Toys & Games in the 80s - The Smurfs spawned a tidal wave of cute clones: Monchichis, Snorks, Popples, etc. Rainbow Brite and My Little Pony flew high, and He-Man led the Masters of the Universe to victory. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made Cowabunga a household word, and G.I. Joe was repurposed for the 80′s as a “Real American Hero”. Nintendo brought home video games back from the grave, then shrunk them down to hand-held Game Boy size at the decade’s end.