Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Most People Drawing on an Etch A Sketch: Spin Master breaks Guinness World Records record
TORONTO, Canada -- To celebrate the company's first Etch A Sketch Day – the anniversary of the day the first Etch A Sketch was sold – 440 Spin Master employees around the world set a brand new world record title for Most people drawing on an Etch a Sketch (multiple venues), according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Spin Master employees in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and Mexico City secured a world record title for Most People Drawing on an Etch A Sketch Globally. Spin Master acquired the iconic toy brand earlier this year. Photo: Spin Master (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the most people drawing on an Etch A Sketch is 372 and was achieved at an event organised by Jeff Gagliardi and Clark Hodge (Both USA) in Lyons, Colorado, USA, on 25 June 2011.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people chalk drawing simultaneously involved 5,391 participants, in an event organised by EURÓPA Közhasznú (Hungary) in Andrassy Street, Budapest, Hungary, on 20 September 2009.
"Etch A Sketch is regarded as one of the most memorable and creative toys of the twentieth century," said Ben Gadbois, President and COO, Spin Master Ltd.
"We're thrilled to honor the brand's first Etch A Sketch Day as part of the Spin Master family in epic style and look forward to celebrating many more milestones as we reach new generations of consumers."
Adding to the festivities, the Amazing ETCH MAN, Christoph Brown, recognized as the world's fastest Etch A Sketch artist, joined Spin Master in Toronto to create Etch A Sketch portraits.
Spin Master is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer™ Dino, Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, Air Hogs®, and 2015 Toys of The Year, Bunchems and Meccanoid G15.
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