7.7
269 votes
The Toys That Made Us

The Toys That Made Us

Netflix 2017

The minds behind history's most iconic toy franchises discuss the rise -- and sometimes fall -- of their billion-dollar creations.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Toys That Made Us

The Toys That Made Us - S3E1

#1 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

7.98

Season 3 - Episode 1

Two relatively unknown comic book artists stumble upon an idea that will give rise to Turtlemania, sending the toy industry into shell shock.

The episode was rated from 97 votes.

The Toys That Made Us - S2E2

#2 - Transformers

7.94

Season 2 - Episode 2

Combining ingenious Japanese toys with a creative backstory written by Marvel Comics, Hasbro introduced a line that changed the toy landscape forever.

The episode was rated from 129 votes.

The Toys That Made Us - S1E3

#3 - He-Man

7.91

Season 1 - Episode 3

Creators responsible for reviving a toy company's struggling action figure line discuss the epic rise and fall of their billion-dollar empire.

The episode was rated from 175 votes.

The Toys That Made Us - S2E3

#4 - LEGO

7.87

Season 2 - Episode 3

From humble beginners in the Danish countryside, this maker of interlocking plastic bricks has become the largest toy manufacturer in the world.

The episode was rated from 125 votes.

The Toys That Made Us - S1E4

#5 - G.I. Joe

7.71

Season 1 - Episode 4

Credited with coining the term "action figure" more than 50 years ago, a group of toy marketers reimagined a new genre of dolls for boys.

The episode was rated from 163 votes.

The Toys That Made Us - S3E2
#6 - Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
7.68
Season 3 - Episode 2

Inspired by Japan's Super Sentai series, composer Haim Saban's groundbreaking vision has since morphed into a decades-long TV and toy dynasty.

The episode was rated from 81 votes.
The Toys That Made Us - S2E1
#7 - Star Trek
7.66
Season 2 - Episode 1

Plagued by years of brand mismanagement and product inconsistency, a popular space franchise must overcome its past in a competitive toy market.

The episode was rated from 110 votes.
The Toys That Made Us - S1E1
#8 - Star Wars
7.66
Season 1 - Episode 1

A small toy company in Cincinnati takes on its biggest licensing project ever, giving birth to the most profitable toy franchise in history.

The episode was rated from 262 votes.
The Toys That Made Us - S1E2
#9 - Barbie
7.59
Season 1 - Episode 2

Inspired by a risqué doll from Germany, the co-founder of Mattel toys forever revolutionized the doll industry for young girls.

The episode was rated from 162 votes.
The Toys That Made Us - S2E4
#10 - Hello Kitty
7.35
Season 2 - Episode 4

With the motto "small gift, big smile" as its business philosophy, Sanrio founder Shintaro Tsuji turned a "kawaii" kitty into a global phenomenon.

The episode was rated from 107 votes.

Last updated: dec 06, 2021

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