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.
Peppermint was the only option when PEZ came out in 1927.
Richard James was at his job as a naval engineer when he was inspired by a spring falling off a shelf.
That honor goes to Mr. Potato Head, which got air time in the early 1950s.
Mr. Potato Heads came out in 1952, but it wasn't until 1960 that they included a plastic potato.
At first, off-white was the only color option, and it came in a hefty 1.5-pound can.
Apparently Japan and Russia thought the hula hoop represented bad things about American culture.
Kids had to shell out almost $2 for the Wham-O Hula Hoop.
True. Handler (the wife of the Mattel president), had two children -- Barbara and Kenneth.
Chatty Cathy, introduced by Mattel in 1959, could say 11 phrases.
The original Easy Bakes were a lovely shade of turquoise.
The original G.I. Joe had 21 moving parts -- how many can you name?
Hot Wheels, by a nose. The tiny racecars came out in 1968, and the Big Wheel followed just a year later.
In 1943, while trying to create a rubber substitute, James Wright combined boric acid and silicone oil -- and a classic toy was born.
Reyn Guyer came up with Nerf balls and Twister. Yeah, he's pretty much set for life.
The Peculiar Purple Pie Man loved to torment the residents of Strawberryland.
The signature of Cabbage Patch Kid creator Xavier Roberts was printed on the bottom of each and every Cabbage Patch Kid.
Somehow, soldiers discovered that if you spray Silly String into an area, it will hang over trip wires but not set off any traps.
The Rubik's Cube was invented in 1974, but it's been in its current 3x3x3 incarnation since 1980.
There are most likely plenty of cow Beanie Babies out there now, but bovines weren't part of the original group.
Parents lost their minds over Tickle Me Elmo during Christmas 1996.