Quiz: Can You Name These Popular Classic American Toys?
Can You Name These Popular Classic American Toys?
By: Bambi Turner
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About This Quiz

Mr. Potato Head has come a long way since Hasbro first manufactured and produced the popular kids toy in 1952. But, did you know that originally, the toy only consisted of the accessories - eyes, hair, hands, nose, etc.? It was meant to be stuck into a potato. (For parents across the country, you could probably figure out how much they appreciated having to clean up the results.) The 1952 Mr. Potato Head also marked the first time a kids toy was advertised on television. By 1953, Mr. Potato Head had a partner in Mrs. Potato Head, and by the '60s the potato was done away with and replaced with the plastic we all know so well. Thirty years later, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head hit the big screen in the movie franchise "Toy Story."

This is just one  story of thousands of toys you loved as a kid - many of those toys your own children will fondly remember playing with when they are adults too. How well do you remember the toys you played with decades ago? Could you figure out which is an Etch-a-Sketch? Do you remember Lite Brite? How many hours did you spend looking at cards on your Viewmaster? How many times did you try to stretch Stretch Armstrong to his breaking point? 

These are the toys you grew up with, but how many can you identify from an image? Take this quiz and stroll down memory lane!

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