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Ultimate Classic Toys Quiz
by Staff
Does the thought of an Etch-A-Sketch bring a smile to your face? Know your facts about Silly Putty, the Hula Hoop, Barbie and G.I. Joe? Rev up your Hot Wheels and test how much you really know about these childhood classics.

What was the flavor of the original PEZ candies?

  • orange
  • peppermint
  • lemon
  • strawberry

What was the original occupation of the inventor of the Slinky?

  • insurance agent
  • naval engineer
  • piano teacher
  • school custodian
  • divorce attorney

What was the first toy to be advertised on TV?

  • Mr. Potato Head
  • Silly Putty
  • Monopoly

When Mr. Potato Head was first invented, you had to supply your own potato. How long did it take for the company to start making plastic potatoes?

  • one year
  • three years
  • five years
  • eight years
  • 10 years

What was the only available color of Play-Doh when it first came out?

  • blue
  • red
  • white

These two countries banned the hula hoop in the 1950s.

  • Russia and China
  • Saudi Arabia and Czechoslovakia
  • Turkey and China
  • Japan and Russia
  • Japan and Pakistan

How much did the first hula hoops cost?

  • 99 cents
  • $1.25
  • $1.98
  • $2.49

True or false: The Barbie doll was named after the daughter of Ruth Handler, its inventor.

  • true
  • false

After Barbie, what was the second most popular doll of the 1950s and '60s?

  • Betsy Wetsy
  • Chatty Cathy
  • Patti Playpal
  • Penny Brite
  • Mrs. Beasley

What color was the first Easy Bake Oven?

  • turquoise
  • hot pink
  • red
  • orange-yellow

How many moving parts did the first G.I. Joe doll have?

  • 2
  • 6
  • 11
  • 15
  • 21

Which came first -- the Big Wheel or Hot Wheels?

  • Big Wheel
  • Hot Wheels

What were the main ingredients of the original Silly Putty?

  • polyethelene and castor oil
  • glycerine and titanium dioxide
  • boric acid and silicone oil

Nerf balls and _______ were both invented by the same guy.

  • the Slinky
  • Twister
  • the Etch A Sketch
  • Lincoln Logs
  • the View-Master
  • the Rubik's Cube

Who was Strawberry Shortcake's nemesis?

  • the Peculiar Purple Pie Man
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Monster
  • Gargamel

What's printed on the 'cheek' of every Cabbage Patch Kid?

  • a picture of a cabbage
  • the name of their inventor
  • an adoption number
  • a seal of authenticity

What classic toy has helped soldiers in Iraq find booby traps?

  • Silly String
  • Silly Putty
  • G.I. Joe

Which anniversary did the Rubik's Cube celebrate in 2010?

  • 25th
  • 30th
  • 35th
  • 40th

Which of these animals was NOT an original Beanie Baby?

  • frog
  • pig
  • dog
  • dolphin
  • whale
  • moose
  • platypus
  • bear
  • cow
  • lobster

Tickle Me Elmo created a frenzy during Christmas of what year?

  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 1999