Netflix Documentary "The Toys That Made Us" Renewed for Second Season

Transformers News: Netflix Documentary "The Toys That Made Us" Renewed for Second Season

Monday, March 26th, 2018 5:10PM CDT

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You remember that Netflix show running right now? The one revolving around the toys that have come out over the years and shaped us as children and a lot of us as now adults? Well, it appears that it has proven very popular, and it has been renewed for a 2nd Season!

Thanks to an update on their Facebook page, we now know that Netflix's The Toys That Made Us has been renewed for a second season! This is big news as it has been very well received, and there is a Transformers episode, including the likes of Peter Cullen and our very own Seibertron himself, coming late in June!

The news broke via the Hollywood Reporter, where Netflix announced that The Toys That Made Us, along with 4 other unscripted shows, had been renewed.

What do you think of this news? Are you enjoying the series and are happy to see it continuing on? Are you looking forward to what other toys could possibly have had such an impact on us? Let us know in the comments section below!

Transformers News: Netflix Documentary "The Toys That Made Us" Renewed for Second Season
Credit(s): The Hollywood Reporter, The Toys That Made Us Facebook page
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Re: Netflix Documentary "The Toys That Made Us" Renewed for Second Season (1948495)
Posted by Galactic Prime on March 26th, 2018 @ 5:19pm CDT
Very cool
Re: Netflix Documentary "The Toys That Made Us" Renewed for Second Season (1948514)
Posted by NeonPrime on March 26th, 2018 @ 7:13pm CDT
Binged the first season when it was available and can't wait to see season two! Transformers is a no brainer but I'm really hoping they cover Wheeled Warriors, ThunderCats, M.A.S.K. Voltron and Robotech :x
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 26th, 2018 @ 7:17pm CDT
NeonPrime wrote:Binged the first season when it was available and can't wait to see season two! Transformers is a no brainer but I'm really hoping they cover Wheeled Warriors, ThunderCats, M.A.S.K. Voltron and Robotech :x

A Voltron episode would be awesome!
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Posted by cloudballoon on March 26th, 2018 @ 10:12pm CDT
A Robotech episode will renew all the fan-hate of Harmony Gold of all the Macross/Robotech series/toys lovers out there, YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES! :-P
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Posted by Burn on March 26th, 2018 @ 11:05pm CDT
NeonPrime wrote:Binged the first season when it was available and can't wait to see season two! Transformers is a no brainer but I'm really hoping they cover Wheeled Warriors, ThunderCats, M.A.S.K. Voltron and Robotech :x

There's still more of season 1 to go though, including a episode about Transformers featuring our very own Seibertron himself! Image
Re: Netflix Documentary "The Toys That Made Us" Renewed for Second Season (1948970)
Posted by WreckerJack on March 28th, 2018 @ 10:06pm CDT
Every time I see this thread get an article I get excited but its not till June. I have been duped again!
Re: Netflix Documentary "The Toys That Made Us" Renewed for Second Season (1955900)
Posted by Va'al on April 24th, 2018 @ 4:29pm CDT
Folks, we have a date! The second half of the first season of the Netflix documentary The Toys that Made US - focusing this time on Star Trek, Lego, Hello Kitty, and our very own Transformers - finally has a release confirmation for May 25th 2018, uploaded to all countries that have their own version of Netflix across the globe!

The first half, you'll remember, featured the likes of Barbie, Masters of the Universe, GI Joe, Star Wars toys, and was extremely well received in both fandoms of the respective franchises and the mainstream audiences tuning in to the show, to the point that it has already been renewed for a second season, as we reported here. And remember, this second half will not only feature the likes of Michael Bay, Peter Cullen, Bob Budiansky.. but also our site owner Seibertron himself! Tune in next month, and share your thoughts on the discussion boards.
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Posted by shajaki on April 24th, 2018 @ 5:32pm CDT
Bout time! Still... a month... :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Netflix Documentary "The Toys That Made Us" Renewed for Second Season (1955953)
Posted by WreckerJack on April 24th, 2018 @ 7:55pm CDT
Get the popcorn and soda!
Re: Netflix Documentary "The Toys That Made Us" Renewed for Second Season (1956103)
Posted by joevill on April 25th, 2018 @ 8:57am CDT
:BOWDOWN: I cannot wait to see it!
Re: Netflix Documentary "The Toys That Made Us" Renewed for Second Season (1957514)
Posted by WreckerJack on May 3rd, 2018 @ 5:27pm CDT
A while ago we let our readers know that season 2 of The Toys That Made Us will be releasing on May 25th. The video embedded below features Hasbro Product Design Manager John Warden (He has helped to design many Combiner Wars figures as well as some from Age of Extinction). While we don't see either in this particular trailer, Peter Cullen and Seibertron himself will be in the episode. Stay tuned!

