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Boomer Toys for Girls and Boys (USA)
Toys by Decade
"Here's a salute to all those toys we wished for growing up in the sixties and seventies in the USA. Hope this evokes some good memories for you as it did for me."
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When I was growing up in the sixties and seventies in the USA, several girls on the block had a talking Chatty Cathy doll by Mattel whose string you pulled. Which of these was NOT true?
The doll's original voice was provided by June Foray who was also the voice for 'Rocky the Squirrel' on the television program 'Rocky and Bullwinkle".
Chatty Cathy had a twin brother called Chatty Chucky.
The doll inspired an episode of the "Twilight Zone" with her eerie voice.
One Chatty Cathy doll had a teeter totter set.
This action figure (though many of my '60s peers' parents still called them 'dolls' disparagingly in those days) was immensely popular and actually predated the moon landing of 1969 in 1967. Now a popular figure on E bay and the web for collectors full of nostalgia for theirs, what was this astronaut called?
Lt Steve Majors
Major Matt Mason
Major Mannon Moon
Major Matt Powers
Johnny West and his Circle X ranch was the Western action figure to own for lots of Boomers. Can you give me his horse's name and the girl sidekick's name?
"Little kiddles" by Mattel were tiny dolls with big eyes that had themes. Fairytale and storybook characters, perfume and flower fairy type girls were available in this series. You could find them in lockets, tiny vehicles, animal costumes or soda pop bottles. But what were "Skediddle Kiddles"?
Dolls that were held in pancake shapes
Dolls with a little device that made them able to walk and run
Little Kiddle insects
Dolls that had pens in them to doodle drawings
Many of us baby boomers instantly smile at our memories of our Gumby figures and the cartoon show with cheerful optimistic Gumby's amazing ability to pass through walls or change shapes at will. Some of us were fortunate enough to have a down to earth, skeptical Pokey figure as well. What color was the Pokey character?
Reddish orange with black mane and tail
Yellow with black mane and tail
Light green with polka dots
Bright blue with yellow mane and tail
Some of the Baby Boomers had the 'anti-Barbie' created by Ideal in 1962. This doll had a little sister 'Skipper' counterpart named Pepper. What was this doll's name who was marketed as 'the doll you love to dress'?
In the nineteen sixties, there was an incredible toy made by Mattel that many kids received that enabled them to create things with "Plastigoop" and assemble the objects. Which of these is FALSE about the Thingmaker?
You could make Creepy Crawlers with it to scare your parents to death
It had an off/on switch
You could make dragons, flowers or monsters out of it
The edible version was called the Sooper Gooper oven and you could make insects with root beer, butterscotch, cinnamon and licorice flavors
Many of the fortunate girls on the block had the stereotypical girly toys that many of us loved to play with until we grew old enough to have to do chores in the real world. The Suzy Homemaker had a vacuum cleaner, a mixer, and a washing machine as well as the cooking equipment to pretend to be Mom. What color was the basic Suzy homemaker oven offered in with those teeny cake mixes?
Which of the following trendy toys created for Baby Boomers went to the moon to help the astronauts in 1968?
Strange Change machine
In the USA in 1965, there were many spy toys available including the 'Secret Sam' attaché case. One of the most intriguing was an additional index finger loaded with weapons. I'll jog your memory with this slogan: "Sixfinger!/Sixfinger!/Man alive!/How did I ever get along with five?" Can you remember which company manufactured it?
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