Can You Identify These Vintage Toys?

By: Teresa M.

Can You Identify These Vintage Toys?
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About This Quiz

Whether you slept with a Glo Worm or you snuggled with Teddy Ruxpin, vintage toys hold a special place in our hearts. Not only do they take us back to our childhoods, but they also fill our hearts with nostalgia. They just don't make them like they used to anymore!

Vintage toys were full of thought-provoking innovation and chunky bright colors. Kids these days are happier playing a game in an app than physically assembling something. As we go through this vintage toy quiz, we will ask you to think back to being young. Remember what it was like when a talking robot utilized a cassette tape and you thought it was amazing.

How many of the toys we ask you about do you think you'll be able to identify? We will give you 40 photos of the world's best-loved vintage toys. Then, we'll ask you to choose its name. You will have a blast getting in touch with the toys you used to love again, and you don't even have to be sad when it's over. Many of our favorite vintage toys are still available with a little internet digging. Let's see how well you do!

Lite-Brite Do you remember the name of this illuminated toy?
Colorforms
Lite Bright
Since 1967, Hasbro's Lite Bright has kept creative kids busy. With paper patterns that attached to a lightbox grid, children were amused for hours by inserting plastic pegs. Once finished, masterpieces of color and light were shown off to parents around the world.
Popples
Monchichi

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Chatter Telephone What is the name of this adorable toy?
Chatter Telephone
If you were born after 1962, you probably toddled along pulling a Chatter Telephone behind you. Adorable eyes moved when the toy was pulled, and it made cute ringing sounds. With its movable dial, it kept curious kids busy for hours.
Furby
Magic 8-Ball
Verbot

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Etch-a-Sketch Do you remember what this toy is called?
Lincoln Logs
Colorforms
Speak and Spell
Etch-a-Sketch
The Etch-a-Sketch was invented by a German electrician in the late 1950s. While most people think that the Etch-a-Sketch is magnetic, it actually works using aluminum powder. The powder will stick to most anything including the plastic screen on the front of the Etch-a-Sketch.

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My Little Pony What is the name of this adorable creature?
Rainbow Brite
Raggedy Ann
My Little Pony
Any true child of the '80s or '90s owned a My Little Pony. Released by Hasbro in 1981, My Little Pony became collectible members of the Romper Room line.
Chatty Cathy

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Care Bears What is the name of this loving toy?
Pound Puppy
Raggedy Andy
Care Bear
No matter what kind of heart you had as a child, there was a Care Bear out there that perfectly represented you. First released in 1981, Care Bears came in every mood from Grumpy Bear to Cheer Bear. They are still a favorite of vintage toy collectors.
Troll

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What does the magic 8-ball say about your problem? 2 What is the name of this decision making toy?
Magic 8 Ball
If you are looking for advice, the Magic 8-Ball has been around for you since the original patent was approved in 1948. A favorite of both children and bored office workers everywhere, the Magic 8-Ball has a triangular answer for any question that's troubling you. All you have to do is ask, shake, and find out.
Casey the Talking Robot
See N Say
Jacks

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See N Say What is the name of this talkative favorite?
See 'N Say
After the success of their Chatty Cathy dolls, Mattel put the See 'N Say on shelves in 1965. Since then, young children have been amused by pulling a string or lever to find out what each picture means.
Speak and Spell
Chatty Cathy
Talking Elmo

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Glo Worm What is the name of this cuddly toy?
Furby
Pound Puppy
Glo Worm
Since 1982, children have been able to light up their rooms with the Glo Worm. Hasbro's Playskool manufactured the adorable green worm until late 2005.
American Girl Doll

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Easy-Bake Oven What is the name of this hot toy?
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Easy-Bake Oven
Every young child longed to make their own treats in their own Easy-Bake Oven. Hasbro first released the popular skill teaching toy in 1963, and it is still manufactured. With over 500,000 sold, it remains a favorite.
Little Professor Calculator
Tamagotchi

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Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots What's the name of this rowdy toy?
Casey the Talking Robot
Madballs
Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots
Before video games, there was another way to defeat your friends. When the Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots were released in 1964, they were an instant hit! Controlled with primitive joysticks, the robots were manipulated into winning by each competitor.
Verbot

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Jacks What is the name of this simple game?
Jacks
Although the metal version of Jacks has been a long-time childhood favorite, the original, ancient version of Jacks was called Knucklebones. Back then, the bones of sheep toes, the knucklebones, were rolled instead of the little metal pieces we know today.
Colorforms
Old Maid
Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots

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troll doll What is the name of this hairy toy?
Troll Doll
Originally created by a Danish fisherman in 1959, Troll Dolls took the United States by storm by 1965. Who couldn't love their adorable, wild hair and their friendly faces?
Monchichi Doll
Pound Puppy
Mr. Potatohead

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Mr Potato Head What's the name of this appearance changing toy?
Tamagotchi
Colorforms
Stretch Armstrong
Mr. Potato Head
Mr. Potatohead was invented by a clever designer named George Lerner in 1952. Although he based Mr. Potato Head on a game called Make-a-Face that used a real potato, Lerner's game became popular for its more hygienic take.

