The Toys That Made Us on Netflix

The Toys That Made Us made its Netflix debut December 22nd, 2017. This eight part documentary series focuses on influential and iconic toys. The first half of the season covers Star Wars, Barbie, He-Man and GI Joe. Toys That Made Us tells the narrative of how these toys came to be through interviews with the designers, marketers and others involved in making these popular toy lines. Currently, Netflix is streaming four episodes of the eight episode run, with the last four coming in 2018.

The Toys That Made Us

I’m impressed with this series. However much I dislike that we only got half of it in this initial launch, the actual episodes are entertaining. I learned many new things and loved hearing about how these iconic toys got off the ground and, in some cases, crash landed back to Earth. Every episode taught me something new, even the Barbie one! It was so much fun to watch the history of these well known toy brands come to life in a way that anyone, collector or non collector, can enjoy.

To honor collectors, the shows creative team sought out collection photos to use in the shows end credits. By chance, I stumbled upon a Facebook post regarding Barbie doll collection images while browsing my news feed. Never one to turn down a chance to share my collection, I e-mailed the contact for details. A few hours later, I had completely disassembled my Monster High display and replaced it with a selection of Skipper dolls. With a tight deadline, I snapped a few good photos, sent them off and went to work moving all the dolls back to their original locations.

The Toys That Made Us

To my great pleasure, one of my images made it into the end credits of The Toys That Made Us. You can see it in Episode 2, themed around the history of Mattel’s Barbie doll. I’m so excited that my photograph was selected. Maybe it will inspire others to collect Skipper dolls, too!

You can watch The Toys That Made Us now on Netflix. Follow them online on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Who knows? Maybe they’ll need images for a second season’s worth of end credits! Have you watched The Toys That Made Us yet? What do you think of it? Share your thoughts in the comment area!

December 23, 2017. Tags: . Uncategorized. 5 comments.

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