Can you guess which real people these vintage toys are based on?

Sports stars, musicians and even presidents had their own games and figurines.


For as long as there have been famous faces in America, there have been merchandisers selling items with those famous faces on them. The trend really kicked into gear in the 20th century with the rise of Hollywood and professional sports.

Here are 10 toys modeled after celebrities as far back as the early 1900s all the way through the 1980s. Boomers will surely recognize a few Sixties and Seventies childhood favorites.

Try to guess who each one is based on!

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  1. This aquatic vehicle toy is inspired by which band?
  2. Who is this action figure based on?
  3. Now a ubiquitous gag-gift, this 1950s version had moving eyes and a hole in the mustache for the toy cigar. Which Marx brother is it based on?
  4. Which 1930s child star is this doll based on?
  5. This vintage coin bank shows which U.S. president?
  6. Which baseball star is this game modeled after?
  7. This kid-sized drum set shows which band?
  8. This boxing game was named for...
  9. Who is this '70s toy based on?
  10. Who is this doll modeled after?

Can you guess which real people these vintage toys are based on?

Your Result...

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L 23 months ago
Perfect score.

I pity the fool who missed #2.
LH 24 months ago
10/10 If I didn’t enlarge the picture to see the faces better I might not have done so well
Threnody 24 months ago
9/10 Missed the boxing one. I could barely see the picture but I saw a guy with a moustache and thought he looked more like Joe Frazier than he did the other two. Between the two of us, my brother and I had the Evel Knievel racing bike and the Cher doll with stage. Cher was mine 🙃 and I did love her with her long hair and cool clothes. She was the exotic, more sophisticated friend to my Barbies.
Andy 24 months ago
The baseball game had me stumped but I managed to get it right.
Riflefan 24 months ago
10 out of 10. Born in 1970 and remembered almost every toy. Although the Monkee’s drum kit was kind of a gimme, you could see the guy’s on the base.
Coldnorth 24 months ago
First 10 out of 10 for a long time
AngellicA 24 months ago
10 out of 10. I was born in 1970. My older sisters toys were cool. As a Tomboy, the Evel K was my favorite. I still have it but, he is naked...must have done that🤔 Wish I had his clothes. Motorcycle, ramp, still works.
Coldnorth AngellicA 24 months ago
Try eBay you never know what they have
AnnieM AngellicA 24 months ago
I had the 'girl's' version - Derry Daring. Remember her, with the pink & silver jumpsuit, and I think a panther on her helmet? 😀
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