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Re: The Toys That Made Us -- Netflix docuseries -- 12/22/17

Originally Posted by robin2099 View Post
Not sure what the other two episodes would be, but I would love to see one about the Super Powers collection, or the Mego Super Heroes.
Mego Super Heroes would be an awesome episode, but I'm guessing it might be more likely that we would see a general superhero toy episode in the future, including Megos, Super Powers, Secret Wars, Captain Action, etc. Although an hour wouldn't be anywhere near enough to do all of that justice.

My friend confirmed that Star Trek toys will be one show (including Mego Star Trek toys), and I'm hearing that the other three will be Hello Kitty, Lego and Transformers.
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Mego Super Heroes would be an awesome episode, but I'm guessing it might be more likely that we would see a general superhero toy episode in the future, including Megos, Super Powers, Secret Wars, Captain Action, etc. Although an hour wouldn't be anywhere near enough to do all of that justice.

My friend confirmed that Star Trek toys will be one show (including Mego Star Trek toys), and I'm hearing that the other three will be Hello Kitty, Lego and Transformers.
I mean, I'm pretty much a toy fanatic but that's a fantastic lineup.
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Re: The Toys That Made Us -- Netflix docuseries -- 12/22/17

I would subscribe again to Netflix if they do an episode on Mego Super Hero Dolls.
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Re: The Toys That Made Us -- Netflix docuseries -- 12/22/17

I like to see episodes in future seasons on :-

American v Japanese toys

early days of Electronic hand helds

Construction Toys (Lego, Mechano, Scalextric etc) or one on slot car racing

Radio controlled toys

Matchbox

Airfix models

Rubix cube and other puzzle toys
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Re: The Toys That Made Us -- Netflix docuseries -- 12/22/17

I only watched the first one so far. It was similar to Plastic Galaxy, but I enjoyed it. Looking forward to the "GI Joe" episode, but He-Man was after my time.
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Originally Posted by Original Desmond View Post
I like to see episodes in future seasons on :-

American v Japanese toys
A Godaikin/Shogun Warriors one would be awesome, and you could pull Micronauts in there as well. Super Sentai/Power Rangers would probably deserve it's own spotlight, though.

It's beyond the scope of this series, but I'd love some documentary on Hot Toys as well. How did this Hong Kong company become like the premier maker of Hollywood 1/6 figures? I want to say Iron Man and the MCE was the turning point for them.
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Re: The Toys That Made Us -- Netflix docuseries -- 12/22/17

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
I would subscribe again to Netflix if they do an episode on Mego Super Hero Dolls.
I wouldnít rule that one out as they do talk to a guy who worked for Mego (in the GI Joe episode) and mention them throughout the episodes.
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I would also like to see a Hot toys/sideshow documentary

There aren't really toys though, but high end collectables. I don't think many kids are spending their pocket money on hot toys. The market is 20 year old plus.
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Re: The Toys That Made Us -- Netflix docuseries -- 12/22/17

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This sounds like something Iíll have to check out. Iím a big fan of toys and collectibles. Not quite the same show but I really liked Toy Hunter on The Travel Channel.
That guy bugged the hell out of me. His voice alone made me want to shove hot pokers in both ear canals.

Let's not get started on how he consistently mispronounced Darkseid...
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That guy bugged the hell out of me. His voice alone made me want to shove hot pokers in both ear canals.

Let's not get started on how he consistently mispronounced Darkseid...
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I'd like to see an episode on the Aurora Monster Models.
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I'd like to see an episode on the Aurora Monster Models.
I had the Superboy diorama with the dragon.
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Re: The Toys That Made Us -- Netflix docuseries -- 12/22/17

I watched 3 out of 4 -- Barbie does not apply, so I skipped that one. It was a great series. My favorite was the He-Man, because that was right during my childhood. I like the editing of it and how they kept making designer Roger Sweet say "BOOOOOONG" over and over again was great. Those guys were hilarious. It's kind of a trip how they tanked themselves by limiting production of the primary characters and overdoing it with the secondary and inconsequential characters that no one cared about. You went from 250 million in one year to 7 million the next. Yikes.

