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Etch A Sketch Freestyle – Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!

Etch A Sketch Freestyle (Image courtesy Ohio Art)
By Andrew Liszewski

What the crap is this?! Another attempt to modernize the Etch A Sketch? Please listen to me Ohio Art, the Etch A Sketch is a classic toy with a simple concept that has made it popular for almost 40 years! We actually like the limitations imposed by drawing with two dials.

Sure the new single controller knob on the Freestyle allows you draw loops and curves that aren’t horribly aliased, but that’s the charm of the original Etch A Sketch! It was remarkably satisfying when you managed to draw a circle that actually looked like a circle! As far as I’m concerned this is just cheating. It’s like buying a pre-written essay on the internet for college, but this only costs $14.99, and won’t get you kicked out of school.

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  • franco1975

    I like it. Why is Andrew getting so worked up over an Etch a scratch??

  • andrewliszewski

    Because he can.

  • dubzilla

    boooooo. i don't like it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19701276 facebook-19701276

    I don't think it ruins the old version. It just makes it hard to do squares now.

  • http://twitter.com/lauderdaleagent Robin S-C

    How DARE they! I mean, I loved how hard it was to create an image on my Etch A Sketch, because when I finally DID do something cool-looking, I was so proud of it! That was the fun of it. My little neices and nephews still enjoy this toy, in spite of the games that they have. It's still a good time. Leave it alone, I say!!

  • mcman

    These are needed because the younger generation doesn't have the patience required to develop skills that will benefit them in life. Like…The original Etch A Sc….OK, so maybe it won't benefit them down the road.

  • mcman

    Frankly Robin, you've never created something cool looking. Admit it now or accept the consequences.

  • Jessicat

    OMG that is too funny. So in one you can't do circles easily and with the new one you can't do squares. That is amazing. I suppose they can't truly improve it.

  • Phlow

    I think it makes sense for those of us who suck at art, or have limited attention spans. And cmon andrew, you know the classic etch-a-sketch will never go away, but they still gotta make money somehow

  • Phlow

    I think it makes sense for those of us who suck at art, or have limited attention spans. And cmon andrew, you know the classic etch-a-sketch will never go away, but they still gotta make money somehow