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How much do you really know about these classic Christmas toys?

You wanted to take a trip down memory lane anyway, didn’t you?

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WHO DOESN’T REMEMBER the likes of Furbys, SNES, Transformers, Scalextrics and Hungry Hungry Hippos?

So many of these toys made up our childhood and while it’s rare we got them all – Santa always had his reasons for giving you certain presents – just seeing what was out there was one of the more exciting parts.

But how much do you know about these classic toys? Only one way to find out.

When the Game & Watch was released in 1980, which one of these games wasn't included?
The iPod is the first iconic MP3 player but which company was the first to invent it?
SaeHan
Nokia

Panasonic
Sony
Lego Technic combined electric motors with, em, Lego pieces. In Control Centre II (1995), what could you *not* make from it?
What was the name of this robotic arm from Tomy?
Armatron
The Claw

R.O.B.
Pincher 2000
The Power Glove for the NES was a failure but featured in the 1989 movie/glorified Nintendo ad The Wizard. What does Lucas (in picture) say after using it in a game of Rad Racer?
"I love the Power Glove. It's so rad"
"I love the Power Glove. It's so bad"

"I love the Power Glove. It's so sad"
" I love the Power Glove. It's so AutoCAD™"
The Tamagotchi took over many lives when it was released in 1996, but what company was responsible for them?
Tomy
Game Freak

Bandai
Nintendo
Hungry Hungry Hippos was first released back in 1967, but which hippo was *not* an original member?
Yellow hippo (the funny one)
Orange hippo (the sensitive one)

Blue hippo (the handsome one)
Purple hippo (the Zayn Malik-type who would later leave the group because of creative differences)
In Dream Phone, how many boys were there to choose from?
24
28

32
36
In 1998, the world was gripped by a Furby epidemic. One of the main features saw it speak Furbish first before slowly changing to English. How did it do this?
By listening to your conversations
Kids were required to teach it English.

By looking at cards with certain words on them.
It was already pre-programmed to change languages over time.
When was the first version of the Easy-Bake Oven released?
1963
1969

1972
1975
Mr Frosty was all about making icy treats, but how did you grind the ice?
You push his head down.
Grind it with the lever in his back.

Twist his head around.
It did it automatically.
In Operation, which illness wasn't added in until 2004?
Broken heart
Butterflies in stomach

The Talkboy was originally a prop for Home Alone 2: Lost in New York but its popularity meant it was turned into a real toy. What year was it released?
1991
1992

1993
1994
Scalextrix brought electric toy racing to living rooms, but which popular TV show did *not* get its own version?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Knight Rider

Starsky and Hutch
Family Guy
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Oh...
It's ok. You didn't need fancy toys growing up. All you needed was the great outdoors and a stick, and you turned out fine, right? RIGHT?!
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Some solid work
Your memory is a bit jumbled, but that's alright. You just need to dig out all those toys again and jog your memory.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You remember all of the toys.
Just remember, if a vacancy opens up in the North Pole, you can put this on your CV. It totally counts as a reference, by the way.
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Quinton O'Reilly

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