Can You Identify These Classic 60s Toys?

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The 1960s are commonly called the “golden era” of toys. Back then, it seemed like every day a new one came on the market for kids to marvel at! With the wide variety and rapid technological advances, many of the toys only stayed on shelves for a few years, while others like Monopoly and Barbie (thanks to multiple updates) have stuck around to this day.

So how many of these toys can you identify? Have you owned, loved, and played with any of these toys? There’s only one way to find out. What are you waiting for?

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1. Duck, bend, twist, turn, and reach while playing:

  1. Barbie’s Dream House
  2. Flatsy Doll
  3. Playmobil
  4. Twister
Launched in 1966, Twister is a game that tests its players’ physical skills. Players are required to put their hands and feet on circles determined at random by a spinner.
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2. Every time you pass "GO", collect $200.

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  1. Polly Pocket
  2. Monopoly
  3. Risk
  4. Stretch Armstrong
If you’re up for collecting $200 every time you pass "GO", building hotels, and possibly going bankrupt, then Hasbro’s Monopoly is the game for you. The game was created in 1935 and has only become more popular since.
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3. Who was Barbie's arm candy?

  1. Beach ball
  2. Beach ball
  3. Ken doll
  4. Sock monkey
Ken made his debut in 1961 when he met Barbie on the set of a television commercial. Since then, he’s been Barbie’s main flame.
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4. Want to be a doctor? Practice with THIS game. Just be very careful:

  1. Army men
  2. Finger paint
  3. Joy buzzer
  4. Operation
Operation is a board game that tests players’ hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. The game was first produced in 1965 by Milton Bradley and is still sold today.
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5. Whatever you do...

  1. Pop-Up Books
  2. Don't Break The Ice
  3. American Girl Doll
  4. Crayons
Don’t Break The Ice is a children’s tabletop game. It was created by Schaper Toys in 1968. Players take turns removing blocks by tapping on them with a mallet. The game ends when one person “breaks the ice”, thereby losing the game.
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6. She's certainly a talker!

  1. Chatty Cathy
  2. Slinky
  3. Pinocchio
  4. Silent Sally
Chatty Cathy, manufactured from 1959 to 1965, was a pull-string, “talking” doll marketed by Mattel, Inc. Cathy's success led to the creation of an entire "Chatty" line.
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7. To find King Kandy, you'll have to summit Gumdrop Mountain in:

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  1. Silly Putty
  2. Candyland
  3. Yo-yo
  4. Colorforms
Although it was created in 1949, Candyland’s sales soared in the 1960s, becoming a favorite among parents and children alike. Players raced through a series of locations, including the Candy Cane Forest, to see who would reach King Kandy first.
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8. Which toy doubles as a geometric drawing device?

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  1. Scrabble
  2. Nintendo Wii
  3. CitiBlocks
  4. Spirograph
A spirograph is a geometric drawing tool used to produce different varieties of roulette curves. It was developed by a British engineer before being sold at a toy exhibit in 1965.
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9. Careful, this cooking toy really heats up!

  1. Easy-Bake Oven
  2. Ken
  3. Slip‘n Slide
  4. Etch-A-Sketch
The Easy-Bake Oven is a functioning toy oven that has been sold by Kenner since 1963. With the use of incandescent light bulbs, little kids were actually able to cook food!
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10. It's G.I. who?

  1. Joe
  2. Jared
  3. Jock
  4. Jimmy
G.I. Joe is a line of action figures created in 1964 to represent the soldiers of each branch of the U.S. armed forces. The same company later launched a G.I. Jane and Action Nurse.
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11. Land a date with a desirable match (while staying away from the duds) in:

  1. Six Million Dollar Man
  2. Simon
  3. Mystery Date
  4. Polly Pocket
Mystery Date is a Milton Bradley board game released in 1965 and marketed to girls between 6 and 14 years of age. The game was so popular that it was commonly referenced in film and television.
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12. Choo choo! This toy was one of the most sought-after Christmas toys of the 1960s.

