'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. G.B. Blackrock

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    As has been stated many times over, we're not the intended audience for these things. This is for the general nostalgia audience. We're TF fans who have been living and breathing this stuff for 35 years. This was for folks who might remember TFs fondly, but otherwise haven't been keeping up with them.

    Plus, they had to fit it all in under an hour.
     
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    I dropped Netflix too. We spend most of our time watching YouTube.
     
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    Saw the bump and was hoping a new Season was on the way.
     
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    Interesting. To me, YT is for music and cooking videos. Other than Cobra Kai, there’s nothing on there I’d want to sit and watch for any extended period.

    They’re working on it, but from what I can surmise, 2020 may be more likely. It seems like they weren’t in continuous production - I presume the original 8 episodes were intended to be a finite miniseries and they hadn’t even started work on “season 3.”
     
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    True.

    And I would reply in kind to a non-TF collector: i.e. it's fairly good if you have a casual interest. And actually, my GF reacted exactly like that after watching it. She had seen some TF episodes as kid, knows something through me, and found it very informing.

    But as forum members we're definitely better informed. We have a longer and more intense interest in the franchise. And thus you are right in that we're not the intended audience.

    However, that would then also apply to the forum member I was replying to. She/He as a member of an online tF forum also isn't the intended audience. And speaking from one forum member to another, I found it superficial. You can get better and more in depth TF history elsewhere.
     
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    I actually think there is a market for a feature length TF doc. He-Man has one. Why not TF?

    I would contribute to the Kickstarter if anyone wants to do it.
     
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    I just think it's unfair to criticize it for not being something it was never intended to be. OF COURSE it's "superficial" by the standards of those of us who have been following TFs for forever. I'm still glad it exists.
     
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    We don't even get the pay YouTube. I watch news commentators, comedians, and other videos I can't discuss here. My kids have been watching Smallville lately. When I get time (ha!) I want to watch Bots Master.
     
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    I'm so in. Can't wait to see the bonus features.
     
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    Full episodes of Masters of the Universe and She-Ra.

    He Man Official
     
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    I remember reading a rumour awhile back that there was a fairly sizeable chunk on Beast Wars that was cut for time. Any chance we’ll see this?

    Although to be fair, I’d prefer a whole episode if there was ever a chance.
     
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    I'm waiting to hear about exactly what bonus features are included before I get excited.
     
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    So any reviews for the dvd yet? Any word on extras?

    Edit--here we go.

    The Toys That Made Us Seasons 1 and 2 DVD Review
     
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    That's it? What the heck? What about all the supposed cut footage from the episodes? Haven't had a chance to bust mine out yet, but I'm beginning to regret buying it if that's the only extras in comparison to what's already out on Netflix.
     
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    VOT ZEE FLOCK indeed...

    I considered getting this...kinda not regretting passing on it... For your sake, I hope there’s more to it than what was mentioned in that review...
     
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    Season 1-2 of "The Toys That Made Us" Blu-Ray/DVD Preorder available on amazon now

    https://www.amazon.com/The-Toys-Tha...65953&creativeASIN=B07VGTX957&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    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

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    Is this series still on Netflix?