The Capital News Online Christmas Toys Quiz

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The Capital News Online Christmas Toys Quiz

From Play-Doh to G. I. Joes to Lalaloopsy Dolls, how much do you know about the toy industry?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Ho Ho Al has been at Billings Bridge for the past 25 years. In 1987, which of the following was not a best-selling toy that year?
    • A. 

      Nintendo Entertainment System

    • B. 

      Tickle Me Elmo

    • C. 

      Cabbage Patch Babies

    • D. 

      Teddy Ruxpin

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a real toy?
    • A. 

      Jake and the Never Land Pirates - Musical Pirate Ship Bucky

    • B. 

      Doc McStuffins Time For Your Check Up Doll

    • C. 

      Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Star Doll – Harmony B. Sharp

    • D. 

      Mr. Pricklepants Steiff Plush Hedgehog

  • 3. 
    The first toy to be advertised on TV is… (Hint: It was April 1952)
    • A. 

      Mr. Potato Head

    • B. 

      Lego

    • C. 

      Barbie

    • D. 

      Matchbox Cars

  • 4. 
    Toys in Canada are regulated by the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act. Under Schedule 2 of the act, which of the following are banned from being manufactured, imported, advertised or sold?
    • A. 

      Baby walkers with wheels

    • B. 

      Substances used to induce sneezing

    • C. 

      Lawn darts with elongated tips

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    One of the hottest toys during the holiday season of 1975 was discontinued in February 1976. It was a hugely successful toy, making its creator a millionaire. Recently, it has also been put into production again. What toy was it?
    • A. 

      Abe Bookman's Magic 8 Ball

    • B. 

      Gary Dahl's Pet Rock

    • C. 

      Josh Reynolds and Maris Ambats' mood rings

    • D. 

      Richard James' Slinky

  • 6. 
    The Play-Doh we know today was actually an accidental invention. Launched in the mid-1950s, Play-Doh was originally meant to be used as...
    • A. 

      Clay for car detailing

    • B. 

      Synthetic rubber substitute

    • C. 

      Wallpaper cleaner

    • D. 

      General adhesive

  • 7. 
    The National Toy Hall of Fame is located in Rochester, New York, and includes 46 inductees. Which of the following is not one of them?
    • A. 

      A stick

    • B. 

      A ball

    • C. 

      A unicycle

    • D. 

      A blanket

  • 8. 
    Normally, toys are priced around $20, but $30 during holiday seasons. How much is the Canadian toy industry worth?
    • A. 

      $866 million

    • B. 

      $1.4 billion

    • C. 

      $2.3 billion

    • D. 

      $432 million

  • 9. 
    In the 1996 movie Jingle All the Way, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as mattress salesman Howard Langston, what action figure was Langston looking to buy his son for Christmas?
    • A. 

      G.I. Joe

    • B. 

      Turbo-Man

    • C. 

      Power Rangers

    • D. 

      He-Man

  • 10. 
    Steiff is a German company known for making high quality plush toys. In 2000, a Steiff teddy bear wearing a hat and coat made by Louis Vuitton was auctioned off and set a new record for the world’s most expensive teddy bear. How much was it sold for?
    • A. 

      $3.6 million

    • B. 

      $2.1 million

    • C. 

      $84,000

    • D. 

      $1.3 million

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