Some cartoons were better than others, that's just well known. Some shows like Animaniacs, Beetlejuice, and The Simpsons are still fondly remembered to this day. There were however a lot of cartoons that seem to have been forgotten even though their merchandise was super popular!
Who used to watch the show Mighty Max? This cartoon was actually based on the toys but the toy definitely was the more popular of the two.
The show was only on for 2 seasons between 1993-1994, but the toys ran much longer! They started in 1992 and were in production until 1996 and kids LOVED them. They were a lot like Polly Pockets, where it was a full play set all in one, except these ones were based on the characters from the show.
You could get some pretty awesome play sets, that are made to look like skulls, or gorillas, or snakes. When the show came out they started to release sets based on the show, changing the look of "Max" so he would match the cartoon.