All About Gen-X Toys!

Where did we get those wonderful TOYS? Here is a set of trivia questions guaranteed to take you down memory lane, particularly for those of you Gen-X’ers out there! Let’s see how much you know about the things that entertained us in the ’70s-’80s!
1. Movie Inspirations – What was the name of the real-life doll on which “Chucky” in “Child’s Play” was based?
2. Bankrupt Companies – What science fiction toy line was manufactured and marketed by Mego from 1976 to 1980 and included characters named Biotron, Acroyear and Time Traveler?
3. Fashion Dolls – What Calvin Klein jeans model inspired a line of fashion dolls?
4. Electronic Toys – What handheld Parker Brothers toy included games such as music machine, blackjack 13 and magic square?
5. Action Figures – Within two, in what year was the first 12-inch version of GI Joe released?
6. Toy Brands – What was the first toy company to market Cabbage Patch Kids?
7. Dangerous Toys – What popular lawn toy was banned in 1988 in the United States by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and a short time later, was also banned in Canada?
8. Barbie’s Livestock – What was the name of the blonde palomino horse that was sold as an accessory for Barbie? Hint: it shares its name with a popular ’80s TV series.
9. Video Games – In 2009, the video game website IGN named what video game system, which shares its name with a company that makes televisions, the 21st greatest video game console, out of its list of 25? For an extra “nerd” point, give the full name of this video game system.
10. Villains – What is the name of the primary villain in the “Strawberry Shortcake” doll line?
Mystery – Before and After – A toy name will be part of the answer.
1. Checkers “tic-tac-toe” game and 1994 film starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell
2. Question-based card/board game and 2006 film starring Will Smith
3. Song sung by Kermit the Frog and wheeled toy which included shifters
4. Toy company that marketed “Risk” and 1985 Dire Straits album featuring the song “Money for Nothing”
Final Category – Single-player games
What obstacle-course based game involved a metal ball traversing a rickety bridge, a catapult and a hidden maze, among other challenges?

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