It’s the 12 part documentary series… about the toys that we all know. Plastic creations, that last for generations, and we still cannot let goooo–
Little molded figures that gave us big dreams, we’ll go back in time and behind the scenes!
This series is incredible. It came out in December of 2017, and has had 2 more seasons since then. Yeah, I know I’m late to the party, but if you’ve already watched the first two seasons, the third has JUST come out! This time, the toys of honour are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, My Little Pony, and Wrestling Toys.
The episodes aren’t connected, which means you can pick and choose between the ones you watch. Here’s what each episode is about.
Season 1 Episode 1: Star Wars Toys
Season 1 Episode 2: Barbie
Season 1 Episode 3: He-Man
Season 1 Episode 4: G.I. Joe
Season 2 Episode 1: Star Trek Toys
Season 2 Episode 2: Transformers Toys
Season 2 Episode 3: Lego
Season 2 Episode 4: Hello Kitty/ Sanrio
Season 3 Episode 1: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Season 3 Episode 2: Power Rangers Toys
Season 3 Episode 3: My Little Pony Toys
Season 3 Episode 4: Professional Wrestling Toys
Every episode delves into the history of each toy, interviewing everyone essential to its development. The series goes over successes and hardships, societal and personal impact, and interesting trivia about all the toys in question.
Why I love this show
The Toys That Made Us has not only taught me lots of stuff I previously did not know about certain toy lines, but also gave me an appreciation of the work that the creators put into the toys. The interviews are meaningful as well as hilarious, and the editing is on point. I hope that in the future they’ll do an episode on Furby or Care Bears, as those are two toys lines near and dear to my heart.
Thank you all for reading, and I’ll catch you next time!