Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spirograph, Etch-A-Sketch, and Lite Brite

Are you a Spirograph pro? If you are good at it, you can win cash in a Spirograph design contest. You need to use the 1967-1970 Kenner Spirograph and their special multicolor pen, or you won't qualify.

But contest aside, Spirograph memories! I had one and enjoyed playing with it, but I was never any good at it. I seem to remember ripping the paper a lot. The Wikipedia entry is so full of geometry mentions and even equations that my mind started to glaze over. The Spirograph I found on Amazon doesn't look anything like the old one I remember.

I wasn't very good at Etch-A-Sketch either, but I loved it. Ditto Lite-Brite. (Check out the new Lite-Brite cube--brilliant!)
There were a lot of exotic arty toys in our childhood, don't you think? Which ones did you like?

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