Based in little Rhode Island, I'm a global toy and leisure giant. I was founded in 1923 by the Hassenfeld Brothers and began by selling textiles, but soon moved on to pencil boxes and school supplies. I bought Milton Bradley in 1984 and Parker Bros. in 1991. I introduced GI Joe, the world's first "action figure," in 1964, and Mr. Potato Head in 1952. My brands today include Playskool, Tonka, Transformers, Monopoly, Cranium, Magic: The Gathering, My Little Pony, Nerf, Easy Bake Oven, FurReal Friends, Baby Alive, Trivial Pursuit, Candy Land, Life and Clue. Who am I?
Last Week's Trivia Answer:
In 1886, I was founded by a man as the California Perfume Co. I'm "the company for women," with a female CEO. I offered women an income long before they were allowed to vote. In 1939 I changed my name to the home of a famous European playwright. My more than five million sales reps distribute hundreds of millions of catalogs and sell beauty products, fashion jewelry and apparel in more than 100 nations. I'm the largest direct seller in the world, with annual revenues topping $10 billion. My brands include Anew, Skin-so-Soft, Advance Techniques and Mark. Who am I? (Answer: Avon)