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to want to buy an etchasketch.........

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mumofdjandbabies Mon 21-Sep-09 21:25:57

for....... myself
the kids shockgrin

I am, ahem, 31 now but it really was my favourite childhood toy and I have been wanting one for several years (maybe because I was brilliant on it years ago wink) grin

I would give the children a shot of it occasionally

well.............. maybe grin

PortBlacksandResident Mon 21-Sep-09 21:28:16

They're smaller than you remember.........

mumofdjandbabies Mon 21-Sep-09 22:02:44

oh are they?
I remember them as being very large! But I guess youre probably right!

differentID Mon 21-Sep-09 22:03:52

they were crap. i could never get my sisters to do what I wnated it to.

mumofdjandbabies Mon 21-Sep-09 22:04:39

Oh I loved our one maybe it was a magical one after all grin

perhaps buying one would only ruin a happy memory hmmmmmm

tho I would fancy a wee shot of one ha ha just to see grin

PortBlacksandResident Mon 21-Sep-09 22:06:37

I was shocked at how small the one i saw in TRU was the other day. You can get even smaller 'pocket' ones - but this was a standard one.

Then again Wagon Wheels and Kinder Eggs....

ABetaDad Mon 21-Sep-09 22:13:13

I could never get mine to do diagonals properly no matter how slowly and carefully I simultaneusly turned the left and right controllers. sad

PortBlacksandResident Mon 21-Sep-09 22:15:13

Awwww ABetaDad - did you get little steps?

ABetaDad Mon 21-Sep-09 22:22:24

Yes tiny little steps that drove me mad.

Is it really possible to get diagonals like they showed in the adverts?

cookielove Mon 21-Sep-09 22:23:14

they did use to be bigger then what they are now

JustAsWelliLikeLego Mon 21-Sep-09 22:25:18

rather spend my pennies on a stylophone......all those hours trying to play "amazing grace"grin Oh YANBU, get it, get it now!

TrinityRhino Mon 21-Sep-09 22:27:50

I hate those things
I could not work it out at all
I think my brain is wired left and right the wrong way round
used to drive mad trying to draw ANYTHING

cocolepew Mon 21-Sep-09 22:29:17

I could never do a circle. Actually all I did was a queer shaped house hmm

Jbck Mon 21-Sep-09 22:30:17

DH bought me one for Xmas last year and it rarely gets played with. Most of the time it gets wrestled from DD2 who's trying to clear the picture by battering it off a table.

Savour the memory smile

mumofdjandbabies Mon 21-Sep-09 22:42:05

ha ha to savour the memory grin you guys made me laugh there

tethersend Mon 21-Sep-09 22:45:39

I used one on my degree (fine art). I drew a depiction of the Titanic.

They are amazing. They do do diagonals, but you have to give up hours of your life in order to make it happen.

I have four smile

Actually, blush would seem more apt... having four is not something to brag about, I now realise. blush again.

mumofdjandbabies Mon 21-Sep-09 22:54:02

ha ha tether!

be a good girl ha ha and send me one grin

4 is far too many to own wink

LovelyTinOfSpam Mon 21-Sep-09 23:01:28

We got a cyberman one at xmas. I was pretty excited but it's crap and difficult and annoying and no matter how hard you shake it the picture doesn't quite go away.

Get fuzzy felt instead. Or some lego grin

tethersend Mon 21-Sep-09 23:07:58

I made fuzzy felt too blush blush

Glad I got an education hmm

mumofdjandbabies- they are so buggered now, you wouldn't want them! ebay still has bargains though wink

tallyhopinkerton Mon 21-Sep-09 23:24:03

Just googled "Etchasketch masterpieces" and came up with this

Feeling slightly ashamed of my abnormally rigid houses now - the only things I could get the darn thing to draw.

tallyhopinkerton Mon 21-Sep-09 23:25:12

The Taj Mahal is just showing off I feel.

mumofdjandbabies Mon 21-Sep-09 23:25:55

oh my goodness

maybe I wasnt soooo good after all ha ha!

mumofdjandbabies Mon 21-Sep-09 23:27:37

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha to tajmahal that was wiity

<I want a laughing emoticon> grin

StableButDeluded Mon 21-Sep-09 23:47:10

Nooooo! I had a love/hate thing with Etch-a-sketch. I deperately, desperately wanted one, but couldn't actually twirl both dials at the same time due to a disability. Why on earth I wanted something I couldn't do is now beyond me grin

So I just yearned for one from afar, whilst also hating their very existence and being secretly pleased when friends couldn't draw anything & got fed up with them.

I have got myself DS one of these. We both love this, not quite the same as Etch-a-Sketch but I get a disproportionate amount of pleasure from 'stamping' all the stamps on it and then wiping the eraser across it & watching it all disappear blush

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