Etch A Sketch. I was both fascinated and frustrated by this toy. I could never get it to draw anything but odd looking squiggles. Then it stopped shaking clean, and eventually the knobs stopped working. Still, it was a very clever little toy and kept me amused for hours on end, despite my lack of artistic abilities!
Etch a Sketch. Now that we've entered the age of iPads, it's kind of hard not to be amused by this 1950s toy calling itself "magic." Still, it's pretty amazing the artwork that can be created using just a couple of dials and a bunch of gray lines!