The 1960s were the best time in history to be growing up. The Baby Boomers were kids and were enjoying a miraculous surge in wealth and opportunity following World War Two. The music was awesome. The technology was expanding rapidly. The possibilities were numerous. It was a great time to be alive.
Of course, this means that the toys were pretty darn great too! Some of them were classics, from stuffed toys to puppets to playground favorites that had been around in one form or other since the Victorian age. Others were all about embracing the now, which in the '60s meant rockets, cars, and all sorts of movie and TV tie-ins. Others were timeless, like dolls and puzzle games, updated for the period but harking back to an earlier age.
British children were not quite as rich as their U.S. counterparts yet, but they were still living with a cornucopia of options when it came to toys, and that's what this quiz is all about — remembering the toys that were beloved upon the sceptered isle itself. Some of the toys we'll feature today were British through and through, while others were American, French, or Italian imports that were adopted by the British market.
How well do you remember them? Let's find out!