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TOMY Megasketcher

by TOMY
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (271 customer reviews)
RRP: 15.99
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  • Minimum age : 3 years
  • Warning : Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months.
  • Practical drawing tool for early development of creativity and motor skills
  • Draw fine lines with the pen, attached with a string to prevent loss
  • Use the 4 included stampers to create fun shapes for your drawing
  • Pull the eraser lever up and down to undo mistakes or clear the canvas
  • Suitable for children aged 3 years and over; batteries not required
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight9 g
Product Dimensions45 x 5.4 x 35 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:3 - 3 years
Item model numberT6555
Number of Puzzle Pieces5
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB00005LWJ6
Best Sellers Rank 277 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.4 Kg
Delivery Destinations:Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
Date First Available1 Jan 2001
  
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  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult

Product Description

Product Description

Children love to draw, and the Megasketcher from Tomy is a fun, clean, and tidy variation on the traditional pencils and paper. The Megasketcher measures roughly 45 x 30 cm (18 x 12 inches), with the magnetised 'screen' taking up most of the surface area. A magic 'pen' (attached by a piece of string to avoid losing it under the sofa) allows children to draw, scribble, and write, while the four magnetised stamps add a different dimension to youngsters' designs. Once a composition is complete, or if one too many mistakes have been made, simply pull the eraser lever up and down and it wipes away the redundant drawings. This kind of drawing aid has become a firm favourite, thanks mainly to its ability to be used over and over again no matter how many mistakes are made. The Megasketcher is a fun, practical way of developing artistic awareness, creativity, and fine and gross motor skills in children, and is perfect for long car journeys or rainy afternoons. Suitable for children aged 3 years and over.

Manufacturer's Description

Children love to draw, and the Megasketcher from Tomy is a fun, clean and tidy variation on the traditional pencils and paper.

The Megasketcher measures roughly 45 cm x 30 cm (18 in x 12 in), with the magnetised "screen" taking up most of the surface area. A magic "pen" (attached by a piece of string to avoid losing it under the sofa) allows children to draw, scribble and write, while the four magnetised stamps add a different dimension to youngsters' designs. Once a composition is complete, or if one too many mistakes has been made, simply pull the eraser lever up and down and, hey presto, it wipes away the redundant drawings.

The premium screen of this much loved classic allows budding artists to draw clear, crisp pictures. The pictures magically disappear with a sweep of the screen eraser. The Megasketcher pen draws thin lines and four shape stampers are included to inspire their artistic creativity. Recommended for ages 3+.

This kind of drawing aid has become a firm favourite, thanks mainly to its ability to be used over and over again, no matter how many mistakes are made. Not suitable for children under three years old due to safety restrictions, the Megasketcher is a fun, practical way of developing artistic awareness, creativity and fine and gross motor skills in children above that age. Perfect for long car journeys or rainy afternoons, this is a toy that will provide hours of play value--a must-have for every creative tot. --Lucie Naylor



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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous toy. 1 Jan 2004
By Fran
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This drawing board has provided hours of fun for our 7yr. old daughter who has downs syndrome. It is extremely durable and she takes it everywhere with her using it to communicate, to get people to draw on it for her& to amuse herself. Her dexterity has improved considerably and she just loves it. We now have it nine months and it is still going strong. Before we bought it we had other drawing boards which could not compete
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars every child should have one of these 1 Aug 2007
By Mrs. C. J. Cubbon VINE VOICE
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This sort of toy is absolutely superb. We have had one of these for years and it is STILL used almost every day by my boys aged 7 and 9....there are not many toys that last like this !Obviously great for encouraging handwriting but also great for playing games - look no further for the perfect toy.
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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lasting favourite 30 Sep 2001
By A Customer
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Had this for over a year now and it's still a firm favourite with all 3 of my kids, ranging from 21 months to 7 years (the eldest plays hangman on it). Like the other reviewer said it's great for car trips. The pen being on a string means it doesn't get lost, but we have lost one of the four stamper shapes as they are not attached. This toy is very durable. It's been trodden on, thrown about and had drinks spilled on it, but still works fine. Easy to recommend.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Durability: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
As a childminder I usually have about three or four of these. A couple of them were just about unusable as they get a lot of use and were not rubbing out very well any more so I bought one in December (from Argos - sorry amazon but can't seem to review it on their site) and it no longer has an automatic return on the screen wiper so I thought it might be broken already.

