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Iconic Toys


  1. Steiff's 100-year-old factory in Giengen, German, is mostly associated with which handmade toy?
  2. Who invented Meccano?
  3. Which American producer of toys began life as Mound Metalcraft in 1946, a gardening tools company?
  4. In the film Toy Story who or what does Woody describe as having the "fastest knobs in the west"?
  5. What bright colour were the original Hot Wheels racing tracks?

  6. What is the trademarked name of the range of simple, bigger blocks, introduced by Lego for younger children?
  7. Which toy entered the Oxford English Dictionary in 1982 and has earned a place as a permanent exhibit in New York’s Museum of Modern Art?
  8. Does Sretch Armstrong have black, brown or blond hair?
  9. Mr. Potato Head has been distributed by which company since 1952?
  10. Which children's modelling compound was first manufactured as a wallpaper cleaner in the 1930s?
  11. Which traditional song is commonly used in Jack-in-the-box toys?
  12. Which Italian company produce self-adhesive stickers and its first FIFA World Cup sticker album in 1970?
  13. Which children's game invented by Eddy Goldfarb gets its name from the sound of marbles tumbling to the base of a tube during play?
  14. Launched in Britain in 1966, Action Man was a licensed copy of which American "movable fighting man"?
  15. Which games 1970s' box featured a photograph of a seated man in a suit jacket, with a young Asian woman standing behind him?
  16. Which company is the world's second largest toy maker in terms of revenue, after Lego? Two of its historic and most valuable brands are Barbie and Hot Wheels.


  1. Teddy Bears
  2. Frank Hornby
  3. Tonka
  4. Etch A Sketch (called 'Etch' by Woody)
  5. Bright orange
  6. Duplo
  7. Rubik's cube
  8. Blond
  9. Hasbro
  10. Play-Doh
  11. Pop Goes the Weasel
  12. Panini
  13. KerPlunk
  14. G.I. Joe
  15. Mastermind
  16. Mattel

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