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Offline ocwankenobi

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The Toys That Made Us
« on: January 11, 2018, 10:29:45 PM »
Discuss  :D

I grew up on Star Wars and GI Joe and Transformers.  That being said.  The most entertaining episode of the first four IMO is the He-Man origin. 

Thoughts ?


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Re: The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 11:27:04 PM »
Yep. He-Man is the best episode. So much fun and nostalgia.
I did enjoy the Barbie one as well. Never knew the history so that was interesting to find out.


Also we must talk about the woman's chair... you know which one ;)

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Re: The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 10:06:49 AM »
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Yep. He-Man is the best episode. So much fun and nostalgia.
I did enjoy the Barbie one as well. Never knew the history so that was interesting to find out.


Also we must talk about the woman's chair... you know which one ;)

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we absolutely do NOT have to talk about that chair lol.

so disturbing.................. 

on a much better note.....

BOOOOOOOONG...........  that guy is so awesome. 


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Re: The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 12:39:39 PM »
That was a pretty awesome show.  My favorite was the Star Wars one but thought they were all really good.  He-Man one was probably the most entertaining :)

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Re: The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 03:53:16 PM »
Yea seen most so far from advice from a comic maker so i checked it and interesting documentary way of how the toys we liked most got started and created.

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Re: The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 11:03:04 AM »
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Yep. He-Man is the best episode. So much fun and nostalgia.
I did enjoy the Barbie one as well. Never knew the history so that was interesting to find out.


Also we must talk about the woman's chair... you know which one ;)

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I didn't see the chair at first, but when I did, I couldn't look away-as much as I wanted to!  ???

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BOOOOOOOONG...........  that guy is so awesome. 
Agreed!

Does anyone know when the other four episodes come out? I had heard it was an 8 part series.
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Re: The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 11:09:14 AM »
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I didn't see the chair at first, but when I did, I couldn't look away-as much as I wanted to!  ???
 Agreed!

Does anyone know when the other four episodes come out? I had heard it was an 8 part series.

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No release date has been set for the final four episodes, but the team has said on Facebook they should be out sometime in the next four months.
"[He] was to tell that story once, to one person only, and much later in his life." - Fred Saberhagen

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Re: The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2018, 06:09:02 AM »
I have watched the Barbie and Star Wars shows so far and what great fun!  I remember chasing down Transformers toys, rushing with the crowd of moms to rip them off the shelves for my son.  It was kind of fun...and harrowing.  I lived in NYC and that was not for the faint of heart.  Ah, the cherished memories of the toys of my early motherhood. 

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Re: The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2018, 10:49:39 AM »
I think now days, people dont go all crazy for anything like years past lol. i dont know of any toy past years that every felt they needed except like hatchables, or game box remade, or anythng i might have missed or forgot. toys now just sit untill they cheaper i notice that lol. saw a staue like figure was 5 and in basket rest of toys but didnt theink they sale but of course come back and it was shoved to front of store and boom sold lol. so learned lesson. remember where scanners are to check a price and feel like u scored if it something u want really bad lol. but guessing now traffic get for own want or to ebay the toy later like anyone else does lol i guess.

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Re: The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2018, 11:01:40 PM »
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Yep. He-Man is the best episode. So much fun and nostalgia.
I did enjoy the Barbie one as well. Never knew the history so that was interesting to find out.


Also we must talk about the woman's chair... you know which one ;)

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Re: The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2018, 10:57:37 PM »
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"[He] was to tell that story once, to one person only, and much later in his life." - Fred Saberhagen

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Re: The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2018, 11:25:18 PM »
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Re: The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2018, 01:00:29 PM »
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Discuss  :D

I grew up on Star Wars and GI Joe and Transformers.  That being said.  The most entertaining episode of the first four IMO is the He-Man origin. 

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I really dug this docu-series: even the Barbie episode (that was not my bag as a kid, or now, while GI Joe, Star Wars, and He-Man were all big parts of my toy-playing kiddom).  The He-Man episode was maybe the most entertaining, but I was a bigger fan of SW and GI Joe so I dug those two more (but I was probably more educated and entertained by He-Man ep).

What was really fascinating was how often million dollar investments were seemingly made and put into motion based off of fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants BS (like the Jawa cloth cape from some guy's sock; or the "we'll include a comic and make a cartoon show" He-Man).  As an adult I know how much of that type of thing I've encountered in education (from sometimes my own lesson plans, to students giving unprepared aural presentations, to parents making things up on the fly to try to absolve their kid of fault) but I was highly amused, and in a way in awe, of how much of that seemed to go on with major toy lines.  I guess it's easy to assume that sort of thing happens fairly frequently (since I'm sure we all have those experiences), but to see/hear that play out when talking about billion dollar corporations or toy lines (for example, SW has made easily double the money with their ancillary products/toys than in film box office gross)

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Re: The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2018, 10:32:04 AM »
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Looks like the show is getting renewed!

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Re: The Toys That Made Us
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2018, 12:07:20 PM »
That is so cool. so then u can binge watch the series and skip any u not interested in at anytime.