The Toys That Made Us on Netflix

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Pinknik, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. Pinknik

    Pinknik Senior Member Thread Starter

    A four episode documentary series on Netflix and the theme song seems to indicate that four more episodes are in the offing. I enjoyed the first four covered: Star Wars, Barbie, He-Man and G.I. Joe. The series has my kind of sense of humor and the drama that went into the creation and marketing of these iconic toys is pretty interesting stuff. Of the first four, I only really collected Star Wars toys when I was a kid. If you like toys, you might check it out.
     
  2. Grunge Master

    Grunge Master Put Captain Solo in the cargo hold.

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    I just saw that it was on there; I follow their page on Facebook, and have been waiting to watch it.
     
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  3. Avenging Robot

    Avenging Robot Forum Resident

    I watched all 4 episodes. They’re quite good and I look forward to seeing more.
     
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  4. Rocker

    Rocker Forum Resident

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    Interesting little series. I collected Star Wars, He-Man, and GI Joe when I was a kid, so I watched those 3 episodes.
    Noticed several He-Man characters that I'm pretty sure I owned as a kid, but had totally forgotten about until seeing them on screen.
    Skipped the Barbie episode, for obvious reasons. ;)
     
  5. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    Robot Chicken
     
  6. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    wish they'd cover the great toys of the late 50's-mid 60's...Creepy Crawlers!
     
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  7. MikeInFla

    MikeInFla Forum Resident

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    Season 2 is here! Some hilarious Star Trek toys! I watched episode one and will watch the rest when time allows.
     
  8. Apollo C. Vermouth

    Apollo C. Vermouth Forum Resident

    Marty Abrams, who was on that episode with Star Trek, was at Mego Meet this past weekend. He and his family were Mego Toys. Mego Corporation is coming back with some new figures for this year.
     
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  9. MikeInFla

    MikeInFla Forum Resident

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    Great news! I love Mego! I know Bif Bang Pow! did quite a few replicas over the years. They have some cool retro looking TZ figures as well

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    And some hilarious Mike Tyson figures:

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  10. MikeInFla

    MikeInFla Forum Resident

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    We had these when we were kids and they were pretty crappy. I beg to differ with the 1300 feet claim, more like 13 feet hahaha.

     
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  11. Edgard Varese

    Edgard Varese Royale with Cheese

    Watched the Trek episode last night... I had most of those toys! (not the helmet, though)...
     

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