The Toys That Made Us Coming to Blu Ray with Bonus Transformers Material
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 9:30pm CDTCategories: Toy News, Digital Media News, Interviews
Posted by: william-james88 Views: 30,069
Here are the list of extras:
Featurette with Show Creator Brian Volk-Weiss
Barbie 80’s Marketing
More Stores That Made Us: GI Joe the Story of COBRA
More Stores That Made Us: Us Selling the Show
Jim Swearingen Extended Interview
Peter Cullen Extended Interview
Todd McFarlane on LEGO
Todd McFarlane on Star Trek
Hideki Yoke/Takara Tour
+9 Deleted Scenes
This article was last modified on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 9:33pm CDT
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Posted by o.supreme on November 17th, 2019 @ 8:16pm CST
Transformers may not be the focus, but they do show up in passing in the first 3 episodes actually whether in reference to competition, or trends of the times. I do miss the *story intros* of the others, but these 4 new episodes are chock full of great history about each brand and the ups and downs of the industry in general, definitely worth a watch.
Posted by Ironhidensh on November 18th, 2019 @ 7:24pm CST
Posted by o.supreme on November 19th, 2019 @ 4:10pm CST
The Power Ranger one turned out to be my favorite of the new season, despite my personal dislike of the franchise, they focused way more than I thought they would on the Japanese origins of the series, and paid respect to what came before, also Haim Saban was great in the episode. TMNT was probably my 2nd favorite, then Wrestling (which was a bit boring if I'm being honest, despite seeing all the colorful 80's characters again), and lastly, naturally MLP, because it of course was never my thing, but my daughter loved it.
I am curious to know how fans feel about the Hasbro acquisition of PR. I mean I love Transformers, as the brand has always been with Hasbro/Takara, but, even as a non-fan of PR I can't imagine PR toys being distributed by anyone other than Bandai. They tried once to deviate from the Japanese toys, and that seemingly was a disaster. When you import the toys directly (and just place them in american packaging), things seem to go well.
Future episodes I'd like to see would be:
1.Voltron (since it has had three revivals in 1997,2011, and 2016, two of which had a toyline to support it)
2. A Combined episode about The Rankin/Bass animated series Thundercats, Silverhawks, and Tigersharks. I figure one episode could cover all 3, and the short lived revival in 2011
3. Hotwheels &
4. Care Bears (gotta have something for the girls, and its been revived a few times)
Posted by Ironhidensh on November 19th, 2019 @ 6:22pm CST
Posted by Big Grim on November 20th, 2019 @ 7:34am CST
Ironhidensh wrote:I would ruin 3 pairs of pants if they would do a M.A.S.K. episode.
I hear that man! I loved M.A.S.K.! Always wanted the Rhino Rig but adored my Firefly. That was just a perfect little toy.
Posted by o.supreme on November 20th, 2019 @ 5:15pm CST
I was thinking a combined MASK/Jayce & The Wheeled Warriors/COPS episode might be cool, since they were all DiC animated series that had successful toys from around 85-87, but the toys might have been under different manufacturers...so I don't know how that would work.
Posted by william-james88 on November 25th, 2019 @ 10:10pm CST
o.supreme wrote:MASK is awesome, no doubt
Posted by o.supreme on December 28th, 2020 @ 3:01pm CST
Well it's been a little over a year since anything has been posted here, shortly after Season 3 arrived on Netflix.
Nacelle Productions has since added on Netflix a couple other Documentaries "The Movies that made us", and "The Christmas Movies that made us", They cover some interesting tidbits about some of the most famous movies of the 80's to varying degrees.
However... Over on Amazon Prime a new series entitled "Coming to a Toy Store Near You" has been produced by the same team. Initially I believe it was designed to showcase vintage toy stores from across the United States (and Canada), however with the Pandemic, this aspect weaves it's way into the show in order to highlight how these small businesses are able to survive despite restrictions, and the joy they bring to each community they are in. During the spring/summer one episode dropped every few weeks. However there was a dry spell for a while. Five new episodes however (Bringing the Total to 10) were all released last friday 12/25. I find this series especially enjoyable. Transformers among Many other brands are prominently featured. I encourage everyone who is a fan of The Toys that made us to check it out.