Much like the smiley face promos from AIG, this slinky was originally a way to bring a fun side to an industry that isn’t really seen as fun. If you look closely, I think the top slinky also features a global theme (see the green areas?). Which once probably sent a message of strength and importance, but now reminds us more of big enough to drag down the world economy if it fails. At any rate, the person who is auctioning this item on eBay states: “I earned these financial collectables from the AIG Annuity Department in exchange for my dedication. Hopefully, I can make some money selling this stuff since I’m surely not making it off my AIG stock.” Assuming that’s true, this is a sad slinky.