SLINKY it was called - and it was (slinky, that is). It was
1969 and my family were holidaying in Largs for the second year
running. If I recall correctly, we were in a shop with a display of this
bought one. I still remember, holiday over and back home, observing
Slinky descending the hall stairs. It really seemed like a thing alive,
so my delicate eardrums were grateful for the absence of COLIN
CLIVE's histrionics as this amazing toy performed its peram-
bulations for our entertainment and enjoyment.