@GeneralAnubis That is a fun fact indeed, and diminishes the appeal significantly.
What I don’t understand is the existence of a marbled putty - isn’t that what you get by mixing two plain colored putties together, and then if you squish it around a bit more it becomes an ugly single-color-blend color? So by starting with it pre-marbled you’ve basically skipped the fun part of making a nice marbled blob with your choice of colors, and skipped right to “the more you touch it the uglier it gets”.
Side note - Aaron Muderick, the owner of Crazy Aaron’s (the original putty people) is from my neighborhood. He stopped making putty and started making hand sanitizer when all this fun began. He employs hundreds of people with special needs and he’s also a volunteer firefighter. That’s just a good dude. I don’t own any of these putties, but if I was going to buy some, I know where I’d put my money.
@cinoclav Yeah we are neighbors as well. I stand corrected. Made by Crazy Aaron and versions marketed by Crayola which is just North of us. I do have to hand it to CA and the local distilleries for stepping up and making sure we had hand sanitizer during the worst of times lately.
@cinoclav to be clear, silly putty (made by Dow before, if I remember correctly) is the “original putty people” . Although I’m not a neighbor of Aaron, I’ve known him, indirectly, online for well over a decade or two when we were all part of a newsletter/email list “putty at vern” (again if I remember correctly lol) where we would often do group buys to meet the minimum batch size sold by Dow back in the day. They only had the original coral color and a white which we all then would often add our own pigments to color and such. I believe that’s how Aaron originally started selling but eventually developed his own “recipe” for putty and states making it himself as he grew the business. I still have a box with like 30lbs of mine from back in the day . And yet I still but from Aaron’s site and now in stores when I see them.
So for all intents and purposes this is an Asian knock off of the old favorite viscoelastic liquid silicone toy AKA Silly Putty? Wasn’t this stuff proudly produced by Crayola in the good ol’ USA at one time? smh
@sammydog01 Agreed. I am tempted to buy more but I shouldn’t. I am holding strong so far but we shall see. I want putty but should buy something my practical with my coupon since I already bought putty. Decisions decisions