got really pissed when they got tangled because it was always bent out of shape by the time you untangled it. But I think the products song said it all "It's Slinky, It's Slinky, for fun the best of the toys. It's Slinky, It's Slinky, the favorite of girls and boys."
                                                    Original Metal Slinky
But what if that wonderful toy was made out of cardboard?? Oh wait someone already did it! Here I introduce The Flexy:

Let's start with the name, it should be called something more like "The Soggy" because any kid is going to drool on it, ruin it while playing in the mud, or spill their chocolate milk on it. Even when bent a little The Slinky was still considerably fun, but how much fun can wet cardboard be? And what about the price, you can get a Slinky for under $5 now, so I think $14.50 is way over priced for such a disposable 'toy'.
I understand that a lot of companies are trying to become more green and make products out of materials that are less expensive and better for the environment, but come on!! WHY WOULD ANYONE BUY THAT?!??!

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