Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fashion Plate - The "game" was called Fashion Plate


So amazing.

Here's the toy (mine is definitely buried deep in the ground in Vaughan at the former Keele Valley dump) I was trying to remember the name of.


On the train this morning, I overheard two women talking about this "game" they had as kids where you could colour outfits onto paper.

I had the biggest 'Nam flashback and like them, I struggled with the name.

It came to me as I rode the elevator up to my office and like an idiot, I actually proclaimed out loud, with strangers in the elevator, "Fashion Plate!" which caused one woman to self-consciously check herself out in the reflection of the doors.

I guess you had to be there. It was pretty funny.

I apologized, blamed my turrets and hurriedly exited at my floor.

But seriously, remember this?

And since we're on the topic of flashbacks of toys from when we were kids (those who hover around my age - 40) I've been trying to remember the name of a toy I had that was like the broke-ass cousin of the Etch-A-Sketch. 

It was red. It had a round, dome, plastic display and you had these plastic plates you put over a small Joystick. 

You moved the Joystick around to make a pattern. Anyone?


Anonymous said...


C.J. Smith said...

^ Really?!

George said...


C.J. Smith said...

Nope. Had that, though

Bicky said...

All that comes to mind is Magna-Doodle but I doubt that's it. I loved Magna-Doodle.

Nomoregotrain said...

Hasbro Skedoodle.. I had one too!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Magnadoodle or Spirograph

Mark said...

It was...*drumroll*


I had it, I hated it, may it rot in peace.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

It's a Skedoodle!

Taylor said...


Anonymous said...

SKEDOODLE !!!!!!!!!

April said...

I had Fashion Plates!

omg I feel so old.

Lisamarie said...

I am proud (disturbed) to admit that I still have my Fashion Plates upstairs! I remember that I begged and begged for it for Christmas and it was one of the few times that Santa didn't disappoint! Anyone that needs some Fashion Plates nostalgia is welcome to come over and play.