  1. Top Trumps
  2. Lionel Train Set
  3. Model airplane set
  4. Jenga
Lionel has been making model train sets since the 1900s, but they weren't readily available for several decades. Lionel only became a household name post-World War II.
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13. Decades later, he starred in the film "Toy Story", following a makeover! Who is he?

  1. Zhu Zhu
  2. Tickle Me Elmo
  3. Bratz
  4. Mr. Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head became extremely popular after being featured in Pixar's "Toy Story". Hasbro took over ownership of the toy in 1964 and included more pieces in its box.
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14. Watch him “walk” down the stairs!

  1. Pound Puppy
  2. Slinky Dog
  3. Koosh Ball
  4. Teddy Ruxpin
After the success of the original slinky, the company came up with other toys, including the Slinky Train and Slinky Dog. Maybe you had them all?
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15. How many hair colors did you collect?

  1. Matchbox car
  2. Troll dolls
  3. PEZ dispenser
  4. Tonka truck
In the 1960s, long before DreamWorks created the movies, troll dolls were a fad. They have seen several resurgences: from the late 1970s to the 1990s and also in 2016, after the release of the first film.
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16. Make fun designs with multicolored, light-up pegs!
  1. Lite-Brite
  2. Johnny Seven O.M.A.
  3. See ‘n Say
  4. Barrel of Monkeys
Lite-Brite was first invented by Joseph Burck, then manufactured by Hasbro in 1967. The boxset comes with a lightbox and differently colored pegs used to make freestyle or pattern designs.
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17. Build your dream house with:

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  1. Barrels of Monkeys
  2. Hula Hoops
  3. LEGO System of Play
  4. Pogs
LEGO building blocks were invented in the late 1940s, and almost a decade later, the System of Play was released. It now includes Star Wars and Harry Potter varieties.
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18. Can't get to the wrestling rink? These mechanical fighters are the next best thing!

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  1. Slap Bracelet
  2. Fight Club
  3. Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots
  4. Beanie Baby
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots is a two-player game, manufactured in 1964. The game features two dueling robots, the Red Rocker and the Blue Bomber.
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19. Aspiring construction workers played in the sand box with their:

  1. Care Bears
  2. Tonka Trucks
  3. Speak & Spells
  4. Transformers
Tonka is a line of toy trucks and construction machinery. It was first created in the 1940s, but in the late 1950s, the company changed its name to "Tonka Toys".
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20. Which of these games is played by removing one without disturbing the others?

  1. Zip-It
  2. Stikits
  3. Hexbugs
  4. Pick-Up Sticks
Pick-up sticks, also called pick-a-stick, is a game that tests both physical and mental dexterity. Each player takes turns to remove a stick from a pile without disturbing the others.
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21. Draw virtually anything by twisting the knobs of a(n):

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  1. Shrinky Dinks
  2. My Little Pony
  3. Etch-A-Sketch
  4. Glo Worm
Etch-A-Sketch is a drawing toy that creates works of art by twisting the knobs at the bottom of the screen. It was created in 1960 by inventor André Cassagnes.
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22. If you really mastered the yo-yo, maybe you could:

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  1. Win an Oscar
  2. Down
  3. Walk the dog
  4. Sit
Duncan yo-yos were first sold in the 1930s, but in the 1960s, they grew in popularity after the company started featuring different characters on the sides of the toys. True masters of the yo-yos were able to perform a trick called "walk the dog".
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23. The loser of this classic game gets caught in a...

  1. NERF ball
  2. Rubik’s cube
  3. Weebles
  4. Mouse trap
Mouse Trap, the board game, was first released in 1963 by Hasbro. Players build a large mouse trap together, then work against each other to trap opponents.
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24. Who is this ghost named after?

  1. Beyblades
  2. Hatchimals
  3. Casper
  4. Pippa Doll
Casper the Friendly Ghost first appeared in children’s books in the 1940s, then television shows in the late 1950s. It didn’t take long for plush toys to be created.
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25. Careful! If you end up with the odd queen, you're the...

