Toys of the Seventies, Spirograph

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A kit that came complete with about 100 different plastic gears. You put a colored pen into a hole in one of the gears, and turned it around an outer gear to create beautiful geometric shapes!
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crazy amy - October 20, 2008 - Report this comment
i want one of these NOW! how awesome were they? it was very neat and artistic for someone like me who is creative but has no drawing talent.
Marcus - November 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Absolutely loved this. Took so much patience, and you never wanted a gear to slip. Hours of fun....
EAP - December 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I made tons of designs with this thing. Hours of fun and tons of paper I went through.
KShev - December 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Where can I get one?! I got my daughter a spirograph from target this year for xmas and it is terrible! I want to fine one of these from the 70's!
Carolyn - January 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember there was also a smaller version called SpyroTot.
Amanda - February 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I spent hours covering every inch of paper I could find. I resorted to the non-waxed side of freezer paper. Rolls upon rolls...
edie - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
A very nostalgic creative toy that everyone in my family(4 brothers and myself) received one Christmas. It's just so retro....I love it!
peggy - November 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I want one. Where can I buy it?
Marilyn - March 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Where can I buy this? I want one.
Solinas - May 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I was lucky enough to have the SUPER Spirograph - more pieces. Going around the outside of the "bars" was very hard. Inside the circles was easier. Eventually had to replace the cardboard - too many pinholes - it no longer held the plastic stuff stable!
Dawn - November 19, 2010 - Report this comment
This was one of my favorite toys because of all the colors and the fact I couldn't draw well but could make fantastic designs with Spirograph.
Jeff - March 26, 2011 - Report this comment
Imagine - a kid's toy that came with sharp pushpins!!!!!!!!! Child safety advocates would have fits these days.
Linda - July 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I want one too! I spent hours making cool designs on this thing. Solinas, your right it was much easy on the inside. You know as kids back then it just seems our parents could trust us with the push pins and the easy bake ovens etc... What happened??
Patricia - December 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I have an old spirograph my 6 year old loves to play with it, but I punctured my fingers with those stupid pins!!
Rob Lambert - May 30, 2012 - Report this comment
I had gotten my first Spirograph in 1966. Despite its limitations, it proved a fun activity in the pre-video game era. This was when Kenner had that wacky, cartoon yellow bird for a mascot (I believe Kenner retired the bird in 1970). I have an early Spirograph TV commercial from the "Beatles" cartoon show (3/5/66, ABC). The Kenner bird appeared at the end.
Pat McPherson - January 10, 2013 - Report this comment
Lucky me I have both sets still and it was awesome to use as I couldn't draw at all but making those patterns appear was wonderful. Ah what memories
ashley auld - August 28, 2013 - Report this comment
they still sell them you can get the basic or delux they do not use the pins any more to hold the rings. use some sort of putty. just Google them
Jerry - November 27, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved the spirograph, but I also got a Spectrograph. Simular, but had felt markers and made more 3D images. Thought they were made by the same company, I can't find any reference to them online, except other searches. Anyone?

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