Can You Identify These Toy Brand Logos?

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It would be a "sign off" on every commercial, for example, "by Mattel" or "by Hasbro". The logos were shown on the toy box, on the opening scenes to the video game, on the cards or accessories in the game, you name it. It's amazing how much brand advertising is absorbed as a child and still stays with us as adults. And let's not forget adult games, like Trivial Pursuit® and Cranium® -- those toy brands stay in our brains as well. 

But a toy doesn't make a brand. A brand contains the toy and all the extensions of the toy. Take for instance, My Little Pony. It's not just a single pony, but all My Little Pony friends, T-shirts, toothbrushes, purses, movies, books and so much more. That's how a toy can become a brand. In board games, take Monopoly for instance, the brand itself contains an amazing number of board games -- over 1000 -- tailored to different audiences. You can play the Chicago edition, the Betty Bop edition, the Simpson edition, editions in different languages and so many others. Learn a little about the background of the toys that have become brands and the brands that sell many of the toys and games you love. You'll be delighted by how much you know, even with a partial logo. Challenge yourself and play to win.  

From Candy Land® to Clue® and from Battleship® to Life®, many adults grew up with this logo on most of their toys. But this company is still as relevant today with games from Cranium®, and Hasbro Gaming®.

From Special Needs toys to toys for infants through eight years old and beyond, the mission of the Melissa & Doug®, brand is to "provide a launch pad to ignite imagination and a sense of wonder in all children..."

Mega Blocks®, is a Canadian company, recently bought by Mattel®. It has building blocks and more for ages one to five years old.

Hot Wheels® is a brand of die-cast toy cars that are to scale to the actual vehicle. Hot Wheels was inducted to the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2011.

American Girl® is known for its line of 18-inch dolls that reflect eight- to 11-year-old girls from a variety of ethnicities. What makes them stand out in the marketplace is that they are sold with books told from the viewpoint of the girls/dolls.

Fisher-Price® produces educational toys for children and infants. Some of the better known brands of Fisher Price are Little People®, Imaginext® and of course the Fisher Price toys themselves.

LeapFrog is an educational entertainment and electronics company that caters to children -- infants through grade school. One of the most popular toys in the LeapFrog collection is LeapFrog Epic 7” Android Kids’ Tablet.

Watching her daughter, Barbara, play with paper dolls, Ruth Handler (cofounder of Mattel, Inc.) decided that girls would have more fun with three-dimensional dolls, thus Barbie® was born. Barbie was inducted in the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1998.

If you check your toy chest today or years ago, you would find toys from Mattel® inside. Besides the ever-popular Barbie®, and Masters of the Universe®, there were so many other toys that brought and still bring joy to children.

Making indoor play safe was the desire of Parker Brothers, which originally developed Nerf, a four-inch polyurethane foam ball. From guns to bows and arrows the Nerf empire has taken indoor play to a new level.

My Little Pony® may have started out as a stuffed animal, but since its inception, there are T-shirts, toothbrushes, playsets, accessories and more, including a televised series, and feature film.

From a Lego theme park to blockbuster movies, Lego has built its legacy one brick at a time. The name Lego comes from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means "play well".

When Disney comes out with a blockbuster movie, you know there will be merchandising to go with it. Including plush toys, action figures, costumes, clothes, toys, collectibles, décor, movie rentals and more. And then there is the quintessential merchandising piece, Disneyland itself.

Bandai Namco America brings hot Japanese toy trends to the United States. Some of their popular toys in the states include Power Rangers, Ben 10, Godzilla, Big Hero 6, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, as well as many other exciting toys.

The Playmates Toys brand is a world-wide brand. Founded in Hong Kong in 1966, Playmates has brought to market Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Waterbabies, Star Trek, Simpsons, Space Jam, Nano, and the Amazing dolls, to name a few

Electronic learning products are the specialty of VTech. They make e-learning fun with age-appropriate and developmental stage-based products for babies, infants, toddlers, and pre-K children.

Products that get small bodies moving is what drives the little tykes toy company. They are known for their playhouses, ride-ons, sports, sandboxes, climbers, slides, role-play, creative arts, infant, preschool and juvenile furniture.

There is something irresistible about Hello Kitty®. It's a passion for both children and adults alike. Luckily there is something for everyone to buy in the Hello Kitty collection. From clocks and walkie-talkies to bikes, building sets and cookware, you can satisfy your obsession with Hello Kitty merchandise.

Initially a line of transforming toys that changed from cars to robots, its popularity grew in size so that the Transformers® robot superhero franchise encompassed comic books, animation, video games and films.

