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1. Although I found Lego a bit fiddly, Lego also manufactured a range of bricks which were bigger and easier to play with (and harder for a small child to swallow!) and I had a lot of fun building things with them. What is the name of these chunky bricks?
2. I had a red and white robot called a Dingbot. It had a map, which it held in its claw-like hands, and moved around the room until it bumped into something, which made it change direction. Which Japanese company, who later merged with Takara, manufactured the Dingbot?
3. One board game my brother and I loved involved a wind-up toy dinosaur. Each player had a family of cave people, and they had to get the cave people home to their cave in the middle of the board while avoiding the dinosaur. If you rolled the dice and got a dinosaur, the dinosaur would be let loose onto the board! What was the name of this game?
4. Now much coveted by toy collectors, these cute little families of woodland creatures were favourite toys of mine. There were cats, rabbits, badgers, hedgehogs and bears, and they all wore clothes and had names (though I gave them names of my own). They had a dolls' house to live in, a red bus and a picnic set, amongst other things. Which toys am I referring to?
5. I was a bit of a tomboy and not into girly toys as a rule, but there were a few exceptions, such as a range of cutesy animal toys which could be opened with a key, while smaller ones had slits on their backs. You could use them to store or hide small things. (Mine was a pink rabbit.) Which toys were these?
6. I had many soft toys as a child, and still have some of them today, such as Martha, my beloved teddy bear. One of these toys is a glove puppet called Zippy, a character from the retro TV show 'Rainbow'. What unusual feature did Zippy have?
7. Another of my favourite childhood games, which I used to play with my dad, featured a toy mule, and the object of the game was to see how many items you could load onto the mule's back before it reared up. What was the name of the game?
8. Their names were Howler, Grizzler, Fang and Gums. They were soft toys with a frightening secret - if you turned their heads inside out, they became monsters! The story was that they and their maker had been placed under a curse. What type of 'were' animals were they?
9. Plenty of girls in the '90s owned one of these dolls. She was a tiny little doll who lived in a plastic case, which would open up into a dolls' house or another variant, such as a make-up kit (which I had). What was the name of this doll, who also had her own TV series in 2018?
10. I had a few Barbie dolls as a child, but I also had three dolls who I liked because they were a bit unusual - not only did they have a food theme, big colourful hats and an individual scent, but they also had plastic skirts which could be flipped up to turn them into something else. Which dolls were these?
Source: Author Kankurette
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