  1. Thunderbirds
  2. Old Maid
  3. Sindy Doll
  4. Hungry Hungry Hippos
Old Maid is a Victorian card game that can be played by two or more people. It was derived from an ancient gambling game in which the losers paid for the drinks.
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26. Scare your little brother by making some...

  1. Creepy crawlers
  2. Plasticene
  3. Action men
  4. Donuts
Creepy Crawlers, also known as Thingmaker, was an activity toy created by Mattel in 1964. It consisted of a series of die-cast molds resembling bug-like creatures.
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27. Careful, don't burst our bubble!
  1. Chewing Gum
  2. View-Master
  3. Super Elastic Bubble Plastic
  4. BB Gun
Sold through the 1970s and 1980s, Super Elastic Bubble Plastic is an elastic, plastic substance that can be used to blow huge balls and bubbles. It was discontinued because it produced noxious fumes.
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28. "With a little help from your friends", you could come out ahead in:

  1. Connect Four
  2. The Beatles Board Game
  3. Airfix
  4. Microscope Set
The Beatles Flip Your Wig Game was created by Milton Bradley in 1964. Players rolled a die before moving their “Beatle” and following the instructions on a card.
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29. The object of this game wasn’t to avoid catching THIS, but rather to build it.

  1. A yahtzee
  2. A cootie
  3. A barbie
  4. A flower
The Game of Cootie is a dice-rolling game for two to four people. The objective is to be the first to build a three-dimensional bug called a "cootie".
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30. What did you do with a "magic slate"?

  1. Cast a spell with a wand
  2. Make it talk
  3. Shake it intensely
  4. Draw on it with a stylus
Magic Slates were great for many reasons! They were cheap, readily available, and reusable. How did you use one? Just press a blunt stylus into the sheet, and your drawing would appear on the slate's translucent plastic.
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31. These scaled-down models of race cars sold like "hot" cakes.

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  1. Easy-Bake Oven
  2. Clackers
  3. Strikers
  4. Hot Wheels
Introduced in 1968, Hot Wheels is a brand of toy cars created to compete with the automobile toymaker, Matchbox.
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32. Without film reels, you would have found this toy very boring:

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  1. Superball
  2. View-Master 3D Stereo Viewer
  3. Creepy crawlers
  4. Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
View-Master is the name of a line of toys containing cardboard disks of transparent color photographs and a pair of stereoscopes.
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33. Which pantry item can you use to make homemade Play-Doh?

  1. Toothpaste
  2. Eggs
  3. Mayonnaise
  4. Flour
Play-Doh was first manufactured as a wallpaper cleaner in the 1930s! In the mid-1950s, it was marketed to schools, and by the 1960s, it had become a best-selling toy. The modeling clay is primarily made from flour, salt, and water.
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34. Which gliding toy can be thrown to a friend or a pet?

  1. Classic Football
  2. Baby Alive
  3. Frisbee
  4. Paddington Bear
Frisbees and flying disks probably date back to the late 1950s. By the 1960s, they were a park-going essential.
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35. It's simple! Hook them together with their arms until one drops off.

  1. Mother Goose
  2. Barrel of Monkeys
  3. Frisbee
  4. Checkers
Each Barrel of Monkeys contained 12 differently colored monkeys. The game was created by Lakeside Toys in 1965.
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36. With a name like that, Barbie’s cousin from England might have traveled to Paris, too.

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  1. Francie
  2. Raggedy Ann
  3. Scalextrix
  4. Transformers
"Francie Fairchild" was a fashion doll marketed as Barbie’s “modern cousin” from England. It was produced by Mattel from 1966 to 1976.
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37. Along with THIS guy, you might have played with Dapper Dan and Betty Brunette.

  1. Geraldine
  2. G.I. Joe
  3. Wooly Willy
  4. Plarail toy train
Wooly Willy is a metal toy, launched in 1955. With the help of a magnetic wand, users were able to draw hair, whiskers, and eyebrows on Willy.
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38. To enjoy THIS toy, you were probably between 6 and 36 months old.

