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Etch A Sketch - Classic in 1960 Box - Red

4.2 out of 5 stars 647 customer reviews
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  • The original magic screen that's fun and easy to use!
  • Left knob draws left and right; right knob draws up and down. Turn both knobs together for angles and curves!
  • When you're done, turn over and shake to erase - then, start the fun all over again!
  • Etch A Sketch is for ages 3+. No batteries required.
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Product Description

For more than 50 years, children and adults alike have been discovering the magical world of creativity and pencil-free drawing with Classic Etch A Sketch! The iconic red frame, easy-to-use knobs, classic magic screen and shake-to-erase feature — not to mention the endless hours of fun it provides — have made it popular all around the world! Sketch, erase, and sketch again with Etch A Sketch. Includes: 1 Etch A Sketch

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Some classics never lose their appeal! Nested in a colorful, open-faced box, this old friend has the same bright red plastic frame, the same horizontal and vertical knobs, and the same inviting gray drawing screen as the original model. And as always, this Classic Etch A Sketch will provide hours of pencil-free drawing as its owner masters the right-left and up-down movements required. The magic screen upon which your drawings appear is glass, covered with protective clear plastic film. Inside, aluminum powder and plastic beads respond to each turn of the knobs. Owners are encouraged to join the Etch A Sketch club and receive a membership card, an official club patch, and a newsletter three times a year. --Liane Thomas

Product Information

Product Dimensions 9.1 x 1.2 x 8.9 inches
Item Weight 1 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
ASIN B00000J0HG
Item model number 50505
Manufacturer recommended age 36 months - 10 years
Best Sellers Rank #7,520 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#13 in Toys & Games > Arts & Crafts > Drawing & Sketching Tablets
#443 in Toys & Games > Novelty & Gag Toys
#3,755 in Toys & Games > Preschool > Pre-Kindergarten Toys
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4.2 out of 5 stars 647 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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Unfortunately, they've changed enough of this classic toy that it is not what it used to be. Lines are not dark enough to see very well, and those that do show up do not erase.

C'mon Ohio Art, how dumb do you think we all are? Put out a quality product, on par with the old days, and your sales will be even better. Better yet, you won't be producing plastic junk that goes straight to the landfill.

UPDATE: I contacted the company and, amazingly, they stood behind the product and shipped me two new ones - to the other side of the planet. The new ones work much better. They also took the numbers off the back of the units and got their engineers involved to figure out what had gone wrong with the manufacture of my two... pretty impressive. Three cheers Ohio Art!
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By RD on December 22, 2011
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I had the same problem with this toy as most others. The lines dont's really erase. I also found the lines to be too thin and faint for a 4 - 6 yr old. I'll be giving mine away and looking for another make for the same toy.
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Don't get me wrong, Etch A Sketch is an awesome toy. As long as the buyer receives a product that works properly. I'm not sure if the quality of the product (we received) has changed since I was a kid (the answer - probably yes), but immediately after opening the toy for my 5 year old (he was celebrating his bday), the thing just didn't perform well. We soon realized that the lines didn't erase from the screen. After shaking the toy like madpeople, we just couldn't get the images to really disappear. Now, with my toy in the 80s, the images could be easily erased with minor, controlled shaking.

Which is a shame, since both my kids were looking forward to a really cool toy. A toy that I talked and hyped up quite a bit, reflecting on my own youth where I'd spend hours creating cool images and designs on my Etch A Sketch. I don't think we've quite given up on this toy - we may look for another vendor or store to purchase from in the future.
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By A Customer on July 1, 1999
I was so happy to find that the Etch a Sketch is still available. I thought it was a toy of the past. I bought one for my coffee table at home and everyone that comes over plays with it and reminisces. It's a great toy for all ages - especially for creatives.
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By Bob on January 10, 2011
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Don't know if I just got a lemon, but my etch a sketch was junk. Did not work well, lines would disappear while drawing then come back in another part of the screen. Some lines were not even straight. Very disappointed, my son had a key chain sized etch a sketch that worked much better.
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By A Customer on January 2, 2000
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I bought the Etch a Sketch for my 11 year old. It seems I should have bought 3 more because my other children love it. They seem to be getting better at making rounded lines with the practice they are getting. They love it!
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Don't you just love toys that span generations? I loved etch-a-sketch when I was a kid and to my delight so does my nine year old nephew. It's a great way to acquire dexterity with your fingers whilst having a lot of fun too. I never quite mastered the art of drawing Elvis's face on my etch-a-sketch, but I know people who did and what you can do with one of these babies is quite astounding! However I loved making patterns and fiddling around with the knobs even though I never made it as the next Picasso. This is an ageless toy that I still play with now and I am well into my thirties! It's theraputic and fun and I for one am still glad it is on the market in the year 2000.
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This is a classic toy, however since it is made in China and no longer Ohio (hence Ohio Art), the quality went down the tubes. I had an original one years ago, and although the white knob broke off after many years of play the steel axle still allowed it to be workable. But this version has some cheap aluminum axle, which bent and completely broke off after about 3 weeks. So now all we can do is draw a vertical line.
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