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Posted by Va'al on May 9th, 2018 @ 3:14am CDT
The official Facebook page for the Netflix show The Toys that Made Us - which will be airing its second half of the first season on May 25th, and willfinally include the Transformers episode (featuring our site owner Seibertron himself, too!) - did a live Facebook stream session focusing on the favourite toys that the cast and crew of the documentary still think fondly about.

Using the Hasbro Unicron prototype from the 1980s to promote the stream, and all to drum up interest in the upcoming episodes and next season planned, the clip can now be seen in full and we've embedded it below - featuring the likes of GI Joe, Tech Deck, and Manglor Mountain. Check it out!



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Re: Netflix Documentary "The Toys That Made Us" Renewed for Second Season (1958442)
Posted by ScottyP on May 9th, 2018 @ 11:02am CDT
Using that Unicron in the promos is a little weird to me. "The Toys That Made Us" just not this one, they canceled it. It's making us theoretical money, that's all.

Minor quibble, I should note. The casual viewer will see that and say "oh yeah Unicron I had that one yeah I 'member" and be none the wiser :)
Re: Netflix Documentary "The Toys That Made Us" Renewed for Second Season (1958446)
Posted by Cobotron on May 9th, 2018 @ 11:35am CDT
ScottyP wrote:Using that Unicron in the promos is a little weird to me. "The Toys That Made Us" just not this one, they canceled it.

Yeah! It's "The Toys That Made Us" not, "The Toys That Never Made It". :lol:
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Posted by o.supreme on May 9th, 2018 @ 11:57am CDT
Just curious, of the two Unicron Prototypes that have been seen over the years this one (pictured above) is the one more often seen. Appearing at past botcons etc... I wonder...does someone actually own it? Or is it part of a Hasbro Museum (of sorts) and is just featured at cons, and, of course, this documentary.

I know this is a bit OT, but I kind of wish we had gotten the prototype proposed from the Japanese BW Neo series (that never made it beyond a gray model), rather than the Armada one, that has been the template for most Unicrons thereafter.
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Posted by ScottyP on May 14th, 2018 @ 1:23pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Just curious, of the two Unicron Prototypes that have been seen over the years this one (pictured above) is the one more often seen. Appearing at past botcons etc... I wonder...does someone actually own it? Or is it part of a Hasbro Museum (of sorts) and is just featured at cons, and, of course, this documentary.
I recall from the tour of Hasbro (what they could show) during Botcon 2007 that they have archival pieces here and there around the facility, such as one of the handmade original Monopoly boards. I've always assumed the Unicron samples (there are 2 or 3?) were like that and just kept in a case somewhere in Rhode Island. That's never been confirmed, just my best guess at its status.
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Posted by Va'al on May 25th, 2018 @ 12:38am CDT
If you're reading this in a timezone where it's already Friday May 25th, the tenses used in this post may not make sense, but the official Facebook page for the Netflix documentary The Toys That Made Us has sent out a reminder that the second part of the first season (though they sometimes call it second season themselves) is due on the streaming service on the 25th - so tomorrow is in fact today!

The four episodes due for upload will feature Lego, Star Trek, Hello Kitty, and the brand we've all been waiting to see on screen, Transformers! Spanning across multiple media, from the Michael Bay live action movies, the Marvel comics with Bob Budiansky, the toys over at Takara Tomy and Hasbro, and the cartoons with Peter Cullen and others, plus our very own Seibertron, the episode is looking to be extremely entertaining. Give it a look once it's live, and come back to the Energon Pub to share your thoughts!


TOMORROW!
Season 2 of #TTTMU airs on Netflix on May 25!


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Re: Netflix Documentary "The Toys That Made Us" Renewed for Second Season (1961457)
Posted by WreckerJack on May 25th, 2018 @ 2:04am CDT
It;s up on my netflix right now (it's finally midnight here) so I am gonna go watch!!
Re: Netflix Documentary "The Toys That Made Us" Renewed for Second Season (1961464)
Posted by Burn on May 25th, 2018 @ 4:57am CDT
Watched it, enjoyed it, though I probably hyped myself up too much for it.

There was definitely stuff I didn't know, particularly how it really all harkens back to the early G.I. Joe figures.

Now I'm trapped watching Hello Kitty ... damn this series makes everything fascinating.
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Posted by Va'al on May 25th, 2018 @ 5:12am CDT
Debating over whether I should go mooch off a friend this weekend, or wait till I get to Japan next week and use my partner's account to watch these. :-?

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