'The Toys That Made Us' documentary coming soon on Netflix

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Cheem The Rup, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. ambitron

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    One Post-It note reads: "Making the transformation sound effect with your mouth." Cue several talking heads they have paid to talk about having Transformers as kids making the transformation sound in a short "humorous" section. Still, looking forward to the series!
     
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    Someone should mention to them the forums that exist for this. Hey...we'll all be famous! :p 
     
  3. Murasame

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    I did not even know that Star Trek had toys, other than the Enterprise, Communicator and Phaser from TNG in the 90s. But then again, I did not know that shows like Saber Rider, Thundercats, maybe Silverhawks? and others had also toys. I always wanted toys of anything, but I never saw toys of most of the cartoons.
     
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    Yeah the 90s Playmates toys were the ones I was most familiar with when it came to Star Trek, and even then, it didn't really feel like it was for kids so much as for adults (unlike the vast majority of toys in the 80s and early 90s). I'm not sure how well it sold, but the Playmates line didn't seem to have the same popularity as a lot of other toy lines at the time. I remember picking up a Defiant on deep discount ($10 or $20) from Toys R' Us, and now that thing's worth quite a bit more to collectors.

    As for things like Thundercats/Silverhawks/etc., growing up in the 80s, it was a given (to me anyway), that if there was a cartoon, there were going to be toys. Sometimes it took a while. I still remember first seeing the Silverhawks show and pining for action figures, and having to wait months and months before the toys finally showed up. Back then, because there was no Internet, no previews, no toy show pics, nada...a kid had to rely on blind faith that the Toy Gods would do the right thing.
     
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    Do you really want them to bring 3p to the limelight?
     
  6. Prime Wylde

    Prime Wylde And there you have it...

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    Looking VERY forward to this. I'm abit of a docu junkie.
     
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    Yeah. How many franchises can spawan dozens of unliscensed Third Party companies that come out with decent figures every year?
     
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  8. Predaking000

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    Good point. One of the big stories, if not the big one, of Transformers collecting in the past 8-10 years has to be the rise of Third-Party product. I would have never imagined something like this as a kid, and not even when I got back into collecting as an adult around 2000. Definitely a game-changer.
     
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  9. robh

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    yes and no. While it's unique (I think) and an important part of the equation to a lot of collectors, I hope it doesn't negatively impact the 3P scene.
     
  10. Black Convoy

    Black Convoy Proudly Peruvian Transfan Moderator News Staff

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    New picture from their FB Fan Page:


    "Sakiko Shimono, our translator/coordinator in Tokyo, standing in front of boxes of prototypes and Japanese versions/predecessors of the toys we knew in the US as Transformer"

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    Takara-Tomy's Headquarters at Tokio

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    I hope the Transformers episode will be a success!:music 
     
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    I'm liking this!
     
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    Sweet.
     
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    If that were me I\'d just dive straight into the box and start looking for old toys to steal for my collection.
     
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    We might actually get the real story here, and not some Hasbro PR piece.
     
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    Neat! History class is in session.
     
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    Sanrio Surprise is very popular and very expensive.
     
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    Looking forward to this. This documentary covers a ton of stuff that I am into.
     
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    What asinine conspiracy theory have you come up with now?
     
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    I too would like to know.
     
  20. Terradives

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    A better question is how does a franchise ignore its core product so badly that dozens of third party companies exist?
     
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