There is little doubt that the original etch-a-sketch, which has
been a part of almost everyone's life at some point given that
it was first created in 1960, was totally
lame. Okay, we admit, we couldn't really draw any decent
thing with it, but we admit there are some people out there who
are very good with them.
etch-a-sketch animator was the second iteration, released in
1986, and it featured a low resolution dot matrix screen and a
speaker. It had a small amount of memory that would allow
the user to save 12 images that could be strung together to form
a little cartoon. In 1988, the Etch a Sketch Animator 2000
was released, which featured storage for 22 images, as well as
game cartridges for games like "Fly By", "Overdrive", and "Putt-Nutts".