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The Toys That Made Us | Netflix

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:58 pm
by Tyler
Tested.com was talking about this. I want to check it out.

Docu-series about classic toys.
The minds behind history's most iconic toy franchises discuss the rise (and sometimes fall) of their billion-dollar creations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssgWySa6uvQ

The Toys That Made Us | Netflix

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:04 pm
by bmyoungs
We watched the star wars episode. It was extremely interesting and I can't believe how badly the original company/companies fucked it up

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Re: The Toys That Made Us | Netflix

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:01 pm
by Tyler
What did they mess up?

The Toys That Made Us | Netflix

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:55 pm
by bmyoungs
Tyler wrote:What did they mess up?
You'll have to watch to find out!











the company that held exclusive rights to all star wars toys failed to meet their end of the contract which would have kept their lifelong rights in place. 5% royalty fee forever. They only had to guarantee $10,000 in royalties a year or the contract would expire. They could have written a check for the amount. They did not pay the royalty for a few years while star wars was dormant and they lost exclusivity and now pay 15% royalties or more.

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Re: The Toys That Made Us | Netflix

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:25 pm
by Tyler
I watched. I can't believe so many companies passed and the first Star Wars toy didn't come out until a year after the first movie.

Also foolish they didn't keep paying lucasfilm the $10k a year during slow years. They should have had someone in charge of that so they could keep their 95% share of every dollar.
I think it went up to 18% after the 5% went away.

The Toys That Made Us | Netflix

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:41 pm
by Kath525
What is that creature sitting behind Jill Barad in the Barbie episode.


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The Toys That Made Us | Netflix

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:51 pm
by Kath525
What is that creature sitting behind Jill Barad in the Barbie episode.


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Re: RE: The Toys That Made Us | Netflix

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:11 pm
by Tyler
Kath525 wrote:What is that creature sitting behind Jill Barad in the Barbie episode.


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Did you see it in the episode or YT trailer?

The Toys That Made Us | Netflix

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:18 pm
by Kath525
Tyler wrote:
Kath525 wrote:What is that creature sitting behind Jill Barad in the Barbie episode.


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Did you see it in the episode or YT trailer?

In the episode


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Re: The Toys That Made Us | Netflix

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:07 pm
by Tyler
Gotcha. I haven't seen the Barbie one yet. Are you watching out of order?!?!

The Toys That Made Us | Netflix

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:22 pm
by cwilkins88
"haven't seen it or the trailer"

Re: RE: The Toys That Made Us | Netflix

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:49 pm
by Tyler
Kath525 wrote:What is that creature sitting behind Jill Barad in the Barbie episode.


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This is the thing of nightmares! I started the episode forgetting the person you had said to look behind but I couldn't avoid seeing this and screaming.
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The Toys That Made Us | Netflix

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:10 pm
by bmyoungs
It looks like a sex doll of herself

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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:25 pm
by Tyler
bmyoungs wrote:It looks like a sex doll of herself

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Jocelyn looked it up. It's some fancy sculpture. 3 ever made.

Re: The Toys That Made Us | Netflix

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:08 am
by Tyler
Watching the He-Man one now, episode 3. I have no feelings towards He-Man, but I still find this fascinating. This is a great series.

Re: The Toys That Made Us | Netflix

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:23 pm
by Tyler
He-Man was the first toy to have a TV show, and it was started when a marketing guy lied and told Toys R Us that the toy line would have a cartoon attached to it. There was never a conversation to have this show and they had to scramble to do it after he liked about it.

Re: The Toys That Made Us | Netflix

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:11 pm
by Tyler
Watching the GI Joe one now. They had to cut cost and remove 10% of every character. Instead they decided to just cut almost all of the details/color out of one character... Snake Eyes. The black ninja dude.

I don't remember GI Joe making Kenner sized toys either. I only know of them as foot tall toys.