I didn't have one of these - my sister did, though, and grabbing and shaking it when she had just finished a complex rendering was a guaranteed way to be warned for Father's Orders. I did have a Spirograph, a system of cogs and wheels through which coloured pens could be inserted to produce complex patterns. I remember it cost 21/- and was considered expensive. I think the Bank of England use one to do the backgrounds on notes.
VB I too had spirograph, in fact I bought a Super Spirograph on e-bay about 3 months ago thinking it would be ideal for little twicer. However, when it arrived it was in too good a nick to give it to a 2 year old so I'm keeping it. Hours of fun.
Has anyone else bought something recently which reminded them of all their yesterdays??
Bought mine for Â£40 in mint condition, originaly on sale in 1972. Even had the original booklet, every single piece and the price on the side in LSD. Only problem was that the pens had dried up, but the new gel pens are fabulous.
Mrs twicer complained about the price...... until I reminded her that any of the current board games are priced around Â£30 - Â£40 also.