Choose From These Vintage Toys and We’ll Guess How Old You Are

By: Ian Fortey

Choose From These Vintage Toys and We’ll Guess How Old You Are
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About This Quiz

Do you know when the first dolls were manufactured? About forever ago plus a week or two. There is evidence of dolls dating back to the 21st century BC, which is so long ago as to be almost unfathomable to most of us. And you know there were probably all kinds of things kids were playing with even before that. 

Kids have a way of turning almost anything into a toy, after all. It's like cats with boxes; all you need is a little imagination. With such a long history of toys, and more toys than ever still being cranked out in new and fun ways every day, you could probably get 1,000 people in a room to offer 1,000 different answers about which one is their all-time favorite.

In the grand scheme of things, it tends to be the toys you enjoyed most as a kid that stand out for you, even years later, those vintage toys from back in the day that hold all kinds of fun memories, and also tell other people a bit about who you are. In fact, if you pick over a list of vintage toys for us, we'll even be able to tell how old you are. Take the quiz and see!

Don't call it a doll; it's an action figure! What action figure was the best of the best?
Wolverine
Optimus Prime
He-Man
G.I. Joe

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What toy did you love as a kid that seems like it's too dangerous for kids today?
Aqua Dots
Trampoline
Lawn darts
A chemistry set

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Don't call it an action figure, it's a doll! Which doll was the coolest?
American Girl
Barbie
Cabbage Patch Kids
Chatty Cathy

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What's the first video game you remember playing?
Mario Kart
Mortal Kombat
Super Mario Bros
Pong

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Everyone has a stuffed bear at some point in time, right? What did you have?
Build-A-Bear
Beanie Babies
Teddy Ruxpin
Just a regular teddy bear

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Which of these board games is clearly the best one?
Cranium
Monopoly
Operation
Stratego

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Which is your favorite robot from the bunch?
Robosapien
Megatron
Nintendo R.O.B.
R2D2

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If you can't have a real dog, a toy dog will have to do. Which toy pooch is your choice?
Paw Patrol
Puppy Surprise
Pound Puppies
Snoopy

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A toy with power will grab any kid's attention. Which of these toys will you choose?
Playstation
Nintendo
Speak & Spell
Lite-Brite

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The best way to sell a kid a toy is to cross-promote with some TV shows! What toy/show combo was best?
Bionicle
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
He-Man
Starsky & Hutch

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You know a movie means serious business if they release some toys before it comes out. What movie had the coolest toys?
"The X-Men"
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
"Gremlins"
"Star Wars"

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Kids like lights, at least as far as toy-makers are concerned. What light up toy was best?
Wii
iDog
Glo-Worm
Lite-Brite

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Sometimes the coolest toy is just a tiny version of something else. What little toy will you choose?
Zhu Zhu Pets
Polly Pocket
Micro Machines
Fisher-Price Little People

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Toys that get you moving are always fun. Which one was the best one?
Razor Scooters
Skip-It
Pogo Ball
Big Wheel

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Toys that get you wet are never bad, right? Pick your favorite!
Super Soaker
Splash Out
Slip N Slide
Water Wiggle

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What kind of car-based toys are the best of the best?
Mini 4WD
Transformers
Micro Machines
Hot Wheels

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Which of these beastly toys seems like it's the coolest?
Roboraptor
Street Sharks
Popples
Monchhichi

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Fad toys never go out of style! Er, wait ... anyway, what's the best fad?
Fidget Spinners
Tamagotchi
Pogs
Pet Rock

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What's the most fun party game of all?
Mario Party
13 Dead End Drive
Twister
Charades

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Some toys are a little grosser than others. Did you have a gross favorite?
Anything poop-themed, really
Mad Balls
Garbage Pail Kids
Easy Bake Oven (it got gross!)

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What cartoon character had a plush version you needed to have?
Spongebob
Elmo
Garfield
Snoopy

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Go-Bots or Transformers?
I don't even know what a Go-Bot is.
Are you insane? Transformers!
Go-Bots came first!
Can I pick Cylons?

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He-Man or She-Ra?
She-Ra!
Dolph Lundgren!
I mean ... they're sort of the same thing, right?
Those sound like noises rather than words.

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What's the single greatest Mario game of all time?
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario World
Super Mario Bros 2
Donkey Kong

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If there's one thing kids love to play with, it's goopy weirdness. What was your favorite kind?
Floam
Gak
Slime
Play-Doh

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Any toy is OK on its own and yet infinitely better when you have a giant playset! Which one would you pick?
Does a PlayStation 1 count?
The Technodrome
Castle Greyskull
Barbie Dream House

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Which of these is the greatest "Star Wars" action figure of all times?
General Grievous
Darth Maul
Boba Fett
Darth Vader

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There were some zany toys around back in the 1950s. Which one would you have chosen to play with?
Pogo Stick
Mr. Potato Head!
Sharpshooter Target Practice Game
Atomic Energy Kit

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If you can believe it, kids actually had toys in the 1940s. Which one of these sounds like the most fun?
Electric train set
Table-style xylophone
Erector set
Kewpie dolls

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If your DeLorean ever takes you back in time about 100 years, you can play with one of these toys. But you have to pick one! Which is it?
Uncle Wiggily
Raggedy Ann
An original Teddy Bear
Tinker Toys

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