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Retro toy flashback!!

Back in my day, we didn't have computers. We couldn't create cool art with computer programs or mess around with pictures in Photoshop. We did have our fun though, didn't we? Who could forget the Magic Slate? It usually cost around 39 cents and you'd convince your mom to get you one on that spinning rack of crappy toys at the grocery store. By Tuesday you'd lose the little plastic pencil or rip the flimsy film that you drew on. Etch-A-Sketch seems pretty lame now compared to a computer...but I did find a computerized Etch-A-Sketch that you can try to use on a computer. Guess what? It's just as hard as the real thing!  I always tried to write my name and ended up just wanted to smash the thing so I could get that silvery powder all over everything. (Click here for a virtual etch-a-sketch!) Spiro-graph seemed more impressive on TV than it did in reality. We never seemed to have the right size pens to fit in the little holes on the reels, and the paper would always slip. Does any one remember Spiro-tot for littler kids? Lite Brite also seemed very cool at the time..I never had one, but was jealous of all the kids who did. I know you're looking at this blog on the computer (how very advanced of you!)...but hope you enjoyed this little head trip into my childhood.

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04/28/2010 9:33AM
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04/28/2010 10:57AM
Donna
I loved the magic slate but when I was small I think it was called something else. Never had a lite bright, by the time it came out I was too big. I never had that sizmo whatever, that just seemed stupid. I used to use my cousins etch-a-scetch. Neverhad one of my own tho. Must have gone through 10 of those magic slates in my childhood. I just thought they were cool even though I can't draw at all. Unlike you and my tattoo artist son. DBD
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