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The Toys That Made Us

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DocumentaryHistory16+2017 - Present2 SeasonsReturning: Date TBA

The minds behind history's most iconic toy franchises discuss the rise -- and sometimes fall -- of their billion-dollar creations.

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8 Episodes

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Season 1

Netflix
Season 01, Episode 01 Star Wars

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Dec 22, 2017
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Star Wars Dec 22, 2017 A small toy company in Cincinnati takes on its biggest licensing project ever, giving birth to the most profitable toy franchise in history.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Barbie

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Dec 22, 2017
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Barbie Dec 22, 2017 Inspired by a risqué doll from Germany, the co-founder of Mattel toys forever revolutionized the doll industry for young girls.

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Season 01, Episode 03 He-Man

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Dec 22, 2017
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He-Man Dec 22, 2017 Creators responsible for reviving a toy company's struggling action figure line discuss the epic rise and fall of their billion-dollar empire.

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Season 01, Episode 04 G.I. Joe

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Dec 22, 2017
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G.I. Joe Dec 22, 2017 Credited with coining the term "action figure" more than 50 years ago, a group of toy marketers reimagined a new genre of dolls for boys.

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Season 2

Netflix
Season 02, Episode 01 Star Trek

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May 25, 2018
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Star Trek May 25, 2018 Plagued by years of brand mismanagement and product inconsistency, a popular space franchise must overcome its past in a competitive toy market.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Transformers

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May 25, 2018
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Transformers May 25, 2018 Combining ingenious Japanese toys with a creative backstory written by Marvel Comics, Hasbro introduced a line that changed the toy landscape forever.

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Season 02, Episode 03 LEGO

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May 25, 2018
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LEGO May 25, 2018 From humble beginners in the Danish countryside, this maker of interlocking plastic bricks has become the largest toy manufacturer in the world.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Hello Kitty

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May 25, 2018
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Hello Kitty May 25, 2018 With the motto "small gift, big smile" as its business philosophy, Sanrio founder Shintaro Tsuji turned a "kawaii" kitty into a global phenomenon.

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