Archive for the 'Toy Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Did Mattel Really Make a Barbie Friend Named “Wheelchair Becky”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about toys and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all toy urban legends featured so far! TOY URBAN LEGEND: Mattel initially produced a friend of Barbie’s called “Wheelchair Becky.” Mattel certainly is no stranger to awkward moments […]

Was Furby a Spy?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about toys and whether they are true or false. TOY URBAN LEGEND: The National Security Agency banned furbies from their offices for fear of the toys recording confidential information. Back in 2015, Samsung’s Smart TV caused a bit of a stir when it […]

Why Did G.I. Joe Have a Scar on his Face?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about toys and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all toy urban legends featured so far! TOY URBAN LEGEND: The original G.I. Joe had a scar on his face so that Hasbro could trademark the figure’s design. […]

Did Barbie Once Come With a Weight Loss Advice Book That Simply Read “Don’t Eat”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about toys and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all toy urban legends featured so far! TOY URBAN LEGEND: Barbie was once sold with a diet book that simply read “don’t eat”? Something that anyone telling jokes […]

Did the U.S. Military Buy A Hundred Thousand Viewmasters During World War II?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about toys and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all toy urban legends featured so far! TOY URBAN LEGEND: The United States military purchased millions of View Master reels for training purposes during World War II. Sawyers’ […]

Were Lincoln Logs Not Actually Named After Abraham Lincoln?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about toys and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all toy urban legends featured so far! TOY URBAN LEGEND: Lincoln Logs were named after the middle name of the father of the inventor of Lincoln Logs. Lincoln […]

Did the 1970s Gas Crisis Cause the Demise of the Original G.I. Joe?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about toys and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all toy urban legends featured so far! TOY URBAN LEGEND: The original line of G.I. Joe toys ended because of the 1970s gas crisis. G.I. Joe was a […]

Can Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe Never Be Depicted as Being a New York Yankees Fan?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about toys and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all toy urban legends featured so far! TOY URBAN LEGEND: G.I. Joe‘s Snake Eyes cannot be depicted as being a fan of the New York Yankees. If you […]

Was Mr. Potato Head Nearly Just a Cereal Giveaway?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about toys and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all toy urban legends featured so far! TOY URBAN LEGEND: Mr. Potato Head quite nearly was “doomed” to simply being a cereal giveaway. In 1949, a toy developer […]

Was John Tyler Playing Marbles When He Found Out He Was Now President?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about toys and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all toy urban legends featured so far! TOY URBAN LEGEND: John Tyler was playing marbles when he was informed that President Harrison had died and Tyler was now […]