Dad of Divas' Reviews: DVD Review - The Toys That Made Us: Seasons 1 & 2

Saturday, October 12, 2019

DVD Review - The Toys That Made Us: Seasons 1 & 2

The Toys That Made Us: Seasons 1 & 2

About the Show
Blu-ray Special Edition!  The Toys That Made Us is an American television series created by Brian Volk-Weiss. The first four episodes of the series began streaming on Netflix on December 22, 2017, and the next four were released on May 25, 2018.  The 8-episode documentary series, as it was originally touted, focused on the history of important toy lines. The first four episodes focus on the Star Wars, He-Man and G.I. Joe toy lines with subsequent episodes featuring LEGO, Transformers, Hello Kitty, and Star Trek.

The Episodes
Episode 1:  Star Wars
 Episode 2:  Barbie
Episode 3:  He-Man
Episode 4:  G.I. Joe
Episode 5:  Star Trek
Episode 6:  Transformers
Episode 7:  LEGO
Episode 8:  Hello Kitty

Audio: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16X9
Format: Blu-ray
SRP: $39.98
Rating: TV-14
Run Time: 420 m

The Toys That Made Us: Seasons 1 & 2

The Extras
  • Featurettes
  • 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

My Take on the Show
As someone that grew up with these toys I was so excited to get the inside scoop into these toys and how they came to be, as well as how they are made. The series has so many tidbits thar you would have never guessed, but after you read this you leave with eyes open and a new love and respect for all of these brands. The Bluray is chock full of so many gems and there are even some bonus features that are on this that you will love too.  I mean, just look at all of the extras.... that alone is worth it!  If you grew up in the 80's or 90's this is a series you will want to experience!

New to the Divadom or to Dad of Divas Reviews?
Please Subscribe to my RSS Feed! Subscribe in a reader
Questions? Drop me a line at

No comments: