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Now We Know What's Inside An Etch A Sketch And It's A Lot

I think everyone had an Etch A Sketch growing up, and some of us had better creations than others.

While we may laugh now at the toy's simplicity, it was revolutionary at the time.

Drawing lines without  a pen and paper and then just shaking it to watch it magically disappear was something that amazed us all.

But have you ever seen what's inside one of these toys?

We have now tracked down a video that shows us exactly what's on the inside of this cool toy, and it might not be all you expect.

This is the Etch A Sketch we all know and love:

Introduced in 1960 for $2.99 it went on to sell 600,000 units that year and became one of the best known toys of the era.  In 1998, it was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in New York.

Now we get to finally see what's inside this magic screen.

How were your Etch A Sketch Creations?

George Vlosich usually spends 70-80 hours working on his Etch A Sketch creations, but he spent almost twice the time on his Michael Jackson tribute piece.

But mine usually looked more like this:

There are actual artists that focus on Etch A Sketch creations and they are impressive!

Practicing for over 35 years, Jeff Gagliardi is one of the best known Etch A Sketch artists.

And he has recreated some amazing work:

Jeff Sketch

It's crazy to think that you can make these drawings with just two knobs.

Jeff Sketch

So what's inside?

In the video, the first thing they notice was that it was full of grey powder, but then they smash the front to reveal the toys mechanics and we were blown away.

Watch the video below to find out.

Source: Eighties Kids

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