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July 12, 1960: Etch A Sketch Debuts

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Jeffrey Powers

Madison, WI

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July 12, 1960: Etch A Sketch Debuts

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Etch A SketchJuly 12, 1960: Etch A Sketch Debuts in US

It is the famous drawing tool that became a cult classic. A toy that is as collectable as the LEGO or Star Wars memorabilia. The Etch A Sketch was first brought out on shelves in 1960. Of course, since then it has taken its popularity to many levels. Some people create masterpieces, while others just play with the dials. I have an Etch A Sketch attached to a pencil, but its size is about the same as an iPad or other Tablet.

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