I guess Transformers would be next since that was released in between He-Man and GI Joe.
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Re: The Toys That Made Us -- Netflix docuseries -- 12/22/17

Thanks to the OP for this thread. Would have missed this. Watched these over the last couple nights. Really good stuff.
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I watched 3 out of 4 -- Barbie does not apply, so I skipped that one. It was a great series. My favorite was the He-Man, because that was right during my childhood. I like the editing of it and how they kept making designer Roger Sweet say "BOOOOOONG" over and over again was great. Those guys were hilarious. It's kind of a trip how they tanked themselves by limiting production of the primary characters and overdoing it with the secondary and inconsequential characters that no one cared about. You went from 250 million in one year to 7 million the next. Yikes.

I guess Transformers would be next since that was released in between He-Man and GI Joe.
You should check out the Barbie one. It's still an interesting story even if you didn't play with the toy.
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Re: The Toys That Made Us -- Netflix docuseries -- 12/22/17

I will second that spainlinx!

Who would have expected sex, drugs, and felonies involving Hot Wheels to play such a part in Barbie’s history?! Besides, any show that starts with a guy filing nipples off a doll in front of his boss is bound to be good. (No, none of that was a joke.)
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Re: The Toys That Made Us -- Netflix docuseries -- 12/22/17

Here is something neat: Roger Sweet’s original three “prototypes” came to life as a convention exclusive a few years back:

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Re: The Toys That Made Us -- Netflix docuseries -- 12/22/17

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You should check out the Barbie one. It's still an interesting story even if you didn't play with the toy.
yeah, knowing her look was based on a hooker is reason enough...
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Re: The Toys That Made Us -- Netflix docuseries -- 12/22/17

I couldn't give two shits about Barbie whatsoever and I thought that was an AMAZING episode. Dude you're giving yourself a major disservice by skipping it.
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This was a lot of fun, really good documentary
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I couldn't give two shits about Barbie whatsoever and I thought that was an AMAZING episode. Dude you're giving yourself a major disservice by skipping it.


I'll get to it at some point.
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Re: The Toys That Made Us -- Netflix docuseries -- 12/22/17

Binged all four episodes. Fantastic show. Kinda what I hoped Toy Hunter could have been.

Star Wars was good, of course, but I knew a lot of it already. Still interesting though.

Barbie was damn good. Wasn't expecting that.

He-Man was probably my favorite. Learned a ton and it was quite an entertaining group of toy designers. I was watching with my daughter and she was throughly entertained, but man, an f-bomb outta nowhere. Coulda done without that.

GI Joe was probably the weakest of the four. Pretty entertaining, but Joe never appealed to me growing up so that kinda hindered it a bit.
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The FB page for this show is great. BTS and numerous extra clips. Show is being done by a toy collector that tried to sell the show for 5 years.

TMNT and My Little Pony are on the board if they get renewed for S2. They are also hoping for more than 8 episodes next season.
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Re: The Toys That Made Us -- Netflix docuseries -- 12/22/17

I've only watched the Star Wars and GI Joe episodes as that stuff is right in my wheelhouse. I thought they were both great documentaries: tightly written, well directed, funny and informative. These are more documentaries of the toy making business than they are about the cultural impact of the toys or simply "remember this guy?" nostalgia. I love a good business documentary so this series was right up my alley.

Can't wait for Transformers.
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Re: The Toys That Made Us -- Netflix docuseries -- 12/22/17

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
I will second that spainlinx!

Who would have expected sex, drugs, and felonies involving Hot Wheels to play such a part in Barbieís history?! Besides, any show that starts with a guy filing nipples off a doll in front of his boss is bound to be good. (No, none of that was a joke.)
Plus that creepy naked lady chair/sculpture that kept showing up in the background when they interviewed the one female Mattel exec (I think it could be seen in the MOTU episode too).

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