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Toys and Fads ...before Spongebob

written by: spartanman47
 
Do you remember some of the things that entertained you as a child yet for reasons varied, would be difficult to find today? How about these?

Question 1:

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What was the name of the game in which players spun small plastic tops against each other?
The Arena
Spinning Wars
Battlin' Tops
Who's on Top?


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Question 2:

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There was a popular toy called "Creepy Crawlers" in the 60's where plastic insects and other creatures were made in molds. Why is this toy outlawed today for children under 12?
The liquid plastic is considered toxic.
Nature groups consider the name "Creepy Crawler" offensive.
The adaptor is considered a safety hazard.
The metal molds may cause severe burns.


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Question 3:

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The toy "Creepy Crawlers" was a variation on the toy "Incredible Edibles" in which a plastic like gel was squeezed from a tube onto a metal form.
False
True


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Clackers, a set of plastic toy balls connected to a string, were a toy popular in the early 70's. What was the major flaw of the design that pulled them from the market?
Decibel levels from the "clacking" was above safe limits.
School age children were actually swallowing the plastic balls.
The plastic balls shattered sometimes on impact with each other.
Children were using them as a weapon against animals.


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What was the name of the outdoor toy similar to Horseshoes that was eventually banned from the market for safety reasons?



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There was an outdoor toy in the 60's that was in the shape of a bomb with a winding device inside, that started a timer.
True
False


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What was the name of the American entrepreneur who manufactured the trick yo-yos, seen especially during the 70's?



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What was the original name of the toy in a tube that was initially made from ethyl acetate?
Real Life Big Bubbles
Super-Elastic Bubble Plastic
Bubbles O Fun
Tube O Fun


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What was the military style board game in which one has to avoid disaster and capture the opponent's flag?
Stratego
Flagsnag
Risk
Battleship


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Question 10:


What was the name of the game in which you pulled out a series of thin sticks out of a plastic tube of marbles, trying to minimize the number of marbles that fall to the base of the tube?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


 


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