I found the telephone number for Tomy and when I called I was told that it wasn't broken, the automated ones were costing too much to make and therefore they had changed them. This is a rip off as the quality is not as good as the previous ones (the screen is not as tough as if they press a bit hard you can see the words they have written scratched on the plastic and they don't rub out as well as they used to) and they no longer have the automatic return and yet they have not got any cheaper - yes there are discounts about but they are around the same price as they have been for the last five years taking inflation into account and there is nothing on any of the product details to say they have changed them.

I will not be buying any more megasketchers, I will be trying other models instead - I have purchased about ten in the last three years and previously thought they were great.....

Hope this is helpful to anyone looking to buy one.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never run out of paper again! 7 Sep 2001
By tobe
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a lot of fun at first, but after time can still be pulled out in an emergency (especially travel) to give them something to do. A particularly good thing about this one is that it comes with little stamps, too, as well as the standard pen.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Built to last 30 Sep 2007
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Solid, robust construction. Going well almost three years later. Educational toy - helping our daughter with her drawing and writing. No worries about drawing on walls with felt tips especially with a 2 year old brother.
They love it so much we had to buy another one for him.
Recommended for hours of fun and learning.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality 14 Jan 2013
Durability: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
Nice and big... but the only problem is that, aside from the cheap plastic, our one started leaking iron filings out of the front. Which is not particularly safe.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars magnetic writer 18 Jan 2013
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Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My kids have had various versions and makes of this type of drawing board, and all eventually leave shadows which won't wipe clean and so eventually we have to replace the board. However, this appears to be the best board we have ever bought. What we all thought was good about this board was :
a)the board is not made up of closely packed honeycomb cells which fill up one by one as they usually are. Consequently the lines you draw are cleaner and you can acheive much more detail on this board.
b) The frame is a very sturdy strong construction and should not crack and warp as more flimsy models have.
c) The magnetic stamps are interesting shapes, (spiral, star, house and an... (not sure)crown/eye?) and are not solid, giving an outline rather than a filled in shape. Most boards give a square, circle etc- very basic. These are more imaginative.

Without doubt it is the best magnetic board I have bought and I would recommend it. As a toy I recommend all parents to get one- my children don't object to learning their spelings if they can write the answers on the board, and also we take it in turns to read stories and illustate them using the boards- this encourages their reading. Plus the obvious saving in paper.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really nice! My little one loves it!
Published 2 days ago by Anastasija
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Favorite with my own kids and now a favorite with my granddaughter!
Published 3 days ago by Shanana
5.0 out of 5 stars Hours of fun!
Brilliant. I bought a cheap one originally for my 16month old which he LOVED, but unfortunately it broke, so I invested in this after reading the reviews and its great! Read more
Published 5 days ago by Hayley
3.0 out of 5 stars Was good while it lasted but a disappointment overall
over a short period of time the drawing surface has become very baggy so the magnet does not wipe the picture away. Was good while it lasted but a disappointment overall.
Published 5 days ago by Sahara
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
kids loved these
Published 7 days ago by alex
2.0 out of 5 stars who loved it! I thought it would be a great ...
I had one of these a few years back for my son... who loved it!
I thought it would be a great gift for my Godson (3)
Either it is a different make or has been made... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Kimi
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
didn't last
Published 8 days ago by Mrs. Penelope Stacey
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
happy with this
Published 13 days ago by S. Tomkins
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Boy's love it.
Published 13 days ago by John Tyler
3.0 out of 5 stars ... I expected but does the job and my daughter like it. It takes...
Does not seem as robust as I expected but does the job and my daughter like it. It takes several attempts to erase the marks but does work.
Published 14 days ago by Gemma Davies
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