Fascination slime - the comeback of the comeback!
Slime has been enjoying renewed popularity as a gift for children for a number of years. But why is it like that? What makes slime so interesting? We can also observe again and again that parents develop the same fun with the slime as the children. Then it all turns into great family fun.
Why has Slime been so popular for decades?
It all started in 1976 when toy giant Mattel first released Slime. The toy became even more popular when the clumsy, lovable ghost Slimer made an appearance in the Ghostbusters movie. A little fun fact: In the film Ghostbusters II, over 400,000 liters of slime were used. After Ghostbusters, people started buying slime like crazy. Back then, however, without charms, glitter, fragrances or sprinkles. It was mostly green goo slime.
Slime today. Slime is art.
Today there are millions of variations from Clearslime, Floamslime to Glossyslime to Butterslime and so on. There are scents, colors, charms, glitter, sprinkles and glowing slime, the only limit is your imagination. In America e.g. B. There is the sloomooinstitute.com - a shop just for slime. There you can make or buy slime or just have a nice day - there is a slime museum for that among other things. Nicole Jacklyne is a "slime artist" from Michigan. With her shop slimebyjacklyne.com, she registers up to 3,000 orders a day and has 366,000 followers on Instagram. In Germany we don't have an account of this size yet.
Why Slime is and will always be great.
Above all, Slime is so popular because of the different consistencies, the kneading, pulling, running, and the farting noise when you press it back into the jar. In our opinion, however, it is also the limitless variety that makes toys so fascinating. Slime keeps reinventing himself. And that's why kids will continue to buy and enjoy slime.