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Magic Slate (a cool '70s toy)
« on: November 16, 2017, 06:16:29 PM »

If you grew up in the '70s, do you remember a toy called the Magic Slate?

It was a little gray sheet of plastic that came with a little red pencil-type thing. You'd draw on the plastic, and then lift it up to erase it. The pencil would dig into the tar-like stuff underneath.

These were inexpensive toys, but they'd wear out after a while. In my day, we had a Bert and Ernie slate, and we may have had a Bugs Bunny slate too.

One of the most hilarious things took place when I was about 4 years old. I had a Magic Slate, and my dad used it to draw a sketch of the Number Painter on 'Sesame Street'. I thought that was so funny!
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Re: Magic Slate (a cool '70s toy)
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 10:27:35 PM »

I had one of those in the mid 90s. I think I got it in a Wendy's kid's meal. Mine had red plastic and drawing on it would cause brighter red to show through, almost a neon pink.

They're not too dissimilar to how carbonless copy paper works.
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