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Questions I

  1. Which toy was the first toy to be advertised on television, has remained in production, and made appearances in the Toy Story films?


  2. Which artificial intelligence doll is the 'everywhere’s sold out’ Christmas toy of 2017?
  3. What is the biggest claim to fame of George and Margaret Roberts from Willows, Wisconsin?
  4. Featuring 7,541 pieces, what do you build with the largest Lego set ever? (answer correct as of Christmas 2017)
  5. Which mechanical drawing toy was invented by Frenchman Andre Cassagnes in the late 1950s?
  6. In the game Buckaroo, which is the only playing piece to have a hole drillied in it? And how many peices in total are there to put on the mule?
  7. The name of which game is derived from the Swahili word which means 'to build'?
  8. Which inventor created the model construction system called Meccano?
  9. Name the most recognisable brand of children's crayon?
  10. What was the name of the little doll that was dropped from the children's television show Play School in the 1980s and replaced by Poppy?
  11. What was the nationality of professor Erno Rubik, the inventor of the Rubik's Cube?
  12. Which executive toy is a device that demonstrates the scientific principle of the conservation of momentum and energy?
  13. Which popular game, called Trouble in the USA, features a clear plastic 'Pop-O-Matic' die container in the middle?
  14. Which geometric drawing toy, that produces mathematical roulette curves, was developed by British engineer Denys Fisher in the mid 1960s?
  15. Which action figure's most notable feature was that it could be stretched from its original size to nearly five feet?
  16. What was the name of the keychain-sized virtual pet simulation game created by Aki Maita in 1996?

Answers:

  1. Mr. Potato Head



  2. Luvabella doll
  3. Barbie's parents
  4. Millennium Falcon (it beats the Taj Mahal and is a bigger updated version of the original deluxe 2007 Falcon set)
  5. Etch A Sketch
  6. Cowboy hat. There are 12 pieces.
  7. Jenga
  8. Frank Hornby
  9. Crayola
  10. Hamble
  11. Hungarian
  12. Newton's cradle
  13. Frustration
  14. Spirograph
  15. Stretch Armstrong
  16. Tamagotchi



Toy Questions II

  1. Richard Steiff was a German designer known for helping to create which toy?
  2. What is John Spilsbury, a London engraver and cartographer, credited with commercializing around 1760?
  3. How many columns are there in a 'Connect Four' grid?
  4. Which traditional toy was invented by Germany's Max Pohlig and Ernst Gottschall?
  5. Which strategy board game is played on a board divided into forty-two territories on six continents?
  6. In 2004, 'Brain Freeze' was added to which game by Milton Bradley?
  7. What was the brand name for the miniature die-cast zinc alloy vehicles produced by Meccano Ltd?
  8. Which electronic robotic toy, resembling an owl-like creature, was released in 1998 by Tiger Electronics?
  9. Which British fashion doll was created in 1963 as a rival to Barbie?
  10. What mumber does the spin wheel on the 'Game of Life' go up to?
  11. Which London toy shop is the oldest and largest in the world?
  12. The name of which game is derived from the scientific name for the Eurasian hobby bird?
  13. In 1966, Action Man was launched in Britain as a licensed copy of which American toy?
  14. What was the name of Nintendo's first handheld game console?
  15. Which melody is most often associated with a jack-in-the-box?

Answers:

  1. The teddy bear



  2. Jigsaw puzzles
  3. Seven
  4. Pogo stick (from the first letters of the names Pohlig and Gottschall)
  5. Risk
  6. Operation
  7. Dinky Toys
  8. Furby
  9. Sindy
  10. 10
  11. Hamleys
  12. Subbuteo
  13. G.I. Joe
  14. The Game Boy
  15. Pop! Goes the Weasel
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