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Transformers What is the name of this shape-shifting toy?
Shape-shifter
Transformer
Is it a robot or is it a car? Created by the Hasbro and the Japanese company Takara, Transformers kept older children busy for hours. After success on the shelves, Transformers grew to include a popular Saturday morning cartoon.
G.I. Joe
Madballs

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Talky Crissy Doll What is the name of this cute doll?
Raggedy Ann
Rainbow Brite
Chatty Cathy
Talky Crissy Doll
Released by the Ideal Toy Company in 1970, the Crissy Doll was an instant success. Later versions include a talking version called the Talking Crissy Doll. Although Crissy had a sister doll named Beth, Beth wasn't quite as popular as Crissy.

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Viewmaster 3D Stero Viewer What is the name of this clever toy?
Viewmaster
Although the company that produced the Viewmaster wasn't formed until 1938, the popular toy was originally invented in the early 1930s. It is still manufactured and entertains both children and adults alike with its miniature show.
Speak and Spell
See N Say
Glo Worm

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Pogo Stick What is the name of this ridable toy?
Bouncy Ball
Big Wheel
Pogo Stick
After meeting a young woman named Pogo in the mountains of Nepal, the inventor of the Pogo Stick had an epiphany. He thought it would be fun for children to be able to hop to the temples. Thus, the Pogo stick was born in 1919.
Sled

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Slinky What is the name of this stretchy toy?
Stretch Armstrong
Slinky
While trying to devise a spring that would stabilize ships in rough seas, inventor Richard James accidentally created the Slinky. Back in 1943, his toy made quite a splash as it amused others by walking down stairs and performing several other tricks.
Silly Putty
Play Doh

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Raggedy Ann What is the name of this beloved doll?
Raggedy Ann
Back in 1915, Raggedy Ann was created by Johnny Gruelle. However, the doll didn't begin to sell until 1918 when the Raggedy Ann storybook was released and sold in conjunction with the doll.
Raggedy Andy
Chatty Cathy
Crissy Doll

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Furby Generation 1 What is the name of this talking toy?
Chatty Cathy
See N Say
Casey the Talking Robot
Furby
Within 12 months of the release of the Furby in 1998, it had sold over 27 million units. Although it has now been rereleased with newer technology, enthusiasts still clamor for the original models.

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Tamagotchi What is the name of this vintage electronic toy?
Furby
Tamagotchi
First introduced to the Japanese public, the Tamagotchi took the whole world by storm with a worldwide sales program by 1998. It takes a lot of skill to keep a Tamagotchi alive, and many '90s parents were charged with the task while their children were in school.
Alfie
Finger Lights

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Colorforms What is the name of this oven-bound toy?
Easy Bake Oven
Pound Puppy
Colorforms
When Colorforms were first sold in 1951, it was on a limited basis. FAO Swartz allowed the company to sell an initial 1000 units on their shelves, and from there the popular crafting toy took off.
Transformer

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Lincoln Logs What do you call this multiple piece toy?
Legos
Lite Brite
Lincoln Logs
In 1917, a Japanese designer created molds for Lincoln Logs and the toy was born! He based his design of the logs on architecture found at Tokyo's Imperial hotel. The hotel was designed by his father.
Hungry Hippo

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Teddy Ruxpin What is the name of this cuddly bear?
Teddy Ruxpin
Initially released by World of Wonder in 1985, Teddy Ruxpin has a complicated history. After the company could no longer sustain itself and went bankrupt, Hasbro bought Teddy Ruxpin's rights. He was then manufactured from 1991 to 1996.
Paddington Bear
Winnie-the-Pooh
Care Bear

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Cabbage patch What is the leafy name of this doll?
Chatty Cathy
Barbie
Crissy Doll
Cabbage Patch Dolls
Look at those chubby cheeks! When Cabbage Patch Dolls were released in 1983, no one saw the extent of the craze about to come. After one year alone, over 3 million Cabbage Patch Dolls had been sold. Cabbage Patch Dolls hold the record as the most successful doll in the history of toy sales.

