16 Incredible Toy Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-21 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

16 Incredible toy facts

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1. The Toyota Supra which Brian drives at the end of "Furious 7" actually belonged to the late actor Paul Walker.
2. Peter III, ruler of Russia, hanged a large rat in public because it had eaten his toy soldiers, he was age 25.
3. The Pizza Planet delivery truck, which has appeared in every Pixar film except The Incredibles, also appeared in all 3 Toy Story films.
4. "Beauty and the Beast", "UP", and "Toy Story 3" are the only animated movies to be nominated for Best Picture by the Academy.
5. During production, Toy Story 2 almost got wiped from the systems. The film was saved thanks to the director who took a copy home for kids.
6. In 1952, Mr. Potato Head became the first toy to be advertised on television in the U.S.
7. Etch A Sketch was in financial trouble until the toy was featured in the Toy Story movies sales jumped 20%, saving the company.
8. A shipping container filled with rubber duckies was lost at sea in 1992, and 28, 000 of the toys were missing.
9. A dog has the same ecological footprint as two Toyota Landcruisers.
10. "Dolls" (which are representations of people) face a higher import duty than "toys" (which are representations of non humans).
11. Simon Cowell was arrested at age 12 for hijacking a bus with a toy gun.
12. A dog has the same ecological footprint as two Toyota Landcruisers: a cat the same environmental effect as a Volkswagen Golf: two hamsters the same as a plasma TV.
13. The first product that the toy company Mattel came out with was picture frames.
14. Farmers in England are required by law to provide their pigs with toys.
15. It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce... and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
16. McDonald's is the world's largest distributor of toys.
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