Who can resist playing with this colorful, squishy modeling clay? Not many. That's why this company, established in the mid-1950s , is still going strong with introducing the Play-Doh® Fun Factory Kits through the years and even gold and silver Play-Doh among other items.

Monopoly®, the most popular board game in history, was originally called The Landlord's Game in 1904. The inventor, Elizabeth Magie, wanted a game that would highlight the social pitfalls of unequal wealth among people. But instead, players greedily collected huge piles of money and property, delighting in opponents' financial troubles.

In 1998, Furbies® were the first major successful attempt to create a robotic toy that can be trained, learn and respond to human interaction. They were a huge hit and during the next 12 months a total of 27 million Furbies were sold.

In 1918, John Lloyd Wright, son of the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, created interlocking logs and named the toy-cabin construction set Lincoln Logs. Lincoln Logs were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame 1999.

Little Mommy® dolls let girls mimic the nurturing role of a mother. From dolls, to clothing and accessories, there are many activities that imitate real life for little girls to experience time and again.

There is no denying that Pokémon is huge, in 2015 Pokémon merchandise was a $2.1 billion industry. Starting in 1995 with the classic "Pokémon Red and Blue" games for the original Nintendo Game Boy, it exploded into a cartoon and media empire.

In 1952, George Lerner invented and patented Mr. Potato Head® based on an earlier toy called "make a face" that used a real potato. In 1964, the government got involved and didn't allow the face-piece prongs to be sharp, so a plastic potato became part of the Mr. Potato Head package.

From Headphone Hats to Limbo Hop and from Play Tents to Ready Bed, this UK company melds lifestyle with family fun to provide a more enjoyable and entertaining life for everyone in the family.

This series of scented dolls with pets became a craze in the '80s. Strawberry Shortcake® wore a hat, dress, and stripy socks and had lots of friends. There were 21 characters in total, and the line became so popular that it led to the production of hundreds of other products, including video games, sticker albums, clothes and more.

One of the most popular toys in the '90s were small compacts containing tiny dolls, each with their own miniature world. The minuscule toys were less than one inch tall and could be carried around in a compact in their purses.

JENGA® is the classic block-stacking, stack-crashing game. The record for the highest known JENGA® tower is 40 complete stories with two blocks into the 41st story, claimed in 1985 by Robert Grebler (US).

Littlest Pet Shop is a toy franchise and cartoon series owned by Kenner and now Hasbro. From the Littlest Pet Shop House to all the pet characters, this toy franchise helped make the littlest pets come to life.

Hungry Hungry Hippos is a tabletop game made for two to four players, produced by Milton Bradley. From the Grab and Go Game to the traditional game, to the more recent game that sports a yellow marble that is NOT to be swallowed by a hippo, this game has been a success through the decades.

Make any Star Wars fan salivate by showing them your Playskool Heroes Star Wars Galactic Heroes Millennium Falcon. Although that is only one of the Playskool Heroes Toys, it's impressive. As are the Transformers and other brands that Playskool Heroes offers.

Thomas the Tank Engine is based on The Railway Series of books by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher. From tracks to railway stations to all the friends of Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas & Friends was ranked number one in the preschool toys category in the U.S. and made the top 10 for the entire U.S. toy industry in 2010.

Taboo is a word guessing game published by Parker Brothers in 1989 then sold to Hasbro. This game has so many versions it became a brand unto itself. The game offered new versions through 2013, plus a Jewish version, Singapore version, Body Language version and Kids version to name a few.

Chicco® (pronounced “KEE-ko”) is an Italian brand with 60 years of expertise in everything for babies. Their most popular baby toys include the Rainbow Sphere, Giggles Elephant Rattle, Lil Jack, Hello Baby and Soft Keys.

The Baby Einstein Company was founded by a new mother and former teacher of art and literature. She created a collection of videos that combined her love of art, classical music, language and poetry to share with her infant.

K’NEX® is an educational toy company that combines science, technology, engineering, arts and math with imagination. The concept started as a simple rod and connector building set in 1992, and now includes wheels, pulleys and gears so kids can build innovative creations.

Radio Flyer is an American toy company that was founded in 1917. They are best known for their popular red toy wagon. Radio Flyer also produces scooters, tricycles, bicycles, horses and ride-ons.

Hula Hoop, Frisbee, Silly String and Superballs. What do all of these have in common? WHAM-O, a toy company founded in 1948. This company started with producing Frisbees over 61 years ago and have been introducing new toys to children ever since.

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