  1. Mindflex
  2. Little People
  3. Dungeons & Dragons
  4. Super soaker
Little People is a brand of toys for toddlers. They were first created in the 1960s and are still sold to this day.
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39. It's otherwise known as the “talk back phone”...

  1. Star Wars Toys
  2. Chatter Telephone
  3. Atari
  4. Trivial Pursuit
The Chatter Telephone was introduced by Fisher-Price in 1962 for toddlers aged 12 to 36 months. The toy has a rotary dial that is able to ring a bell.
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40. Reach for the stars with the help of this toy!
  1. Satellite Jumping Shoes
  2. Mastermind
  3. Frisbee
  4. Twister
Satellite Jumping Shoes were created in the 1950s. Many parents were terrified of the metal shoes and springs. It sold thousands of units before people began to express their concerns.
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41. Parents kept their kids busy with a:

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  1. Space Hopper
  2. Tinkertoy Construction Set
  3. Tiny Tears
  4. Ker-Plunk
The Tinkertoy Construction Set was designed by Charles H. Pajeau after he observed children playing with sticks and empty spools of threads. Over the years, it’s been remodeled several times.
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42. A Super Ball is made of an elastic rubber with this sci-fi name:

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  1. Zectron
  2. Salt
  3. Water
  4. Oxygen
A Super Ball is a bouncy ball made from extremely elastic rubber called Zectron. It was so "super" that it could bounce nearly all the way back to the height from which it was thrown.
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43. These miniature cars were so small they could fit in your pocket.

  1. Tickle Me Elmo
  2. Stretch Armstrong
  3. Matchbox Cars
  4. Crossfire
The British toy, Matchbox, was introduced in 1953 and had made its way across the pond by the 1960s. The company eventually manufactured both cars and trains.
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44. If you’re into building cabins, buy some of these:

  1. Power Rangers
  2. Buckaroos
  3. Lincoln Logs
  4. Hula Hoop
Lincoln Logs are a children’s toy that consisted of miniature logs that could be used to build small forts and buildings. Although they were first created in 1918, they saw a surge in purchases in the 1960s.
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45. This was a line of miniature, yet functional, household appliances.

  1. Suzy Homemaker
  2. Pop-up book
  3. Wiffle ball
  4. Mr. Potato Head
Suzy Homemaker was a line of miniature household appliance toys launched by Topper Toys in 1966. A few years later, a Suzy Homemaker doll was introduced.
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46. Which toy includes giant insect monsters as well as large vehicles?

  1. Super Soaker
  2. Hamilton’s Invaders
  3. Beanie Babies
  4. Leap Pad
Hamilton’s Invaders, created in 1964, was a series of toys consisting of giant insect monsters as well as vehicles and toy soldiers. They are rumored to have been inspired by 1950s Hollywood films.
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47. Ever wonder what it's like to be Agent 007? Play this game and you might come close.

  1. Hollie Hobbie
  2. James Bond board game
  3. Matchbox cars
  4. Radio flyer wagon
The James Bond Secret Agent 007 Game was the first board game to be created based on the fictional spy character. It was produced by Milton Bradley in 1964 and is still played today.
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48. These little dolls came out of flowers. For that reason, they were called:

  1. Bubbles
  2. Transformers
  3. Petal People
  4. Lincoln Logs
Petal People were 2-inch dolls that come out of potted flowers. When the flowers opened up, you were able to play with the dolls. They were manufactured from 1968 to 1969.
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49. Chatty Cathy was such a hit that Mattel also released:

  1. Prim Pam
  2. Cluedo
  3. Talking Barbie
  4. X Box
After Chatty Cathy made it big, Mattel created a talking doll of their own. Talking Barbies were launched in 1968 but didn’t last very long. By 1971, they were no longer being made.
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50. Wind this mister up and watch him go!

  1. Stylophone
  2. Trolls
  3. Weebles
  4. Mr. Machine
Mr. Machine was a mechanical children’s toy manufactured by Ideal Toy Company in 1960. When it was wound up, it would walk with its arms swinging.
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