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Casey The Talking Robot What is the name of this cute guy?
Casey the Talking Robot
In 1985, Casey the Talking Robot became the cutest cassette recorder ever produced. With his boxy frame, he played anything inserted into his cassette player. His digital face was always happy to reflect the volume by opening his mouth wide for louder settings.
Alfie
George
Louie

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Popples What is the sweet-faced toy called?
Jumples
Popples
From 1986 to 1987, the world fell in love with both the Popples toy and the Popples cartoon show voiced by Shelly Duval. With the ability to be rolled into a ball and to pop back into shape, Popples utilized the fictional, extradimmensional, hammerspace.
Madballs
Cabbage Patch Kid

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Big Wheel What is this plastic toy named?
Large Wheel
Pogo Stick
My First Car
Big Wheel
Marketed as a safer alternative to bicycles and tricycles, the Big Wheel was first sold to the public in 1969. It remained popular throughout the 1970s, and remains the center of many childhood memories of freedom.

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Snoopy Snow Cone Machine What is the name of this food making toy?
Easy Bake Oven
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Still a favorite of Peanuts' collectors, the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine was first sold in 1979. As long as children were willing to work the hand-cranked ice crusher, the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine could make an endless supply of Sno-Cones!
Hoppity Mickey Mouse
Little Professor Calculator

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Monchichi Dolls What name was given to this squeezable toy?
Monchichi Dolls
Sold by the Sekiguchi corporation in Japan starting in 1974, the Monchichi Dolls series grew to have worldwide appeal. In the United Kingdom, this adorable monkey-like doll's name was changed to the Chicaboo. In fact, Monchichi Dolls had many different names across the world.
Raggedy Andy
Cabbage Patch Doll
Rainbow Brite

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MadBalls What is the name of this hideous toy?
Garbage Pail Kids
Glo Worm
Madballs
Although they weren't for everyone, Madballs became a hit with others starting in 1988. Now rereleased, every collector can happily purchase any ugly-faced Madball their heart desires.
Raggedy Andy

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Pound Puppies What is the name of this stuffed animal?
Monchichi Doll
Troll Doll
Rainbow Brite
Pound Puppy
First sold by Canadian toy company Irwin Toy, Tonka brought Pound Puppies to the United States in the mid-'80s. They were so popular that Hardee's included miniature versions in the kid's meals in 1987.

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Speak and Spell What is the proper name of this vintage favorite?
Speak 'n Spell
Created by calculator maker Texas Instruments, the Speak 'n Spell was made available to the American public in 1978. Still highly collectible, the Speak 'n Spell is also a favorite of experimental musicians across the globe.
See N Say
Point 'n Click
Twist 'n Shout

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Rubik's Cube What is the name of this classic puzzle toy?
Colorforms
Rubik's Cube
Inventor Emo Rubik first called the Rubik's Cube the Magic Cube. In 1974, he designed the puzzle to try to explain geometry in a three dimensional way. His prototype versions weighed twice what the cube we know and love weighs today.
Lite Bright
Battleship

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TOMY Omnibot What is the name of this robotic toy?
Tomy Omnibot
In the mid-'80s, the Japanese toy company Tomy introduced the adorable Omnibot to the world. The sweet robot could serve drinks on a tray, play music, and move along independently. It was followed up by a less successful robot named the Tomy Verbot.
Casey the Talking Robot
Alfie
Transformers

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Little Professor Calculator What is the name of this smart toy?
Speak 'n Spell
Etch-a-Sketch
Tomy Verbot
Little Professor Calculator
The Little Professor Calculator made 1970's math way more fun. With its adorable owl face and large buttons for small fingers, the Little Professor Calculator was perfect for those just learning or those of us who still can't add in our heads.

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Stretch Armstrong What is the name of this flexible toy?
Stretch Armstrong
Designed to do nothing other than be stretched, some consider Stretch Armstrong one of the first stress relieving toys. First released in 1976, Stretch Armstrong is now enjoying a long and flexible life by being rereleased in 2016.
Twister
Popples
Madball

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He-Man Action Figures What is the name of this physically fit toy?
G.I. Joe
He-Man Figurine
With his stark good looks and his physically fit body, the He-Man Figurine appears ready to take on anything. Still sought by collectors, the He-Man Figuring was sold alongside the "He-Man and The Masters of the Universe" cartoon series in the early 1980s.
Stretch Armstrong
Skeletor Figuring

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Can You Identify These Vintage Toys? 2 What is the name of this vintage doll?
Chatty Cathy
Chuckie
Raggedy Andy
After first receiving a patent for the Raggedy Ann doll in 1915, it wasn't until the release of the Raggedy Ann story books that the creators began to manufacture Raggedy Andy dolls. A vintage Raggedy Andy doll can still fetch a fairly high price.
Raggedy Ann

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