Toy Urban Legends History

Here are quick descriptions of each of the previous editions of Toy Urban Legends Revealed.

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1. Play-Doh was created as and originally produced as wallpaper cleaner!

2. John Tyler was playing marbles when he was informed that President Harrison had died and Tyler was now President.

3. Mr. Potato Head quite nearly was “doomed” to simply being a cereal giveaway.

4. G.I. Joe‘s Snake Eyes cannot be depicted as being a fan of the New York Yankees.

5. The original line of G.I. Joe toys ended because of the 1970s gas crisis.

6. Lincoln Logs were named after the middle name of the father of the inventor of Lincoln Logs.

7. The United States military purchased millions of View Master reels for training purposes during World War II.

8. Barbie was once sold with a diet book that simply read “don’t eat”?

9. The original G.I. Joe had a scar on his face so that Hasbro could trademark the figure’s design.

10. The National Security Agency banned furbies from their offices for fear of the toys recording confidential information.